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    Default MCNs - is it worth buying NB size??

    As the title says - is it worth buying newborn sized all in ones? Ive already got prefolds and covers to use, but thought a few all in ones would be good for while we're out etc.

    First time mumma so not really sure how quickly babies grow - i'm assuming pretty quickly so would i be better off buying Small or will they be too big at first??

    really appreciate any advice you wonderful cloth nappy mums and dads can give me

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    I would just use prefolds for a newborn. Ds is 10 months, was premier and is already in large! I really don't see the value in buying small or medium. I went straight for osfm

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    did you find it hard using the prefolds whilst you were out and about? i guess its just one of those things i'll have to get used to lol

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    DS was premmie, in smalls til about 3-4 months and mediums ever since (now 20months)


    The prefold/cover idea scared me so didnt so i but now that i have experience with cloth i'd give it a crack next time... with going out i'd say it'd b the same as normal, just use a wetbag...?

    I found OSFM too bulky on DS until recently but every bub is different

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennos Mummy View Post
    DS was premmie, in smalls til about 3-4 months and mediums ever since (now 20months)


    The prefold/cover idea scared me so didnt so i but now that i have experience with cloth i'd give it a crack next time... with going out i'd say it'd b the same as normal, just use a wetbag...?

    I found OSFM too bulky on DS until recently but every bub is different
    I was thinking the prefolds might be bulky and take up lots of room in the nappy bag whilst out thats all. Ive got around 20 OSFM for when bub gets bigger. They just look sooo huge not sure i'd like them on a newbie lol. I'm just so tempted by the cute fluffiness to get some in smaller size for when he's tiny. probably a giant waste of money. i'm probably better off getting more OSFM for my stash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louhopeful View Post
    I was thinking the prefolds might be bulky and take up lots of room in the nappy bag whilst out thats all. Ive got around 20 OSFM for when bub gets bigger. They just look sooo huge not sure i'd like them on a newbie lol. I'm just so tempted by the cute fluffiness to get some in smaller size for when he's tiny. probably a giant waste of money. i'm probably better off getting more OSFM for my stash.
    Why dont you get a mix? prefolds for home and AIO's/AI2's for days you know you're going out.

    Just do your research on brands also. A lot get the china cheapies because they're a bargain but they dont work so give up all together. I just would be buying toooo pretty of ones while he's small because they wont last long but yes minky is cute. Also, it might take you a couple of purchases to find the right fit for bub.

    E.G when tiny, DS would overflow the top of a bubblebub but doesnt now, and he would leak out the side of a bambooty but they're awesome now (i love how trim they are). I've loved ittis all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennos Mummy View Post
    Why dont you get a mix? prefolds for home and AIO's/AI2's for days you know you're going out.

    Just do your research on brands also. A lot get the china cheapies because they're a bargain but they dont work so give up all together. I just would be buying toooo pretty of ones while he's small because they wont last long but yes minky is cute. Also, it might take you a couple of purchases to find the right fit for bub.

    E.G when tiny, DS would overflow the top of a bubblebub but doesnt now, and he would leak out the side of a bambooty but they're awesome now (i love how trim they are). I've loved ittis all the way.
    yeah i think i might do that. funny you should mention bubblebub as those were the ones i was actually looking at . maybe if i only buy a couple just to try out when he gets here, then if they work i can buy more and if not try something else.

    thanks for your help

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    We bought mostly OSFM but I got two NB size because they were on special. They're great and I wish I'd bought a few more. They still fit her at nearly 4 months old and they fit better than the OSFM at this stage. Although she will outgrow them far sooner than the OSFMs I think if you're planning on having more than one baby it's worth getting a couple of NBs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilWombatQueen View Post
    We bought mostly OSFM but I got two NB size because they were on special. They're great and I wish I'd bought a few more. They still fit her at nearly 4 months old and they fit better than the OSFM at this stage. Although she will outgrow them far sooner than the OSFMs I think if you're planning on having more than one baby it's worth getting a couple of NBs.
    Thanks for the info Can I ask how much your DD weighs? And what brand you're using?

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    DD was 3.75 kg at birth (3.4 kg at discharge). The NBs were a little loose around the legs at first but she quickly grew into them. She's now 5.5 kg.

    The NBs we bought were Green Kids.


 

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