Sorry I had to run so soon after you posted this morning. Kira was really cranky today and later I discovered tooth #4, so at least that explains it. (Normally she's happy to terrorize our dog if I need to type for a few minutes!) And I got my hair cut this evening so I was gone for a bit too.
Again, I loved meeting both of you yesterday! I'm sorry that the conversation was so focused, but maybe you can come back again and we can talk about other things AND CDs.
The other two moms were indeed from TriadMommies. They had asked questions, so I invited them to attend. I had actually invited 2 others as well, but one had to vote (it was the only day she and her DH could) and one's due date was yesterday. The two who were there were both young moms with young babies and they wanted a little extra guidance, I think.
I think the others below did a good job of giving you a range of places to begin. It's a bit harder for me since I started with a newborn stash and that has slowly grown and grown and, yes, exploded! But...I would decide a type of two that you'd like to focus on. I liked that fitteds plus covers had that double level of containment/backup, so I focused on those. I also had prefolds to fill in the gaps since they're so much cheaper, and as I told you I liked using those in g diaper covers. And I like having just a couple AIOs on hand too.
I'm guessing that Jeremiah might be peeing about 20 times a day at his age? Kira strted at 24+, then gradually decreased until 6 months when she got down to 15, and now it's only about 12. (That number goes the wrong direction, since now I have more diapers!) In that case, if you want to do laundry every other day, plus have enough for him to wear while the laundry is running, you'll probably want about 42-44 diapers total. If I were starting now -- and you need to do what works for your family -- I'd choose about 16-20 fitteds (and I'd get about half one-size diapers), about 20-24 prefolds, 3-4 PUL covers, 1 wool cover (if you want -- that can wait), plus 2-4 AIOs. And like I said on the handout, I'd buy a regular trash can with a lid, 2 pail liners (I like WAHMies brand), and 1-2 wet bags for your diaper bag. Then you'll want good detergent too; check out the links on the handout or you can try Crunchy Clean that mrsmikey loves. We've used dryer balls for a long time on our clothes, but if you don't have them already I'd recommend them, plus a drying rack. If you want to try cloth wipes, there are quite a few places to buy those, or if you have more talent than I do, you can make them yourself. (If you want more specifics, let me know and I'll send you a few names. Mine are from katedanzer on DiaperSwappers that kateland3 mentioned.) I prefer cloth "wipes" to washcloths, but washcloths work too. I recommend 12-16 or so. Wipes solution isn't necessary but you can buy some of that; last night I passed around "Ribbits" from London Frogg. It lasts forever!
Hopefully this combined with the "resources" handout is enough to get you started! I'll have to get back to you both about what I have for sale. Honestly I don't have much left since I sold a bunch this summer, but I do have a few fitteds, covers, and a couple AIOs left. And I have a a lot of brand new goodmamas, the $ ones we mentioned; those may not be the best place to start, but they are one-size and they'd be an amazing investment. We still use the monkey Nana's Bottoms but you can contact Denise and have her make an identical one for you and it'll not cost much more than buying mine would since mine has hardly been used! (DH loves monkeys, so I keep his satisfied with my CD habit by buying "him" a diaper every now and then. He even has a couple t-shirts that he wears proudly!)
Again, sorry for the delay! Feel free to ask away, but often I can't get back on until DH and Kira are asleep!!! And HAVE FUN SHOPPING!!!