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Old 02-23-2012, 02:11 PM   #31
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Re: Would you ever skip newborn size?

In my situation, yes I skipped newborn diapers. I have large babies - first was 9lb 8oz and my second was 8lb 12oz. I never CD'd ds #1 but with ds #2 I started right with small and OS diapers. Many people will say you can't use OS diapers from birth, but it's not true. I started using OS dipes on ds as soon as we got home from the hospital when he was 5 days old and approximately 8 lbs. Our BG pockets have been used heavily the past 16 months and are still in wonderful shape. As it was, I did buy some sized dipes. The smalls we were able to just barely squeeze ds into until he turned 3 months and then we moved into mediums. Newborn dipes would have been a huge waste for us, as it was I felt that the smalls were a waste for 3 months use. But, I did end up selling those and getting 1/2 my money back to buy other dipes with.


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Old 02-23-2012, 02:17 PM   #32
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I think parent birth weights can have some affect, but I don't know how much....both DH and I were over 8lbs at birth. My son was 6lb 15oz and my daughter was 5lbs 15oz and they were both full term, so no real idea here.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:27 PM   #33
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Re: Would you ever skip newborn size?

My son was pretty tiny (6lbs 10oz) at birth. I waited until he was almost 5 weeks to use cloth diapers and even then they were still huge on him. I actually wish I would have bought some premie sized diapers for him (maybe 2 dozen at most). If you can find someone to sell them to you used for real cheap, you might like them just in case.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:48 PM   #34
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My OB parents size does play into babies size. I was 11lbs 13oz at birth and Cae's dad was 10lbs.. She was 9lbs 3oz a week early and not wanting to come out (had csection) I was monitored due to our sizes and she was huge.. She is nearly 40lbs at 2 years now lol

With the baby, my fiancé was a smaller baby due to alcohol and drug use by his mother (he was given up for adoption) but.. He is a big guy now and i imagine without those circumstances he would've been a large baby so.. Anyway judging from Cae's size i am expecting an 8-9lb newborn... Yet I won't skip newborn.. I will spend the money to have good fitting diapers lol plus they'll last us thru other kids
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:11 PM   #35
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Re: Would you ever skip newborn size?

Yes, I forgot to mention if you plan on having other babies it can actually be a good investment to buy newborn diapers. It might only last you a couple weeks if you do have a super huge baby but you wouldn't have to spend a dime on diapers for the next one.

I wish I had kept my last DD's newborn stash. I only have 12 newborn diapers and 2 newborn covers. I think I will have to go with small flats next time because I can't afford to splurge on another big newborn stash again.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:14 PM   #36
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Re: Would you ever skip newborn size?

If I thought I would have a 8+ pound baby I probably would skip the NB size, but I have teeny babies so newborn dipes are absolutely necessary unless I wanted to use sposies.
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