Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 10:42 AM   1
Ragnhild
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Sweden
Posts: 323

Cloth diapers and newborn clothes help


Hi ladies,
FTM here and the preparation feels a bit overwhelming, everyone seems to suggest different things. Some say dont buy too many clothes for your baby because sizes change too fast, others say that you wont have time later so stock up now. I'm really looking for advice from experienced moms to know what to do exactly and when to buy what, like what kind of clothes, how many pairs, sizes etc.
Also, anyone have experience with cloth diapers? The all-in-one and all-in-two both seem good so any advice from those who tried them would be appreciated. And again, how many should you buy, bamboo/hemp/cotton/.. and when and what size??
Thanks in advance for your help!!



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 20:20 PM   2
MEPride
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 544
I'm not an experienced mom (ftm actually) but am planning to cloth diaper. If you are on Facebook I suggest looking up the group called Fluff Love & CD Science. It has a wealth of information that has proved invaluable to me.

Personally I am doing all-in-ones and Fitteds with covers for the newborn stage and one size pockets for the rest. But there are a ton of options. When it comes to clothes I'm stocking up more on 0-3 months. My mom friends suggested that was better, especially since cloth can be bulky and it can be tough to fit newborn clothes over cloth diapers.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 22:19 PM   3
melissalynn
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 197
This one is my second baby and I plan to do what I did last time as it worked well for us.
I opted to use cloth once baby was out of newborn sized clothing and diapers. People usually get some as shower gifts and it is a lot easier (and to me) makes more sense to use cloth once baby has gained a few.
I tried newborn cloth with my son and while most of my diapers fit him they were clearly huge on him. Not to mention that newborns are poop machines and I am not into having to do a load of diapers every day with a newborn.
Once their bowel movements have become a little more regulated and they have more chunk around their legs one size fits all cloth diapers fit so much better and don't look as ridiculous.
As far as clothing goes, I bought some newborn stuff. Not too much and will buy mostly 0-3 months. My first son was in newborn for what seemed like forever so I did have to go get more for him and will do the same if this baby is small too.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 12:46 PM   4
Ragnhild
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Sweden
Posts: 323
Quote:
Originally Posted by MEPride View Post
I'm not an experienced mom (ftm actually) but am planning to cloth diaper. If you are on Facebook I suggest looking up the group called Fluff Love & CD Science. It has a wealth of information that has proved invaluable to me.

Personally I am doing all-in-ones and Fitteds with covers for the newborn stage and one size pockets for the rest. But there are a ton of options. When it comes to clothes I'm stocking up more on 0-3 months. My mom friends suggested that was better, especially since cloth can be bulky and it can be tough to fit newborn clothes over cloth diapers.
Thanks MEPride, will join the group for advice. The clothes suggestion also makes a lot of sense



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 12:49 PM   5
Ragnhild
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Sweden
Posts: 323
Quote:
Originally Posted by melissalynn View Post
This one is my second baby and I plan to do what I did last time as it worked well for us.
I opted to use cloth once baby was out of newborn sized clothing and diapers. People usually get some as shower gifts and it is a lot easier (and to me) makes more sense to use cloth once baby has gained a few.
I tried newborn cloth with my son and while most of my diapers fit him they were clearly huge on him. Not to mention that newborns are poop machines and I am not into having to do a load of diapers every day with a newborn.
Once their bowel movements have become a little more regulated and they have more chunk around their legs one size fits all cloth diapers fit so much better and don't look as ridiculous.
As far as clothing goes, I bought some newborn stuff. Not too much and will buy mostly 0-3 months. My first son was in newborn for what seemed like forever so I did have to go get more for him and will do the same if this baby is small too.

Thanks Melissa! The size and leakage thing ive heard elsewhere too so definitely something to think about.. What kind of cloth diapers did you use, were they the hybrid/ones with inserts? And how often did you have to wash them?



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 14:10 PM   6
melissalynn
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 197
I have purchased some of every kind and I personally like the bum genius all in ones the most. I had a couple of the bum genius all in ones made of organic cotton and I am not crazy about them. They take forever to dry. I also have a starter pack of the flip diapers because I liked the idea of using a cover a couple times before changing it and find I very rarely would do that lol.
It's all personal preference. so my best advice is to buy a couple of any type you may be interested in and try them out.
As far as washing is concerned, I use liners to catch poop and shake those into the toilet then rinse the urine out and throw them in a pail until wash day. Typically I washed diapers every 3-4 days. But that will vary depending how many diapers you have!



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 16:10 PM   7
MEPride
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 544
Agreed with the pp! I have enough diapers to wash every 2 days. I've heard of too many horror stories of mold and maggots on diapers that sit for too long so I'd much rather wash frequently. The Facebook page has a TON of information on washing routines based on your machine. It also gives a list of detergents, and diaper rash creams that are cloth safe. Just about everything you need to know is right there.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 16:49 PM   8
Eleanor ace
Mum (Mom)
BabyandBump Team
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 15,187
I bought some newborn but mostly 0-3 months as I figured my LO's would fit them eventually so they wouldn't go to waste, and I could just get more newborn sized clothing once LO was here if I found I needed it. Shopping online is a good way to pass the time whilst LO is cluster feeding .
I used cloth with my 1st from about 6 months and my girls from birth. I liked Tots Bots Easy Fits (my favourite with my son and a close 2nd with my girls), Itty Bitty D'Lish (great with my DD's, not good for my son, they leaked with him) and Bum Genius AIO's which were great with a bamboo insert when my DS peed like a horse . I did buy some Little Lambs 2 part systems (nappy and cover) which were cute because they were all fluffy and puffy but I kept forgetting to put a cover on and DD1 would get wet so I moved onto Tot's Bots and Itti's within a week and they fit fine (she was 8lbs so right at where they suggest starting using them from).



 
Status: Online
 
Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 19:09 PM   9
Stellae
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 659
BumGenius 5.0 pocket diapers were great, not one person I had changing the baby griped about using them and they really were worth the price compared to some cheap-o off brands I bought for baby #2. They're also daycare-friendly. We're going to try out Flips with this baby, but I'm hoping I can convince DH to do 5.0s again (even though it's almost twice the price!)

Cloth diapering really isn't that complicated or inconveniencing, as long as you use a strong enough detergent that's softener-free (plain old Tide, Purell etc.) and find a way to handle the poop that doesn't drive you crazy (we used flushable liners) you're good to go.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Aug 4th, 2017, 00:24 AM   10
WackyMumof2
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Napier, New Zealand
Posts: 620
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ragnhild View Post
Hi ladies,
FTM here and the preparation feels a bit overwhelming, everyone seems to suggest different things. Some say dont buy too many clothes for your baby because sizes change too fast, others say that you wont have time later so stock up now. I'm really looking for advice from experienced moms to know what to do exactly and when to buy what, like what kind of clothes, how many pairs, sizes etc.
Also, anyone have experience with cloth diapers? The all-in-one and all-in-two both seem good so any advice from those who tried them would be appreciated. And again, how many should you buy, bamboo/hemp/cotton/.. and when and what size??
Thanks in advance for your help!!
I can't help in regards to best brand out there as I paid to have all mine custom made by a lady called 'Sew Baby'. Mine are minky fabric and have a triple tri-fold microfibre insert which makes the nappy really bulky until they have had a dozen washes or so but so damn waterproof it's crazy!! I got the OSFM made so they will fit Alexander from up until 5 years of age but they didn't come cheap either. I think I paid $35 per minky nappy without any personal custom print on it and $50 for the one I had done with his birth details. But I'd go with the OSFM as you will most likely won't have to buy other sizes as baby grows. But they can be really bulky too so always shop a size or 2 up in clothing too just to ensure you have a decent fit around the butt. Clothes can be really hard to put on otherwise. If I can find my custom print I'll add a photo.



 
Status: Offline
 

SEO by vBSEO