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Old 07-01-2012, 10:26 AM   #11
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Re: Should I skip the newborn size?

My last 2 babies were 7.3 and 8.8 and I had HUGE varied nb stashes- my all time fave nb diaper? Preemie pf's- I lay 2 flat and snappi them on then cover with my fave cover- I found that I loved snapping fleece covers for sensitive nb skin that couldn't stand PUL (I still used them occasionally for going out). I love wool and don't care for fleece any other time but nb diapering can get messy and I didn't want to be scrubbing poo out of wool. Pf's are very cheap and super easy to wash and don't even require folding- grab a couple out of a basket at each change. They also make great doublers and burp cloths. At $1 each shipped- it's hard to beat!
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ETA- I didn't care for orange edge and I normally love GMD pf's- they are too stiff and bulky ime. I used periwinkles after preemie pf's were outgrown and those were perfect.

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Old 07-01-2012, 10:39 AM   #12
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Re: Should I skip the newborn size?

I do not like bulky diapers, and I even think that nb's are too big on my babies the first couple of weeks (but they have come home at 6lbs). We don't move up to infant size until about 3 months, so it is well worth it for me to have nb size as well. I can't even imagine putting an infant prefold on a nb, even though I know some people do it.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:40 AM   #13
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I wouldn't skip. You'll get a lot fewer leaks and you can just resell.

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Old 07-01-2012, 11:11 AM   #14
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Re: Should I skip the newborn size?

The NB size, definitely. DS2 was 7lbs even at birth and even the xs prefolds were large and needed to be folded. The size small that I purchased for later were laughably huge! They would have went up to his armpits.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:22 PM   #15
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I would do the newborn. My little guy was 7lb even at birth and GMD oranges lasted us until about 5 weeks with a snappi- would have lasted longer pinned or trifolded. Yes, it was only 5 weeks, but it was worth it to me to have a better fit in those early days when they poop every time they nurse. I hated the bulk of smalls, especially when putting newborn onsies on. Now I can use use the newborn dipes as doublers or stuff in pockets There are usually good deal on fsot for newborn sizes too!
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i went with a vairety of NB diapers since this babe could be anywhere from 5lb 10oz
(DS1) to 8lbs 5 oz (DS2) i do not like bulky diapers. I did both small flats and GBD NB prefolds.
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Re: Should I skip the newborn size?

I'd suggest getting the newborn. We went with smalls and they were too big for the first 3 weeks, even folded down! We ended up spending $70+ on disposables.
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All full term, 39ish wk babies:
My 1st was 5.13.
2nd was 8.5
3rd was 8.4
4th measured huge. They were certain she would be 10lbs and that I had GD. She came out 6.10

So yeah, if you are having a baby, Id get newborn size lol. My peanut is almost 12lbs now (4m today!) and just recently grew out of nb.
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