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First, thanks for the welcome Lo and for sending me here in the first place!<br><br>
I want to start cding and i am looking for a system that is economical, easy to use, and relatively streamlined. I can't afford to buy DD new clothes!<br><br>
I'm leaning toward cpf's with proraps and bummis, and maybe HH or FB for night. She will be in daycare tues, wed, thurs. Do I need to pin/snappi the prefolds with those wraps?? I would use HH at daycare exclusively but it seems like that could get $$$, and annoying that a new HH is needed after every change. I know with wraps unless there is poopy on them they can be used again. but do you rotate the wraps in btwn changes? wash every night? every other day?<br><br>
Any suggestions for me? Tips?
 

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I'm using prefolds and wraps. I don't like the proraps too much, but like the bummis siww. I prefer the motherease airflow covers and the bummis pull on pants. I use snappis, and even dh thinks there not harder to use with CPFs than sposies, so if the daycare staff is not totally against the idea of cloth, it should be ok with them.<br>
You don't need pins or snappis with proraps and bummis, but IMO, it works better when you do (it also gives a trimer fit)<br>
I rotate covers between uses, but if the diaper inside isn't really wet, dh sometimes reuses the same right away.
 

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Thanks for the feedback.<br><br>
I forgot a question - DD is almost 4 mo. I want to order size Med. since she is around 14 lbs and i have tons of sposies to use up.<br><br>
What size prefolds do I need? i am guessing "regular" over infant??
 

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Welcome! You don't need to pin or snappi if you use wraps- but you'll need a few more covers to rotate if they get poop on them. You can reuse them many times in a day if they don't have poop on them- but you need to wash them if they get poop on. If you snappi or pin the dipe, that keeps poop off your covers (most of the time). Using a snappi is pretty easy once you get the hang of it.<br><br>
You an also try a one-size diaper system- this is another economical choice. I used Motherease One-size dipes on my first (the same 2 dozen dipes took us from 3 months until potty-training), but they were not absorbent enough for my second child, who is a very heavy wetter.<br><br>
Good luck! Be sure and check out the "Diapering Resources" section above.
 

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Welcome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I just started cd'ing and our chosen favorite diaper for ease and convience is fuzzibunz. We use it over night with no leaks, and my dh (who was completly unable to get a folded diaper on a squirming baby) says they are just as easy as disposables. It sounds like your baby is big enough to wear medium fuzzibunz, and you might want to consider them if your daycare staff is resistant to cpf's. Our dd still fits in a medium<br>
fuzzibunz at 13 months, so I think they are a good investment.<br>
Currently I do laundry everyday, but I am still building my stash, I have a goal of getting about 24 diapers so I don't have to wash as often. I found it works well for us to throw diapers in to wash right after I put dd to bed for the night, then put them in the dryer in the AM.<br>
I recommend you get just a few of whatever you think you want to try and test them. That's how we started, and I ended up liking different things than I thought I would. I got a sampler pack from naturalbabies.com, a wahm AIO, and a one-size from mother-ease to road test.<br>
Good luck!<br>
Laura
 

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Welcome!<br>
I would recommend buying regular cpf's for a 14 lb baby. My 2 month old ds is already 13 lbs 13 oz, and he just outgrew his infant ucpf's. I think how they fit also depends on whether your baby is tall and thin or short and chunky. DS is a chunky baby, so the infant cpf's barely fit around him. I have to fold down a lot of fabric with the regulars, but since they're thinner to begin with they don't seem bulky.<br>
It's really easy to snappi cpf's. Snappis are really easy to use, and IHMO they help prevent poo from getting all over. I know a lot of moms really like SIWW & proraps, so you should try them if they look like something you might like. I prefer Bummis whisper pants, which are pull-on pants, but that's mostly because ds has really sensitive skin & most of the wraps and covers I tried irritated his skin. I also love Bumpy wool covers for night--time, but if you're using FBs you wouldn't need a cover.<br>
I've never tried HH or FBs. I didn't want to deal with the fleece, and I thought they seemed expensive, so I didn't bother trying them. I use an ucpf at night with a Bumpy wool cover right now, but ds still wakes up every 3-4 hours. I bought some doublers to use when he starts sleeping longer, and I also bought 2 nighty newts to use when ds gets a little bit bigger.<br>
I usually rotate 2-3 covers every day. That gives one cover time to dry before I use it again. I throw the covers in the hamper at the end of the day, and then wash them along with our clothes. Before I tried cdi'ng I thought the idea of rotating covers was gross, but once I was actually cd'ing, I discovered most of the time the covers don't get all that wet.<br>
HTH.
 
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