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5 Must Try Budget Buy Newborn AIOs

As a blogger that’s cloth diapered three kids so far, I often get asked ‘if you could start from scratch’ or ‘what do you recommend?’ for certain ages and stages. When it comes to newborns I’ve dabbled here and there with a variety of different diapers. As with any major cloth diaper purchase, trying out a balance of styles, brands and fabrics before deciding is best. That’s easier said than done when you want to use them in the hospital or once the cord falls off at home. Prepping them when you’re hugely pregnant is much easier than when you’re snuggling a fresh baby. However, you don’t have the luxury of buying 1 or 2 to try out if you want to use cloth full time from the start. How will you know what you will like? How big your baby will be? Boy? Girl? Team Green? Unless you have a tiny baby, you’ll only get a few weeks of use out of them, and you’re likely also saving for one size diapers or at minimum a few new splurge purchases if a sibling came to cloth diapers at an older age. You’ll use them for such a short time with an individual child, so buying full cloth diaper packages when you’re not 100% confident about them might not be your best bet financially. The last thing you want is …

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Cloth Diapering a Newborn Was Much Easier Than I Expected!

We started cloth diapering our first son when he was around 5 months old. When we found out we were expecting # 2 after trying to conceive for a year, I knew I wanted to try cloth diapering in the newborn stage. I wasn’t sure where to begin. We started out using gdiapers with our first (a covers and inserts system) to see how I would like it. When I unexpectedly became a stay at home mom, we switched over to cloth only. I bought a stash of Fuzzibunz pockets and used those until he was potty trained. I liked the simplicity of them, as well as the stay dry factor. There were so many options with cloth diapering a newborn, just as there are for one size diapers. There are pockets, all in ones, covers and prefolds or fitteds, etc. Through my research, I was reminded that newborns poop many times a day typically, especially breastfed babies. I discovered the most cost effective way to use cloth with a newborn was a simple system of covers and prefolds. I had started out with this system originally, so I decided to go this route because I wasn’t sure if I would stick to it with adjusting from going to one to two little ones. I didn’t want to invest a huge amount in a stash and get completely overwhelmed with …

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Tips for Choosing Newborn Cloth

I love the feeling of committing to cloth diapers from the get-go. We used disposable diapers in the hospital while I recovered from my c-section, but I had little organized bins of newborn cloth diapers waiting for our return home. I knew my mobility would be limited, so I suggested disposables to my husband. To my delight, he said, “No. Let’s just go for cloth.” We tried cloth diapering from birth using one sized diapers with our last baby. Even though he weighed in at a whopping 9 lbs 11 oz and 23 ½ inches long, one sized diapers proved bulky and unwieldy on his long, slim frame. Our 2 year-old was also still wearing one sized diapers and separating the sizes or adjusting with each change proved challenging. When baby fever hit the fourth time, I started planning ahead by watching for sales of new and gently used newborn diapers until I had a nice selection. These included AIOs, AI2s, pockets, and fitteds with covers. I already knew prefolds were not for me (but a route many prefer for newborns), so I didn’t bother purchasing any. I also selected both aplix and snap closures. Purchasing newborn diapers might not be realistic for everyone’s budget, but I believe they hold good value if well cared for because they are used for such a short time. Plus, if you use them …

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Making Newborn Cloth Diapers Affordable

Whether to cloth diaper your newborn from day 1, or wait until baby gets older is a fairly common question parents ask themselves. Since one of the benefits to using cloth diapers is the cost savings, knowing you could spend hundreds of extra dollars on a newborn diaper stash can be daunting for many people. There are options though, that still save you money, while allowing you to use cloth diapers on your gorgeous new baby. Start Early. By buying a few diapers at a time, you can build your newborn {and regular} diaper stash without breaking the bank. Newborn Cloth Diaper Rental. This is offered by a few different retailers for new parents. The cost is relatively cheap considering the short period of time they wear newborn cloth diapers. Add them to your baby shower wish list. Some things to include would be diapers, wipes, wet bag, cloth diaper safe butt cream. Use one size cloth diapers. There are plenty of options for one size diapers that eliminate the bulk and fit newborn babies so well. A few of my favorites to use on newborn babies are SoftBums and Fuzzibunz. The way these diapers adjust sizes keeps them trim no matter what size, while still growing with your baby. Buy used. Simple as that. This isn’t our thing, but it could save you money. On the flip side of …

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Cloth Diapering a Newborn Without a “Newborn Stash”

Many soon to be cloth moms are anxious to put their soft and colorful cloth diapers on their newest arrivals from day one. A tiny newborn stash is great, but can be very expensive and many babies will outgrow their newborn diapers in either weight or absorbency in just a few weeks. However, most “one size” diapers are not only bulky but often too big and may leak on a newborn. What’s a cloth mom to do? There are a few great options for moms (and dads) that are weary of investing in an entire newborn stash but still want to be able to use cloth on their baby from day one. Thirsties Duo Diapers. Thirsties makes a great tried and true diaper cover called the duo wrap, it comes in two sizes with three rise settings each. Size one adjusts to fit babies 6 – 18lbs making it the perfect option for most newborns but lasting much longer than a typical newborn diaper. It pairs well with a cotton osocozy flat for a very affordable diapering system and the flat can be pad folded and used as a doubler later on. Grovia makes wonderfully soft and absorbent bamboo prefold that comes in 4 sizes, many moms can skip the newborn and start with the infant size which can be wrapped around baby or padfoled and laid in the thristies …

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