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Old 07-01-2012, 07:49 AM   #1
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I am debating on whether to purchase the 6 GMD newborn sized prefolds or size small. My first baby was 7lbs 2oz. What do you think?

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Old 07-01-2012, 08:19 AM   #2
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Re: Should I skip the newborn size?

I guess it depends on perference but I would not. At 7lbs we still had to fold the rise down on the newborn prefolds for our DD. There was plenty of room to grow in them and I don't like bulk on a newborn. I would say if you have a history of having newbies in the 8-9lb range then maybe skip and just deal with the bulk. The other option is you could try small flats and then not worry about sizing.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:25 AM   #3
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Re: Should I skip the newborn size?

I'm really cheap so I'd skip and do smalls. Also the bulk wouldn't bother me. But as they're prefolds they're pretty cheap anyway, so if the bulk does bother you I'd get mostly smalls but then a dozen newborns for when you go out to have the trim look You might even find some newborn prefolds preloved from a mama on here.
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Re: Should I skip the newborn size?

I skipped nb sized diapers w/ DD b/c on average babes in mine & DH's families are 8lbs. I ended up w/ a 5lb 37wker who I spent twice as much on sposies for than would have nb size cloth while waiting for her to get big enough for my smalls.

For DS I went all out on a stash on nb sized aios & fitteds. he was born at 41wks & 8.5 lbs. he wore them for about 6-8wks (depending on the diaper) & I was able to sell them for almost as much as I bought them for (got most on sale or used). diapering him as a nb cost about 1/4 of what it cost to have DD in sposies b/c I wanted to skip the nb size cloth to 'save money'.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:49 AM   #5
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I skipped nb prefolds and got infant sized from cottonbabies and am happy i did as my baby was 9lb at birth and was 9lb11oz at his 2 week appointment this past week and i only fold down the front because of his cord stump not bring totally closed yet. If you don't mind the extra bulk i think going bigger is the better option and you'll get more use out of them
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:04 AM   #6
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Re: Should I skip the newborn size?

I used rumparoos for my nb and wished that I had used sposies. She was 7.4 at birth but gained so fast she was out of them in 2 weeks. I did get all my money back for the rumperoos though.
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Re: Should I skip the newborn size?

I would not skip newborn size, but I have tiny babies!
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Re: Should I skip the newborn size?

I wouldn't skip newborn size. If you get newborn prefolds you can always use them later for a doubler for nights and naps, or use them as burp rags.
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Re: Should I skip the newborn size?

We always skip nb sizes, but our babies are born around 9 lbs, and then put on at least 1 lb/week . Last time I tried a nb diaper, DS2 was 2 weeks old and it was already too small.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:11 AM   #10
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How are you planning to use them? Pinned / snappied or trifolded?

There were no sized prefolds when my ds was born, just standard "infant" and "premium". That worked just fine for us. The standard infants are a bit smaller than the GMD yellows. Premiums are longer, but the same width I think, as the reds.

I think you will be fine just ordering the yellows. They will be bulky those first few weeks, but if you are okay with bulk, you will certainly save some money.

Another option is to order a couple dozen preemie prefolds. They are too small, in my experience, to pin on a 7.5lb baby, but if you use two trifolded together it is a very trim fit in a newborn cover. They will come in handy later as doublers, too. And I think you can find them dirt cheap on fsot or even new from several places. GMD had a good price if you are already ordering from them and paying shipping anyway.
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