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Old 01-28-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Sized AIO cost same as disposables?

I calculated that if i want sized diapers, 30 each size,
Newborn, small, med, large...the total for AIO's add up to same or more than disposables.

Anyone take this route?

Also, are One size diapers too bulky?
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:47 PM   #2
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Re: Sized AIO cost same as disposables?

You can just buy newborn and one size diapers. One size won't be bulky at all after about 12 lbs, which is when newborn diapers generally stop fitting.

There are lots of different ways to cloth diaper, some costing more than others. Sized AIO's are one of the most expensive routes to take.
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When you use sized you don't need 30 Mediums or large, you could probably do 18-24 and many kids potty train out of Mediums

I have 12 size large diapers and 12 One Size diapers, and it is waaaay more than I need. I could use the 12 large exclusively with the exception of nights on my 20 month old.
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For what it's worth, my DD potty-trained before she outgrew her mediums. So you might not need larges, or maybe just a few for nighttime. I plan on using more OS diapers this time around with DS once he's fully out of NB diapers. At 10 lbs, he's almost there. Some OS diapers already fit him OK.
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Re: Sized AIO cost same as disposables?

Wow I had no idea I may just need 20 or less with mediums or large. Good to know!
Rockinlou, are the OS bulky? Do you like them better or your size large?
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Re: Sized AIO cost same as disposables?

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Wow I had no idea I may just need 20 or less with mediums or large. Good to know!
Rockinlou, are the OS bulky? Do you like them better or your size large?
I like both! My one size diapers are GroVia Hybrids, which I love, and I have Blueberry Basix for my son, which I add absorbency to. He had a few in Medium and I added them in Large when he could fit them and got a dozen of them because they are stay dry, and the lack of rise snaps makes them Nana-proof, and I know he will be wearing them when he starts school, so I wanted something SUPER easy for them to put on. I prefer my GroVias at home, but with needing to add a booster and a stay dry layer, that's too off-putting for the other people who might change him. I find they both fit great, and I love having a mix of sized and one size diapers in my stash!!

There is nothing wrong with having more than one type of diaper in your stash!

editing to add that my Basix are most definitely more bulky than my GroVia. LOTS more bulky!
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Re: Sized AIO cost same as disposables?

Is it possible to skip the small size?
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Is it possible to skip the small size?
Probably not. All the NBs I have max out at 12 lbs at most (most are like 9-10 lbs), and mediums start around...14, 15 lbs? A lean baby might get longer use out of a size due to less chunk. DD did. DS is as long as DD was but has more chunk on him.
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Re: Sized AIO cost same as disposables?

I wouldn't put all the money into AIO right off the bat. Get the nb and then buy the next size up as needed. This way you know just how many diapers you will need in each size instead of under or over buying. Then you can always try a one size and see how it fits your baby.
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Re: Sized AIO cost same as disposables?

Unless you know they work and you like them I would not buy a full stash of one type of AIO. There are so many mamas that come on here saying that they thought AIO were the way to go then they had the baby and their opinion changed. Perhaps a trial would be best. Also like a PP said you would not need the same amounts in each size. If perhaps you were expecting a larger newborn or didn't want to start right away you could start with smalls. Also yes many children never make it to larges. But by the time they get there they are usually not going through 12 diapers daily anymore.

Full stash of AIO is an expensive way to go and if I wanted to do AIO I would do a newborn stash and then a OS like BGE.
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