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Old 02-25-2011, 02:43 PM   #1
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How many CD do I need.My DS is 8 weeks 13 pounds.I just bought some Kushies from another mom on here 6 to be e xact.

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Old 02-25-2011, 02:50 PM   #2
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If you are going to CD full time and wash every other day (the recommendation) I would say 26-30 diaper changes worth to be comfortable and to allow some wiggle room on laundry. If you are at the point where you only use 1 diaper overnight, then 22-24 should be enough to give you some wiggle room too.
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:06 PM   #4
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I would say around 20 and wash at least every other day, if not every 1.5 days.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:29 PM   #5
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13 were enough for me at first, but I was washing every day. I watched for sales on pockets and built up my stash to a much more comfortable 26, which with my 4 mth old is quite comfortable for me to wash every other day and possibly go 3 days if I ever need to. Breastfed newborns poop frequently though so you need to chnge frequently to prevent rash.
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Holy cow! Thats alot...lol So 6 won't get us far? lol I better keep my eyes open for some great deals!
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No way, you need way more than 6 for certain!

I'd say at LEAST 24 diapers, but a little more would be better because newborns can be little pee and poop machines.

My newborn stash has 31 diapers total... I started out with 25 but then bought a few more because she turned out to be another preemie and I think the newborns will definitely fit her for a while, so I needed a bigger stash.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:29 PM   #8
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2 dozen will get you through but 3 dozen it what I'd recommend to be on the more secure side of having enough diapers.

It depends how often you plan to wash. 3 dozen for every 2-3 days, less diapers if you plan on washing more often, like every day and a half. But just for convenience and probability that you'll stick with it, getting more is always a good idea so you don't get diaper washing burnout when you start.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:48 PM   #9
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Some less expensive options for building up your stash would be:

-Prefolds
-Flats
-Bumgenius AIOs on sale at Cotton Babies for $10 ea.
-There is a BOGO sale for Econobums covers (and each cover comes with a one size prefold) at Cotton Babies through Feb. $10 total for 2 cover/prefold sets, w free ship at Cotton Babies.
-Dappi nylon pull on covers are reliable and are $5 for a 2 pack.
-Check the FSOT here for deals on used diapers. (I know you already did that!)
-Kawaii pocket diapers get good reviews and are something like $6 or $7 each, if I recall correctly.

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ETA: I just remember these fitted diapers for $8 each.

http://hyenacart.com/mandismenagerie/index.php?c=11

And Baby Bunz sells Snugglebottoms which you can get for $24ish for a 6 pack.

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6 diapers with a newborn will get you through about half a day. When the baby is older, you can get away with far less, but in the beginning, I would probably say 24, minimum, if you want to do laundry every other day.
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