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Old 09-16-2006, 08:57 PM   #1
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how many prefolds do I need?

I am ordering some prefolds from a co-op on diaperpin, and I am second guessing how many I need.

I will be cloth diapering two new babies, and expect them to be under 8 lbs (not sure much much under that) SO I wanted to get some preemie ones to start with. And some infant ones to grow into.

Keeping in mind that I have approx 30 various newborn fitted diapers on the way, is 3 dozen way too many? The prefolds will be what I use throughout the day and when the fitteds run out.. so I want them to last so I don't have to scramble to get everything washed at once.

Also, how many infants should I order? I think I have about a dozen kickin around here I use for pocket stuffins... so i was only going to get 1 dozen more.. but I don't have any small diapers yet.. maybe 2 dozen would be better?

I am so confused haha..

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Old 09-16-2006, 09:03 PM   #2
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Re: how many prefolds do I need?

I believe I was told 18-24 for one baby, so double that?
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Old 09-16-2006, 09:54 PM   #3
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Re: how many prefolds do I need?

I'd get 2 dozen more. Having 2 dozen per kid as a newborn was very comfortable for not getting the laundry out of the dryer very quickly. Count on everyother day laundry, though I'd be washing 70 diapers every other day with 3 in diapers
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Old 09-16-2006, 10:37 PM   #4
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yes i say 2 dozen in each size PER baby. we had 18 preemie pf's and about 10 nb fitteds and i was still washing about every day and a half with just one in that (once they start truly peeing you have to snappi one preemie pf and have one laid in thirds in the cover to truly contain anything). and in the smalls we have about 15 to 17 fitteds and 24 prefolds and now we're comfortable washing every other day (if my pail was big enough to make it that long LOL!). so i'd say even with 30 various fitteds you definately want 2 dozen in each size PER kid...remember that the preemie pf's are WONDERFUL doublers once they've served their nb purpose, so they're a great investment for a very long time and cheap to boot!!!!!
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Yep I agree, you want 2 dozen per baby

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Old 09-17-2006, 12:11 PM   #6
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Re: how many prefolds do I need?

ok I upped my order

3 dozen unbleached 1 dozen bleached preemie cpf..

2 dozen unbleached infant ipf

that should do it for now.. I hope...


now to fill out my small sized stash haha
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Old 09-17-2006, 01:07 PM   #7
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good job mama!!! infants are easy to get your hands on anyhow, you can grab a dozen of them later on for $18 or $20 (free shipping) from mommacommune. plus it looks like you still have 4.5 months so you're doing GREAT!
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