Cloth diapers?

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Cloth diapers?
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Thu, 01-06-2011 - 9:52am

I need help and want as much information as all of you are willing to give me. I used cloth 17yrs ago and things have changed a lot since my youngest was born. I'm raising my 4 yr old DGS and will have a new baby in the house

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Fri, 01-07-2011 - 1:03am
How great that you're doing cloth with your GC!

For the newborn period I have on hand about 12 diapers per day and I wash every third day so I have about 2.5 dozen diapers total. You need 4-6 covers, I usually have just 4. For babysitters who are not familiar with cloth it's probably a plus to have some all in one diapers though I always provided prefolds and people seemed to figure them out just fine.

For covers, I like snaps because for me velcro goes bad eventually either from use or from being washed. Snaps usually don't go bad. However velcro is a little faster and easier with a wiggly baby. I use all pull up style wool covers now and it's working out fine.

For an expected 9 pounder I wouldn't bother getting anything for "newborns". I would go straight to size small or for prefolds the infant size prefold.
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Fri, 01-07-2011 - 9:58am

Thank You so much It's been yrs since we did the cloth thing and DH wants me to make sure we have enough to do it. I talked to him again last night about having posted here and he said "They have velcro we need them if I'm going to do any changes as you know snaps and my hands just don't go together".....I had forgotten about the plastic snaps and his hands not working right to do them when DGS was a baby. We had pins when YDD was a baby. We stopped using cloth as she would hold her pee for hours I'm going to have to read more about the potty training a baby so we can go that way if this new one is anything like YDD was. She was potty trained at 14 months.

I was looking at cribs yesterday, we have pets and our vet told me to buy one of the tents for over the crib as

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Fri, 01-07-2011 - 11:44am
It's good that DH pointed out his problems with snaps. I would recommend doing half and half. The hook and loop are great for early on, but kiddos learn how to pull it apart pretty early :) altho if you PT by 14mo, you're probably ok! (and can you come to my house and get my 27mo PTed? LOL).

There are lots of inserts/doublers that you can use for babies who hold it or are heavy wetters. Hemp and Bamboo are fantastic fabrics that absorb a LOT (after prep).

I can't really help with the pets, we don't have any, but I've heard good things about the tents and them keeping the curious pets out of the crib. And good call on the carseat. There are so many great options out there, just remember, the best one is the one that fits in your car best and you can install correctly! There's no rating system, only pass or fail and anything you can buy is a pass.

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Fri, 01-07-2011 - 12:58pm

I only used clotton when DD was little as that is what there was. I still have some of