New to CD - starting on 21 month old

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New to CD - starting on 21 month old

Postby ktb0418 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:42 pm

I will be having baby #2 in January and am goign to CD him/her from the beginning.

However I do have some larger diapers I could use on my almost 22 month old DS.

I have some prefolds, Thirsties cover, Diaper Safari cover, BG 4.0 Pockets and a Babykicks fitted as well as 1 large and 1 small hemp doubler.

What do you think would be best for night? I have a friend who uses the Babykicks but her twins are only 8 months old so they probably don't pee as much. Could I use the insert that came with the BK and then would I use a hemp doubler or a prefold in there too?

I guess I am unsure of how much absorbancy I need. He is not a super soaker but does leak through certain disposables at night.

For daytime, could I just likely use a prefold and cover?
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Re: New to CD - starting on 21 month old

Postby Eva » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:44 am

Prefolds and covers for daytime are great! They are one of my favorite combos.

I'm not really any help on nighttime as it has been a few years since i used cd's.
Does your son sleep all night?

I really like wool at night, but i don't know if that is something that you are considering.
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Re: New to CD - starting on 21 month old

Postby sarahmarie » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:10 am

I would suggest putting the hemp doubler in between the prefold and then padfolding it an laying it in a cover for overnight. I did this with with my DD's and it worked quite well, I don't recall having leak but there was some morning when the diaper felt like it weighed almost 10 pounds. You will be amazed how much those sucker can soak up sometimes!
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