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View Poll Results: What is more important to you when cloth diapering a newborn?
Cheap 4 33.33%
Easy 7 58.33%
Long lasting (but bulky) 3 25.00%
Trim (but not very long lasting) 4 33.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 12. You may not vote on this poll

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December 23rd, 2012, 02:53 PM
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What is more important to you in a newborn diaper. I can't decide if I would rather have a trim diaper that fits great, but will only be used for a few weeks, or something that is bulkier, looks giant, but will last for a couple months. I also don't know if cheap or easy is better. I did flats and covers with Peter, and it was fine. But I don't know that I will be able to dedicate as much time to diaper changes with 2 LOs.
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December 23rd, 2012, 03:03 PM
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id probably go either bulky long lasting (if youre going to be forking out 15-20+ a diaper) or cheap trim prefolds and covers
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December 23rd, 2012, 03:23 PM
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I should add that I used Gerber flats, so they were cheap and trim, but it took a while (and enough space) to do an origami fold for every change.
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December 23rd, 2012, 05:34 PM
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I voted cheap and trim. I don't want to invest too much in a newborn stash that will only be used for a few weeks, but I also hate giant bulky diapers on tiny little butts. I loved the newborn workhorse diapers from GMD and an xs thirsties cover. I'll be investing in a few more of those for my next baby. Not overly pricy and still almost as trim as a disposable.
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December 24th, 2012, 12:53 AM
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I say cheap and easy. Size isnt to much of anissue for me but i would like them to be able to hold it all. I used the tiny g pants DS and they wereok at best. I had a lot of leaks when he peed for some reason so for the next baby im going to try fitteds with covers. I use flips now and i like haveing the 2 pieces, its easy for me and less covers needed to buy
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December 24th, 2012, 09:56 AM
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Ease of use is #1 for me. I would rather stick with GMD newborn prefolds and Bummis covers than mess with flats or have to deal with bulk. Cheap is not my primary motivation. I like mini pocket diapers a lot too, since they are made for newborns to about 4-5 months...they do "easy" and "trim" at the same time. And can be "cheap" compared to AIOs that are made just for the newborn stage. I feel like we got a good stash that was trim and absorbent with our combo of prefolds and pockets.

But...I am staring down the pike of possibly THREE in diapers in May (grrrr). So if I want to do anything but change diapers all day, I best stick with easy! Lol. Even two in diapers is a lot of changing and that is a for-sure in May for us.
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December 24th, 2012, 12:52 PM
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We've been doing mostly GMD prefolds and workhorses. Easy, works well, and washes cleanly. While I love flats and could have folded flats for Zoe, there's no way I'd want to keep that up right now with all the diaper changes she needs (plus I'm still CDing my toddler). I've tried some "one size" pocket diapers that supposedly fit at 8 lbs that are still not fitting at 9 something. They leak because they just can't work with the skinny newborns. Which I expected. I try them for laughs.
I've liked Thirsties covers over my prefolds. I LOVE wool and use the GMDs under my wool.
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December 24th, 2012, 01:16 PM
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Ease of use is #1 for me. I would rather stick with GMD newborn prefolds and Bummis covers than mess with flats or have to deal with bulk. Cheap is not my primary motivation. I like mini pocket diapers a lot too, since they are made for newborns to about 4-5 months...they do "easy" and "trim" at the same time. And can be "cheap" compared to AIOs that are made just for the newborn stage. I feel like we got a good stash that was trim and absorbent with our combo of prefolds and pockets.

But...I am staring down the pike of possibly THREE in diapers in May (grrrr). So if I want to do anything but change diapers all day, I best stick with easy! Lol. Even two in diapers is a lot of changing and that is a for-sure in May for us.
oh god dont remind me LOL i WILL have 3 in diapers in like 2-2.5 months
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