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ℐαzmчn 2 kids; Somerset, Kentucky 12712 posts
Oct 26th '13

Quoting Black Dynamite:

It was gnarly. I bleached and bleached and bleached the ever living f**k out of it.

And Kin shit in it, and I left it at my Mom's. She didn't think to like, you know wash it, or tell me, she just left it there... it had to be a good 2 weeks!

A friend of mine showed me a blog where the girl's husband accidentally forgot to clear the pail before they went on vacation and they came back to MUSHROOMS growing on their diapers and shit.





O__O Yup I'm pretty sure I'm never forgetting to do laundry lol.

Gold 3 kids; Stuffed with a, ., Turkey 67018 posts
Oct 26th '13

Quoting ℐαzmчn:


O__O Yup I'm pretty sure I'm never forgetting to do laundry lol.




Right? How do you have freaking MUSHROOMS growing in your diapers?? I died when I saw the pics.

ℐαzmчn 2 kids; Somerset, Kentucky 12712 posts
Oct 27th '13

So I got the last of my OS stash last week. I placed an order through Alva on September 4th, they shipped the 5th and never arrived so I emailed them and they reshipped them and I just got them on I think it was Thursday or Friday. To be honest had they not shown up I wouldn't have been too disappointed since we only spent like $29 and we really only needed like 2-4 more diapers. I was just going to order some BG if they didn't show but they did! Now heres to hoping the solids don't delaminate on me lol.

I've washed and organized all the diapers we have but I'll probably wash them once more in the middle of December just because. Especially the prefolds and blend inserts.

When we first decided to cloth diaper getting to that 24 diaper minimum seemed overwhelming, especially before I found cheaper options. We have I think 28 OS diapers, 5 NB covers, 12 prefolds, and 6 NB pockets. We'll probably order a dozen more prefolds when we order the wetbags and pail liners. We don't plan on cloth diapering right away and even when we do start I think we'll only do it part time so I'm not really stressing over our NB stash. I'm having a repeat c-section and I just don't think I'll want to deal with extra laundry for the first few weeks lol. I also want to take some time to adjust to having two kids instead of one.

Anyhow here is our stash!
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NB stuff and extra inserts are going on the right for now and OS on the left. Still need to get more wipes obviously. I doubt these drawers will stay this organized when baby gets here, but it can look pretty for now lol.

Mrs Redin 1 child; Bath, ME, United States 923 posts
Oct 28th '13

Quoting ℐαzmчn: ...When we first decided to cloth diaper getting to that 24 diaper minimum seemed overwhelming, especially before I found cheaper options.




I'm currently in this place of being overwhelmed lol. Your diapers are so pretty and neat though x_x what are the cheaper options you prefer?

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6978 posts
Oct 29th '13

UGH, I LOVE my print pockets 'cause they are cute... but I am so tired of them leaking... I stripped them so I know it's not residue... I need to check the PUL, I wonder if they are worn out. They were either used diapers I was given or ones from my now 4 year old...

I'm about to just sell them (if they are still good) and use just fitteds and covers. T_T

NicoThunders 2 kids; Michigan 12847 posts
Oct 29th '13

Favorite newborn covers? Will be using fitteds and prefolds, should is just stick with wool?

ℐαzmчn 2 kids; Somerset, Kentucky 12712 posts
Oct 29th '13

Quoting Mrs Redin:

I'm currently in this place of being overwhelmed lol. Your diapers are so pretty and neat though x_x what are the cheaper options you prefer?



Yeah I don't expect them to stay this organized after baby is here lol.

I can't really tell you as far as how well each works since we don't have a baby to put them in yet but as far as quality goes and price I'm leaning towards my Sunbabies. I think Kawaii are a nicer quality but they're BIG imo. I really like our Nicki's Diapers as well but again, they're pretty big.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Nov 1st '13

Quoting ℐαzmчn:
So I got the last of my OS stash last week. I placed an order through Alva on September 4th, they shipped the 5th and never arrived so I emailed them and they reshipped them and I just got them on I think it was Thursday or Friday. To be honest had they not shown up I wouldn't have been too disappointed since we only spent like $29 and we really only needed like 2-4 more diapers. I was just going to order some BG if they didn't show but they did! Now heres to hoping the solids don't delaminate on me lol.

I've washed and organized all the diapers we have but I'll probably wash them once more in the middle of December just because. Especially the prefolds and blend inserts.

When we first decided to cloth diaper getting to that 24 diaper minimum seemed overwhelming, especially before I found cheaper options. We have I think 28 OS diapers, 5 NB covers, 12 prefolds, and 6 NB pockets. We'll probably order a dozen more prefolds when we order the wetbags and pail liners. We don't plan on cloth diapering right away and even when we do start I think we'll only do it part time so I'm not really stressing over our NB stash. I'm having a repeat c-section and I just don't think I'll want to deal with extra laundry for the first few weeks lol. I also want to take some time to adjust to having two kids instead of one.

Anyhow here is our stash!


NB stuff and extra inserts are going on the right for now and OS on the left. Still need to get more wipes obviously. I doubt these drawers will stay this organized when baby gets here, but it can look pretty for now lol.



I cloth diapered FT with a newb after a csection. It wasn't too bad. I had to wash daily. I found tiny tush covers and origami folded receiving blankets Worked the best. I had a bunch of really small receiving blankets from dd1 that I used. They were perfect for a tiny newb. She was preemie too so I was determined to limit her chemical exposure so we used a couple small pampers swaddlers packs from the hospital because she needed them in the nicu but as soon as they ran out I didn't even open the third pack they sent home with me. I was shocked tht I did so well and didnt cave.

ℐαzmчn 2 kids; Somerset, Kentucky 12712 posts
Nov 2nd '13

Quoting lolajessup:

I cloth diapered FT with a newb after a csection. It wasn't too bad. I had to wash daily. I found tiny tush covers and origami folded receiving blankets Worked the best. I had a bunch of really small receiving blankets from dd1 that I used. They were perfect for a tiny newb. She was preemie too so I was determined to limit her chemical exposure so we used a couple small pampers swaddlers packs from the hospital because she needed them in the nicu but as soon as they ran out I didn't even open the third pack they sent home with me. I was shocked tht I did so well and didnt cave.



That makes me feel better! My mom is staying with us to help out for the first week and she already made it clear she's bringing her own disposables so I know at least for the first week he'll be in disposables. Maybe I'll work up the courage to use cloth sooner rather than later lol.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Nov 2nd '13

Quoting ℐαzmчn:

That makes me feel better! My mom is staying with us to help out for the first week and she already made it clear she's bringing her own disposables so I know at least for the first week he'll be in disposables. Maybe I'll work up the courage to use cloth sooner rather than later lol.



It's a conscious decision you have to make. I was afraid if I spoiled myself with sposies I wouldn't wanna do the work of cding.

ℐαzmчn 2 kids; Somerset, Kentucky 12712 posts
Nov 2nd '13

Quoting lolajessup:

It's a conscious decision you have to make. I was afraid if I spoiled myself with sposies I wouldn't wanna do the work of cding.



That is very true, never thought of it that way before.

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6978 posts
Nov 3rd '13

Quoting lolajessup:

It's a conscious decision you have to make. I was afraid if I spoiled myself with sposies I wouldn't wanna do the work of cding.



We bought a pack of sposies while I stripped our whole stash (didn't want to bother with keeping track of which I did wash and didn't). I was worried about that too... but in that small pack, we had at least 4 poo blow outs. Argh... haven't had a blow out yet with the CDs... just having issues with pee leaking.

I checked all the PUL and it's all fine. They keep leaking out the legs. I'm about ready to give up on pockets, which sucks, 'cause I have like 75 of them >_< I'm tempted to sell them all and switch to fiteds/covers... but I'm scared there's something wrong with them and I wouldn't want to sell a defective item

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Nov 4th '13

Quoting Naturally Alternative:

We bought a pack of sposies while I stripped our whole stash (didn't want to bother with keeping track of which I did wash and didn't). I was worried about that too... but in that small pack, we had at least 4 poo blow outs. Argh... haven't had a blow out yet with the CDs... just having issues with pee leaking.

I checked all the PUL and it's all fine. They keep leaking out the legs. I'm about ready to give up on pockets, which sucks, 'cause I have like 75 of them >_< I'm tempted to sell them all and switch to fiteds/covers... but I'm scared there's something wrong with them and I wouldn't want to sell a defective item




Ours leak at the legs if the insert isn't all the way to the edge.

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6978 posts
Nov 5th '13

Quoting lolajessup:

Ours leak at the legs if the insert isn't all the way to the edge.



I'll try to make sure they are in there better.. but maybe the inserts are just too skinny. I dunno. I just know it's amazingly frustrating. :(

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Nov 5th '13

Quoting Naturally Alternative:

I'll try to make sure they are in there better.. but maybe the inserts are just too skinny. I dunno. I just know it's amazingly frustrating. :(




Are they ones you made or bought ones? Cause I hate my bamboo blend inserts because they always shrivel up and end up too small :(