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Old 02-01-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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Cloth diaper sizes & newborn weight

I haven't had any children yet, but my mom and my sisters have tended to have babies in the 8 to 9 pound range. I figure it will likely be the same for me. We tend to have late babies in my family. My mom and sisters have also learned that they need to start off using size 1 disposable dipes on their newborns. The smaller sizes haven't ever fit on our newborns.

So I guess my question is this: should I be concerned about stocking up on newborn sized covers? I'm at a loss as how to prepare for a newborn and thus far I've just been planning to use up my baby shower sposies (if I get any) until baby fits in the OS snap covers I have.

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I am in the same situation as you, I am looking forward in seeing the responces.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:33 PM   #3
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My kids were 6.12, 7.05, and 7.14. Our hospital provided newborn diapers and we just used up the supply they gave us and then went to smalls. Didn't bother with newborn sized ones. But our smalls (gdiapers) start at 8 lbs so...
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I am new, as well, with a 7 wk old. She was born 7.12 and is currently 11 pounds - just now outgrowing our nb stash of bumgenius, fuzzibunz, and simplex. She outgrew lil joeys weeks ago. She can wear many brands of o/s, but some are still a little too big. I prefer sized diapers right now, but will probably regret it when she outgrows them and needs larger diapers. I only had a handful of nb diapers and used sposies when they were dirty (and a lot in the first 2 weeks before her cord fell off). I'm glad I jumped in because I am now totally confident with cd'ing and have a nice routine in place. However, if you anticipate a larger baby it probably won't be worth it financially. Just depends on what is important to you...
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:49 PM   #5
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Re: Cloth diaper sizes & newborn weight

I'd get a couple dozen newborn or small prefolds and some Thirsties Duo size 1 which would last a while and would be great back-up even after your OS stuff fits. You could also use the prefolds as burp rags, doublers, and any number of things later!
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I would recommend flats because then you can fold it to fit your baby. Thats what I ended up doing with my 8 lb newborn until she could fit into the OS pockets I bought.
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I'd get a couple dozen newborn or small prefolds and some Thirsties Duo size 1 which would last a while and would be great back-up even after your OS stuff fits. You could also use the prefolds as burp rags, doublers, and any number of things later!
This! I have babies in the same weight range. Invested maybe 60-70 dollars on used prefolds and used thirsties duo size 1 covers. Lasted about a month until we move to one size. Otherwise I would just use disposables until baby fits in one size diapers. ( I've used this system for two babies now) :thumbs up:
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Yes, like the other mamas have said, get 24 prefolds and some Thirsties covers......you can't go wrong. They will bridge the gap until OS diapers fit (if you want) and you can use the prefold as inserts afterwards. Flats are great too.
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I would recommend flats because then you can fold it to fit your baby. Thats what I ended up doing with my 8 lb newborn until she could fit into the OS pockets I bought.
Did you have smaller size flats?
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:39 PM   #10
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Re: Cloth diaper sizes & newborn weight

I guess it depends on what your preferences are which is hard to say without having done it yet. I personally don't like using sposies on a newborn because they are useless and leak and I don't like bulk so it's worth it to me to have some actual newborn diapers on hand. No need to go crazy with them either. As the PP have stated I think 24 small flats and some covers would be a fantastic investment and would be very functional all the way to PLing.
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