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Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
10th May '13
Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:" I found a store close to where I live that sells Bummis, Bumgenius, Grovia, Thirsties, Kawaii, Flips, ... [snip!] ... I told my sister & mother I was pregnant today. They didn't act crazy or disappointed/mad, they were supportive! So happy :D"


YAY!!! And, I always say that newborns are a good investment. You can keep them for future babies, or sell them. I sold my lil joey's for $12 each on craigslist.

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

ok I feel really stupid just asking this but I am in a bind. We are in need of a new box of disposables We have 17 left( I have not started CD yet due to our money situation I cannot even buy a couple of diaper covers yet), I want to make the disposables last as long as possible so I can buy the diaper covers for flats INSTEAD of buying a new box of sposies, BUT I need to have sposies to use while I wait for the covers to be mailed out. So my odd question is, can I use flats inside a disposable to make the disposable last longer?? or is that just crazy talk???? If I change the flats out fast enough can I reuse the disposable if it's still dry?? I would just be mad if I end up needing to buy a new box of sposies and then we can't buy the diaper covers and then I swear I will never get to start CDing and I am just gonna cry.

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
10th May '13
Quoting Ivana, expecting #3!:" ok I feel really stupid just asking this but I am in a bind. We are in need of a new box of disposables ... [snip!] ... of sposies and then we can't buy the diaper covers and then I swear I will never get to start CDing and I am just gonna cry."


I wouldn't. Your very best bet is to just go coverless and change often. Do you have any fleece pants for the baby? You could use just regular fleece pants as a temporary cover, just need to be changed a bit more frequently :)

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
10th May '13
Quoting Moses.:" 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 :)"

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.....

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 3187 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 Due December 13; 3 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16038 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 3187 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 3187 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 3187 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.