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Old 11-30-2008, 02:43 PM   #201
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good to know about the "week old" thing. Thanks for the info!

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Old 12-06-2008, 08:55 AM   #202
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Next time, I think I will do fitteds & wool, and I think I will LOVE wool/fleece sleepsacks. Both my girls LIVED in those little gowns when they were first born (or maybe for the first few months, lol), and now that I know I love wool on my 22 mo dd, I know I would have loved it with a NB too. And our meconium with dd2 was gone by about day 2. She nursed a lot, and all that colostrum really cleared her out. We ended up using the sposies the hospital gave us until they ran out & I made myself start trying out the CDs (I was a little skeered since it was my first time), so we started her at about 1-2 weeks with prefolds & covers.
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:06 AM   #203
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OK, not quite about a newborn exactly... but I wish I had known about mama cloth & the whole world of cloth when I had dd (cloth nursing pads, family wipes, etc.). I would have really loved those, especially just after having a baby! I think I made my nursing pads when dd was 6months or so, after I found DS and bought a serger, but they would have been so nice to have from the start.
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:18 AM   #204
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yes to mama cloth. I don't have any and I ended up getting a bad skin irritation on my girlie bits due to sposie pads. Not cool on an already tender area. So I've been using cut up towels and washcloths for lighter days.
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:49 PM   #205
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Oy I just read this whole thread and I've gone back and forth a billion times about wether to get NB fitteds or just go with pfs. Wether to get any PUL covers or just go with fleece and wool. Aaaaaah
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:12 PM   #206
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haha griffinsmom, try a bit of both i have bought some mini prefolds and some xs sandys for my next baby (conception is not even planned yet but hey )
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My LO is due in the spring time. Would sleep sacks be too hot?
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My LO is due in the spring time. Would sleep sacks be too hot?
A fleece one would probably be too warm but wool is cool and comfy and breathable even in a hot Texas summer.
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My big issue with nb cding was that newborns sleep so much! Personally, I didn't like my wool or fleece with Evie when she was really tiny because she slept so much that her diaper would get completely soaked and we'd get compression wetness. When I came on here to ask about it, people told me to change her more often, but when I'm already sleep deprived I didn't want to wake her up to change her every hour! She would NOT sleep through a change...she hated it the first few weeks and always cried through it. I also didn't like the idea of her sitting in a soaked diaper with a pul cover, so I ended up using fleece liners. Now (2.5 months) we're perfectly happy with fitteds and wool for day and pockets at night. I'm not completely sure what we'll do with the next baby as a nb.
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:48 PM   #210
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i just went through this stage for the first time and someone gave me some kissaluv fitteds (need covers) and contours which i loved the contours from kissaluvs they are VERY absorbant my newborn is a heavy wetter. Now at 2 months she is in my one size baby Kangas. i hope this helps =)
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