Just wondering what opinions are on CD'ing with new-new-newborns. Does meconium wash out okay? Does it have to be hosed off before washing?
I just went to a consignment sale. I got mostly pockets with a couple AIO's. 12 diapers with 24 inserts (for $105! Woohoo!) We're planning to do disposables for the NB stage...would you experienced CDers recommend more?
One thing you can do is go to a fabric store and get some fleece for cheap and then cut that up to use as a sort of barrier in the diaper. We will have to do that for our baby anyway if he has FI's skin condition, but that might help with the meconium staining. It's also good if you ever have to put any heavy creams that are not CD friendly on baby's booty. That's what they told us at the CD class, anyway.
Has anyone ever had any success with making their own CDs? We got a pattern for it from Hobby Lobby and I'm excited to try it out, just wondering if anyone else has made their own.
@Kate08Young We've found PUL for less than $10 a yard on Amazon and Fabrics.com, we haven't actually got around to ordering but I'll let you know how it goes. I would think we could get more than 1 diaper out of a yard of that fabric but I will update on that as well.
@Blockfour diapers like Sunbaby, Alva, HappyFlutes, etc are great places to start if you're interested in pocket diapers. Sometimes they are referred to as "China Cheapies", but they get the job done for a lot less money than other brands. I, personally, didn't have much luck with a lot of those brands just because pockets weren't our thing... Plus there are some awesome American-made dipes out there that are just overall better quality. But some build their entire stash with these diapers and LOVE them! Plus, with that price tag you can accumulate quite a few! That got wordy, but i guess what I'm saying is they are worth purchasing to try out while you are figuring out the cloth routine that works best for you... Great starting point.