Mailbox Mondays

Mailbox Mondays 8/23/10



Every Monday I will answer user submitted questions. They don’t have to be about cloth diapering! I’ll always answer questions via email, but if you would like your question to be answered in a Mailbox Mondays post, send an email with the subject “Mailbox Mondays” to Maria at change-diapers dot com!
I would like to get several weeks of questions in my “queue,” and because I know bribes aren’t just for toddlers, I’m offering an incentive.  If you have a question to submit, you get an extra entry in the giveaway that will be posted tomorrow.  That bonus entry will be valid for the duration of the giveaway, so get your questions in!
Stephanie says:
Hey Maria!

I’m contemplating putting together a stash of newborn cloth diapers. I know most people use prefolds, but I am not a huge fan of them. Based on your experience, what would your stash consist of?



I’m still mad at myself for not cloth diapering from birth, and missing out on all that cute, itty bitty fluff!  However, I do have a mental wish list for what I would try if I had a newborn to diaper!

Most of these diapers are miniature versions of diapers I already know and love.  I’d definitely prefer aplix diapers for the stash I’d keep upstairs…easier for bleary-eyed, middle of the night diaper changes.

I’d plan on filling in the gaps with Thirsties Duo Wraps Size 1 and Thirsties XS Covers paired with BabyKicks Newborn Hemparoo Prefolds and Newborn Diaper Rite Prefolds.

The SoftBums diaper is a one-size that gets quite a bit smaller than others, and the Rumparooz has a tiny setting as well.

Really, it would depend on how much I had to spend.  I’d hope to pick up a few here and there throughout pregnancy, and perhaps purchase a few gender specific colors after the birth.  The amount of time a baby will be in the smaller sizes varies a bit based on weight and size.  However, since I will have a full stash of one-size diapers waiting for a new baby, I think I can spend a little more on newborn diapers and/or a few new one-size!  Really, I could spend a thousand bucks on diapers and still be ahead of the sposie game, especially since I could resell them afterward!

I planned on answering another question this week, but since I made this one a mile long, I’ll save Kelly’s for next week!

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Maria is an aspiring "fit mom" of 3 children, writing about cloth diapers, going green, and her life as a single mom. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development, and other services.
  • August 23, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    >I'm ok with my question going next week! just found out we're expecting and now I'm obessing about what newborn diapers I need to get! This question/answer was perfect! 🙂

  • ash
    August 23, 2010 at 4:45 pm


  • ash
    August 23, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    >My Little guy gets diaper rash really bad (which is why we switched to cloth) Cloth has helped alot but he still gets some pretty bad rash (esp when he is teething) … Is there any brand of diaper rash cream that is okay to use with cloth?

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