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When to prep?

Due August 14th, and Ive got about 1/2 my stash so far (one more shower in a couple of weeks- after that, I'm buying whatever else I need).

I know the 'smart' answer is to go ahead and start prepping now, but seeing that I'm a procrastinator, when would be the LATEST you'd feel comfortable prepping for a newborn???

Re: When to prep?

  • I'd prep as I got a load full - so if you only have a handful, I'd wait.  Also - prefolds, etc you'll want to prep now in small batches (assuming you will boil them for 20mins then wash/dry once for prepping). 
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  • These are AIO's right? How many times are they recommending you wash them?

    realistically you can do it in a day if you want to sit by your washer :)

    AHHH, I can't believe your due date is so close!

    I guess I'd want them all prepped by week 38. 

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  • I'm planning on prepping all my prefolds at once (in multiple batches of course) so I'm waiting until I get them all. I'm going to shoot for having them all ready by 37ish weeks, but if I dont get around to it for a while its no big deal, we're planning on using disposables for a week or two after the baby gets here any way.
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    These are AIO's right? How many times are they recommending you wash them?

    realistically you can do it in a day if you want to sit by your washer :)

    AHHH, I can't believe your due date is so close!

    I guess I'd want them all prepped by week 38. 

    At the moment all AIOs- I know at least a couple people plan to get us CDs though, so I'm waiting before finishing out with AIOs or prefolds. Based on an average of recommendations, I was going to do 5 washes (and since I have no life, I can in fact sit by my washer all day... I'm a loser like that lol). 

    I should probably start to prep them now, I have enough to do a full load... Now I just have to get off my butt and make that happen lol. 

  • If you're hoping to CD from day one, I'd start prepping if you have enough to do a load, as PP said.

     

    My guy came four weeks early. We didn't CD from day one (more like three weeks... nothing fit him; we didn't have prefolds.) But I hadn't even prepped the diapers once I had come home from the hospital... would've been nice to have them all ready to go. 

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