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Old 11-30-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
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Question What else do I need for a newborn / sm stage?

This is my first time CD'ing a newbie... I didn't start with DD until she was about 2 months old... and our stash was in constant turnover to fund the next size.. so by the time i got pg with Killian, I only had *supergirly* dipes in mostly larges... My 1st dipe purch with her was a box of 36sm/md fuzzibunz from craigslist *with inserts* for $100! (My grandma replaced the elastic in some and we were good to go!)

This is what I have so far for Killian (i plan to start in the hospital):

Fitteds:
-1 NB Piddle Poddle
-4 NB Cuddlebuns from Drool Bucket Baby (but they didn't come with doublers? so i'm a little worried about the absorbancy)
-3 NB Mutts
-2 First Class Baby Size 1 (or nb? they snap down)
-1 Bugga Bugga Boutique NB
-2 XS Diaper Drive Thru
-2 XXS Diaper Drive Thru
-1 Little Boppers NB
-1 Med Babyshape Mutt (heard these fit pretty early)

Covers/Wool:
-4 pr NB longies (3 knit/1crochet)
-2 pr NB Recycled wool longies
-1 pr SM interlock board shorts
-1 NB Bugga Bugga Boutique PUL
-2 NB IV Soft Cover (PUL)
-1 SM Wiggle Worms Bottoms
-1 XS Thirsties

All in Ones:
-6 XS BumGenius
-2 XS Thirsties
-2 SM Sposoeasy

Wipes:
12 travel & 7 reg Quilters Nappies.... I want *MORE*... but I prefer the travel (& of course the prints I want are mostly stocked in regs right now).. am I wrong about the regs?? Should I be buying those instead?? I like the way the travel wipes fit in our container and the fact that I can buy more with the same funds (& yes I know the size could mean i use more, right? lol... silly preggers logic..)

& for 'later':
-1 BSRB UF
-2 Lamaze/Eco Kids PUL covers Med
-1 Goodmama fitted
-1 Blueberry OS
-2 Mutt 3sr's
-probably another few straggling fitteds from Marley...
-16 BG OS (with snapdown inserts) that need LOTS of TLC.I got them cheap and I really can't find the energy to sit at the machine or cut into these to replace the elastic... (So, SPAM on *CHEAP* places to get them fixed!)

So.. what else do I need? I'll probably make some fleece pants soon...
I kinda freaked to DH yesterday about not having funds to finish the stash... b/c I had to quit my job last month after a week in the hospital from the flu. (The kids I 'nannied' for *they did NOT pay me like a nanny but called me one* had a bad habit of being sent to me sick and no matter how I talked to the parents, they kept doing it.. I finally landed in the hospital...)
Now DH wants to know how much $$ I need to finish off the stash....
I'd love to be able to get my BG's repairs included in that 'quote' for dh... but since I know how to sew and could probably do it myself.. I just can't get over the "I shouldn't send them out-- I should just do it".. but I really don't want to mess them up...

anyway.. *help!*

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Old 11-30-2009, 06:35 PM   #2
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Re: What else do I need for a newborn / sm stage?

how big are your kids? I was caught off guard with my last baby 7 wks ago... way tinier than I expected. The nb bg aios were awesome. the xs thirties were huge! I have some nb piddle poddles one size that I am loving now...

If you are short money try to get some preemie prefolds... cheap wash and dry fast!

I am going threw 16 diapers a day now... so keep that in mind.

hope that helps some...

btw the bg os are doable but super bulky on a newborn
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:45 PM   #3
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yeah, the BGos are for 'later' definitely

as for size, my 1st dd was 8lb6oz (despite severe hyperemisis and low weight gain lol) so we expected dd#2 to be 9lbs+.... she was only 6lb14oz! Needless to say we had to make. A mad dash for nb disposibles and clothes!! They do have different dads, so I guess that could contribute... So I'm expecting this little one to be around 7lbs or so... So far he's measuring on target or only slightly ahead. If I get hit w/a 10lb newborn, I'm sure I'll have the "awesome" stitches and recovery I had w/dd1 and CDs will be the last thing on my mind!
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:13 PM   #4
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I used NB PF's with my now 2 YO and CB NB's with this one, she's now 4 weeks old and the CB's hold up as well as the pf's did with the other one. The soaker is sewn in. We have heavy wetters so they are changes often
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:11 PM   #5
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ack! forgot to update!
I did squeak out some funds from dh just in time to do some late night cyber monday sales...
I got
3 nb & 1 preemie bumstoppers fitteds (2nds, so I got a deal on em!)
7 preemie & 6 infant prefolds (from cottonbabies on sale)
a 3 pack of xs bumgenius
a thirsties sz 1 duo wrap
and some cloth wipes from quilters nappies.
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