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Old 01-08-2012, 08:56 PM   #1
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Caring a newbie questions

I have never CD a newbie. My DS was 9 months when I switched to cloth. Anyway, for those of you who have, I have a question. What do you do about the first poo, the miconium poo? Is it hard to clean out of CDs? I know it can be pretty sticky and thick. Does it stain CDs? I wanna Cd from the moment he/she comes out, but DH and I are not sure about the miconium. Any advice is appreciated! TIA!

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You could use liners.. either the kind you buy like little toilet paper sheets of paper or some are like rice paper.. or you could make some fleece liners yourself. easy, cheap, no sewing... My midwife was REALLY against me CDing until the baby was at the very least 2 weeks old. She wanted me to concentrate on breastfeeding, getting enough food/water/rest and not thinking about dirty diapers and trying to figure out a CD routine. I know mama's do it from day 1, but now looking back I'm glad I didn't start right out of the gate.
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we cd'd from first dipe, and the meconium washed right out of our prefolds, and fitteds no problem!
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My third lo wore cloth from birth. The first poo washes out easily and leaves no stains.
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My third lo wore cloth from birth. The first poo washes out easily and leaves no stains.
Exactly this. We did GMD PFs from the very first diaper and it was super easy and the meconium washed right out.
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I think it is less work to use cloth. Easy to stay home and do laundry. More work to go to store & take extra garbage out.

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You could use liners.. either the kind you buy like little toilet paper sheets of paper or some are like rice paper.. or you could make some fleece liners yourself. easy, cheap, no sewing... My midwife was REALLY against me CDing until the baby was at the very least 2 weeks old. She wanted me to concentrate on breastfeeding, getting enough food/water/rest and not thinking about dirty diapers and trying to figure out a CD routine. I know mama's do it from day 1, but now looking back I'm glad I didn't start right out of the gate.
My Midwife wouldn't think of having me do laundry right after the baby is born...that's what daddy/grandma/auntie is for! Even if I didn't have CD laundry I'd certainly still have clothes/towels/burp cloths to wash. I thought it was a given that a new mom should have help the first couple weeks. For me personally, prefolds and covers were super simple and there are AIOs that are as easy as sposies. I'm sure cloth from day one isn't for everyone but I don't think mamas who want to do it should be discouraged by their midwife.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:10 PM   #7
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It washes right out and typically does not stain. We started late with our first like you so we wanted to start right away with #2. She was a preemie at 35 weeks so we were not prepared enough to bring it to the hospital but started the next day when she was 2 days old. It was easy, no stress, no extra work at all the not one of the diapers were stained. Dh threw it all in the wash like normal. CDing from birth is totally doable. You're still changing diapers, right? They just get washed in the end.
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I think it is less work to use cloth. Easy to stay home and do laundry. More work to go to store & take extra garbage out.
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I did think about liners, I have only ever used the flushable ones. We live on a well this time, so that may not be an option, I'll have to look into that.
Makes me feel better knowing that it will wash out. I would hate to stain my new diapers right off the bat, ya know?
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SKIP THE LINERS. Meconium washes out without any special care. It washed out of ALL of our diapers, including hemp, bamboo, cotton, and microfleece.

Seriously, meconium is the least of your worries. EBF poo is much more likely to stain (but disappears with a little sunning!)
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