Today I purchased the rest of our cloth diaper stash. It seems a little extreme but I never had a chance to slowly build our stash. Before my antepartum stay at the hospital, I had ordered and received about 12 cloth diapers because I came across a couple of sales. Those diapers were a mix of Grovia and Lil’ Joeys Rumparooz all-in-ones – in newborn sizes.
Today I purchased:
Pre-folds: 6 orange (newborn size) with two Bummis Super Snap covers – I want to see if I can handle “real” cloth diapers of yesteryear. These are very inexpensive and if I like them I’ll get a lot more when I move up to the next size and maybe fewer of the more expensive kind. I purchased these on Green Mountain Diaper
BumGenius All-in-One Newborn: four of these purchased from Kelly’s Closet (with snaps)
Best Bottoms Hybrids: three covers (with snaps) plus 9 stay-dry inserts from Nicki’s Diapers. I like these because I can also use a disposable insert if I want for when I’m out of the house (I understand that I can use either the Flip or the GDiaper disposable inserts with these diapers)
That brings me to a total of 31 diaper changes before I run out completely, which will never happen. CDing mamas: is this enough? In total, I’ve spent about $330 to date.
All of these are newborn sized (except Best Bottoms, which are small) with the thought in mind that Roo will be small for a while and should be able to fit into these for until she is around 6 or 7 months old (especially since she is a preemie) and I’ll figure which of these different diapers or combination of diapers that I like best so I can better purchase the next size around 🙂
I am now looking into how to prep my diapers and get ready to use them as Roo approaches 7 pounds, when most of these will start to fit her!
Any advice on prepping my cloth diapers is appreciated! I am a little confused and perplexed by choosing the right detergent.
I can’t wait to share more about my experience with you!