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Old 05-19-2015, 03:21 PM   #1
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Newborn fitteds - I dont see the need.

Just curious if most people use fitteds for newborns. It seems like I see a lot of talk about them. I see them for sale quite often and they are a part if a lot of rental programs. I just dont really have the desire for them. Right now, I'm planning on buying prefolds and AIO's for my stash. I'm wondering if I should consider them.

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Old 05-19-2015, 03:42 PM   #2
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Re: Newborn fitteds - I dont see the need.

With the first two kids I cloth diapered I hadzero desire to own a fitted. They just didn't make sense to me...They seemed expensive, bulky and like it would be a lot of steps. Why would I want to put on a fitted, THEN cover, THEN pants. With number three in cloth we use wool and fleece covers as his pants/shorts about 90% of the time. I totally see the appeal now, we use fitteds almost exclusively. They have great poop containment, which is nice, but the real reason I like them is because it's just diaper, pants, done!
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:13 PM   #3
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We use fitteds almost exclusively. I love them. We use a lot of wool covers and a few PUL ones. Mainly I love them because they are more breathable, so we can go coverless at home or use wool. Plus they contain poop so well and they wash up nicely.

For newborn size, I love fitteds. Mainly because I could never get a good fit with prefolds on a wiggly little newborn with no leaks.
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:52 AM   #4
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Re: Newborn fitteds - I dont see the need.

I made the better part of my NB stash a combo of GMD orange and yellow edge Workhorses because I felt like they would be easier for DH and older siblings and grandparents to help with changes because I'm really the only one who would use prefolds (I also have 2 dozen NB prefolds and a dozen yellow edge PF's). I'm not sure if making the majority of my NB stash mainly fitteds and covers is the best idea but it seems to be the option that will work best for our family and is hopefully more economical than using all AIO'S which would be my only other option as far as making it easier for everyone else in the family to help with diaper changes.
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Re: Newborn fitteds - I dont see the need.

Workhorses are very affordabke


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Old 05-20-2015, 10:55 AM   #6
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Re: Newborn fitteds - I dont see the need.

I'm not due until early July. But decided that I really wanted to do wool covers and did a bunch of reading/research online. The consensus I found was that fitted was better for breastfed newborn poop containment. So I order a bunch of GMD NB fitteds. And hoping to switch to regular old prefolds after those are outgrown.
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Re: Newborn fitteds - I dont see the need.

When my boys were NB's I didn't see the need either. Now with 6 years of cloth diapering, 4 years consecutive, plus dealing with a toddler with chronic diarrhea, if I were to have a nb to diaper now I would do all fitteds for the ease. My husband can snappie prefolds but doesn't get a snug leg fit. That is a must with ebf poop or diarrhea. I do wool longies and shorties so that is basically like doing AIO's for us.
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We used a diaper service when DS was a newborn, and they provided fitteds. I grew to hate those things. DS had bad reflux, and when he was having problems it was awful to have to recline him to wipe him, put on a fitted and wait, we're not done, put on a cover. We basically abandoned pants, he wore onsies and long socks. Too many steps.

We often put fitteds on loose for comfort and they contained nothing. Even when they were snug the poo went right through the leg holes because he had skinny legs. If/when we have another I'm pad folding flats into covers if baby has reflux issues and pinning a flat on when baby is feeling well. I never want to look at a fitted again.
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I made the better part of my NB stash a combo of GMD orange and yellow edge Workhorses because I felt like they would be easier for DH and older siblings and grandparents to help with changes
I have been thinking about this aspect (DH, MIL, etc) of using CDs, and I was wondering what percentage fitted vs. prefolds worked for some of you mamas and why (what family factors, work situations, etc made you outfit your newborn stash with more of one or the other).
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:26 PM   #10
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My husband prefers prefolds. I prefer the workhorses until I can trifold prefolds. I hate using the snappis.
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