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    I just bought a small pack of the most chemical-free newborn disposables I could find to use until her stump fell off. I know people deal with it all the time, but I didn't want to buy special cloth diapers for just a week, and the ones we had were OS and definitely way too big to avoid the cord. They worked just fine as soon as it fell off and it didn't matter if her bellybutton was covered, though.
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    I'm not sure if Fuzzi Bunz has corrected the issue since I got my FB one size BUT our Fuzzi Bunz were actually one of the last one size diapers to fit DS. The leg openings get SUPER tiny, they could definitely fit a newborn, they could have fit him in the legs at birth and he was 5lbs 13oz. The problem was that they had/have no crossover snaps, so the waist was/is huge. in fact, he's still on almost the tightest waist setting at 19 months old with that diaper.
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    I really like prefolds for a NB (though I have a few AIO and pockets for itty bitty babies that I love). But they are really nice because you can fold them to avoid the cord. A few covers for NB have a dip in the middle to avoid the cord, too.
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    I've CD'd two newborns and haven't been able to use any OS right at birth. We've used newborn sizes for the first couple of months, and then moved onto the OS diapers. As for cord cut-outs, our DreamEZ AIO newborns have cut outs and so do ProWrap covers. I make my own fitteds, and just added a fold-down snap for the cord. I also love prefolds on newborns and just fold low enough to avoid that area.

    All of my babies have been delivered in a hospital. I just use the 'sposies they provide until we leave. But I've had friends that have brought their CDs to the hospital, too.

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    I LOVED Lil Joey's and Mutt's for newborn diapers. They snap down in the front for the umbilical cord. Out of all the diapers I have tired when my DD was a newbie, those fit the best for that age.

    I just used the diapers they provided in the hospital instead of dealing with cloth. I was exhausted and having diaper laundry to do when I got home from the hospital was the last thing I wanted to do. I did however, take 1 of my fav cds to the hospitals just for pictures. lol
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    I really loved homemade fitteds with a Thirsties DuoWrap for the early days. not sure if you still have time for sewing diapers (I just made 5 today, so they don't take long, I just do an assembly line kind of ) but it's definitely cheap and easy.
    I also used the hospital diapers and brought with a few for pictures, though I didn't end up using them. With DS being so tiny they really didn't work anyways and then dealing with the cord and circ (which you won't have with a girl obviously) it was just easier to use sposies. I don't know about nationally but I have heard of some hospitals switching back to cloth. I know mine doesn't use prepackaged wipes (the one I delivered my first two at did). The thing I've heard with many people is worry about diapers getting lost or ruined at the hospital. Well meaning nurses could go to change baby (when you shower or nap or anything really) and somehow the diaper ends up in hospital laundry never to be seen again. Plus then you'll have to worry about diaper laundry right when you get home, I had enough to do when I got home without worrying about washing diapers. BUT everyone is different, if you feel strongly about it I'm sure you could make it work.
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    Thank you all for the wonderful advise! I think that I will leave them at home and use the disposables at the hospitals as much as I would rather not. I am just not sure that the minute we get home I want to start doing laundry.

    I have adjusted the FB to the elastic settings that they recommend on their site and those leg holes get so tiny...I cannot imagine her legs being smaller than that but this is my first so I really have no idea. They also have adjustable elastic in the back for the waste and that seems tiny also but again...not sure just how tiny a new baby is.

    I will definitely look into the ones for the cord but may end up just doing the sposies as I cannot find a service in our area and don't want to buy a boatload of diapers for just a week or two while she has the cord.

    Thanks again for all the help, I greatly appreciate it!
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    On the rare occasion that we've done sposies, we've used 7th Generation and been happy with them. Just about the only *great* thing about sposies is that they're really easy to get rid of if you have extras! I would use 1-2 out of a pack before DD grew out of them then I just brought them to a Mom group and they vanished!
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