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I have enough newborn wool already but I want PUL for using contours and CPFs (stuff I can wash easily when poo gets on it). I have 5 nb Proraps and 2 nb Bumpy night covers.<br><br>
I would like to get a couple nb Bummis as well. But what else is really great? Something you think is the best PUL cover out there for the newborn stage?<br><br>
With Maxi is used Dappi (the worst ever! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: ) and Proraps and Bumpy night but thats it. I wasnt as knowledgeable about cloth way back then lol!<br><br>
So any tips?
 

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I only used ProRaps on Katherine when she was first born.. but it was my first venture into using cloth and I had no clue what I was doing... that said, I loved them and will certainly use them again. I think aplix-closing covers are a wonderful thing for newborns (this coming from a person who loathes aplix!) because of the customizable fit. Plus, they're industrial strength covers and can easily handle being washed every use (poo leakage and whatnot!)... I know you love wool but with newborns it can be a scary prospect to use it with all the explosions and such. Do you like fleece? If so, that would be a good alternative for a while. It can be easily washed, yet it more breathable than PUL (though really, nbs get changed so often it's not so much of an issue!).<br><br>
Just a few thoughts! You're in my prayers daily with sticky vibes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks! I do love wool but really I am reserving it for use only with good fitting fitted dipes so I wont worry so much about leaks. But I do want to have a good PUL stash for the contours and CPFs (which we have a LOT of) and just in case the wool doesnt work out.<br><br>
I am not a huge fleece fan - I just dont like how hugely bulky it is and even though its more breathable than PUL I dont feel all that secure with it not leaking. The fleece covers I had for Maxi didnt work that great - we still had leaks (until he was older).<br><br>
I agree about Aplix/Velcro for nbs even though I HATE it too :LOL
 

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I like Bumkins. That's what I started with 4.5 years ago, and after trying just about everything out there, they're still at the top of my list.
 

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You already named my top 3 picks for NBs - Bummis, Bumpy, and Proraps. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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ryan was not a newborn but very young when we started cloth but i found the bumpys scratched him but had good luck with the bummis ones......... good luck
 

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How old was he? We used Bumpy night covers (newborn) on Maxi for the first couple of months with no problems. But I wonder if they scratch a baby already sitting up. That was the problem we had with Bumkins - the Velcro strip is SO stiff and the edge is sharp and really cut into his tummy while learing to/sitting up.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have 5 nb Proraps and 2 nb Bumpy night covers.<br><br><br>
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my fav were prorap and bumpy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> I liked bummis newborn ok with a preemie prefold. But once dd got into smalls I didn't like the elastic as much.<br><br>
I don't think you can go wrong with proraps or bumpy (except no fold back tabs). I loved the gussets for that newborn poo!
 
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