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Old Apr 29th, 2017, 11:43 AM   11
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With my first, he was a preemie in the NICU. I did 'sposies in the NICU but when we came home we did cloth. I had AIOs and pockets. I liked them, but the pockets leaked a lot and I was new to cloth so I didn't know what the problem was. He had terribly skinny legs, being a preemie. We ended up selling off our stash of OS pockets soon after and ended up doing flats with him when he was older. Wished I'd done flats the whole time (no washing issues). Potty trained in undies at 18 months.

With my daughter, we did cloth from the start, she was term and we had her in our room in the hospital. We used fitteds, Green Mountain Diaper workhorse fitteds. Didn't even need a cover for the first week or so. Ended up doing mostly AI2's with her, some flats, some fitteds. We did end up switching to disposables when we had to move in with my inlaws at about 15 months, she is almost 2 and has not potty trained in 'sposies, despite us trying.

With this baby, I plan to do cloth from the start (barring a NICU stay of course). I am debating over AIOs, or prefolds, or some combination of the two. For after the newborn stage, I want to do Green Mountain Diapers new muslin flats (as opposed to the traditional US birdseye). That and/or some prefolds, also GMD. I really like GMD stuff. Maybe even throw in some pockets for outings. We'll see. Maybe 1/3 flat, 1/3 prefold, 1/3 AIO/AI2/Pocket for outings for the final stash breakdown, we'll see how the cookie crumbles. I will keep some 'sposies on hand, in case we need to use some cream or for emergencies.

Of course if DD is not potty trained by then, I'm going to put her in cloth too, perhaps it will get her to the potty soon. We're close already though. I'm hoping she'll be trained before then.



 
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With my three girls I used sposies at the newborn stage but with DD2 and 3 I clothed from like 4 months.
This time round I plan to use sposies in the hospital but then cloth from once we are home.



 
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With my three girls I used sposies at the newborn stage but with DD2 and 3 I clothed from like 4 months.
This time round I plan to use sposies in the hospital but then cloth from once we are home.
What kind of Cloth diapers are planning to use on newborn stage?



 
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I really appreciate all of the feedback!
I've been getting different sizes/styles, so I'll be using disposables in the hospital, and start cloth whenever he fits in them



 
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With my three girls I used sposies at the newborn stage but with DD2 and 3 I clothed from like 4 months.
This time round I plan to use sposies in the hospital but then cloth from once we are home.
What kind of Cloth diapers are planning to use on newborn stage?
I think I'm mainly going to get prefolds and covers, il get some pockets as well and see how we go. I know prefolds are more bulky but I feel il be able to size them better.



 
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With my three girls I used sposies at the newborn stage but with DD2 and 3 I clothed from like 4 months.
This time round I plan to use sposies in the hospital but then cloth from once we are home.
What kind of Cloth diapers are planning to use on newborn stage?
I think I'm mainly going to get prefolds and covers, il get some pockets as well and see how we go. I know prefolds are more bulky but I feel il be able to size them better.
That's a good option I suggest you to buy some flats just to try them. Also, check greenmountaindiapers.com they have fitted in a good prices and also they have prefold and flats. I bought the fitted for the night since I will be sleep deprived most of the night.



 
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With my three girls I used sposies at the newborn stage but with DD2 and 3 I clothed from like 4 months.
This time round I plan to use sposies in the hospital but then cloth from once we are home.
What kind of Cloth diapers are planning to use on newborn stage?
I think I'm mainly going to get prefolds and covers, il get some pockets as well and see how we go. I know prefolds are more bulky but I feel il be able to size them better.
That's a good option I suggest you to buy some flats just to try them. Also, check greenmountaindiapers.com they have fitted in a good prices and also they have prefold and flats. I bought the fitted for the night since I will be sleep deprived most of the night.
I used their fitteds with DD, I really liked them.

I talked with DH about it, he has requested nothing with pins/snappis/bongos, as apparently he scratched both the other kids with snappis and it bothers him. Never happened to me, but....

We have pretty much decided to do a diaper rental service instead of buying a stash then having to sell it after, that way I can spend my time and money building a stash for after the newborn stage when I know how things fit my baby already. Probably AIOs and pockets for the rental, since DH is scared of scratchy things.



 
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I used their fitteds with DD, I really liked them.

I talked with DH about it, he has requested nothing with pins/snappis/bongos, as apparently he scratched both the other kids with snappis and it bothers him. Never happened to me, but....

We have pretty much decided to do a diaper rental service instead of buying a stash then having to sell it after, that way I can spend my time and money building a stash for after the newborn stage when I know how things fit my baby already. Probably AIOs and pockets for the rental, since DH is scared of scratchy things.
My DH requested nothing that he has to attempt to fold on the baby. So any of the cloth ones that require folding onto baby with snappis/pins/etc and then a cover is a no go for him lol



 
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Remember that AIO and pockets are not enough for nighttime diapers. Otherwise they are excellent for the day.
I made all diapers changes so it doesn't bother me. DH is kind of afraid of CLoth diapers but he is finally on board. We was the one who decided to use cloth diapers from newborn stage.



 
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Remember that AIO and pockets are not enough for nighttime diapers. Otherwise they are excellent for the day.
I made all diapers changes so it doesn't bother me. DH is kind of afraid of CLoth diapers but he is finally on board. We was the one who decided to use cloth diapers from newborn stage.
Newborns generally poop with every feed, so you would be changing during the night. By the time they quit pooping during the night, they will be in the OS diapers. Also, newborns do not pee at the same rate as older babies, and pockets can generally be stuffed with enough to get through even their longest sleeps.



 
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