(Closed) Cloth Diapering Mama's I Need Help

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It depends on how often you want to wash! I would go through ~4 a day + liners, but sometimes I needed more if the baby was making big messes. 🙂 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MarryMeTiffany:  I think so! Mind you, I’ve only ever used them as a nanny. 

On that note, when nanny-kid was born, she was 8lbs 4 ounces and didn’t fit into the size small G-diapers. It wasn’t until her legs plumped up that we could use them. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Check out http://www.theseprices.net, she has been cloth diapering and talks about all the stuff she uses, not just the diapers.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i would have at least 24 inserts honestly. that is the best recommendation and would most likely get you through 2 days. though i am not really a fan of gdiapers. i tried them and thought they were cute BUT the velcro came undone in the wash after a while and stuck to the band and made it all pilly. i didnt like the back closure which was tricky when your baby wiggles. they didnt leak, i can say that they just did not seem that comfortable. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I second the suggestion for 24 inserts. You go through a lot, especially when you have a NB (particularly if you’re breastfeeding). I used BumGenius, so you don’t reuse the shells like you do with Gdiapers, but my sister uses GDiapers, and she only has 3 shells per size. She says that’s enough since you can reuse them several times & just switch out the inserts. 

Don’t GDiapers have snaps now? I really recommend against velcro.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Have you considered prefolds and covers for the beginning? I had a little baby, and that’s all that would fit her for the first 3 months or so. They’re a little intimidating, but honestly VERY easy to deal with.

If you’re breastfeeding, the EBF poo is water soluable, so you don’t have to worry about getting the poo off the diapers before throwing them in the wash.

Now that my little one eats solids and is bigger (8 months) we use mostly use Sunbaby, Kawaii and Bum Genius diapers. they’re super easy and pretty durable!

In terms of numbers, I had about 2 dozen newborn GMD prefolds with 6 covers to start. I also had 2 dozen small prefolds and a couple larger covers.

For pocket diapers, I have about 15-20 and they last me quite a while. In the beginning, baby will go through a TON of diapers, so I was doing laundry every other day.

Now though I do laundry every 2-3 days.

 

Good luck!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i did not start until my son was about 6 months so i did not do newborn diapering. for our next kid i am going to use prefolds & covers though for the newborn stage as that is what most people tell me works best.

as for other diapers- my stash consists of a blend of swaddlebees sized simplex, totsbots easyfit (has the best velcro ever), charlie banana sized diapers (the only pockets i liked), and bum genius elementals. I often use disposable liners (usually bummis)..

oh, i do have some grovia as well that i use grovia disposable inserts for when we are out and about. i love the gussets on their disposable inserts.

i used to wash in fancy cloth diaper detergent but once i tried powdered tide i was a convert *LOL*   

i have tried many otehr diapers but those ones that i kept were my favs..

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I have 27 diapers with 2 inserts each. I use bumGenius(some Diaper Rites and Kawaii’s thrown in too). She has the one size, so they grow with her. I’d recommend enough to get you through two days as well.

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