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April 16th, 2012, 12:32 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2008
My husband wanted the path of least resistance as well. This does not mean it has to be AIO and pockets though that is what most would imagine. I agree that the GMD (Green mountain diaper) work horses are a fitted diaper (a prefold that has been sewn into a diaper shape and has snaps/no snaps) and then you put a cover over. My husband said it was a good compromise for us as long as he wasn't folding cloth. So for my newborn stash, I am sewing my prefold (newborn size) into fitted diaprs for DH to use (much like the work horse diaper). If I hadn't already had them, I would buy the newborn workhorse.
All babies will fit into a newborn cloth diaper (not always a newborn disposable). Some are just in them longer than others but they tend fit all babies when first born. If you plan on having more than one kid there is definitely no reason NOT to buy a newborn sized cloth stash. I would go cheaper on it than your regular stash since it is outgrown the fastest. 18-24 diapers here.
After the newborn stage is really when you test the waters to see what works for your baby. Again prefolds/covers or fitted/covers will give you more versatility between kiddos but AIO/pockets are more user friendly. At this stage you can get what they call a OS (one size diaper that is adjustable as the baby grows) or you can buy sized AIO/Pockets (small, medium and large) as the baby grows. I like the OS since this is my last kiddo and are more economical. I have small and medium prefolds/covers from my DS that will also use as well.
So I guess bottom line...if you plan to CD more than one kiddo then don't worry about the $$ on the AIO/pocket can you will use them all again. I wouldn't buy a huge stash of one kind of diaper past newborn/small stage until you know what works great for your kiddo unless you have a good deal come up.
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