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lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
13th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Naturally Alternative~33w:</b>" What type of diaper do y'all think would be best for a NB around 8lbs? A pocket, a fitted, one with a ... [snip!] ... NB so I dunno... and I'm not sure which type of diaper to make until she can better fit into the OS AIO and AI2 diapers I have."</blockquote>



AI2 fo sho!!! Little bitty pockets are hard To stuff lol!!! Fitteds would be ok too. I had some converted prefolds that worked good. But AI2 is less bulky for a newb.

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6507 posts
13th Jun '13
Quoting [Boats&Hoes]:" Well I didn't cloth diaper full time during the newborn stage, so idk how much my opinion matters. I ... [snip!] ... but I really liked the fitteds with snap in soakers. I didn't get to test pockets, and I know I didn't like the AIO."


lol It does. I heard pockets were a PITA 'cause they are too small to stuff. I think fitteds with snap in soakers are my best bet too since they'll dry faster than a plain fitted.



Thanks! I'll go print out a pattern and get started. :) I have a dozen prefolds, need to do some covers... but I think it'd be best to have some fitteds too. I'm kinda lazy by way of laundry haha



Lola: I'm not sure if I trust my sewing to do a diaper with a water proof outter layer. Or... what's an AI2 again? haha I get confused by the terms sometimes.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
13th Jun '13

I forgot to add my little receiving blankets made perfect origami fold flats for a newb. That was when she was a little bigger newb once I got some wipeable covers.

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62969 posts
13th Jun '13
Quoting Naturally Alternative~33w:" lol It does. I heard pockets were a PITA 'cause they are too small to stuff. I think fitteds with snap ... [snip!] ... sewing to do a diaper with a water proof outter layer. Or... what's an AI2 again? haha I get confused by the terms sometimes."


I think it really depends on the store and person. I've seen fitteds with snap in soakers be called AI2, and other people call covers with snap in soakers AI2s.



As for the laundry, I love prefolds. They're so easy to rinse out and then throw in the wet bag. For me, prefolds and inserts are the easiest on laundry day. I can just wash them and then dry them in the dryer.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
13th Jun '13

I'm going to guess a fitted or AI2. I have one AIO and I'm not sure how much I'll use it because it takes 40 forevers to dry. I'm just using prefold and fitted with covers, but if I had been going to sew them all I might've tried AI2's.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
13th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Naturally Alternative~33w:</b>" lol It does. I heard pockets were a PITA 'cause they are too small to stuff. I think fitteds with snap ... [snip!] ... sewing to do a diaper with a water proof outter layer. Or... what's an AI2 again? haha I get confused by the terms sometimes."</blockquote>



I like fleece covers better than pul lol! But an ai2 just had a snap in soaker. That was my main nb stash. Honestly idk if all new a pee this much but Scarlytt peed alllllll the time. Id get a reusable cover in that case (well that is what i ended up doing lol) so you can just keep changing out the soaker flat or fitted. But AI2s with the snap in soaker were much less bulky than all the layering of other options. Honestly I wouldn't put a ton of work into nb dipes. I'd go cheap and easy since they're hardly in them. Although Scarlytt is 15 lbs and can still wear my nb converted prefolds lol.

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62969 posts
13th Jun '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Naturally Alternative~33w:</b>" lol It does. I heard pockets ... [snip!] ... go cheap and easy since they're hardly in them. Although Scarlytt is 15 lbs and can still wear my nb converted prefolds lol."


:oops: Up until 2 weeks ago I was using the nb prefolds I sent Ivana. Trifold ftw!

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
13th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting [Boats&Hoes]:</b>" :oops: Up until 2 weeks ago I was using the nb prefolds I sent Ivana. Trifold ftw!"</blockquote>




Lol I stuff pockets with prefolds :P they don't even fit Scarlytt really in the traditional way.

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6507 posts
13th Jun '13

I won't be out money, I have bins of fabric... and a serger can make short work of any pattern. I don't know why I feel like making things more complicated. I don't want to always use prefolds though... haha.



I did buy fleece to make some covers... but will the be hot on her? It's the end of July in Louisiana, I'd hate for it to be hot and itchy on her.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
13th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Naturally Alternative~33w:</b>" I won't be out money, I have bins of fabric... and a serger can make short work of any pattern. I don't ... [snip!] ... make some covers... but will the be hot on her? It's the end of July in Louisiana, I'd hate for it to be hot and itchy on her."</blockquote>



I don't think fleece is supposed to be *that* hot. Obviously she won't be in longies or anything lol

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
13th Jun '13
Quoting Naturally Alternative~33w:" I won't be out money, I have bins of fabric... and a serger can make short work of any pattern. I don't ... [snip!] ... make some covers... but will the be hot on her? It's the end of July in Louisiana, I'd hate for it to be hot and itchy on her."



I don't think it will be any hotter on her than a plasticy disposable would. :)

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6507 posts
13th Jun '13
Quoting susanesque:" I don't think it will be any hotter on her than a plasticy disposable would. :)"

Toooo true. Plus I could put her coverless at home on a surface I don't mind getting wet in case she pees through.



Now to find a good pattern. I wonder if I should make some with little umbilical cord folds... *squeeeee*

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
13th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Naturally Alternative~33w:</b>" Toooo true. Plus I could put her coverless at home on a surface I don't mind getting wet in case she ... [snip!] ... she pees through. Now to find a good pattern. I wonder if I should make some with little umbilical cord folds... *squeeeee*"</blockquote>




Mine just had a snap in the center where you could snap it down for the cord.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
13th Jun '13
Quoting Naturally Alternative~33w:" Toooo true. Plus I could put her coverless at home on a surface I don't mind getting wet in case she ... [snip!] ... she pees through. Now to find a good pattern. I wonder if I should make some with little umbilical cord folds... *squeeeee*"


I think I'm going to ask for some extra of the little pee pads they give you at the hospital to lay him on when he's in a fitted. Or really, I suppose they'd be pretty simple to make! Just sandwich a microfiber towel between some flannel and fleece. It would double as a good burp cloth.



If you make any snap downs be sure and show em off! I love seeing little teeny newborn diapers. :D

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
13th Jun '13
Quoting susanesque:" Have you heard anything back about your package yet? I got the mama cloth in the mail today! Yay! ... [snip!] ... kind of makes me wish I had a period right now. :? lol. If my water breaks at home I am totally wearing one to the hospital."

Haha! I'm glad you got them and like them. And YES I got my package! I called the PO and it has just been sitting around for a few days :?