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Diapering for a newborn?

Postby ktbug87 » Sat May 28, 2011 9:41 am

Are prefolds with a cover the best option for a newborn?

If so, which prefolds, and which covers do you recommend?

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Postby stefanielynn » Sat May 28, 2011 10:09 am

I used (and still do use) Green Mountain Diaper prefolds with Thirsties Duo Wraps and Bummis Super Whisper Wraps. They work great!
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Postby ivycrystals » Tue May 31, 2011 8:06 am

I think they are the best option. They are certainly the cheapest option. I bought preemie and infant pfs from a local cloth diaper store. They are just plain unbleached cotton. I like covers with gussets because it holds in ebf poo better. Bummis, thirsties, etc are all good.
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Postby BeccaM » Tue May 31, 2011 10:17 am

stefanielynn wrote:I used (and still do use) Green Mountain Diaper prefolds with Thirsties Duo Wraps and Bummis Super Whisper Wraps. They work great!


This. Green mountain prefolds and Thirsties DUO covers. He's 6 1/2 months old now and that's still all we've ever used. We started with Newborn sized PFs but he put on weight quick and outgrew them quickly. He was 8.2 lbs at birth and gained almost 2 lbs right away.
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Postby KimmyH » Tue May 31, 2011 10:25 am

It is probably the most practical option. I won't say it is the *best* option for everyone and is certainly not the only good option. Why did you choose cloth, what's important to you (ease of use, price, quick to dry, breathability) ? Personally, I don't like prefolds and will be using fitteds on my next NB. I started with prefolds on my DD and I probably wouldn't still be CDing if I didn't find fitteds and wool covers. :hb: There are several cloth diaper trial packages and newborn fitted rentals available if you are on the fence.
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Postby Syrahfina » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:32 am

With DS I intended to use only prefolds and covers for the NB stage but found that I didn't like trying to fold and fit him perfectly, then pin or snappi, then cover so I gave up and used sposies until he was big enough to fit into the OS pockets I bought (and love!)

With DD coming in August I have a variety of diapers---NB fitteds with wool covers and some AIO's for hubby....I am going to give the prefolds another chance since I already have them, but I think having other options to choose from will make it less frustrating for me this go round.
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Postby wife4life » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:18 pm

We use greenmountain diapers orange edge with thrisities covers. We love them, they are super easy, and we have never had a leak. I use bumgenius all in one xs for when we are out and about, and I also use thirsties duo diaper size one. I ordered some snappis to use with the prefolds, but didn't like the fit they presented. So, now I just trifold (like you would a letter in an envelope) and lay it in the cover. It works PERFECTLY, no leaks, and an easy change for DH.
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Postby Emmo » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:12 am

I heard that flats can be folded trimmer than prefolds and therefore fit newborns even better than prefolds. I don't really like the bulky looking diapers, so I might try this way at first.
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Postby cmv_in_sweden » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:21 am

I use the Diaper Rite prefolds and Thirsties covers. I have a few Thirsties Fab fitteds that we use at nighttime.
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Postby ttcintx » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:43 am

I used PFs with my first 2, before I found the flats love. I think with this one, I will try flats from the start. I figure even if I don't like them, I flats can be used for so many other things around the house that it won't be expensive, or a waste to at least try them.
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