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I've lurked through here some, and have been thinking of CD for this new little one on the way, but I just don't know where to start!
And after reading about the mess with Pampers - it's that much more it puts me closer to going for CD this time.
I know I could order some and return them but from those of you who have experience in this area - whats a good starting point for a newbie?
My first instinct is to say I want the ones with the disposable inserts, but have heard mixed reviews on those. I guess the more I read the reusable inserts wouldn't be so bad. So I am leaning towards the ones with inserts....
I just don't know LOL
I am guessing this baby will be in the 6lb range since my son was too - so for a newborn and new mom at cloth diapering - what would you recommend knowing what you know now?
Thanks so much in advanced!
DS Myka (7/19/01) and DD Kirra (12/2/10)
we didn't switch until brylie was 4m old, but we started with fuzzi bunz (very easy)..for baby #2, we're going to start with fitteds and tkcuddlers. I have no experience with a teeny one, but the FB were a very easy transition. We still love them!! good luck and congrats on your beeb!
IBCLC, Child Birth Educator, Doula, and soon to be Nurse
I think most people will suggest getting a variety! Some prefolds and covers, some AIOs, and some pockets.
Will you be nursing?? Those diapers for sure wont need a disposable liner, they can be just thrown in the wash. If your formula feeding then they will be a bit trickier but not that big of a deal, just put what you can in the toilet. It's really easy once you get going!
I think the best option for a little one would be prefolds and covers, or fitteds and covers. I haven't used either but they are widely reccomended for newborns! I know the other ladies can chime in for sure
..i have no experience cloth diapering a newborn either, but since we're ttc i'm planning to start up a newborn stash here pretty soon!!..i think i'm going with fitteds and all in ones, with wool, and a few pul covers..i'm not real sure about prefolds, will probably have a few for standby..i have a few for my lil man, and today he had poop running down his leg while he was wearing one, lol, so, yeah..just don't know about the prefolds..i even had the legs jelly rolled!!..yikes!!..
I use fitteds at night and for going out because they're quick and easy to change. A lot of people prefer the Kissaluvs size 0. I got a fantastic deal on some used Osocozy fitteds and they've worked very well (no poo-splosions). During the day, I use infant sized prefolds. I actually prefer the prefolds to my fitteds. I use a variety of covers- Bummis Super Whisper Wrap, Bummis Super Brites, and Thirsties Duo size 1. I like the Super Brites the best, but the Thirsties are a close second. Abrielle is only 3 weeks old so we haven't ventured into our stash of one size diapers yet.
It's not the "Brand" of diaper that you need to worry about, it's the "Type" of diaper that will decide how easy it is.
There are different types:
Prefolds and covers: This has his benefits but some consider this not the easiest.
Fitteds and covers: same as above
There are variations for the above..flat wraps, prefolds, fitteds, these are all absorbant diapers in different styles and they need covers. This is usually the most economical way to got. Especially for NB and SMall sizes.
For ease of you, I highly recommend, All in Two's. These are waterproof outter material that you lay in or snap in the absorbant part. When you change the baby, the whole diaper comes off and you put on another whole assembled diaper.
Some like the AIO's or All in one's. These have the absorbant part on the inner of the diaper. I don't recommend this because I never really feel like they get clean and they can take a long time to dry.
another option is Pocket diapers. These are like the AIO's but you take the insert and slip it behind and opening in the diaper. This is very easy but again, I don't recommend this for the NB and SM sizes because stuffing them can be hard. They're soooo tiny at this age.
So again..it's not the "Brand" But the "Type" of diaper you need to decide on.
There are lots of pages that go into descriptions of different types. You'll have to research. Once you are armed with the knowledge then you can go and purchase what ever brands you want to. Keeping in mind that each brand fits differently.
For instance, I spent a small fortune on Fuzzi Bunz and they never fit my daughter correctly. The Bum Genius fit her well but the velcro (Aplix) didn't hold up and well....that's how I started making my own...any whooo
I would "Google" Cloth diaper Types and see what comes up. also if you join Cloth Diapers & Parenting Community - DiaperSwappers.com, you can get lots of your questions answered and they've got lots of links and informative pages. You can also purchase some used to try before you buy a whole stash.
clear as mud? LOL
Jesus-Loving, Home Schooling, Cloth Diapering, Home birthing Mama of 3 Blessings and a new one on the way. EDD 3/4/11
I'd use sposies till the meuconium has all passed (I think that's sooo hard to clean up!). I didn't start CDing till my third child, and I wish I'd know about the trial packs you can get. Great way to try a lot of products without spending a ton. I have a bunch of CDs I bought but didn't like. My faves are the Bum Genius all in one cloth diaper that come in different sizes. It is a pain to buy the different sizes, but I like that they are so trim, there is no stuffing, and they're the most like disposables in term of fit, to me. GL!