finding clothes to fit over CD

Julie - posted on 01/12/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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My daughter (9mon) is already wearing 12-18 clothes because I can not find pants that fit over the CD. Any suggestions for clothes roomy in the rear?

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Melissa - posted on 06/10/2009

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I've got the same problem! I have a 9-month-old as well, and she's wearing 12 month clothes over the diapers. Apple Cheeks diapers are the trimmest pocket diapers I've found, and she can squeeze into smaller pants with them. Otherwise, she wears a lot of dresses and overalls. I just got a pair of Baby Legs as well.

Jena - posted on 06/09/2009

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A few ideas... We love onesie extenders! I found them in the One Step Ahead catalog, perhaps elsewhere as well. They're a little strip of cloth with snaps on either end to lengthen the crotch on onesie-type outfits. Extended our wardrobe greatly! You might also like to try babylegs (or similar) leg warmers in place of pants. Or look into wool pants that act as your diaper cover.

Julie - posted on 01/27/2009

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Thanks for all of your suggestions. I found some Osk Kosh shirts with double rows of snaps that work good. Living in CA we are almost back to summer and then she will wear dresses. I'll look into the other ideas and really appreciate all the imput. It's great to have all of your support.

Stella - posted on 01/27/2009

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I have the Cut4Cloth/Frugi company bookmarked on my computer (since I live in England and use cloth nappies, sorry, diapers). Their postage Outside of Europe is £9.00. Not up to date with the current exchange rate, but probably what, about $7? By the way, they have a sale on until the end of January- QUICK!

Anne - posted on 01/25/2009

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I use the Bum Genuis All in One diapers and do not have any problems with pants fitting my daughter. Even when she was in newborn size things fit with no problem.

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Quoting Louise:

A word of caution on the overalls though - I found that a lot of the pairs that I have unsnap at the crotch from the pressure when James sits down.


 



I had the same problem with my son – James, incidentally! – but I found that if I sewed them shut it wasn’t a problem. They still fit, it was only the pressure that made them pop.



My real solution, though was to use Fuzzy Bunz, stuffed with one or two hemp liners. They are SO thin it is almost like wearing a disposable.

Lisa - posted on 01/23/2009

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Oh yeah, I also use baby legs around the house. Saves on laundry and I can use the pants that fit when we go out.

Lisa - posted on 01/23/2009

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I'm not sure where you are located, but in Canada (Toronto anyway) there is a store called "Children's Place" they also have "Babies Place". Their clothes are snug, but do fit over cloth and if I take her to the grandparents they still fit with disposables.

As well, I found t-shirt or onsies extenders (like a bra extender, only snaps) at a Canadian based online store called Cheeky Monkey. They are FANTASTIC because they give that little bit of room to go over the CDs and prolong the use of the tshirt.

Other then that, I go up a size group in pants. Unfortunately. I found that the "bikini Twist" for pre-folds/flats give a little less bulk too. As well as Fuzzi Bunz are not so bulky and fit in her size range (tighter, but fit).

I also agree that for some reason overalls work well.

Good luck.

Vilate - posted on 01/23/2009

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I make wool longies for my babe, so they fit cuase I make them that way and they also work as my diaper cover!  Love it when I have  a 2 in 1!

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I make most of my kids' clothes, and I make them custom-fit. Other than that, I just look for things like wide-legged jeans for my daughter, and stretchy jersey pants and rompers for my son. Also, dresses with leggings, Baby Legs or tights underneath are a great option for CD'd little girls.

There are A LOT of stores on HyenaCart and Etsy that sell clothing, most of which are specifically made for a fluffier bum. :-)

Louise - posted on 01/15/2009

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A word of caution on the overalls though - I found that a lot of the pairs that I have unsnap at the crotch from the pressure when James sits down. But some are fine and those work great. I love sweatpants too, they look cute on babies and are roomy and comfy for them.

Lisa - posted on 01/15/2009

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Baby leggs work great! They're perfect on days like today (MN -20) under a pair of overalls (Oshgosh are the roomiest). And super cute instead of tights with a skirt or dress. I always get compliments when my daughter wears hers. Also, my 3yo son likes to wear them on his arms with his favorite t-shirt in the colder months. I think Target even has them now.

Vicki - posted on 01/14/2009

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Two words: Hanna Andersson. My son has worn them ever since I started him in cloth at 3 mos and he's 19 mos now. I too had this issue until I switched. They use European sizing, a lot of the pants have cuffs so they get more wear and the body suits have 2 rows of snaps. A lot of it is organic cotton to boot. With these clothes my son actually has too much room in the rear if he's not in cloth. And you can buy the actual size that fits instead of sizing up, so clothes don't look ridiculous in all the other areas. Sizes run for much longer - for example, size 80 is for 10-24 mos. The clothes are pricey, but he is able to wear them for a longer period and then I use the method of waiting until they put everything on clearance and buy a size up for the next season. I just bought size 90 winter clothing for next winter. Some of the pants which were normally around $12-$14 I got for $5, but that sale is over with now. You can order them online.

Hayley - posted on 01/14/2009

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I would say go one size up... and sweat pants work great! Especially fleece because it works like a diaper cover (poor mans wool)

Kelsie - posted on 01/14/2009

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i have the same issue, so my kids wear baby legs. my 6 mo old wears them in town too. my 2 year old wears them around the house. when we're out and about i have pants for him that are a size bigger and i just roll up the bottoms.

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My son is 10 months and in size 18month clothes. I just switched to cloth and had the same problem!!! I found that Oshkosh's overalls and pants work great. I had tried him in a pair of 18 month carters overalls this morning that fit fine when he had on a disposable, but I couldnt close with cloth (I'm using prefold and a bummis cover), the oshkosh size 18 fit just fine with room to spare. However, I find that knit one-piece outfits or overalls fit the best with cloth since they have some stretch.

Nellie - posted on 01/14/2009

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There is a company in England that makes a whole line of clothing called Cut 4 Cloth. All of the bums have a ltitle bit more room. Great idea...but they are in England and don't have any distributors here. Hmmm. The name just changed to Frugi, but you can check out their Cut 4 Cloth line. Just not sure how shipping and exchange rates would work out, but at least one company is thinking about it!

Nellie - posted on 01/14/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:

I have found that my daughter has pretty much been one size above. She's 6 months old and is wearing 12 months clothes to fit over her cloth diapers. Unfortunately I think that's the way it goes. But I'm anxious to hear of any suggestions for types that are roomier.


OT:I couldn't find your wall, but I responded to your question on my wall so you can read that when you get a chance! Thanks!

Jennifer - posted on 01/14/2009

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I have found that my daughter has pretty much been one size above. She's 6 months old and is wearing 12 months clothes to fit over her cloth diapers. Unfortunately I think that's the way it goes. But I'm anxious to hear of any suggestions for types that are roomier.

Ashley - posted on 01/12/2009

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I don't have any suggestions on clothes that are more roomy in the rear, but I too have this problem with my son when I use the regular diaper wraps (LiteWrap). I have found one that seems to be less bulky though! First a little background:



My son is a very heavy wetter at night. Double diapering did not work, so I needed something more absorbant. I still wanted to be earth conscious. In my search I discovered g-diapers. They have a cotton wrap with washable vinyl liners that snap in. The little pad that comes with them is flushable and very absorbant! It is a material that is biodegradable and non-irritating. In an effort to reduce my carbon footprint (and save money), I only use these at night.



Here's the great part: I found that a cloth diaper folded in thirds also fit in the liner. It fits closer to his body so there is less bulk in his pants. Yes they are still bigger than disposables, but it is a bit better. Also, the wraps velcro in the back! No little hands ripping these bad boys open. :) And the snap in liners mean washing less often. Most days he will wear the same outer wrap the whole day and I just change out the liners. How cool!

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