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Old 07-31-2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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I could have saved so much

If I had went with covers, prefolds and flats right from the start! Instead of going thru pockets then AI2s then AIOs then fitteds and wool/fleece!

I love them, so simple- we just trifold and padfold. Even dh loves them. Some fleece liners and we're good! Will probably need doublers down the road but no biggie.

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Old 07-31-2012, 09:57 AM   #2
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Same here! We do have a few pockets/AIOs for travel and the prints, but otherwise it's Flips, Fluffy's & Swaddlebees Capris for this family.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:08 AM   #3
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Sometimes you have to try lots of options to find what you love! At least you found a system that works
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I also love simple stashes. With our next baby, we're doing our leftover prefolds, some flats (made from Daddy's old t shirts and a few flour sacks) and new covers (I had sold all of our old ones). We will have a few pockets for ease, but I'm happy with the simple stash we are currently building.
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I so know what you mean!!! "If I only knew then what I know now..." I do like having my wool, fitteds, and AIOs but are they *really* necessary? No. And they really add to the sense of clutter.
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I was saying something similar to DH the other day! It would've saved us so much grief! We have tried over 20 brands and every system and fabric.

We now know that DD absolutely needs the breathability of wool or fleece to keep her from getting rashes and that her skin does best in cotton. I'm now slowly destashing everything else to build a simple stash of flats, prefolds, a few GMD workhorse fitteds for grandma, and wool and fleece for covers.

I'm having a hard time letting go of some things that I just loved, but I know none of it will get used anymore and that it all needs to go.
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I had the same road. After cding 3 lo's, I've ended with pfs! They are great.
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Yep. We are using prefitteds and prefolds with covers.
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Re: I could have saved so much

I guess I was fortunate. I started with flats/prefolds and wool with ds1. With ds2 we continued with flats/prefolds and wool. The only difference is I tried some fitteds and like them. Now we use all 3 but primarily keep to flats. I was given a PUL cover. We only used it 3 times. We didn't like the way it trapped moisture in so never bought any for our kids.
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For me, I found that different types of diapers worked at different stages so it was okay even though I definitely would have spent less if I stuck to one kind. We did PFs/flats and AI2s to start, then exclusively pockets, now I'm back to PFs/flats and occasional pockets. Hopefully there won't be a next for us though. As cute as I think CDs are I am ready for PLing! (tangent )
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