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Old 11-14-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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Cloth on a newborn

So my dd2 is due nov 25th and I really really want to use cloth from day 1 but I don't really have the cash to buy newborn diapers. My dd1 is in prefolds and covers and we have infant prefolds and one size covers that we used in her starting about 14 days old. (She was in the NICU for
14 days) we never had to deal with umbilical cord stump.

I made some fleece covers that have a place for the umbilical cord. Can I use my infant prefolds with those covers? I've heard of people using wash cloths. How do you do that? Do you think I'll be able to reuse the covers if I use wash cloths?

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Could you spring for some Lil Joey covers? You could probably get away with 4 and they are only $10 per cover.

I used them with infant prefolds no problem on my newb.

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I used the infant prefolds with my newbie, they worked great.
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Yeah, I don't really want to buy anything. I have infant prefolds and wash cloths. I would like to use the fleece covers I made if I can figure out how to reuse them. I only have 4 covers made but could make more if I needed to.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:20 PM   #5
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Re: Cloth on a newborn

if you pin/snappi them it would help keep the poo in the dipe and off the cover. I think by wash cloths people mean hand towels, i couldnt imagine using something so tiny as a diaper.
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if you pin/snappi them it would help keep the poo in the dipe and off the cover. I think by wash cloths people mean hand towels, i couldnt imagine using something so tiny as a diaper.
No, they mean washcloths. They fit newbies perfectly
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:25 PM   #7
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Re: Cloth on a newborn

I couldn't imagine the washcloths would hold anything in, as liquidy as nb poo is. I used infant prefolds and XS covers. My DD was low birth weight, and unfortunately had to be in preemie diaps for several weeks, but once she hit 6#, she wore cloth. I say go for it. You're changing them so often that you could always just wing it!
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I used infant prefolds with my newborn and it worked great. No problems at all.
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I have used cloth from day 1 with both of mine. With my first, I had infant prefolds. I folded them newspaper style so the rise was the right length and pinned.

Honestly, those first few days they are such light wetters that I don't even use covers. My first was a winter baby and I just kept him in an unsnapped onsie and covered in a blanket.

By the time the cord falls off and you start needing covers you can probably make due with the one size stuff.

Are you having a hospital birth? If you are, surely they will give you enough sposies to make it through trips to town and such if going cover less isn't an option.
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