Cloth Diapering a Newborn

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Sorry, don’t have first hand experience, but my good friend has a 2-week-old and has been cloth-diapering since day one, and everything is going well (ok, as well as possible with a newborn). However, she has adjustable ones, maybe you could look into those? 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

@As_You_Wish:  my daughter was 8.9 lbs at birth and didn’t fit into her one size cloth diapers. I wanna say we started cloth at 3-4 weeks after the umbilical cord came off

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We did cloth from day one. We used prefolds and covers; it’s a great choice. My husband had no trouble. They’re very easy to figure out.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Commenting to follow 🙂

We have a huge stash of one-size pocket diapers.  We plan on using disposables for anywhere from 2-4 weeks, when her cord falls off and she gets a bit bigger. Right now we don’t expect a big baby.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@As_You_Wish:  I have thought about that too.  I ordered 2 Alva one-size ones off ebay, they should be arriving in the next week or so. They were just too cute. I’m getting addicted!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@As_You_Wish:  I have been slowly building up a newborn stash.  I am getting a mixture of prefold, fitteds, and AIO.  I would just get prefolds for the newborn stange, but DH refuses to use them.  I have been getting my prefolds and fitteds from Green Mountain Diapers and my covers from Amazon.  The AIO’s I am getting are Lil Joeys Rumparooz and Swaddlebees Newborn.  Both are more expensive, but we are planning on having more than one kid, so we can use them again.  Plus, my sister is planning on cloth diapering, so she can use them as well which makes me feel like we are getting our money’s worth.  I haven’t decided about the Alva newborn though.  I have no problem with the regular Alvas, but I heard the newborn ones run large, so they may not fit a small newborn right away which would defeat the purpose.  I still may end up getting some because they are so cheap, I just haven’t decided yet.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Commenting to follow. I figured we’d use disposables until the CDs fit well enough. We’re going to use prefolds with Flip covers, and a few bumgenius 4.0s to start. I didn’t buy a ton of stuff since I want to be flexible with what works best for us, and also because I’m not sure at all of our daycare situation… 

@As_You_Wish:  The fitteds you keep posting around are making me die of cuteness. MUST RESIST.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@As_You_Wish:  AH. Every day I am looking at more cute diapers. I was on AlvaBaby earlier today and had to stop myself. LOL!

We’re going to use disposables for the first couple of weeks.  But I kind of want to order a diaper cover to go over a disposable for when we take her newborn photos (around 2 weeks old).  Is it weird to put a cover over a disposable?

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@As_You_Wish:  I will keep that in mind. DH just told me “don’t we have enough diapers?” he totally caught me looking.

I gave him puppy eyes and said “but I really REALLY want a Pooh one”. HAHA!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My dd was 5lb 5oz at birth, so none of her prefolds, covers and AIO’s fit for quite a while. I think she was about 3-4 weeks before I started using prefolds. I used prefolds exclusively until she was 3-4 months, then I started using AIO’s.

Fluffys Diapers on etsy makes the sweetest little bitty covers that fit my DD.

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