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Old 10-13-2012, 05:31 PM   #1
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New mom, still trying to figure all this out!

Hullo!

I live in CO; my daughter is 6 weeks old. Right now we are using a diaper service (they deliver prefolds, we supply covers) partially because I have the smallest, crappiest washer/dryer set in the world and partially because our family was so excited we wanted to CD that they offered to pay for us to do it. Lucky us, right? Especially since I had an emergency c-section, there was no way I could have kept up with the laundry at first!

I'm having a couple of problems, though. One: no matter what fold I use, poo gets all over the wraps (we have ProRaps). Am I just an utter spaz when it comes to folding the diaper or what?! I think 3/5 times, when she poops it sprays out onto the cover, so I have to do laundry almost every day anyway. Thank goodness she's breastfed so it washes out ok.
Two: I don't really like the wraps we have. I'm looking into replacing them when she grows out of this size. Which will be soon, since the upper limit is 14 lbs and she already weighs 12!
Three: my husband says he hates cloth because he has to come in contact with her pee. I think he's being silly, but I wonder sometimes if it's worth fighting him over it or if I should look into something like AIOs where he wouldn't have to necessarily touch it. They are so expensive, comparatively!!

Anyway, hi! And if you want to share any advice or anything, please do. I am still new to all this and love learning.

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Old 10-13-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:03 AM   #3
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:15 PM   #4
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welcome i am new to this whole thing too so I dont really have much advice for you but i use prefolds with a snappi and I jelly roll the prefold and I have had no poop issues with my little guy. Good luck
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:29 PM   #6
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I have pockets & I like. I do sometimes stuff with prefolds from friend. My hubby likes. Barely have to touch pee but poo to get stuff out/ to rinse if u do that. My hubbby likes them...easy...
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:09 PM   #7
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Anytime I use a cover and she poops I change the cover too. It usually gets on it at least a little. But I also use stay dry inserts or trifold a prefold. I may not be the best to give advice lol
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:54 PM   #8
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Welcome! Have you heard of Elimination Communication? Check out the forum for it! I started doing EC with my third DS and now we rarely get poopy diapers because he goes in the potty. No, you are not a spaz at folding your prefolds- poopy diaper blowouts happen because babies make a lot of poop and there's no way that diapers are meant to hold that much poop sometimes! Anyway, my DS just started peeing on cue into the potty and its pretty exciting! I never thought I would be so excited about pee and poop in my life whatever you decide to do, I hope you find a lot of support from these forums!
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