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My best friend just had her second baby 5 weeks early and is going to try to CD him.<br><br>
He is only 5 lbs and so, so little. I have sent her 12 n/b contours 6 of which will probably fit him now and 6 medium little lambs AIOs, 2 misc WAHM AIOs in size small and a cuddlebuns fitted and 2 n/b Bumpy night covers. The only things that will probably fit are the 6 n/b contours I made her.<br><br>
So what are some good INEXPENSIVE (she has been off work on bedrest since 18 weeks) diapers and covers for a baby that tiny? If he is anything like his 3 1/2 year old sister he will be little for a long time. She was only 10 lbs at 3 months old.<br><br>
I am so excited she is going to try to CD and I want to help her make it work.<br><br>
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Awwww how sweet...an internet friend of mine had her baby at 28 wks gestation and he was super tiny...he is about to go home now and is 6 pounds and she is so excited to use the diapes I sent her...they look so tiny almost like a doll diaper...<br><br>
I think the Little Lambs are a very good choice...they are not quite so "overwhelming" if you will for that tiny of a babe...my baby was big and I used Little Lambs and Simply Cloth. Good luck and I hope she loves CD'ing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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My ds was also 5 weeks early- 6lb 2 oz and nb little lambs fit very well. He's now 7 1/2 lb. I will probably be selling mine (around 15 or so) not too expensive- PM me if interested.
 

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I just asked this in my thread recently about having my bb at 34 weeks hypothetically....<br><br>
I basically was told.... NOTHING.... preemie CPFS will work, but nothing fitted really does much till the baby is bigger bc the elastic just makes it bulky and in the way.<br><br>
Good luck to her!
 

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I have two newborn Little Lambs ( <a href="http://www.cutest-cloth-diapers.com" target="_blank">www.cutest-cloth-diapers.com</a> ) side-snapping AIOs that my daughter uses as doll diapers. They are TINY. I'd think they would probably fit a 6-pound baby, maybe even a 5-pounder. They are not the most absorbent dipes I've tried, but for a newborn they'd probably be fine. And they are relatively inexpensive.
 

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I have a 5 pounder! For the price and availability I recommend Nanipoos. The Kissauv 0s also work well. If you have lots of $$ and even more time, fluffymail 0s :LOL.<br><br>
I also use preemis cpfs and bummi wraps. I can use the bumpy nb, but they are still big.
 

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ive never had a tiny babe to diaper, but i did just wash my dozen preemie prefolds, and i suggest them for a tiny baby. there is very little chance these will ever fit an 8 lber (my last was 8- 10) i think they truly are perfect for preemies.<br><br>
how great of you to help her out!<br><br>
tabitha
 

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All 3 of my kiddos were under 6 lbs and I looove my newborn snapdragons. I got 13 of them with a wool cover for $120. That could have taken care of us for the first 3 or 4 months (of course I was not so frugal, so I bought more stuff!!) They never leaked poo, and fit like a dream!!! Even smaller than the Kissaluvs 0's (which were huge on my newborns) and even cuter!!!<br><br>
Good Luck!!<br><br>
I also used Kustom Cool Cats NB sized wool soakers, and made a few bum sweaters in the beginning. I wanna try some nb sized cuddlebuns next time, though.
 

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I'm another big fan of preemie CPFs. I thing they work the best. You could buy a dozen of each preemie and infant standard. That would get her thru the first 4 or 5 months. Another option (and a good nighttime diaper) is the Extra small fuzzi bunz. I've never had to cd such a small baby, but that is my strategy for the next one (off in the distant horizon).<br><br>
Tell her congrats from us and we wish her all the best!! Maybe she can post some pics when she gets more settled at home!<br><br>
-Melissa
 

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Thanks so much ladies! I thought about preemie CPFs too but she is worried about her husband (the folding factor). What are the dimentions of a PCPF?<br><br>
Do you think if I made her some in that same size out of hemp jersey they would work? How many layers? Would 3x6x3 work well enough for a newborn?<br><br>
Does everyone pretty much thing Bummis n/b wraps are the best? Do they have gussets? Are proraps n/b wraps good?<br><br>
I never cded a baby that tiny either! Maxi was 8 lbs. 5 oz at birth and small stuff fit right away.<br><br>
Shelbean -- I PMed you and I am in Mesa too so if she wants them maybe we could just meet to pick them up!
 

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Bummis don't have gussets and might still be a bit large for awhile on 5 pounds. Proraps newbon colors are tiny, tiny and have gussets. dd was 6 pounds and they only lasted on her for 2 weeks, then we moved to bummis newborns at about 7 pounds. both worked great with trifolded preemie prefold.<br><br>
for a tiny wrap, I'd go with a couple of prorap colors, and a bummis newborn for later on. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Happy Heiny's now have Tiny Heinys, for preemies. Here is the sizing info <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Tiny Heiny's 5.5 - 10lbs 13 rise 8 - 12 waist<br><br>
HTH
 
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