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So, we have decided to do one-size pocket diapers. the ones we are getting fit 5-35 lbs, but we are worried that as an infant, for the first couple weeks, he will still be too tiny for the pocket diaper. What did you all do? did you use disposables for the first couple weeks? cheapo prefolds and covers? newborn sized AIOs or pockets? or did you just go right into the one-size diaper?
Prefolds were my go to diapers when DD was a newborn. We also had some fitteds that we really liked. Thirsties Fab Fitteds were my favourite. A lot of people say that one size pockets don't fit until at least 8 lbs but we were using them before that. I do think that prefolds are the way to go though for newborns. I just did a trifold, laid it inside the cover, and done.
I used our prefolds until she was at least a year and a half. They are in just as good of condition as when I bought them. They were a good "around the house" diaper. I am probably going to have to replace a lot of the elastic in my pockets before I can use them again and the aplix on my BG's is pretty much shot. You may have a baby who fits in the pockets perfectly from day one though
Honestly, I don't think there's that much of a difference. You either have to fold the prefold or stuff the pocket so really it's the same to me. There are a few different folds for prefolds which I like because then you can play around with them and find one that you like. It's like you can tailor your fold for what you need. Boy, girl, poopy diaper I do love my pockets though.
This probably doesn't help you but I find them both convenient!
I just talked with my husband...the only way we were affording the pockets was to do a diaper party with his friends...and he really doesn't feel up to it. So now it's a non issue...prefolds and covers is all we can afford :-)