So we've decided to go the CD route and I've just started doing my research. First let me say OH MY GOD there are too many options - I had to make myself a spreadsheet! I'm excited though and *think* I have an idea of what we want to do, but any input would be super duper appreciated!
We're thinking when he is a NB, we'll do pre-folds with covers most of the time, but also get some sized fitteds to use with the covers if we need an easier change in the middle of the night, etc. I really like the idea of AIOs or pockets, but I don't want to get sized ones, and I've read the one-size don't typically fit NBs well, especially before the cord stump falls off. I do want to get some one-size AIOs or pockets for after the NB stage though. Here are my questions so far:
1) Pre-folds - I'm looking at Green Mountain organic cotton - I'm anticipating a larger baby, so I'm wondering if I really need the NB size or if I can get away with small - would small be too bulky on a NB?
2) Fitteds - what are your favorite for a NB? I think I'll try to get used ones from DiaperSwappers or somewhere - any thoughts?
3) Covers - are sized covers best, or do one-size work fine on NBs?
4) AIOs vs Pockets - when I first started researching, I figured AIO was the best option, but everyone seems to love pocket diapers, even though it's 2 pieces. Is that because they dry faster, or are they better for the baby's skin? Which do you prefer?
Also, did you CD even in the hospital, or wait until you got home?