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Old 11-29-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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Night time for Newborns

Okay, I've never cd'ed a newbie before. What is best to use at night for newbies?

I'm buying a stash for my cousin. So far, I have 14 newborn pockets, 2 dozen infant prefolds, 3 size 1 thirsties covers, 2 wet bags and 2 pail liners. I'm planning to buy orange edge prefolds and more covers this weekend.

What else (besides ) do I need to get? I'm trying to stay cheap since I'm buying every bit of this. I'm planning to get her some detergent and CJ's butter to start with as well. Hopefully, I'll get some cloth wipes as well.

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:40 PM   #2
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sounds pretty good. i ended up buying 3 geffen baby hemp inserts to stuff my nb simplex with. DD sleeps through the night already and needed some extra absorbancy. might be something to consider.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:44 PM   #3
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Re: Night time for Newborns

I mean I've never had to use a night diaper on a true newborn. They are eating and pooping around the clock so I just diaper the same way as during the day. We just change with every feed. Once they are sleeping longer stretches of 5-6 hours and not pooping then I switch but by that point they were all out of newborn sizes anyway. Hemp Babies doublers are good though to add for longer stretches since they are thin and won't overwhelm a small baby. I wouldn't worry about getting her detergent since she can just use whatever she uses for clothes to start.
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Okay! I'll look those up. I knew that what I used with my toddler would be way too big. Her last baby was only 6 lbs at 40 weeks. After the new year, I'm going to try to get her some OS dipes and some more covers. At least I get to shop for diapers I guess. Lol!
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My DD2 was only 5-13 at 39 weeks. She's 4 months now amd still in oir nb simplex with room to grow.
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Re: Night time for Newborns

My newbie is 9 weeks now and i have just recently started adding 1 small flannel doubler to his nighttime diaper (usually a snappid prefold or small osocozy fitted). He sleeps 7 hours now, but the first month or so, when he was waking every 2-4 hours to nurse, nothing extra was necessary.
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I mean I've never had to use a night diaper on a true newborn. They are eating and pooping around the clock so I just diaper the same way as during the day. We just change with every feed. Once they are sleeping longer stretches of 5-6 hours and not pooping then I switch but by that point they were all out of newborn sizes anyway. Hemp Babies doublers are good though to add for longer stretches since they are thin and won't overwhelm a small baby. I wouldn't worry about getting her detergent since she can just use whatever she uses for clothes to start.
Thank you so much! This helps! My babies were 9 and 10 lbs at birth and slept all night early on, so it's hard for me to even imagine how long nb diapers would last.
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Re: Night time for Newborns

what an awesome cousin you are!! ive never CDed a newborn, but im slowly building my stash since im 3.5 mos with my 3rd and planning to start from day 1. i saw some pretty awesome wool doublers for sale that were expensive, so decided to knit my own to fit inside orange edge prefolds and workhorses. i plan to use them at night in hopes that it will buy me some extra time if there isnt a poop explosion. just my 2 cents...good luck!
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Another question.

Would the purple edge of these prefolds:
http://www.mysweetpickles.com/OsoCoz...pers_p_91.html

Work okay for a newbie? I bought them on BF and intended on buying some orange edge gmd as well, but after looking at the dimensions they seem similar In size. Wdyt?
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what an awesome cousin you are!! ive never CDed a newborn, but im slowly building my stash since im 3.5 mos with my 3rd and planning to start from day 1. i saw some pretty awesome wool doublers for sale that were expensive, so decided to knit my own to fit inside orange edge prefolds and workhorses. i plan to use them at night in hopes that it will buy me some extra time if there isnt a poop explosion. just my 2 cents...good luck!
Thanks for this! I've never heard of wool doublers. I only did cloth with my second. I thought about it before she was born but DH wasn't on board. She kept rashes all the time though, so one day I picked up a flip day pack at a store in my town. I was instantly in love and was determined to make It work. I became...obsessed. I have never thought of myself as green but I cd'ed and now use all reusable menstrual products and the occasional family cloth (trying to convert). I want to give my girls better options than I had.
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