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Old 04-08-2012, 02:49 AM   #61
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Where do I START? HELP eeeek....
You start by researching and seeing what will fit your lifestyle. Ask yourself...What are your main priorities when cloth diapering? Looking more for budget friendly, most breathable, cute, easy like disposables, best for laundry, etc? Busy mom, more on-the-go or have kiddo in childcare? Then you may want something easy like AIO's or pockets. Stay @ home mom who can tend to diapers easily and quickly & would prefer breathable? You might try fitteds with covers (wool is my preference for covers). Limited budget? Then stick with prefolds or flats with covers. So ask yourself what matters most to you, & then buy a couple in that style that have been reviewed and recommended to see what works for you. We have tried alot! And alot has left & we quickly learned what we liked & why. I wouldn't recommend buying an entire stash in something you have never tried!

Also, ask yourself if you plan to resale these diapers and what value they may have. If its a brand not many have heard of or reviewed/talked about then you may not get any return on them even though they may work just great. Popular brands will resell easily if they are taken care. So you have to consider that investment. Hope that helps a little. Good luck!

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I don't see ALVA baby on the list anywhere. I'm not sure if they'd fall under pockets or one-size. They also sell inserts, liners, and wet bags.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:12 PM   #63
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Man, that list is overwhelmingly huge! So many companies that I've never even heard of. Lots more research to do.
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Okay mamas, I updated all the recent suggestions This monster is growing!

Please remember, if you know of a company that has gone out of business, or a new reputable company, PLEASE let me know. I don't have time to go stalking HC or Etsy for new WAHM's...so suggestions are always welcome! Just make sure to say what specific product they make so I can just copy/paste into the correct catergory on the list
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:08 PM   #66
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I think Wiggle worm Bottoms (pul diaper covers) is out of business. Her website is down and she's not responding to emails! Also, no yahoo group activity since June of 2011.

website: www.WiggleWormBottoms.com
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I think Wiggle worm Bottoms (pul diaper covers) is out of business. Her website is down and she's not responding to emails! Also, no yahoo group activity since June of 2011.

website: www.WiggleWormBottoms.com
Marking it as OOB...thanks mama!
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This list seems helpful for those who already have an idea of what to look for. But I have none :/
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This list seems helpful for those who already have an idea of what to look for. But I have none :/
Hmm...do you have any idea of what you'd be looking for, as far as materials and upkeep?
The natural choices are typically prefolds, fitteds, and Wool
Feel-dry options typically include diapers that are fleece or suedecloth

It also depends on whether you'd like to support a work-at-home-mom (wahm) or whether you would rather go with a company

You can see by the catergories, that the options are basically....

Pockets (where you stuff with absorbant material),
All-in-ones (the diaper doesn't come apart...it washes as one piece...sometimes they are hard to dry),
All-in-two's (these are better than pockets cause you dont' have to stuff, but they come apart to dry quicker...usually the absorbant material snaps in),
Prefolds and Wool (use a snappi or boingo to hold prefold in place),
Fitted and Wool (fitteds usually snap and look like an actual diaper, with leg elastic, and snaps or velcro),
Prefolds and PUL covers (basic idea of the classic plastic pants, but WAY cuter!),
Fitted and PUL covers (more absorbant system than the prefolds, usually),

I think that is most the options...some people just use fitteds too, and go coverless...but again, it depends on your comfort level and hopes for cloth diapering

There are a variety of inserts to stuff pockets with, but usually AIO and AI2's come with their own snap-in inserts/doublers.

Okey doke...hopefully that helps just a little

Browsing the forum sections will help too...click

here: http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/...splay.php?f=10

and here: http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/...play.php?f=160

And starting a thread asking for mamas' favorite system might be a good idea too! Good luck hon
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My miracle butt cure is called Corona. (No, not the beer, although it might do Mama some good when baby is fussy from rashy bum)
It is meant for animals but my mother-in-law SWEARS by it, and it does seem to work wonders with just 1 use.
I got it at Walgreens, had to ask for it at the pharmacy counter though.
I don't know if it is CD safe or not but I doubt it. I only use it overnight to protect him from the 'sposies.
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