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  #21  
January 25th, 2013, 01:41 PM
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Awesome! Thank you guys! I have a cart all ready to order lol. Unfortunately my bank account won't be ready to order for a few more weeks though..
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January 26th, 2013, 12:14 PM
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I went to a used child's clothing store today to look at their cloth diapers. Their new ones were still way out of our price range but I did pick up a few used sets. I just wanted to play around with them and see how they work and whether I liked different styles. I was not considering used but this store is VERY clean and none of the diapers had stains or anything yucky looking at them.

I brought them to lunch with my Mom and as I showed her how they worked she said "That's stupid. I just wrapped cloth around you and slapped on a cover." She told me all the snaps would drive her nuts and I have to admit, after working with them I didn't care for how long it seemed to take. She said she would buy me a few basic covers and the prefolds and show me how she did it with all of us. I did tell her about the new devices they use instead of pins and she liked that a lot. So I'll order a set of those so we can play with them all.
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January 27th, 2013, 04:36 AM
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Thanks so much, ladies! I'm definitely going to check out Green Mountain and maybe order a variety to play with.
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January 27th, 2013, 12:38 PM
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I HAVE DECIDED!

I am purchasing a kit on Amazon for 4 Bummis velcro wraps with 36 100% cotton prefolds. I will be purchasing slip-on covers to supplement. I will also buy in time 100% cotton doublers for night time (and when the baby is bigger).

I opted to do this because it's #1: The cheapest option; #2 100% cotton all the way with simple diaper covers means I can use make your own home detergent instead of having to buy expensive cloth only detergents ($15 for 45 loads?!? Are you kidding me?!); #3 the least confusing of all the systems. It may not be the most convenient or snazzy but at least it's something I can understand and work with at 3am.

All said and done (once detergent made, pail purchased, extra covers bought, etc) I should be within my $180 target goal.
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January 28th, 2013, 07:45 PM
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