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Old 06-07-2011, 02:56 PM   #1
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Newbie here that has yet to try cloth -

Of all the cloth diapers that you use, what is your favorite?
What do you recommend I try?
Preferably something affordable.

I've ordered a Flip snaps with stay dry, still waiting on it to get here so I can try it.

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Old 06-07-2011, 03:00 PM   #2
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Flats! Cheapest, easiest to care for, trim and comfy.
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I started with flips and bg pockets. But I love using pinned flats! we usually go coverless but use our flip covers for nap times.
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BG pockets. They have some here, used, for 6$:

http://www.cottonbabies.com/index.php?cPath=137

Id grab a few now before they sell out. Their sales always sell out quickly.
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Re: Recommendations for a newbie pls?

I wish I had known about flats when I first started. I only really heard about prefolds as the cheapest way to cloth diaper, and I tried them (an off brand) and didn't like them. But flats are even less expensive than prefolds, they're trimmer, and also the easiest to wash and dry. They're the least complicated but kinda fun to learn the different folds. You'll need a couple of diaper covers to go over them, and you can get those in cute prints or colors to amp up the cuteness factor since flats are kind of plain.

ETA: If you've already ordered a Flip, I think you'll find you'll like it! They fit babies very well, make great covers over flats, and the stay dry liner is a great option too if you don't want to do flats. The liners are more expensive, but not as expensive as some of the other options out there. But a lot of mamas end up having problems with the fact that stay dry liners are made from microfiber. They're a little harder to get clean than one layer, all-cotton flats.
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We use mostly BG 4.0's stuffed with flats. I also have bamboo SM sandys with Swaddlebees ABC snap wrap & meow's with Bummis Super Lite. These are my favorites.
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i do trifold of zorbII cuz it's soo thin, it's kinda pricey but i suck it up for trimness, i've yet to try flats i keep pondering but am a lil afraid course i was afraid of prefolds and i loved those i swore i was going to be a pocket mama then i switched haha i use my hybrids. you'll be addicted before you know it
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Re: Recommendations for a newbie pls?

I'm new to cding too and I made all my own prefolds and also use the extras of baby towels (minus hood) and recieving blankets as flat folds. They are absorbant and work great. I ordered thristies duo wraps off of the thristies outlet site online and got them cheaper than normal. I have ordered 6 from there and haven't found anything wrong with any of them! If you know how to sew, there are lots of free patterns and different ideas. One pattern is out of old tshirts and another is for making flannel prefolds that I found. Both were very simple. My mom had lots of fabric from years of sewing, so we went through it to find what I needed. Also yard sales/thrift stores are great for old flannel sheets/shirts and sometimes bags of fabric! Good luck
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When I first decided to CD I decided I wanted to do prefolds with covers...but after DS was here I was totally overwhelmed with prefolds, so I moved to GMD workhorses and have never looked back! We love them with thirsties duo wraps and both are pretty inexpensive. We do use the occasional BGE or Grovia AIO when we want an AIO option but our GMD workhorse dipes are def our most used. We also use the sbish snapless multis under wool for night time. HTH! Good luck
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I like flips because you can use any kind of insert (even a prefold) or fitted with it. Cotton Babies has some seconds on clearance that include an organic insert.
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