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Old 09-21-2017, 10:31 AM   #11
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Re: First Time Cloth Diapering-Should I Invest in a Newborn Stash?

I love the thristies duo sz1 DS wore them about 2 months and DD wore them for about 4m, totally worth it. The top reasons I cloth diaper are not money so it was important to me either way.

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Old 09-21-2017, 10:48 AM   #12
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My last baby was 9 pounds 10 ounces. We used almost solely Simplex, which I have always used for my babies. They lasted close to about the fifteen pound mark, which was about 2.5 months - he's pretty darn humongous. I did buy and try some fitteds and covers for overnight. They worked well, I just couldn't handle two steps in the middle of the night. When he was getting up every two hours I just used the AIOs. Now that he mostly sleeps through we are using disposables . I hate it but I don't have the energy to try something new quite yet.
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Old 09-21-2017, 10:49 AM   #13
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Also - I have 18 Simplex (used 2.5 months) and several thirsties and blueberry capris/coveralls that are barely used I need to sell. PM me if you are interested.
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:16 AM   #14
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Re: First Time Cloth Diapering-Should I Invest in a Newborn Stash?

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I was thinking of the same thing about the Simplex!-that way they are easy for nursery workers or grandparents etc. About the fitteds, I have heard a lot of people say they use them at night time for extra absorbency and the ease of changing a diaper at 2am! haha what do use at night?
I don't think prefolds are any harder at night if you're used to them. That's what we've always used so it isn't a big deal to me. Days and nights kind of run together at first anyway...you're feeding every few hours no matter what time it is, so that tiredness is an issue whatever time of day it is, if that makes sense. I think the nighttime diapers only become an issue, absorbency-wise, when baby is sleeping longer at night. Good prefolds are very absorbent too, more than a lot of "fancier" diapers out there.
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:06 PM   #15
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I had 3 dozen newborn preforms and 6 size 1 thirsties covers set on the lowest. Worked out perfectly! Resell value was great too and my son wore them for about 8 weeks, but he was a little guy. Now they are good for doublers.

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Old 10-09-2017, 12:23 PM   #16
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I am still fairly new to the cloth diapering world, but have been putting my 20 month old in cloth for about 6 months. I decided to get a small newborn stash for my second baby who is now 7 weeks old. I ended up purchasing small prefolds, a few fittedes and NB covers along with 2 AIOs. I ended up having a 10lb baby and was glad i hadnt gotten newborn size prefolds or fittedes. Just because you never know the size of your baby I would say buy a small stash until baby arrives and then add more of what style you like best. I prefer prefols and covers for my toddler buy pockets or fittedes for my baby.
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I've got AIO's, fitters, prefolds and flats- and with 6+ lb. babies, some of the NB diapers fit up to 4-5 months. Definitely worth it for me.
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Thank you all for your expertise on newborn cloth diapering! My husband and I are exploring cloth diapering for a newborn and itís good to know that other families thought it was worth it! We canít wait to build our stash!
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Re: First Time Cloth Diapering-Should I Invest in a Newborn Stash?

Kissaluvs and thirsties covers were my favorite for the NB age.
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Old 01-08-2018, 02:21 PM   #20
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I think for a first baby being CD'd a newborn sized stash is important because trying to make too-big diapers work is likely to turn parents off to CDing at all. The amount you spend on a NB sized stash is still much less than the amount you will spend if you give up on CDing and switch to disposables for the rest of the child's diapering time.

And if you're going to use NB prefolds or flats, you will easily be able to use them in the future as doublers or inserts, burp cloths, rags, under the bum on the changing pad, swifter covers, anything. NB fitteds and AIO can be resold.

And you get far less diaper blowouts with cloth, especially in the early weeks.
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