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I wanted the opinion of my Sept. CDing Mommas..<br>
I *felt* ready, but from some responses, I am not ready enough... (oh no!!) Would you mind taking a look and giving my your opinion on what I might not have enough of? (I plan on washing every other day)<br>
Below is my post in the Diapering forum:<br><br><br><i>OK, so I have a little over a month before my first LO makes his appearance (that is if he doesn't come early!). I was thinking that I am all set for the first month or so, depending on his size of course. Would you CDing Momma's take a look at what I have and make any suggestions or comments about my stash? How about the "next size/stage" up. Thanks!<br><br>
Newborn Stage Diapers<br>
24 Green Mountain Diapers, Orange Edged Newborn Size<br>
2 GMD infant fitted diapers<br>
1 Knicker Nappies 2G AIO/pocket size: Small<br>
1 Fuzzibunz AIO/pocket size: Small<br><br>
Newborn/Infant Stage Covers<br>
1 Thirsties x-small<br>
1 Thisties small<br>
1 Bummis Super Brite small<br>
1 Bummis Super Whisper Wrap small<br>
2 Prowraps Classic small<br>
1 Imse Vimse newborn size (although it looks bigger than small!)<br>
1 Imse Vimse small (seems to run big)<br><br>
Next Size Up Diapers Infant<br>
12 Green Mountian Diapers, Yellow Edged<br>
9 Kissaluvs Fitteds size 1 (small-used)<br>
1 Kissaluvs Fitted size 2 (med-used)<br>
1 Swaddlebees AIO/Pocket size med<br><br>
Next Size Up Covers<br>
1 Thirsties medium<br>
3 Bummis Super Whisper Wraps Medium<br><br>
One Size<br>
1 Bum Genius One Sizes 3.0<br><br>
8 Inserts/Pockets Stuffers (a bunch of different kinds)<br><br>
I have<br>
2 diaper pails already<br>
8 Cloth Wipes (but tons of wash clothes)<br>
cloth wipes warmer<br>
3 snappies<br><br>
I know I have to get:<br>
2 pul diaper pail liners<br>
2 wet bags<br>
more cloth wipes?<br><br>
Anthing else you can think of?</i>
 

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what not ready enough??? why? you have more than i do and i thought i was good.<br>
all i have is NB sized stuff mostly but some covers go up to infant size.<br>
i have 3 wool soakers<br>
1 imse vimse cover<br>
1 cotton wrap cover<br>
3 thirsties cover<br>
3 bummis whisper wraps<br>
and 1 fleece cover<br><br>
3 snappis<br>
1 pack pins<br>
4 packs wipes<br><br>
we are using a diaper service who will supply 80 dipes per week until we figure out how many we really need.
 

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You might want a couple more snappi's, but it looks like enough to start out to me. I'd get more wipes, but you can even get some fabric (I like fleece) and cut those up yourself.
 

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Ok- do you have any guess at all how big your baby will be? I know that's a hard question for a first timer- but it matters to what I would recommend.<br><br>
In my experience, smalls often do not fit at birth, my second child was 9lbs, and the small Fuzzi Bunz was still too big for about a month until he grew some (we could put it on him, but poo leaked out the leg holes). So unless you are expecting a pretty big baby, I would suggest getting at least 3 more newborn size covers. I like Litewraps, both for fit and for price for a newborn. I would also consider getting 6-12 more newborn diapers. I personally like to have about 6 newborn fitteds for middle of the night changes when I feel too tired to make sure the snappy is right- but some more prefolds would work too.<br><br>
My ideal stash is 36 diapers in the newborn stage, and 24 for toddlers- the inbetween time is somewhere inbetween- and that lets me wash every other day or less and still have enough clean while washing.<br><br>
Also, for personal preference, in the small size I like to have at least 5 pockets or AIOs for the diaper bag for easy outtings- or so someone else can easily change the baby while I rest.<br><br>
I hope that helps- some of cloth diapering is really trail and error in seeing what works for you and your baby-<br><br>
Peace,
 

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thanks Mommas!
 

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I'm looking at 24 prefolds and wondering how often you're planning on doing laundry. A newborn can go through 12 or more diapers a day, so you'll probably be doing laundry every day or day and a half.
 

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every other day/every day.. I am not afraid of placing an order into Green Mountain Diapers a week into things either! My first order from them got here in 2 days I think, maybe even one. Plus I can "fold down" the yellow edged ones (prefold) if I am waiting on a load to dry, right?
 

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Yes! I wouldn't get any more newborn size prefolds. I peronally think they are a waste since they are so small and I don't have big babies. I just skip right to the infant size and fold down. Also, don't the newborn size have less layers than the infant size? I was just at a CD meeting and the speaker suggested 36 diapers for the newborn stage and then 24 as they get a bit bigger.
 

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Just a note- the yellow edged prefolds are square, so they maybe harder to fold down to a smaller size than the more traditional green edged CPF's, that are rectangular, on a tiny baby.
 
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