- 12 preemie size prefolds
- 18 infant size prefold
- 2 Kissaluvs size 0 fitted
- 2 Osocosy size 1 fitted
- 2 Thirsties size 1 duo covers
- 1 Thirsties size XS
- 1 Bummis Super Brite diaper cover size newborn
- 1 Rumparoos diaper cover size newborn
- 3 BumGenius newborn AIO
- 2 Lil’ Joey’s AIO
I had watched countless youtube videos on how to fold prefolds, and tried out the angel fold, bikini twist and trifold. I couldn’t master any of the folds and got quickly discouraged with the prefolds. I wanted to love them, but I just couldn’t. I loved how the Bummis and the Thirsties XS cover fit when I got a good fit with the prefolds. I was shocked to see my husband master the folds, while I was struggling with them. The preemie size fit her well for the first three weeks or so.
About a week in, I tried a BumGenius on her and was surprised at how well they fit her and how I could fold down the front so it didn’t bother her umbilical stump. I loved how trim they were and decided to order six more. During this time my husband bought me a pack of newborn disposables to ease some of the frustrations of breast feeding and learning how to take care of a newborn while running on very little sleep. I admit I had a little cry over having to use them, but they did make life easier in those sleepless and trying beginning weeks.
BumGenius diapers, I was quite happy with how easy they made cloth diapering. My daughter quickly gained weight, and by five weeks however she was out soaking them and the Lil’ Joeys. They still fit her, but I realized we just couldn’t use them anymore. At this point I tried an OS BumGenuis 4.0 on her and was shocked to see it fit her pretty well. She was about 8 lbs at this point.
I decided to keep trying with the prefolds, and decided that trifolding them was the easiest way for me. I used Bummis fleece liners and BumGenuis stay dry liners, too, because I didn’t like the idea of my LO feeling wet, which brings me to the fitteds.
I bought the fitteds because I read everywhere how amazingly they worked for overnight. I put them on my LO several nights, but just hated the how the entire diaper was soaked, and how wet she felt even with using the stay dry liners. I quickly decided fitteds were not for us.
My daughter is turning three months old this week, and we have finally phased out the prefolds and now are exclusively using the 4.0’s and Flips with their stay dry inserts. I love how easy cloth diapering is now without having to think about how to fold her diaper. I know there are lots of moms out there that love their prefolds, and I still believe I will use them with my next newborn, but I am happy to set them aside for awhile. I am glad I tried out the different kinds of diapers and was able to gain confidence in the first few weeks. It was overwhelming at first, but once I found the routine that worked best, I couldn’t be happier with my choice to cloth diaper.
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