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what is the difference between the thirsties diaper cover and duo wrap?? i see that the duo wrap comes in only 2 sizes but is there any other difference i should be aware of when deciding which ones to get?? So far i have seen good reviews on these and they are at a good cost. Slowly i am getting it!! Also do you put the inserts (like at nighttime for instance) in between the cloth and the diaper cover??
I think the only diffrence is sizing. Where the duo will last longer cause it has the snaps to adjust. What do you plan on using under the cover? Prefolds or fitted? I dont think you need any extra nightime stuff in the begining because they are up being changed with every feeding anyway. So either just a prefold or fitted under the cover should be good. Hope I answered your question right lol I've never CD a newborn I didnt start with the twins untill they were almost 3 months old and it took me a long time to figure everything out and find what works and I'm sure CD'ing toddlers(my youngest twins are 22months) is alot diffrent than newborns
oh you are def helping I don't even know what fitted is in regards to cloth diapers I am sure my aunt will bring prefold and w/ those as far as i know you don't need pins if they go under teh cover rigth??
You don't need pins if you put the prefold under the cover.
I would probably go with the Duo Wraps instead of the Thirsties cover, just because they will last you longer. The snaps that allow you to adjust the rise of the diaper means it will fit over a longer age/weight/height range. They might be more expensive, but you won't need to replace them as often.
Also, check the size of the prefolds your Aunt brings. Some premium prefolds may be overkill for a newborn, so it might not hurt to invest in some flats or infant/newborn sized prefolds as well. Afterwards, you can always use them with a premium sized prefold to increase absorbency (especially at night).
As far as an insert, you probably won't need any right away, but when you do you can either put it between the prefold (or fitted diaper) and the cover or on top of the diaper, whichever seems better/easier to you. Also, like I mentioned above, if you get some flats or smaller sized prefolds, you can also use those as doublers for nighttime.
Also, you can add a fleece liner on top of the prefold (or whatever liner you chose to put in the cover) at night. This will wick the wetness away from baby's bottom and help avoid diaper rash when you want to let him sleep and go overnight without changing him. You don't have to spend lots of money on them...you can just cut up your own fleece and make them yourself. However, you won't need to worry about these as much until he is starting to sleep in longer stretches at night.
Hope that helps!
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