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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Teeny Tiny Cloth

Yeah.....not gonna fit for a while.
After much research and price comparison, we've picked out cloth diapers for the baby! Excitement! With C, we only bought a stash of bumGenius 3.0 and 4.0 diapers thinking they would fit. He was so tiny for so long, however, they didn't fit until he was about 3 months old! Preemie and newborn disposable diapers are expensive, dude. We are not playing that game again.

Since we'll only be using them for a few months, I wanted to be as frugal as possible with our newborn stash. The cheapest way to do cloth is prefolds and covers. I heard about a seconds sale at Green Mountain Diapers and couldn't resist! I got on the list and got my private link to the sale this morning. Woo! I was able to score 2 dozen newborn orange edge prefolds and 2 dozen small yellow edge prefolds for $66 - a savings of $38. That's enough to buy at two covers and a few Snappis

Speaking of covers, that's been the hard part. There are so many out there its hard to decide! The good part is that when using covers and prefolds, you only need 5-6 covers as opposed to using pockets or AIOs where you need a completely new diaper at every diaper change (approx. 24-30 diapers total). You can use them a few times (unless they are subject to a poo-splosion) before switching to a new cover. Less laundry, less cost - I love it.

After much searching and review reading, I think we're going to go with Thirsties Snap Duo Wraps. They are highly reviewed, but it was the prints that really sold me. I mean, seriously, look at these adorable prints. PINK ARGYLE!!

I'm hoping and praying that they'll fit right away; I think I was traumatized by C's surprisingly small stature. The size 1 fits from 6lbs to 18lbs which is plenty to get us from newborn to fitting into C's bumGenius diapers. The trick is going to be potty training C by the time the baby needs his diapers! Ahhh not going to be fun.

If you want to get on the Green Mountain Diaper seconds email list, email them at I'm not sure how long the waiting list is, but its worth a shot for a great deal.


  1. I love that you're going to try and CD from the start this time! I hope to do the same when we have another little one. Nora didn't fit into her BGs until she was about 3 months old, either!

    1. Its crazy how big those things are when compared to a tiny bum! We've never done prefolds and J is seriously concerned about their ease of use. I just keep telling him to chill and be excited for smaller loads of laundry. Hahaha

  2. More power to you for going cloth again. I have been paying the price for disposable the whole time, but I simply don't have the patience - and I don't do laundry frequently enough to even try.