cloth diapers: newborn

For various reasons we decided long ago that we were going to cloth diaper. ¬†Saves money, “be green”, no nasty diaper chemicals on baby’s skin, and they are cute, always a bonus ūüėČ ¬† Since I will be home most of the time (only working a few shifts a month after maternity leave is over) I will have plenty of time to do laundry ūüôā ¬†We have about 30 newborn sized diapers plus a dozen prefolds so I should be good to go 2-3 days between loads. ¬†Very excited for our new washing machine to be delivered this weekend. ¬†Old one only works on one setting : cold-large load. ¬†We are replacing it with a high¬†efficiency¬†top loader, as front loaders are generally a headache for diaper laundry.

Here’s our newborn stash, will probably start using them once the short meconium phase has passed.

2 bububebes, 2 mutts, 1 mamamade (cranky clouds!), and 15 KL0s

10 covers (probably way too many), a mix of bummis superbrites, Thirsties size 1s and Thirsties xs.  I also have a handful of newborn wool covers not pictured.  8 bumgenius xs bamboo fitteds (these are discontinued), 3 goodmama newborns.

I also have a dozen green mountain newborn prefolds. ¬†Not sure if I will like prefolds or not but I figure I’d give them a shot as I know many swear by them, plus they are cheap. ¬†Can always use them for burp rags too!

I bought the majority of our newborn stash used from cloth diapering friends, spots corner, and diaperswappers. ¬†Since the newborn diapers are typically only used for 2-3 months depending on the size of your baby, they are all very gently used and in great shape, plus I saved lots of $$ by buying used. ¬†When I post pics of our one-size stash you will see where all my money really went, sheesh, I have a diaper buying problem! ¬†Whatever we don’t like we can sell, whatever we do like we can keep for future children!

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