My Cloth Diaper Stash!!!

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Heatherbella's picture
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My Cloth Diaper Stash!!!

Yay!!! Nesting happened today! I got hubby to bring then change table up and then DD and my mom cleaned it for me. Hubby also went to the crawlspace and brought out the totes of cloth diapers. I sorted them on our bed and YUP, I have a problem. I love them though!!! I wouldn't have it any other way. Now that we've invested in these this baby will be almost free! (Ok, I might have already spent about $125 on diapers for newbie). Anyways....yay for nesting!

Here's everything including wet bag, extra inserts, cloth wipes and wool.

Here are my favorite one sized ones. They're pretty much all Tots Bots Easy Fits (my favorite) and Happy Heinys. I put them away for a few months as they will be huge on the newbie:

And here's the change table all set up in our room. I only kept the extra smalls and smalls out for now.

YAY for getting stuff done. Feeling better about things now.

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So jealous of you getting stuff done. I can't seem to get through the regular stuff to get to the extra stuff I need to do!!!!

Thats quite a stash!

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Awesome!! I love it!! What did you buy for the new baby? Do you plan to cloth diaper right away? I want to because I think if DH gets too used to sposies in the beginning then he won't want to swith to cloth. Plus the little newborn dipes are so cute.

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"PCCGirl813" wrote:

So jealous of you getting stuff done. I can't seem to get through the regular stuff to get to the extra stuff I need to do!!!!

Oh, don't, for a second, think that the rest of my house is in ship shape. LOL. Much to the opposite! But the baby nesting stuff was really weighing heavy on my mind and I just felt like I needed to accomplish SOMETHING.

"eliann" wrote:

Awesome!! I love it!! What did you buy for the new baby?

So far for new baby I bought 5 more Tots Bots Easy Fits (I got 4 of them used for $60 including shipping! Total score!). Then I got a Tots Bots Tini Fit to try. I also bought 3 small sized boy-ish diapers. 2 pockets and 1 AIO I think. Those 3 were used. Then I got a few used newborn fitteds too.

"eliann" wrote:

Do you plan to cloth diaper right away? I want to because I think if DH gets too used to sposies in the beginning then he won't want to swith to cloth. Plus the little newborn dipes are so cute.

With DD we started cloth diapering when she was 10 days old. We weren't sure about the meconium on CD so to be safe we did sposies for a few days. I've since heard that meconium isn't a big deal...but I'll have to do more reading on that. Also, I had a c-section with DD and I wanted to see how I recovered from surgery before I took on anything extra (aka CD laundry). Anyways, we'll probably start earlier this time. We'll use sposies in the hospital probably because they are free. Blum 3

My hubby never had a problem with CDs and actually was ooohing and ahhhhing over the pile this morning. Talking about which ones he liked better and remembering when DD wore 'this one' and 'that one'. It was cute.

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Loveeeee the stash!

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That's a lot of cloth diapers! I tried a new brand and I have bought 10 new newborn diapers for this new baby and later on will buy a few more. I actually have a few girl color one size AIO's if anyone is interested. For those that CD, what brand of detergent do you use? I am wanting to change detergent this time around.

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What new brand are you trying Leah?

I use Country Save laundry soap. It's quite popular around here:

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Love your stash!!

We cloth about 50% of the time (not at daycare or long trips) I have about 12 from DS and just bought 3 more yesterday on a zuliliy sale.

I love AIO's. I have mostly BumGenius, but just ordered some bumkins.

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Hooray for nesting! I feel like getting stuff done around here but then feel slightly ridiculous because there are still 7 weeks left. Plus baby doesn't have their own room and I don't want to start setting up baby stuff in our master bedroom quite yet.

Lots of cute cloth! DH would never be on board with cloth, and I was never that curious to try. I know they say it's not that much extra laundry, but most days my DH doesn't even have clean socks and underwear, so I doubt I'd be able to keep up. LOL.

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"sandraleigh" wrote:

Hooray for nesting! I feel like getting stuff done around here but then feel slightly ridiculous because there are still 7 weeks left. Plus baby doesn't have their own room and I don't want to start setting up baby stuff in our master bedroom quite yet.

LOL, this is in our master bedroom as we don't have a bedroom for baby either. I know there's lots of time but I just couldn't stop thinking about all the thing I have to accomplish and sometimes it's easier just to get it done than stress over it.

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Ok, I have 11.5 weeks (but probably less) and I feel like I should have a lot more done by now. I'm almost in a panic! We are making the master closet into a nursery and it needs a lot of work. The walls need lots of putty and then paint. I need to order the crib and then we are building a seating area/daybed type thing as well.

I also want to actually finish the kids room from Christmas. The main part is done but I still need to build shelves and hang picture frames.

And then I feel like I should be doing some serious spring cleaning.

But... Nothing. And I'm almost to a panic over it!

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The baby has a 'room'. Which consists if a bunch of baby stuff thrown into the spare room.

My nesting this weekend was planting flowers and mulching ;).
Oddly enough it made me feel good to see the courtyard cleaned up.

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Wow that's pretty impressive!!

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:lurk:
nice stash! I'm guilty of quite the stash, although I have a bunch I never use (just didn't like them) and really need to get rid of them. I started CD at about 2 months when baby fit the smallest setting of the one size pockets I have. This time... let's just say I started sewing newborn size pockets yesterday. Wink
DH was never fond of cloth, but he has slowly come around.

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I have some I don't really like either, but they're good for emergencies so I keep them around.

What do you use for the inside of your pockets? The micro-fleece I have isn't as porous as I want.

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Do you make your own, too? I've always just bought them (I love Kawaiis and other cheap ones :D) but newborn size are so darn expensive that I never bothered until it occurred to me to sew some.
I used some microfleece I had around. It was just a leftover scrap from something. I'm planning to head out to a fabric store I know has CD stuff and see if they have a lining fabric and what it's like. There are some online stores with a lot of CD specific fabrics, too.

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Yes, I've sewn a few. I've ordered fabric from Wazoodle a couple times and I bought the Darling Diaper pattern. They have a FREE newborn sized pattern if you want to try it! Here's the free pattern:

http://www.darlingdiapers.com/Darling%20Diapers%20Free%20Newborn%20Fitted%20Pattern2009.pdf

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I saw that one, but it actually seemed a bit big to me. I have a bunch of one size pockets, so I really need something small. I found another one I like, though.

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The newborn one seems too big? Once you sew it it'll be smaller. Biggrin

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Imagine Newborn Bamboo All in One
This is the new brand I am trying. They are fairly economical and have pretty darn good reviews. I bought the newborn size (the first time I have bought newborns, they are too stinkin cute!), if I like them once baby comes, I will get some one size. I looked into sewing diapers, but it looked like in between materials and time involved, it wouldn't save me too much.

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Aweeeee! Those are super cute!

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those are cute!
Here's the pattern I'm using: (PDF) http://www.thenappynetwork.org.nz/images/shars_newborn_umbilical.pdf
I figured out I can make at least 6 our of a half yard of PUL and they only take maybe 30 minutes to sew, so not bad at all. I've been able to find OS pockets for as little as $5-6, so I've never bothered sewing those.

Here's the one I made out of scraps (from an unfortunately failed attempt to make night-time pull-ups my super heavy bedwetting 5 year old wouldn't wet through)

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I love that print! So cute. I'll have to take a look at that pattern. Is it an AIO?

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The monkies are cute! I have found some really cute PUL prints on eBay while looking for diaper fabrics.

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I have all the stuff here to make some diapers...girly prints though. I might make a couple wee ones just for fun. I'm currently working on crocheted newborn photo shoot props but maybe after that!

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It's a pocket diaper. And it actually fits one of the microfiber inserts I have from the OS pockets. The insert is a little long, but I figure I can just fold the front end of it under a little.
I'll have to look on ebay and see what PUL I can find.