Post # 1
We are planning to cloth diaper. So far I think I am planning to use the bumGenius Freetime Diapers and some Charlie Banana with disposable inserts for outings. Thoughts on these?
What did you ladies use for newborn diapers if you had very small babies? Right now, she is measuring at 4% and we will be lucky if she is born at 6 lbs. She will probably be under 6 lbs. This is too small for the All in One diapers that I have been looking at and I’m not sure if we are just going to use disposable until she grows into the bigger cloth diapers or if there are cloth diapers with great reviews that will fit her. Any thoughts?
Post # 3
I don’t have any firsthand experience yet as I am due in May, but we decided to go with gdiapers and I am so excited. We just bought a whole bunch of the newborn and small sizes and they are so cute. The tiny gpants are supposed to fit 6 to 10 pounds and the smalls are for 8 to 14 so we should be covered. You can sue the tiny gpants with their inserts or with prefold.
I love the idea of the gdiapers because you can easily switch between the washable/reusable cloth inserts and the flushable/compostable or disposable insert. We looked into prefolds but the service near us was so expensive. I know some people use prefolds on newborns and you just fold the extra cloth down in the back or front. Others use newborn or preemie disposable for a few weeks.
Post # 4
I’m interested in the responses on this one, since I want to cloth diaper our twins, who will most likely be pre-term and smallish to some degree.
From my research so far, I’ve planned on either using newborn/preemie disposables at first or using prefolds just with snappis or pins. My mom cloth diapered without all the new covers and gadgets, so I figure she can help us come up with something that works. Otherwise, disposables aren’t the end of the world for awhile, I figure we’ll keep some on hand as they get older for traveling and what not anyway.
Post # 5
I haven’t used them myself, but rumparooz has a newborn sized diaper (AIO) that should fit, also happy heineys have a “mini one sized” that also should fit your wee one. We are planning on cloth diapering once our LO is born in May, and have a stash of one sized (we bought), and small fitteds (from SIL).
Post # 6
I am only 13 weeks right now, but I found a stash of Newborn Bum Genius XS on craigslist for a great price around $5 each. They had barely been used since most kiddos cant fit into them for very long. I didn’t really want to buy them new because of the shor ttime our child would actually be in them. Scour ebay or craigslist. You never know what you can find. Look in other craigslist cities too. Often people will ship things if you offer to pay for it.
Post # 7
We bought a whole bunch of AIO and pocket diapers for baby, but we’ll be starting off with rented newborn diapers. Here’s the link: http://www.diaperdaisy.com/newborn-diaper-rental_c_10.html
Basically, you rent the newborn diapers for as long as you need them. Once baby grows into the AIOs you send back the newborn diapers, and they only charge you for the number of weeks that you actually used them.
Post # 8
@Mrs. Louboutin: I am also planning to use the Freetime diapers by Bum Genius but I do plan to use disposables for the first few weeks until the cord falls off
Post # 9
We debated for a while, but have decided to invest in the newborn diapers in addition to the one size stash.
Post # 10
We’re planning on prefolds & covers for nb stage. I looked into rumparooz for nb, but didn’t find as many “raving” reviews as I would like… especially for a whole stash.
After nb we’re planning on usuing primarily one-size sunbaby pockets & I have some b.g. & f.b. on our registry. If we get some at the baby shower then we’ll use them, otherwise we’re going with the sunbabies =)
Post # 11
I did a newborn diaper rental (kissaluvs size 0 with thirsties xs covers) through Diaper Daisy and would totally do it again. It was a smaller investment to rent them than it would’ve been to buy them.
Post # 12
@Mrs. Louboutin: I personally haven’t started using bumgenius, but I chose not to use them because of the mixed reviews. It gets really positive reviews from moms who’ve used them less than a year, but after that it seems the quality suffers.
I am a nanny for a family who used the sized BG for their daughter, and she was potty-trained by 2 y/o. You’d think that using sized diapers would make them last longer, but by the time she was done with them all the elastic had worn out and the aplix was shot. The mom was so disappointed when she got pregnant again that if she wanted to CD again she’d need to purchase a whole new stash.
Because of that I went with Fuzzibunz onesize, and they also come with elastic replacements. I’ve heard better reviews on quality over time, so I’m hoping they’ll last through two children.
As for NB.. I think I might just use organic sposies at first partially because I know I won’t be wanting to do laundry the first couple weeks anyway! But the NB rental is a good idea..
I also have a small stash of grovia hybrids that I plan to use mostly for vacations, you can use either a cloth or disposable biodegradable insert. So I could probably use those on a NB too. I tried them on my nephew when he was a week old and they fit him fine, he was born just under 8 lbs though.