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countrygirl95648 March 14th, 2013 11:34 AM

NEW!!!
 
Hi So I am new here. I am going to cloth diaper with the baby I am due to have in July. I am so glad I found this. Anyway I am sure some one my questions have been asked about 100 time but would appreciate any help (none of my friends or anybody I know cloth diapers)

1. Right now I have 16 cloth work horse diapers and 4 covers, how much more do I need for a reasonable stash?

2. Where do you buy and what brands do you like? I am having a boy

Thanks!

MerinSun March 14th, 2013 07:54 PM

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For a newborn it is usually recommended to have about 36 diapers so that you only wash every 2-3 days. For covers I would recommend 6 total. My toddler has 4 right now but a good day of hard pooing/peeing and that can seriously upset the delicate balance, lol. We just bought 2 more covers for him to give us a bit of buffer and to grant a longer life to our whole supply.

I bought the majority of my stash in a http://www.clothdiaper.com Thirsties package. I purchased my new Thirsties covers from Diaper Junction (currently holding a sale for them). I also have 2 Rump Arounds pocket diapers and a smattering of random pocket diapers I picked up used (mostly just to play around with and see what I liked or didn't like).

shen7 March 14th, 2013 08:12 PM

1. Right now I have 16 cloth work horse diapers and 4 covers, how much more do I need for a reasonable stash?

I would say at least another dozen diapers (12-18 prefolds or fitteds) and maybe a few more covers, esp if you are using prefolds. Fitteds are good at holding in newborn poo and pretty foolproof... prefolds take more practice and you need a snappi or pins to fasten them, but they are cheap and with a little practice work as well as fitteds at keeping poop off the cover. Or you can lay them in without fastening, which is easy, but you need more covers ;)

2. Where do you buy and what brands do you like? I am having a boy

I mainly buy at greenmountaindiapers.com (for big orders and my prefolds - they are not the cheapest but the quality is awesome), Nicki's Diapers, and Mom's Milk Boutique. I have experimented a lot but my long term favorite are my GMD prefolds and Flip covers.

alittlelost March 15th, 2013 10:10 AM

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congrats on your little boy!

for staples, I like bamboo prefolds and flats. fitteds can be nice, too. depends on your preference. I've never been big into usual prefolds, as I don't get enough "cross over" in the fit and there's no stretch, but tons of people love them :)

For diapers, I say it depends how often you want to wash. 24 diapers is fine for washing every 1-2 days, and 36 for every 2-3 days.

For covers, I'd say at least 6.

countrygirl95648 March 15th, 2013 03:49 PM

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Thank you, I think I will order some prefolds, can I use small prefold for a newborn instead of new born?

shen7 March 15th, 2013 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by countrygirl95648 (Post 27199803)
Thank you, I think I will order some prefolds, can I use small prefold for a newborn instead of new born?

You can always fold down the small size, but it will be bulky. I think the Imagine smalls are smaller than the GMD smalls so that might be a good one to use from the beginning. I had a bigger baby, 8.5 lbs at birth and grew very quickly and became a chart-topper, she was in GMD newborn for 5-6 weeks and then smalls another 5-6 weeks after that. I don't regret having newborn size because they fit so well at the time. If you are not expecting a large baby, average or smaller size, then newborn size is definitely worth it!

MerinSun March 15th, 2013 10:19 PM

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For myself I would not order a newborn size. My son's NB weight was 9lb 14oz and 22 1/2 inches. Buying newborn anything turned out to be a total waste of money (thankfully we had very little). This baby is expected to be about the same size.

I have seen many postings by moms who preferred to buy the small size over the NB because the benefits in cost and convenience outweighed the extra bulk issue. You can always mix, too. Buy 12-18 NB and 12-18 small.

countrygirl95648 March 18th, 2013 12:54 PM

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So my girls were both 8lb at birth, literally there was 1 oz difference in weight. I Think it is time to buy smalls then!!


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