So, after tons of research, opinion gathering, and talking things out with my husband I have decided how I will diaper 2.0 (the new baby) for the first 4ish months of life. :) And I think the results will surprise you.
For the daytime I have a few options for myself:
1 SoftBums cover with 3 inserts, and 1 Flip. These are mostly to try out and see how I like them for as the baby gets a little older. But, I want to have them on hand to try and I plan on testing them on my son first.
Now...take a seat, because this will shock you. Are you sitting now? Good.
24 infant prefolds!!!!
I know, I know. You can't believe it right? Well, here are my thoughts. After doing lots of research on sizing and pricing I just couldn't find THE diaper I wanted (not that I knew what that would be) for the money I wanted to spend. This time in a baby's life is so short I didn't want to spend a fortune on expensive diapers. I'll spend more on the diapers 2.0 will use for the remaining diapering time. So, prefolds were economical and I convinced my husband that he could do it. :) 12 of my prefolds I bought on a swap board for $13. They are unbleached OsoCozy brand. The other 12 are Little Lions Infant Seconds that I got for $13 as well. I use their prefolds in my son's pocket diapers and love them. So soft. Now I am skipping over newborn prefolds but that is because I would rather fold the front down a smidge and use something longer than have a prefold that will only work for a couple of weeks for me. We plan on using sposies until the umbilical cord comes off anyway...especially for a boy because he would be circumcised and I don't want vaseline all over my fleece barriers.
I still have yet to get my covers, but I'll wait until we find out if the baby is a boy or girl. I plan on getting 6 or 8 covers. 2 for daytime each day and 1 or 2 for nighttime.
I will not be prefolding at night though. No way. Too exhausting. And I know my husband would refuse to help out in the middle of the night if that was his only option as well. Therefore, I have ordered 12 Cozy Cub Fitteds by Little Lions. $99 for 12 fitted diapers! I was hard pressed to find as high a quality diaper for that price anywhere else. Green Mountain Fitteds came close, but I think the materials in these will be softer and more absorbent in the long run.
We also have 1 bumGenius AIO size small that we will be using at night. If you're looking for a good deal on bumGenius hop on over to Kelly's Closet and click on the link at the top of the page for the BG coupons. That's how I got my AIO. And I bought the Flip diaper as my purchase item. Not bad to get 2 diapers for the price of one, or 10% off the one-size bg 24 pack. :)