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Old 06-02-2015, 09:49 PM   #1
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Building my first stash...

So I feel like I've done my research and obviously I won't know what I like and/or hate till I've tried it, but I wanted to get some feedback. Here's what I'm thinking for my newborn stash... I'm leaning towards mostly AIO and fitted, because I really think I'll hate stuffing pockets and I want it to be as EASY as possible for DH. I want all snaps, no velcro, leaning towards natural fibers (not in love with the idea of microfiber, but not against it either) I HATE the feel of microfiber cleaning cloths. Do MF diapers feel really different? Really want NB sized for fit and bulk. I like the idea of using fitteds for several hours a day around the house without a cover for air-circulation. Here are the styles I'm leaning towards...
  • Thirsties Newborn
  • Rumparooz Lil Joey's
  • Imagine Bamboo All-in-One
  • Imagine Stay Dry All-in-One
  • Bitty Bee Changed Bamboo Newborn
  • BottomBumpers Small
  • Kissaluvs Size 0
  • Sustainablebabyish (with snaps, size x-small or small)

I would love any and all feedback!


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Old 06-02-2015, 11:14 PM   #2
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I think having some fitteds is a good plan, as well as AIOs. As a mama who has largely used pockets for three kiddos I would recommend trying one out, I have a stack of stuffed pockets near the changing table and it isn't really different from a stack of AIO except they don't take two dryer cycles to dry. Natural fibers are lovely, but my first child would get a rash from everything except suede cloth - so be warned that your child can be more of a deciding factor than you'd think. Also, a friend gave me some of her used G diapers with cloth inserts for my third child, and I've been shocked at how well they work, and it does reduce my laundry. I always thought they were just a gimmick, but I guess I was wrong.
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:49 PM   #3
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Re: Building my first stash...

I loved Blueberry simplex NB (natural fiber an fit a long time) as well as the bamboo imagine newborn. I used capri covers with a prefold and xs ME sandies with a pull on cover at night.

Lil joeys are TINY, not very absorbent and impossible to get poop out of w/o handwashing. I likes Bottom Bumpers in aplix size 2 and think they would be a good newborn option but I never tried them so am not sure how small they are.
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:54 PM   #4
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Re: Building my first stash...

I'm still working on my stash and haven't gotten to use them yet so I don't know from experience, but I've been told that velcro can work better on newborns since they can be quite tiny and the velcro gives you a better fit. I was originally going to do just snaps but have gotten a few with velcro just in case.
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Old 06-07-2015, 11:49 AM   #5
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I loved my Simplex NB and Small Bottombumpers for the newborn stage. I couldn't have done fitteds without a cover at that stage. With the constant breastfeeding and the small diapers, I had to change frequently as it was. Without a cover would have been round the clock. Just my experience though. I do no cover occasionally now when I'm lazy.
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You may want to add a few refolds to your list. I loved refolds when my baby was a newborn cause you can jelly roll the legs in really tight to hold in all that runny poop.
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Old 06-07-2015, 03:54 PM   #7
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Lil joeys are similar to thx nb dipes. They are cute and tiny but I found them difficult to clean poop out of. I used flats/gmd workhorse fitteds and covers, wahm aios and blueberry nb simplex during the newborn stage and loved them.
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Old 06-08-2015, 12:39 PM   #8
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I also really loved simplex NB. I only had a few and always wished I had gotten more.
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Old 06-08-2015, 01:45 PM   #9
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If you want a newborn diaper that will fit from the very start, I'd definitely recommend the Thirsties AIO newborn.

Another recommendation would be Rainshine Designs diapers. Hers are very well made and fit tiny.

I also really like the Nanas Bottoms diapers.

If it were me, I'd order a couple different ones for the newborn phase to see what you prefer for style/material. Then you will know what to order for the next size up.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:25 AM   #10
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Snaps are great for longevity, but you may find that you run into some fit issues if you only have diapers with snaps. I preferred snaps for my older son because he figured out how to undo Velcro pretty early, but Velcro has been a lifesaver with my second who seems to have skinny legs. Every diaper with snaps that we put on him in the first 8 weeks leaked through the legs and I haven't been able to use my Bummis pull on covers because there are huge gaps around his legs.
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