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Old 11-02-2013, 02:31 PM   #1
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Are NB dispers truly worth it?

I'm new to CDing and am battling with whether or not to buy NB sizes or is just a waste of time/money. I expect to have close to a 9lber... Please help!
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
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Re: Are NB dispers truly worth it?

I wouldn't say it's a waste of time. I don't feel like they take extra time. They may be a "waste" of money. money is the third reason why I cloth so I choose to do newborn.

If you are truely expecting a larger newborn then get thirsties duo and capri sz1 covers and infant prefolds might be a good choice. All 3 should work 2-3 months (or more) on a 9lbs baby and will most likely work day 1.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:10 PM   #3
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We have been using newborn cloth for 4 1/2 months now I LOVE it! and such a nice fit <3
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:17 PM   #4
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For me if I was to do it again I'd just get prefolds and covers. My 10 day old has outgrown most of her nb covers, and barley fits in some of her nb aios other than the simplexs. She fits great in flip covers already
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:49 PM   #5
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Re: Are NB dispers truly worth it?

If one of the reasons you choose cloth was to keep chemicals off your baby's bum, then it is certainly worth it. If you're doing cloth for purely financial reasons, it may not be worth it unless you go with a very basic stash of prefolds and covers- especially if you go with a cover that will last a while, like thirsties duos. You will change a ton of diapers, even more if you choose cloth, imo. It doesn't have to be all our nothing, though.
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:27 PM   #6
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Re: Are NB dispers truly worth it?

I agree with the above ladies. Money saving is not the reason we use cloth so it was very important to have them in cloth from the start. Money wise though it is a savings if you choose wisely and don't go overboard and also if you plan to reuse it. Something like prefolds, flats and Thirsties works so, so well and then can be reused in a variety of ways for many months, possibly years.
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:33 PM   #7
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I figured I would spend nearly as much on cloth as I would on sposies, figuring an average of 10-12 changes a day. And I'll use them again for baby #2 or sell them.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:24 PM   #8
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Re: Are NB dispers truly worth it?

I think a properly fitting diaper at any stage is ideal A 9+ lbs newborn can most likely start in smalls or even one-size diapers as to help with costs. Or like others have said prefolds and covers are great! If you were asking should you get newborn size, I think you could skip it easily. If you got newborns, they could be outgrow in just a couple weeks. Have you looked at Green Mountain Diapers website? She has some great pics of different sized newborns in prefolds and covers. Great info and products too
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:24 PM   #9
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In think its worth it especially if you want to limit your newbies exposure to chemicals but honestly if its a money issue get two dozen flats and 8 covers. It will cost you around $90 brand new cheaper if you buy used on here or even cut up old t shirts to use as flats which is softer and better for folding ime. If you have twelve old fruit if the loom tshirts you can make those into two dozen flats. The reason I say flats is bc they are so versatile. And cheap. They aren't hard and wash and dry super easy. And if you travel in the future they are a great way to save you from buying sposies for travel. Our flats have already paid for themselves. good luck nb cloth is worth it!! Plus if you go the fancier route for ease you can reuse or resell
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:37 PM   #10
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If you want more convenient dipes, you might consider a newborn rental program. You get to trade in the newborn dipes for your deposit back or store credit.

Swaddlebees Simplex fit bigger babies and are available at lots of retailers including

Or has a rental for newborn Sandys and Thirsties xs which fit bigger babies up to around 12 lbs and are so squishy.

ETA: My newborn stash is mostly GMD organic orange edge, which run a little bigger than the white or unbleached cotton. My first was 8.6 and the dipes were a little big at first.

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