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Old 02-15-2008, 04:22 PM   #1
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how many prefolds do i need for a newborn

how many prefolds do i need for a newborn? want to wash every 2 - 3 days
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:28 PM   #2
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Re: how many prefolds do i need for a newborn

They usually say 36! Do you have another in diapers if so you may just find yourself washing more frequently cause the pail gets full very quickly!
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:47 PM   #3
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36 will do you two full days
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I"m planning on 3 dozen... just trying to decide on NB size or infant size. Also wondering if I should get some preemies. decisions, decisions!!
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newborn pfs were so nice to have because they fit my LO very nicely for about six weeks. I only had 12, but we were only part-time cding until we decided if pf and covers were what we wanted to do (it was!)
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:51 PM   #6
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You'll go through 14-18 diapers a day, possibly more if you stay on top of it when they first get wet.
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Re: how many prefolds do i need for a newborn

We started with 2 dzn preemie, 3 dzn infant, 1.5 dzn fitteds and 4 AIOs. Never used the AIOs though. She's 5 weeks old now and I want another dzn or so infants.

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3 dozen is the rule of thumb. I had a HARD time with prefolds in the beginning and tried preemie, NB and infants with no success. I was so happy I had fitteds on hand as well. Once she hit aobut 6-8 weeks old though the infants fit good and there was no issues anymore.
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Re: how many prefolds do i need for a newborn

How long do most babies stay in the infant size prefolds?
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Re: how many prefolds do i need for a newborn

my daughter was in them till 8 months but she is petite. I only had 24 and I really wished I had gone for the 36, it makes things a little easier to have some to work with while washing
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