Lerin - posted on 12/28/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
Baby #3 is due 3-1-11. I CD'd DD2 since she was about 6 weeks old and grew into her small pocket diapers, and that's all we've ever used. (Didn't CD at all with DD1)
I've been fretting about what to use til #3 is big enough for the pockets we already had, but didn't want to spend a fortune. Thankfully, a friend of mine passed me along some newborn covers, and I've got plenty of prefolds already.
I got 2 Snappi's yesterday, and have been researching ways to fold them. I think the 'twist' method will work best for a newborn for the narrow crotch, but after practicing on some dolls- (I exclusively breastfeed, so we have those huge sudden exploding poops) I had a couple of questions. I know once the baby is here and I'm practicing on a real live baby it'll be different and I'll find something that works, but in the meantime I'm obsessing over it.
With the narrow crotch on the 'twist', I can't see how that's going to contain poop? What are your thoughts/experiences? Is there another way of folding the prefold (or the big flat ones, I have some of those too) that will work better? I'm having another girl, if anatomy sometimes determines how well a fold will work on a baby. So far my other girls have been a consistent weight- 6 lbs 13 oz, and 6 lbs 14 oz.