Clothes and cloth diaper

Stephanie - posted on 10/20/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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Does any body have trouble getting their kids clothes to fit over the cloth diaper?
I use grow baby brand.

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Kylie - posted on 10/28/2009

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Its definitely harder with boys, and Joseph is a very small 6 month old (9lb 14 oz). I use 0-3 month old size trousers, but he ends up looking very pear shaped, just like his mother, poor kid :-)

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Just wanted to add that those baby "gowns" with the gathered bottoms work well with cloth diapers. For extra warmth, you can add BabyLegs underneath and socks, or booties. Many of the "gowns" (which I call baby bags) are labeled "one size" and are very roomie. Even the sized ones fit a variety of baby shapes and weights.

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Yup. I found a lot of clothes do not fit especially with Grobaby. My little one is only a month and she's been living in just a diaper since we don't go out much right now anyway. I am probably going to have to size up in clothes. Some sleepers are loose enough, but I am still new to CDing and working out the kinks all around. It really is an art that has to be customized for each individual baby.

Jenny - posted on 10/24/2009

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my kids are large to begin with, in the 95% and above for weight but lower in height, like 75%. So I always have had troubles with or without the cloth diapers. I dress them a size higher in onesies, cause otherwise they don't fit lengthwise, but their pants have to be a size smaller if I don't want them to be two or three inches too long. My two year old is having to have the size up pants too to fit over the diaper, and I just roll the cuffs up.

Charmaine - posted on 10/24/2009

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My 19 month old is tall and skinny, but with a very big butt with or without a cloth diaper! Luckily, I have found that dresses fit well and easy. We go back and forth between leggings and BabyLegs for the cooler weather and a cardigan over or long sleeve under the summer dresses to stretch the wardrobe. However, being a jeans and tshirt kind of mom, I just buy her jeans in the next size up and make sure it has an adjustable waist to accommodate for her large tush and tiny waist. Old Navy and BabyGap have a relaxed fit for babies that have a fuller rise and work for us. Since she has long legs, I hardly have to cuff them. I've always avoided onesies because of the bulk of the cloth diaper. I own a few different kinds of diapers, and when I want to put her in jeans and need a trim fit, I use pockets stuffed with hemp inserts for the trimness and just make sure that I don't go too long between changes to avoid leaks. This has worked out well enough for us and she gets to wear cute jeans like a big girl!

Bethany - posted on 10/23/2009

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yes, this is why I bought my sewing machine. I also use skirts if I want to use separates (not often because her belly always ends up hanging out). At the moment I am making some overalls with padded knees and am following the 3mth size for it, but the 3yr size for her bum. She is 9 mths.



Pants-wise, the second hand shops have alot of the older style, and so does Big W. but they are mostly too tiny across.and she looks funny in them.



I use folded Terry Squares.

Jen - posted on 10/23/2009

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Quoting Stephanie :

Clothes and cloth diaper

Does any body have trouble getting their kids clothes to fit over the cloth diaper?
I use grow baby brand.



I use Gro Baby too!!  Love love love them.  They are the trimmest diapers I own ... but ... yes, all cloth diapers are bulkier than disposables.  ALL of them.  But the problem is clothing manufacturers, not the cloth diapers!  One of my fave brands that offers more room in the tush is Gymboree.  I always look for that brand in consignment shops.



Or I just dress baby in a size up!



Is your baby a girl?  Dresses are, of course, a super easy solution to a fluffy cloth butt!



Good luck!

Laura - posted on 10/22/2009

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Yes! My son is big for his age and wears bum genius, so he wears 6-9 mo sized pants and onesies now even though he's only 4 months old. I like the idea of the extenders....

Wendy - posted on 10/22/2009

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Yes!! My son is in size 0 but lots of the suits that button underneath don't fit over the cloth nappy. I use 2 piece sets but then you get the belly hanging out :-)

Peggy - posted on 10/22/2009

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I have a hard time finding clothes to fit my son either way!! He's thin in the waist but has thick legs and a HUGE butt. Osh kosh tend to have alot of room, and we put him in overalls all the time. And like everyone else we go one size up.

Jocelyn - posted on 10/22/2009

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cloth diapers always helped my super-skinny son keep his pants on lol.

Hannah - posted on 10/22/2009

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My daughter had to have the next size up for her bottom half, but like Stephanie in her post, my daughter is tall and so they fit her better, otherwise they would be long enough but fall down all he time!

Sarah - posted on 10/21/2009

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Quoting Jessica:

I have to use extenders for his onesies, and usually use a size bigger pants when he's in his cloth.



 



Can someone explain to me what extenders are? I have heard alot of people mention them, but not sure what they are and where to get them?





 

Kimberly - posted on 10/21/2009

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I've noticed some brands or styles of cloth diapers are bulkier than others, and some brands of clothing are more forgiving or more tight than others. I really like Hannah Andersson wiggle pants, and my husband buys our son a lot of sweatpants from various stores, but his faves are Baby Gap, which he usually picks up on the clearance rack. I agree with Vilate, though, if you use wool longies, your diaper cover and pants are taken care of all at once! :)

Stephanie - posted on 10/20/2009

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My daughter is very long, so cloth diapers actually help er clothes fit better. She's in the next size up b/c of length, but they are big in the leg openings, waist and butt, so cloth diapers fill in that area. But if she were to wear regular size for her age, the cloth diapers would be too big. :)

Veann - posted on 10/20/2009

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My Little Man has to wear bigger pants to accommodate for the extra bulk of cloth diapers too.

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I have to use extenders for his onesies, and usually use a size bigger pants when he's in his cloth.

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