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agzip03 04-16-2012 07:07 PM

I have $250 to spend on CDs what should I get?
 
I'm looking for suggestions on what combination of diapers I should spend this money on. I like natural fibers and would really like to get approximately 30-40 changes out of my investment. I like all of the BG products but know my money won't stretch that far. DH won't let me buy used and we want the stash to try and last our two daughters and possibly two more if at all possible.

mrsmccullen07 04-16-2012 07:11 PM

Re: I have $250 to spend on CDs what should I get?
 
I love our BumGenius Elementals as well as the flip organics. You could do prefolds/covers and get good quality prefolds (greenmountaindiapers) in a few sizes :) I am still using mine on my 3rd child.

Also I really love our Kawaii/Alva Minky diapers but I am not sure that a pocket will last through 2 children (my BG's didn't and I am not expecting it out of any others!!)

Have fun shopping

Fither 04-16-2012 07:18 PM

Re: I have $250 to spend on CDs what should I get?
 
I don't necessarily have specific suggestions, but I will say that after cloth diapering four little ones, pretty much the only thing you could reasonably hope to last through four kids are good quality prefolds, like GMD. PUL diapers just do not last through heavy usage on more than two kids, in my experience. And even my nicest fitteds are getting thin and stretched out elastic after two kids.

If I were you and wanted to diaper my kids on that budget, and have them last, I would do prefolds/flats and some nice wool covers.

gsxr_mama 04-16-2012 07:19 PM

Re: I have $250 to spend on CDs what should I get?
 
Prefolds are very durable and will last through four kids.

I don't think you can expect that much from the OS diapers.

I would buy prefolds in infant and premium sizes and some OS covers (knowing you might have to replace the covers with future kids).

I would then get some inexpensive GN Alva's to have some pockets with some bamboo inserts. I am not sure they might make it to any future kids but at $5 a diaper I would still get them.

CntryMama 04-16-2012 07:24 PM

Re: I have $250 to spend on CDs what should I get?
 
I LOVE my Flip Stay Drys and BGOS 4.0s with snaps - I would get 8 or so pockets and the rest flip covers with stay dry inserts :)

(that is what my stash currently is...)

agzip03 04-16-2012 07:36 PM

Would I possibly be able to get 2 years of use out of 32 cheaper pockets like Alva or Sunbaby? For the next year I'll be doing cloth on weekends and at night. After that I hope to be able to stay home to cd full time. DD1 will be PLed by the end of this summer. I also have 15 other random diapers.

mrspopo 04-16-2012 07:42 PM

Re: I have $250 to spend on CDs what should I get?
 
Cheap pockets like Alvas and Sunbaby should last about as long as your other PUL diapers, so that would be reasonable to expect them to last a while. It also helps if you use them part time, not for the entire diaper stage of the baby, and in a big rotation. Basically, the more you use them the faster they wear out. If you wash them every day they will go fast, versus if they are used maybe once a week.

You can get great deals on Alvas through co-ops, as little as $2.50 each plus charges. Ebay also has them in bulk prices sometimes, or direct through the manufacturers.

If you are doing inserts, microfiber, they tend to not do well beyond 1 or 2 kids. Natural fibers tend to last longer and not stink.

fdupre 04-16-2012 07:53 PM

If you get alvas I recommend the colorful snap ones. They are really absorbant. They are like$7 a piece on eBay. So that's about 35 dipes. That would be plenty. My dd is even able to wear them through the night from 9 am to 9 pm.
They are exactly like the go green champ they even have the same tags and everything.

Kissed by the Moon 04-16-2012 08:02 PM

Re: I have $250 to spend on CDs what should I get?
 
if you're going favs I'd go with swaddlebees, if you're going more economical I'd go with thirsties.

thirdtimemomma 04-16-2012 08:06 PM

Re: I have $250 to spend on CDs what should I get?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by agzip03 (Post 14958599)
I'm looking for suggestions on what combination of diapers I should spend this money on. I like natural fibers and would really like to get approximately 30-40 changes out of my investment. I like all of the BG products but know my money won't stretch that far. DH won't let me buy used and we want the stash to try and last our two daughters and possibly two more if at all possible.

Hmmm... If your talking Birth to Potty... Thats a hard one. But if you like BG products.. I'd try a flip with the organic insert. It wont be the best for a newborn, but since you dont have one at the moment it should work great for you! A pack of 2 covers and 6 inserts is about $50, you could do 5 packs.

Other options:
http://www.nickisdiapers.com/imagine...erpackage.html
*You get a set of PF in every size, and I would do the Duo covers in size one and two.
http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/packages.htm
*Do the economy package
http://www.bummis.com/us/en/organic-...-kit.php?adr=1
*Bummis kits run about $150-180 a piece and are great!


Okay another idea..
2 Econobum kits for $50 each
http://www.cottonbabies.com/product_...oducts_id=2533
Then you could do a Bumgenius 4.0 12 pack for $204 and a 3 pack for $54
http://www.cottonbabies.com/product_...oducts_id=2428
That would give you 3 dozen plus changes and mix of everything! I think that
is what I would do if it were me..


On the China made diapers, I just wouldnt go that route if I wanted them to last... I think the brands that I've seen last the longest in my nearly 11 years have been Bummis, Fuzzibunz, cotton prefolds and now Im seeing Bumgenius 4.0's to really have improved over the years and are lasting longer. I love how they have it set up so you can replace elastic easily (and velcro if needed)... Oh, stick with snaps..velcro is the first to go!


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