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Old 06-17-2012, 08:30 AM   #1
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Covers on preemies

I am, of course, hoping to go to term. However, my DD came at 38 weeks and 6 lbs so I feel I need to prepare in case my twins come early or are tiny. Did any of you use thirsties duo size 1 on your preemies? At what weight did they start working?
Did they let you use cloth in the NICU?


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Old 06-17-2012, 12:42 PM   #2
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I used the XS covers when our twins came home (4 weeks, just under 5 lbs). We did not CD in the NICU as we were 800+ miles from home and only brought the essentials. You should be fine with the size 1 as long as they are aplix, so you can get a good fit. Good luck mama!

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Old 06-17-2012, 08:36 PM   #3
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Re: Covers on preemies

We used XS white prowraps and XS bummis super brights both are great and we are still using them DD was 10 weeks early (a 30 weeker) she came home after 4 weeks in the NICU at 4.4lbs! she is now 6.9 lbs (last tues) and almost 14 weeks old 4 weeks adjust....she is probably over 7 lbs now.... and still using XS covers and lil joeys rumparooz and grovia AIO XS anf FB XS whew that was a mouthful lol

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OH BTW we did not use cloth in the NICU as we did not know what size she would be coming home, once we knew within a few days of coming home we ordered CDs
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:56 PM   #4
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Re: Covers on preemies

Our favorite were the NB Bummis Super Brites. Dd was 4lbs 9oz when we brought her home at five days old. Thirsties were too wide in the crotch and her legs were too skinny. We also liked fleece soakers. Nb fleece "floakers" by a Wahm on here fit great.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:53 AM   #5
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Re: Covers on preemies

I had a great momma make preemie covers they lasted pretty long...but i didnt have many so I would sometimes just use a doubler w a flat
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:06 AM   #6
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i think the bummis original covers worked best. they are so flexible and tiny. when I had my preemie he was 5 lbs 15 oz but he dropped more and that cover was all that fit. you can easily put a washcloth inside or a preemie prefold. I also rounded the tabs on them cause they were square but scratchy
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:15 PM   #7
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Re: Covers on preemies

Bummis original covers are by far the best fit on preemies! I also liked Thirsties XS once my twins got to around 6-7 lb, but only the Bummis originals worked as soon as my DD2 came home from the hospital at 5 lb.
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