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My friend for whom "cloth diapering didn't work out" just out and out GAVE me 14 KL 0's.<br><br>
Isn't that amazing?! Now I have 20 of them and I wasn't even planning on being a fitteds mama!<br><br>
If I have to go to the hospital, do you think all 20 KLs plus a dozen preemie pfs will be plenty?<br><br>
Can I use disposable liners in them to protect them from meconium?<br><br>
Will they work if it's a boy?<br><br>
What happens if cloth diapering doesn't work out for us? It would make me so sad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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That is totally amazing!!! You are so lucky!!!<br><br>
But first, to whether it will work for you. I really think that it's all on whether YOU make it work, not making something else work for you.<br><br>
Now on to the hospital bit... I would think that 20 would be plenty (I didn't take NEARLY that many and did fine... but I figured we were just a block from the hospital, so in an emergency I could always send dh home for more)!! We never used liners either.<br><br>
And, why wouldn't the dipes work for a boy? I had never really thought of that (never had to, I've got two girls), but wondering why they wouldn't?
 

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Kiossaluvs will be fine for a boy or girl. And 20 is more then enough for the hospital. For a normal stay (24 hrs.) I'd bring under 10.lol Newborns don't do much in the way of poo/pee for the first day.<br><br>
As far as protecting the diapers from meconium- don't worry about it. Breastfed poo is way, way more staining then meconium. The worse part of meconium is trying to wipe the little butt- think scraping road tar off a marshmellow.<br><br>
I've CD'ed my dd since she was 3-6 wks ish old and my son since birth. Cd can work out if you havea plan. For newborns Kissaluvs are great! A good fit and they contain explosive poos very well. We loved proraps and bummis over them. And my son wore his longies (wool pants) almost everyday until it warmed up.
 

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We live a block from the hospital, too, only it's not the hospital we'd be giving birth at! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: The mama-friendly hospital is 30 miles away and since there's a high chance of C-section, I might have to be there a little longer. So I don't want to worry about running out of diapers.<br><br>
I've heard something about Kissaluvs not working so well for boys because of the low rise. But I've also heard they're great newborn diapers, and I don't think <i>all</i> the people who have told me that are exclusively parents of girls....
 

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i loved KLs for my DD, and am currently using them on my 17 day old boy, and they're working fine. the rise is much less low (? that sounds funny, but i'm sleep deprived!) once the cord falls off and you can undo the umbilical snap. there are two different rises you can use, and i find i'm using the higher one sooner for ds than i did for dd, even though he's smaller. so, they might not last as long for him as they did for her, but they are working fine for now.
 

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Julia, that is so great! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/diaper.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="diaper"><br><br>
Kissaluv 0's worked super well for us! They fit was amazing on my little boy. When he got older the size 2's didn't fit well because of the low rise but for NB's the 0's are terrific!<br><br>
I really believe that cloth diapering <i>will</i> work for you. You have spent the time to research and you seem very dedicated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><br><br>
A tip about meconium.........................the diapers will be fine but rub some olive oil on your sweet babe's bottom with each change to make cleaning easier come the next poop.<br><br>
Good luck and I can't wait to hear about you wee one being born! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We live a block from the hospital, too, only it's not the hospital we'd be giving birth at! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: The mama-friendly hospital is 30 miles away and since there's a high chance of C-section, I might have to be there a little longer. So I don't want to worry about running out of diapers.<br><br>
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I think that 20 kissaluvs and the 12 cpfs will be plenty--plus, I am always the one who packs too much in case of emergency! The Kissaluvs work great on boys as long as you remember to point his penis down.
 

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How cool! Your 20 Kissaluvs will be more than plenty for an overnight hospital stay. Congratulations to you! Don't worry about the meconium. It won't stain. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Awesome!!! I really wish I'd had some fitteds to try in those early months. Maybe I would have stuck with cloth at the time!!!<br><br>
But for you... I don't see you giving up on it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> First, you know there's the great resource of MDC here to help you out, and if you had ANY problems, I know you'd post about them and get it solved, rather than giving up.<br><br>
Good luck, and I'm sending you vaginal birth 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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all of the mamas have already pretty muchs aid what I was going to and I also wanted to add that Cloth always will work out if <b>you</b> want it to..It may take some work to see what works and doesnt work for your DC but theres always the right combo or diaper for everybaby.. Good Luck!
 

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