Jessica - posted on 10/14/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
I have a 16 month old boy and I'm 27 weeks pregnant with a girl. I had intended to cloth diaper my son when he was born and so I bought 12 Econobum covers, 48 prefolds, and 2 snappi's. I purchased them as seconds so I only spent like $150. Needless to say, I was very inexperienced and he came out so tiny and they didn't even fit in them till he was about 4 months old. By then I didn't like using them cause they were so bulky and I couldn't even get clothes on him.
I have now found out that the pocket, and aio diapers are trimmer than prefolds, and I'd like advice on how to start a stash for a 16 month old and a tiny newborn. I plan to get the One Size diapers for after the NB stage and share them between both of my kids. I just would like to know what the best way about finding the perfect diaper is, and how many do you think I will need for the NB stage, and to diaper 2 kids at the same time.
Also I plan on making my own wipes. How many should I make for 2 kids. I'm going to the fabric store tomorrow. What is the best fabric to use? I was thinking the cotton flannel, but I'd like to know what anyone else would recommend, and what's a good homeade wipes solution that I can make that is safe to use and wash with cloth diapers that isn't made out of baby wash (my son has sever eczema and can't use J&J or baby oil)
Did anyone think they would prefer velcro, but actually prefer snaps? Cause I'm leaning more toward the bumgenius cause they have a velcro option, but I've heard lots of people don't like velcro, and was just wondering why not, cause I think it would be easier, more adjustable, and most like a disposable diaper.
And last but not least, what type of detergent can I use on the diapers. I have to use Tide Free & Clear for his clothes, and was wondering if that was safe to use, and if not is there another type of free and clear that's safe with diapers?
Thanks guys!!! And if you having any pics of your babies wearing your favorite brand of diaper, I'd LOVE to see them to get an idea of the fit.
Thanks for helping me out!!!! I really appreciate it!!!! :)