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diaper sizing (GMD prefolds)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:44 pm
by Lisa614
So I have my infant stash ready to go, mostly just using GMD prefolds. I only bought infant size prefolds though, and I was wondering how long they will last? I know there are guidelines on the website but was curious if anyone had experience with these. Also, we're going to switch to OS pockets when she's big enough, will the newborn prefolds last (size wise) until she fits into the OS, or should I get some size 1 prefolds?

So I guess, when will she outgrow the newborn prefolds and when will she fit into the OS (generally speaking). So far she's measuring on the small side, I'm guessing she'll be just shy of 7lb when she's born (just a guess though!)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:35 pm
by stefanielynn
So you got the orange edge or yellow edge? My daughter was 7lbs 9oz at birth and wore the orange edge until 3ish months. She used the yellow edge until 7 months (and I still use those to stuff her nighttime diapers). Typically the OS pockets start fitting well around 12 lbs, but totally depends on the diapers and your baby's shape. My daughter is constantly going between fitting well in her pockets and not, even at 16 months (her thighs like to go through chunky and skinny phases!). I think you'll probably be fine with the NB prefolds and then following those up with the pockets.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:52 pm
by Lisa614
Great thank you so much for the response! I got the orange edged prefolds to start with. I think we may still get some larger sizes later and do part pockets and part prefolds, but I didn't want to buy extra right now if I don't end up liking them.

Re: diaper sizing (GMD prefolds)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:56 am
by BeccaM
Depends how big/chubby your baby is at birth! My son was 8 lbs 2 oz and put on weight pretty quickly (but was more long than chubby). I can't remember very well, but I *think* he wore them for about 2 months before we switched to the yellow edge. He wore the yellow edge a lot longer, but he's been in the red edge (medium) for like ever!! They're getting a bit short but he still wears them around the house!

We've done 90% prefolds for almost 2 years and don't have any problem with it. They're cheap, easy to wash and very versatile.

BTW, the orange edge diapers are also handy as burp cloths and extra pocket diaper stuffers (folded in thirds) for nighttime. So they still got use after the first 6 - 8 weeks!

Re: diaper sizing (GMD prefolds)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:39 am
by bazil323
Like for cloth diapers or disposables? For cloth, I have heard a lot about Thirsties, BumGenius, Fuzzibunz, Swaddlebees, Charlie Banana, Bummis, and Bumkins. I know there's a ton of others that are popular, but those are what popped into my head off-hand.

The GMD ones are pretty popular too, for quality & price I guess. Green Mountain Diapers is what that stands for, and they also sell some other brands for like covers and whatnot.