Pocket diapers still way too big?

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Registered: 10-21-2002
Pocket diapers still way too big?
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Sat, 11-12-2011 - 10:47pm
Hi ladies..I have an almost 2 month old DD that Ive been cloth diapering since she was 2 weeks old(she was too small before that even for her newborn prefolds and covers) and Ive just ad to adjust the rise on her rumparooz covers and she's finaly outgrown her nb prefolds and is using the next biggest size made by ososcozy..They are big and must be folded down but work perfectly well..my question is..Her Kawaii pockets claim you could use them from 7 lbs and up but she's got to be closer to 9-10 lbs now and they are still so huge on her I don't see her wearing them until she's closer to 4-5 months..I do have enough prefolds and a larger set of covers that will get us there but am starting to wish I had not spent the money on them..sure theyll fit her as she grows and will last through potty training but so far theyre just taking up space..Anyone else tend to have gangly newborns and not able to use pockets?My boys were both very thin as well and never wore diapers bigger than a size 4(we used sposies back then because I had no idea cloth still existed)..I tried one of the pockets on her today and I couldnt get the waste small enough( I bought the snaps not velcro)and the leg holes just gaped on her..not to mention the diaper was a good inch above her belly button on its smallest rise..I would love to use them on the go..they are so much easier than prefolds(which I still really like)..Also..if I decide to sell..what should I charge for diapers that have been washed but not worn?Thanks in advance.
 BabyFruit Ticker
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Sun, 11-13-2011 - 10:31pm
I'll give the generic response first: different diapers fit different kids. Not helpful, is it?

My little guy was and still is skinny. He didn't fit well into his BumGenius 3.0 pockets until about 3 months, but they did fit him all the way through potty training. He's done with them now, but was in them for overnights at almost 3.5 years old. So I say don't sell them yet unless you need the $. They might end up working really well for you if you wait it out a couple more months, and you can always sell them later.

Even though many people prefer snaps for longer-lasting diapers, I have always liked velcro. I like being able to adjust the diapers, and those little bodies change shape weekly (or even daily after a big meal). If you do buy more dipes, you might try a velcro one and see what you think.
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Mon, 11-14-2011 - 10:55am

Thanks for the response..I do have a few of the rumparooz covers in velcro and love them..I feel like with the snaps I always have to put part of my hand inside her diaper to snap the stupid thing shut.I imaigne it'll be handy when she's older and trying to pull it off..Also I may call the company that makes the rumparoos with a few suggestions..the little rubber logo on the back of the cover has a piece of fabric inside the diaper to reinforce it but its sewn in so that the water proof side is out..so if she wets up the back of her diaper like she always does..it gets pee on it and smells..I have to change the cover with every diaper..thats annoying..also I found out the the tags that show the sizes need to be cut out for the same reason..LOLok...thats completely off topic to the kawaiis..LOL..Don't get me wrong I love the way the kawaiis are built..but they do run really really big..they will not fit a newborn..even a large one.I don't have any of the P&N ones because those only go up to 15 lbs I think..and i wanted to save as much money as possible..also..the kawaii diaper covers don't have leg gussets which make me worry about leakage through the leg holes..the pockets seem to be great diapers but again I have a very small baby.

 BabyFruit Ticker
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Registered: 09-21-2011
Mon, 11-14-2011 - 11:49am

I think the pp was correct that the diaps will likely fit later, and you could probably get a good long run with them.