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Old 02-19-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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Cloth diapering a preemie

Hi all I became super excited about cloth diapering and started a stash of pocket diapers for my daughter, but she came 5 weeks early, luckily I had acquired 6 tiny g pants, which are the only diapers she can fit in. She is no where near fitting into the OS adjustable pocket diapers. She is 5 pounds, lean and long, what cloth diapers would fit her? I welcome your advice and experiences, it's getting old having to run to the washing machine more than once a day since she goes through her tiny Gs like nothing

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Old 02-19-2013, 03:09 PM   #2
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Re: Cloth diapering a preemie

My DD was also born at 35 weeks at 5lbs 9oz. We used preemie prefolds and Thirsties Duo folded down until the small flats snd newborn prefolds fit. A normal sized newborn would probably not fit the OS diapers anyway. This time my youngest cam home at only a pound more than her and GMD workhorse folded down under Loveybums wool worked so well. Bummis SB fits super small too.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:14 PM   #3
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I would try nana botttoms aios, easy cheap and affordable. She always have coupons too.

My son came home at 5lbs and did not fit into OS diapers till about 13-14lbs. I did invest in xs bg aios which I love and fit him for about 8 weeks.
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I cannot imagine how tiny she must be Our newbie was 9lb 13oz at birth and is wearing premie prefolds from GMD with a snappi.
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mine came home at 5lbs, 5lbs, 4lbs and 6lbs. we used preemie nanas bottoms aios from birth with all as well as mothergoose designs fitteds(preemie). little lambs aios(discontinued a looong time ago) in nb size also fit if you can find them. we also did wool and fleece covers i made
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I just had a 36 weeker but she was big... 7lbs. You could try washcloths trifolded in a bummis super brite NB. Those covers are dinky!!!! I bought white washcloths from Walmart and they work decently
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I just brought my 32 weeker home weighing 5 lbs 13 oz. he fits nicely in lil joeys and mutts but my absolute favorite fit is xs diaper baby fitteds with a bummis super brite over it.
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if you can find a coop for THX newborn diapers they are dinky! tinier then bg xs's. you can find pictures online.
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My daughter came home at 4lbs and the only ones that fit her were Softbums (with a small insert/booster - I didn't use the Softbums inserts until MUCH later). They still fit her now at 16 lbs, which just blows my mind that she was ever so tiny. Sadly, I had only bought one because I thought I was being all smart by not getting newborn diapers... I had a Fuzzbunz XS (intended for photos), but it didn't fit her until she was around 6-7lbs because she was so skinny. I didn't try any of the others PPs suggested but just in case you wanted something that would last beyond the newborn stage I figured I'd throw it out there
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