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Old 10-19-2010, 05:24 PM   #1
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How many newborn prefolds and covers will I need?

If I want to wash every third day, how many newborn prefolds should I get? I think I'll need some preemie as well, since my babies tend to be on the smaller side. Also, for a breastfed baby, how many covers should I have on hand and what brand do you recommend?

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Old 10-19-2010, 05:25 PM   #2
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Re: How many newborn prefolds and covers will I need?

2-3 dozen prefolds and 4-6 covers. I always recommend the Thirsties Duo Wraps.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:33 PM   #3
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2-3 dozen prefolds and 4-6 covers. I always recommend the Thirsties Duo Wraps.
Thanks! Will the Thirsties Duo Size 1 fit from day one?
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:35 PM   #4
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Re: How many newborn prefolds and covers will I need?

I am preparing for a newbie too! I just got a weehuggers cover to test on my toddler and WOWZA is it awesome!! I will definitely be getting 6 for my new LO. I like thirsties duo as well (they have better colors and prints in my opinion), but weehuggers tops my list!! They are SO well made. I would say 3 dozen prefolds if you are wanting to stretch the washing My favorite cotton prefolds are GMD (green mountain diapers) in orange for newborns. This time around though, I am making bamboo terry prefolds because the stretch helps them fit longer and I think they are trimmer
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Re: How many newborn prefolds and covers will I need?

the fit smaller than the x-small Thirsties covers. if you need a few covers to get you through the 1st couple weeks I would look at proraps. Congrats and good luck!
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I liked 3 dozen diapers and for the first 3-4 weeks I loved the preemie prefolds. After the first couple weeks I had to double them up but they were totally worth it! and the niji cotton covers fit from day one! they arrive looking big but they shrink up some with the first wash/dry.
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Another vote for Thirsties duos. However, for 3 days without laundry, I would recommend 6-8 covers and 3-4 dozen. (I recommend 4-6 covers and 2-3 dozen for doing laundry every other day)
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Another vote for Thirsties duos. However, for 3 days without laundry, I would recommend 6-8 covers and 3-4 dozen. (I recommend 4-6 covers and 2-3 dozen for doing laundry every other day)
oh yes, very true I used 3 dozen and washed every other day
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3 dozen prefolds and 5-6 covers should be enough.
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