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Old 02-27-2016, 06:25 AM   #1
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Is it a good idea to use NBCD rental service OR buy?

I'm both a new mom expecting DD in Aug and new to cloth. I'm excited to venture into cloth and think OS pockets/inserts will be the easiest for me (thinking Fuzzibunz). Unfortunately, the OS don't work on NB, so what to do? Has anyone tried a 2-3 month rental service for NB cloth? Any recommendations? Thx!

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Old 02-29-2016, 02:29 PM   #2
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Re: Is it a good idea to use NBCD rental service OR buy?

I have not used a service, but have a friend that owns a service. After hearing a lot of feedback from others, I think I would def use a service for the newborn stage. I had planned to use a service, but ended up having an amazing nb stash passed on to me.


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I've bought the newborn stashes for the two kids I've CDed since birth. I hadn't anticipated ever having another baby or I would have kept the first NB stash. This is my last and we still bought her NB stash out right. I planned on being able to sell most of it for 40-60% of msrp.

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Re: Is it a good idea to use NBCD rental service OR buy?

I'd do a rental if it was my last baby, but I'd buy them outright if it was my first baby and I planned on having more.
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Re: Is it a good idea to use NBCD rental service OR buy?

I think it's a great idea--better yet, do rentals from several different stores so you get a greater variety of types and brands.

I really thought I would love pocket diapers and ended up hating them (the difficult washing MF inserts and annoying to stuff them). I ended up loving prefolds laid in covers. Never would have thought.

My oldest was born when the OS concept was just starting to take off, so I never bought a newborn stash with any of my kids but used OS right from the start. I've learned which brands actually DO fit newborns just fine (Grovia, Softbums, Best Bottom). So don't write off OS for newborns altogether.

Unfortunately, resale value of gently used cloth diapers has plummeted in the last year or two. I've had stuff sitting for sale for more than a year with no takers. I'll consider myselfl lucky to sell my CDs at all when I'm done.

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Re: Is it a good idea to use NBCD rental service OR buy?

I think it would depend on the price of the rental, and what kind of diapers you are wanting to use. You can find very lightly used newborn diapers (since they don't get used for long) at a pretty good price. So if the used price is almost the same as the rental price, I would just buy them. That way if you can sell them for even a little bit, you would come out ahead. But I admit, I haven't really looked into rentals.
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Not sure if all stores are this way but the rentals I've seen require you to pay for all the stash upfront and then when you return it you get that money in store credit back minus the rental fee. I just can't justify that id rather research and watch a ton of videos and buy my stash gently used.
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Unfortunately, resale value of gently used cloth diapers has plummeted in the last year or two. I've had stuff sitting for sale for more than a year with no takers. I'll consider myselfl lucky to sell my CDs at all when I'm done.
Do others agree that resale value has fallen? Why is that? Anyone gander a guess? I think there's value to reusing before recycling as a primary factor without regard to resale, but resale was a nice secondary factor to going cloth...
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Do others agree that resale value has fallen? Why is that? Anyone gander a guess? I think there's value to reusing before recycling as a primary factor without regard to resale, but resale was a nice secondary factor to going cloth...
yes. It's fallen drastically. China cheapies have destroyed the market in general
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Do others agree that resale value has fallen? Why is that? Anyone gander a guess? I think there's value to reusing before recycling as a primary factor without regard to resale, but resale was a nice secondary factor to going cloth...
yup market is flooded. A lot of new cloth diaper parents see the 3-5$ a diaper as the going rate and can't understand why a used diaper would be more than the China brands new.
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