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Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
10th May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" no, just regular jeans and sweats. I don't have any snappis yet either, so I can't go coverless. oh well. I will figure it out somehow. I wonder if they sell safety pins at dollar tree....."


If they don't, Wal Mart does :)

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3190 posts
10th May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" no, just regular jeans and sweats. I don't have any snappis yet either, so I can't go coverless. oh well. I will figure it out somehow. I wonder if they sell safety pins at dollar tree....."


KMart has actual diaper pins. :) That's where my inlaws bought mine for me. :) Also, I have a 14 month old... He can go coverless (if he's coverless, I use pins instead of a snappi anyway because he pulls at the snappi lol) for 2 hours without leaking if I do a kite fold and a fold I found online that someone made up that's good for boys pad folded in the middle (all of the absorbancy is up front). :)

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
10th May '13
Quoting Moses.:" If they don't, Wal Mart does :)"


YES!! I figured it out. I had to go to wal mart to get shampoo and conditioner so I also bought a pack of flour sack towels, those horrendous gerber waterproof pants, and safety pins! YAY!! I can officially start CD!!! I am sooo excited!! Now I just got figure out how to quickly and safely safety pin them onto my wriggling son without stabbing him!
I got all that plus shampoo, conditioner, and q-tips for about $18, I am pretty stoked right now. I am soo cheap! lol

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
10th May '13
Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:" KMart has actual diaper pins. :) That's where my inlaws bought mine for me. :) Also, I have a 14 month ... [snip!] ... fold I found online that someone made up that's good for boys pad folded in the middle (all of the absorbancy is up front). :)"

ya I got actual diaper safety pins from the baby aisle, 4 pack for a buck!!

BunnyGirl19 4 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16920 posts
10th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Moses.:</b>" I wouldn't. Your very best bet is to just go coverless and change often. Do you have any fleece pants ... [snip!] ... for the baby? You could use just regular fleece pants as a temporary cover, just need to be changed a bit more frequently :)"</blockquote>




I've done this in a pinch when we've been out and about longer than expected and run out of diapers. I folded up a receiving blanket and tied it on with an extra long zip-tie from my trunk. LOL! Hey, it was late and there were no open stores nearby to buy sposies at either......and he had pooped.

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3190 posts
10th May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" YES!! I figured it out. I had to go to wal mart to get shampoo and conditioner so I also bought a pack ... [snip!] ... him! I got all that plus shampoo, conditioner, and q-tips for about $18, I am pretty stoked right now. I am soo cheap! lol"


Lol. If you've got covers the pins don't really matter as much. :) So if they aren't perfect, the gerber pants will help you out. :)

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
10th May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" YES!! I figured it out. I had to go to wal mart to get shampoo and conditioner so I also bought a pack ... [snip!] ... him! I got all that plus shampoo, conditioner, and q-tips for about $18, I am pretty stoked right now. I am soo cheap! lol"


I forgot about the plastic pants :P Not ideal, but will definitely do for now :D Kudos to you, btw!

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3190 posts
10th May '13
Quoting Moses.:" I forgot about the plastic pants :P Not ideal, but will definitely do for now :D Kudos to you, btw! "


Lol. I knew I wanted to cd before I had my son and I was just going to do it how my mom did. I registered for a buttload of gerber prefolds and gerber vinyl pants. :) I have some in every size over here. lol.

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
10th May '13

ok so I am practicing on a doll before I start with my son, the receiving blankets are too thick in the middle part of the fold for the pin to go through!!!! I am trying the origami fold and I can't get the dang pin through! should I try a different fold or is there a way to pin it differently?

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
10th May '13
Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:" Lol. If you've got covers the pins don't really matter as much. :) So if they aren't perfect, the gerber pants will help you out. :)"

but they seem kind of loose to hold a origami fold in and I even got a smaller size because they look so huge! I worry if I don't pin it the flat will just wiggle around and fall loose and he will leak everywhere. he is really skinny! lol

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3190 posts
10th May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" ok so I am practicing on a doll before I start with my son, the receiving blankets are too thick in the ... [snip!] ... the origami fold and I can't get the dang pin through! should I try a different fold or is there a way to pin it differently?"


I don't push the pin all the way through. Just through enough for it to be on the bottom fabric. :) But I usually use my blankets as doublers in a fst which are much easier for me to get pins through.

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3190 posts
10th May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" ok so I am practicing on a doll before I start with my son, the receiving blankets are too thick in the ... [snip!] ... the origami fold and I can't get the dang pin through! should I try a different fold or is there a way to pin it differently?"


Also, when you aren't using the pins stick the pin side in a bar of soap! It makes them slippery. :)

BunnyGirl19 4 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16920 posts
10th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:</b>" Lol. I knew I wanted to cd before I had my son and I was just going to do it how my mom did. I registered ... [snip!] ... my mom did. I registered for a buttload of gerber prefolds and gerber vinyl pants. :) I have some in every size over here. lol."</blockquote>




My mom still has her original Curity brand cotton gauze diapers from her first baby in 1969. I like them, but they are definitely worn and thin now.

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3190 posts
10th May '13
Quoting BunnyGirl19:" <blockquote><b>Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:</b>" Lol. I knew I wanted to cd before I had ... [snip!] ... original Curity brand cotton gauze diapers from her first baby in 1969. I like them, but they are definitely worn and thin now."


Lol! Well back in the day the gerber prefolds were like regular prefolds... Now they have some kind of stuffing in them and my kid pees right through them. He isn't even a heavy wetter. lol. My mom still doesn't understand why I don't let my diapers soak in borax and water while I wait to wash them. But on the plus side she is excited for the flats and handwashing challenge. Lol. My son goes over there for one afternoon a week (when I babysit a 4 year old for the afternoon) and she's all ready for it. Usually Ijust send pockets and use flats at home so she's excited for the challenge. But I think she wants to use pins instead of snappies. :)

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
10th May '13
Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:" I don't push the pin all the way through. Just through enough for it to be on the bottom fabric. :) ... [snip!] ... on the bottom fabric. :) But I usually use my blankets as doublers in a fst which are much easier for me to get pins through."

yeah I am not trying to stick it all the way through and I tried it with a flour sack towel which seems a bit thinner and the middle part was still too thick to even get through the first layer! it is very frustrating, I am not sure what I am doing wrong, or if the pins are just weak.