For my 2 year old DS I love the Thirsties Duo Wrap with the insert. For the new LO I'm going to try the one size Fuzzi Bunz. I didn't CD DS when he was really little so I have no input on that. I'll be curious as to what others tell you. I really love CDing so far though and I'm the last person anyone would've thought would actually CD. I despise laundry, but I sure do like money
Oooooo, diapers!!! I love a fluffy newborn bum!
My preference for newborns is prefolds...I just love them! They are accomodating to all shapes of newborns, and accomodate the cord stump gently too. I have a number of small fuzzibunz that are OK. My preference is fitted diapers with covers or prefolds with covers. I can't say enough how much I love prefolds. Absorbant, easy to put on, easy to wash and quick to dry.
Have fun building your stash! Where are you shopping?
I love cloth and a diaper service makes it very easy!
Mommy to three gorgeous girls
at 6 weeks 22/10/09
There is a local woman who has an on-line store here. She sent me a big box of diapers to play with. I'd buy a few things from her but she only takes paypal and DH has issues with paypal. I occasionally see lots of used CDs for sale on Craigslist but they usually won't piece them out. I bought a few diaper related things (snappis, cloth wipes, and some wet bags) on DiaperJunction.com. Last night I went on Amazon and bought 2 NB Prorap covers, 1 Small Bummis Whisper wrap, and 1 NB Imse Vimse cover. That'll bring me to 5 covers.
Since this is baby numero uno, we've decided to go the sized route instead of one-sized in the hopes they'll hold up better for baby numero dos. Given my family's history of big babies (we've had a few 11+ lbers) I don't want to buy a bunch of teensy covers and have them not fit. We're going to try these, see what fits and go from there.
In a month or so we'll buy the actual diapers and discontinue the diaper service. DH really likes the fitted diapers. Folding seems to scare him . We'd like to eventually get enough AIOs to send with her to daycare. A few daycares have been open to the idea of CDs and we want to make it as easy as possible for them.
My to do list this weekend (I love making lists):
The usual cleaning and grocery shopping- CHECK!
Clean out the car and install the car seat - CHECK!
Start my birth center bag (list is already made, just need to physically put stuff in a bag) - CHECK!
Make some more freezer meals (I'm thinking pot o' beans and lasagna) - bought the ingredients, so half-CHECK!
sounds like you're on your way to a great diaper stash!!!
We have a ton of cloth over here. I have some fitted, some AIO, some one size and covers about 2 dozen prefolds.
I'm with you on the big babies! My younger brother was born 12 lbs 3 oz!! I don't blame you for wanting more bigger sizes around than the newborn stuff.
You lists look great! Looks like everything is coming along nicely
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Yay to setting up the diaper service! When DS was a NB we mostly used fuzzi bunz pockets in small (I had one xs one that never fit lol) and prefolds. The covers I pulled out in small seem to be moslty Bummies with a few pro wraps and 1 wool. I'm not really sure that I liked one over the other more.
I'm glad that the relaxation/hypnosis helped yesterday during the drive home. I've been trying out the 'peace' stuff when I need to breath through some moments. Its cool to actually use it and feel that it helps.
I've been wanting to see that movie really bad! Your the 1st person I've heard that has watched it so I'm glad it was pretty good.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
We invested in a sprayer for the CD's and it is something I don't think I could live without. It hooks onto the incoming toilet water line and is amazing for helping get out the poo into the toilet. DS is 2 and doesn't have solid poos, never has had, so it comes in really handy. I have a trash can with a washable plastic liner in it right next to the toilet. So, I spray the diaper or insert out in the toilet and throw it straight into the can. Then, when it's time to wash, I take the plastic liner and shove the diapers into the washer from the outside and in the process turn the liner inside out and just throw it in the wash with the diapers. I love it!!
I really wanted to get some Fuzi Bunz fitted's with covers for our new LO, but it's just too expensive at our little shop here in town. For babies and without having ever actually used em I would say those are my favorites. They're so flippin cute.
Don't forget too that even though you are expecting a big baby, they will still have little ol chicken legs when they are born. My kids have both been fairly big, but still have little legs. So, make sure you have some covers or diapers that have small enough leg holes that poo won't seep out.
I don't know about how babies grow after they're born in your family, but my DS is about 35lbs and 37 inches, so he's a big boy (tall). The only covers that fit him are the Thristies duo wraps and the Flips still fit but won't for much longer. But, you have a ways to worry about that
p.s. you should see my fridge right now. I LOVE making lists and my fridge is covered in them at the time. I have a list for everyone in the house of things they need to get done. They hate it I make lists for everything, it's kind of an obsession.
We put a diaper sprayer on our registry but didn't get it. In fact, no one bought us anything having to do with diapers! So bizarre. Perhaps it's the whole poop association? We'll get one eventually.
I got so much done this weekend! It took us forever to get the car seat installed. Izzy lost the manual (he claims it didn't come with one ) and wouldn't accept my insistence that all car seats come with manuals. He struggled with the thing for like an hour before I went and downloaded the manual. We had it in like 5 minutes later. Men are so silly.
I cleaned the house this morning, packed something resembling a birth center bag, and then listened to some Hypnobabies tracks. I just finished a massive grocery trip and now we're taking the mutts for a walk. I feel surprisingly good considering all the running around I've done today!
Yay for getting some much done! Check under the car seat cover for the manual JIC. I found one of ours there once upon a time and couldn't figure out why they put it there. Happy Monday to you!
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
Yay for trying out a variety of CD without commitment--that's a great idea. I have four Flip covers (one size) and one hand-me-down Bummis small cover that she's already almost outgrown, with two dozen organic prefolds from Green Mountain Diapers (best and cheapest source for PFs, hands down, IMO). And 40 cloth wipes I made out of an old flannel sheet. With this stash, I wash every three days. I definitely prefer prefolds to pockets or AIOs--haven't tried fitteds, yet, but have a huge hand me down stash when she gets to "medium". PFs are just the most reliable, though--we've had all kinds of leaking problems with pockets and AIOs (I watch my email bargains for sales and picked up a few different kinds to try/for babysitters) but I think we've had ONE poop leak with PFs in two months.
My DH felt a little awkward with diaper folding for about two days, and now he is super proud of his poop-catching origami prowess It's really REALLY easy...sounds a lot more intimidating than it is in practice. I didn't even have to get him on board--he was so outraged at the suggestion that men are afraid of "real" cloth diapering and you had to buy a "DH-safe" stash of AIOs that he absolutely insisted on PFs...and besides, they are by far the cheapest, so that didn't hurt their case either
By the way, you should check out the CDing board on here--very helpful!
Sounds like you are all set to go, and only one day away from not having to worry about risking out in the opposite direction! Nice use of relaxation techniques, too...so nice to have those at your disposal, no?
(Oh yeah, PS, the only reason we got diaper stuff from our registry was that my mom asked me what on there I needed the most and I insisted on THE DIAPERS. Otherwise I'm pretty sure we would have been subject to the whole poop-avoidance thing too.)