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Old 01-09-2013, 10:50 AM   #21
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Re: Newborn cover advice?

I was surprised by how much I loved Proraps. They fit right away and lasted until about 12 lbs.

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Old 01-09-2013, 05:29 PM   #22
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I used Bummis Super Brite and Super Whisper Wrap. Really liked both and I got a good deal on them from some mammas on FSOT
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Pro wraps and Bummis super lites fit my 6 pounder well

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Old 01-09-2013, 09:43 PM   #24
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My youngest was tiny at birth, and when we started using fitteds on her she was about 5 pounds. She's now 12 pounds.
We have some newborn Rumparooz covers that have fit really well the entire time, but are starting to be too small to cover the larger fitteds, especially with a booster at night. They still look brand new.
We have some Blueberry mini-coveralls, that have been great too. The aplix on them is starting to look a little worn, but is still working well. They don't fit as small as the RaRs for sure, but they still have a decent amount of rise left in them also. We have one of their small Capri co era too, and it is a little bulkier, but essentially the same. I find it wipes clean better than the other ones for some reason too. They are all good up to about 18 pounds I think.
We have some Thirties covers too. I think they are our favourites as they have more room than the RaRs, they were a little bulky when baby was 5 pounds, but they still snugged up enough. The elastic on them seems more gentle than all the others too. But the aplix definitely looks more worn than any of the others. We have also used one of the xs ones and one of the smalls. I think for the money the size 1 makes more sense though as it straddles those two sized ones, and I think is also good to about 18 pounds. They worked well though, and the xs was more trim when baby was small.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:10 AM   #25
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I have thiristies duo size 1. It's a wonderful cover and easy to use for newborn.
yes! we used these from birth with my son and he is just now growing out of them at 10 weeks and 14+ lbs. =]
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I have LOTS of PUL here I just HATE working with it I'll brave it for when baby outgrows the ones I buy but for the NB stage I just want to get what works so I don't get discouraged right off the bat.

I found Dappis covers at CB but they don't ship to Canada The ones I can find in Canada are 2.5 times the price :O. I think I'm going to go with a couple Thirsties and bummis. I do have a Lovey Bums wool cover for nights, though.
I'm not a big sewer but I just recently been trying to make a pocket pull up diaper. I don't love sewing the PUL either. I do like it with the FOE though because the pul is sandwiched between the elastic. I was thinking if I attempt to do covered elastic that I would make the suede cloth wider and still sandwich the PUL between the suede cloth and use that to cover the elastic -- not sure if that would create leaks, but that is my idea

You could always sew pull on fleece covers
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:06 AM   #27
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I swore by thirsties and my first two pregnancies yielded 8 pounders.

We used the thirsties for the triplets for the first month and then transitioned rapidly into using Grovia shells as covers. If I were to plan for an 8 pound baby, I would just use the Grovias.
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