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My ds will be starting w/ daycare in about 2 weeks. He's almost 2 (so may be potty training within 6 mo to a year) and he's LITTLE - only 22 lbs right now. I only mention that because one size dipes may not be worth the extra cost at this point.<br><br>
What would you suggest for daycare dipes? How many would you suggest? We're a pf/cover type family, but that's probably not the best option for daycare...<br><br>
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Honestly, we use disposables for day care. DD is only there 1 to 2 days a week, so I am not worried about it.<br><br>
If I was dealing w/someone willing to try cloth, I would go the AIO route or send simple Aplix prestuffed pockets & a wet bag. Anything else I feel that you run the risk of user error leading to leaks leading to unwillingness to continue.<br><br>
With regard to cost, you can get one size Nubunz for daycare that are only about $8 each, and they run biggish.
 

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We haven't gotten there yet, but we will probably do prestuffed pockets. Pack on for every hour you'll be away. Seems like lots but better to be prepared.
 

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I was thinking sized AIOs (the BG AIOs got good reviews so I got a couple to try). But honestly I am starting to think it may not be worth the battle with the day care. The AIOs take a really long time to dry and I'd have to wash them every night when I got home from work unless I wanted to shell out $$$ for a bunch of expensive AIOs that I won't use at home. I might just cave and do sposies like they want me to.
 

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I hate the long dry time with AIO, so I think I'm down to AI2's or pockets. I just don't want to spend a bloody fortune. My kiddo will be in daycare from 8:30 to 5, 4 days a week (some weeks only 3 days/week). So I'm thinking 2 doz? Now I just have to decide on a dipe and prepare to part w/ my money. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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We use prefolds and covers both at home and at daycare. What we do is trifold the prefold, place it in the cover seam side down and put in a liner. I send as many as he needs for the day (4 a day now at 17 months) along with a wet bag. We have to do laundry every other day (10 covers total) and we always wash all covers used at daycare because they get stinky being in a wet bag all day.<br><br>
The trade off is that he has to wear a onesie every day. The onesie holds everything in place. If he doesn't have a onesie on, that diaper slips right off. My son is also small - 21 lbs.
 
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