(Closed) Did you Cloth Diaper your NEWBORN?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I didn’t because of the bellybutton. I’ll start thisweekend. My staples are gone and I feel better and well, so I think I can do it. If not, I gotta unload some CDs! LOL

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I plan on Cd’ing from birth… I figure even if I’m too tired I have the help of Daddy to pick up the slack =)

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

We started when she was 4 days old.  I was wearing disposable underwear in the hospital so we were disposable buddies those first couple days.  When we got home from the hospital I thought we’d start but I was soooooooo tired and baby was crying and I just couldn’t figure anything out.  Luckily daddy was super motivated to get started on cloth and kept trying it out and on her fourth day I realized it wasnt so bad and we started doing mainly cloth by day.  We used disposables at night until she was around 2 and a half months and I did like having disposables on hand when she was a newborn but feel no need for them now.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We waited until 2 weeks. We were planning on waiting a month because a friend suggested that for the same reason as your sister, she said we’d be way too tired and getting used to everything with a new baby. And the first couple of weeks I would agree, I couldn’t have done it. But by week two she had grown out of newborn diapers, so we just decided to go ahead and start her with cloth.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hmmm. Not pregnant yet but I always was curious about this question. Interested to see what everyone says.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We are planning on cloth diapering our newborn. It will add a bit of cost, but I think we are going to buy some rumparooz lil joey’s, and maybe some happy heiney’s mini’s to use when they are really small, and then switch to the one size when the newborn sixed diapers don’t fit anymore. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We cloth diapered from day 3, once all the meconium had passed.  I did a newborn cloth diaper rental that had a snap down front for the cord.  It wasn’t a big deal for me to do laundry every other day since I was doing it every day already due to baby things and other needs that seem to multiply by the hour.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

@miss-spunkin: well, she started out big! She was born 8 lbs 13 oz, so she wasn’t in newborn anything for long at all.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

 She’s 21 days. I’ve had my mom come help us since my SO was at work during the day (I had a c-section) so it’s been hard doing much of anything. lol

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

my baby didn’t fit the cloth diapers we bought right away (even though she was 8+ pounds) that and the umblical cord stump didn’t fall off til 3 weeks old.  We started CD’ing when she hit 9.5 pounds and about 6 weeks old. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are planning to buy a set of CD, cloth inserts with covers, for the newborn.  It seems like it will cost about the same as buying disposables for a few weeks, and at the CD store they made the point that you can use the small size till 4-5 mos, saving some wear and tear on the bigger ones.  My sister used disposables for… I want to say up to a month, but she had been given a lot as gifts and like many of you ladies, just wanted to wait till she felt less overwhelmed.  

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011 - The Providence Biltmore

Most one-size cloth diapers won’t fit a baby under 10 pounds. We plan to CD once the baby is over 10 pounds.  I don’t want to buy newborn CDs. 

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