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Old 03-15-2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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Would you very part time cd a baby?

My daughter is due in sept. w/ baby #2 {I don't know if they will have #3 down the road or not} - I have granddaughter #1 two times a week so I expect I'll have the new baby the same unless the other g'pa can't handle a newbie and the toddler at the same time - then I might have the baby more.
BUT... my daughter isn't crunchy at all so will not be CDing the new baby.
If you were me would you bother CDing for 2 days a week? I would prob do prefolds/flats as I don't think I'd want to put a lot of $ into it for 2x/week.
{and will have to read up on them, I've been away from the forum for years I think lol - I made fitteds for granddaughter#1 but they never were used since the dad wasn't interested in having the baby CDed since sposies were so much easier}
And would prefolds/flats be a good idea for NB? Can you put wool soakers directly over them or do you have to cover w/ something else then soakers? {I want to knit woolies can you tell??? lol - I can make woolies for the sposies too tho'.} Baby #1 was almost 6lbs so I'm guessing this newbie just might be small too.

Thanks! and I'll be studying these forums.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:23 PM   #2
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Re: Would you very part time cd a baby?

personally, yes I would do it, prefolds are cheap and you wouldnt need many covers
you could definitely use wool as a cover as long as you lanolize it!
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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Re: Would you very part time cd a baby?

If you are just doing it for the fun of it, then go for it. No reason not to part time cd like that if you are enjoying it-knitting up some woolies, etc.

But if you are doing it for any reason other than your own enjoyment, I wouldn't.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:38 PM   #4
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As long as she is ok with it then I would. Wouldn't want to cause a fight over two days a week ya know. My mom always says pick your battles carefully. If shes on board then go for it.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:39 PM   #5
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I would!
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:52 PM   #6
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Re: Would you very part time cd a baby?

Yeh, daughter wouldn't care as long as I didn't send the CDs home with her. lol.
With my first granddaughter I bought the sposies I used when I watched her so I thought this might save me some $ too. {the woolies I'd prob make regardless of which diapering method was used so the wool yarn we won't factor into cost either way - and we won't mention it to my dh. lol}

Is birdseye material okay? I know the gerber tri-folds I'd bought at wmart weren't very absorbent I didn't think? Indian prefolds better? or the bamboo? What is most absorbant... you all can spam me with shops if you'd like too and I'll take a look. Thanks!
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:56 PM   #7
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Go to GreenMountainDiapers.com and get some good quality ones. And with PF when your done you can use them for other things aorund the house.
But I would choose workhorse prefitteds instead if I were using wool. I mean if your doing it maybe your DD will catch on and do it too.

And lost of Moms work and CD basically a diaper or two at night and on the weekends so I think its totally worth it.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:06 PM   #8
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Go to GreenMountainDiapers.com and get some good quality ones. And with PF when your done you can use them for other things aorund the house.
But I would choose workhorse prefitteds instead if I were using wool. I mean if your doing it maybe your DD will catch on and do it too.

And lost of Moms work and CD basically a diaper or two at night and on the weekends so I think its totally worth it.
I was just looking on GMD. Why would your prefer the workhorse fitteds over PFs for wool? I was thinking the snappi thing might snag on wool but what are your thoughts. Thanks!
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I was just looking on GMD. Why would your prefer the workhorse fitteds over PFs for wool? I was thinking the snappi thing might snag on wool but what are your thoughts. Thanks!
I was going to make the same recommendation on the workhorse fitteds, the elastic and shape will keep dirty messes inside, keeping your woolies squeaky clean!!

Also because I think PFs and flats take a bit of practice to get the fold/snappi just right, and if you only have 2 days a week it might get tricky- or it would for me, I gave up on snappi and PF/Flats months and months ago because I never get a good fit!
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Re: Would you very part time cd a baby?

I think it's totally do-able. I had small stashes with my last 2. Flats would be a great option so you wouldn't have to buy several sizes.
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