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    Posted: 01 Mar 2012 at 12:41pm

Hello everyone,

 

Its probably rare to see a dad, I don’t know I may be wrong but this is my first day here and only see moms. My wife and I are new to cloth diapers. We just ordered a few covers and pre-folds this week.

 

This is us in a nutshell:

New parents to a 1.5 month old “ Mateo” living in So Cal’

Started Elimination Communication 3 weeks ago, doing pretty good-still missing about 25% of #1 &#2

Decided to switch to CD after reading about the pluses

 

I wanted to get feedback on Cloth diapers, specifically Grovia and elimination communication. I didn’t really find much on elimination communication here. I thought Cloth and EC went hand n’ hand, but then again, I’m new to know- so I don’t know. HAHA Tongue

 

Also, any feedback on the grovia covers- any tips, suggestions etc..

 

Thanks, hope to hear from y’all.

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Hi! Cloth and EC don't always go hand in hand. I use cloth but have never considered ECing. I also don't know much about GroVia, so I'm not really much help but wanted to say "Welcome!"
Happily married to Nathan and mama to DD (5), DS (3), and a baby boy coming in May.
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Thanks for the welcome Clare
 
question: What is wetbag and what are flats? we bought "prefolds" to put in our covers. on the picture, they lay flat- are they different?
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A wetbag is a small or large bag that holds your dirty/wet diapers when you're out and about. It is waterproof. I also use a hanging wetbag on my doorknob next to my changing table instead of a diaper pail.

Flats are large squares of cotton, usually called "birdseye". They can be folded many different ways. Once they are folded, they are very similar to a prefold. They can be "padfolded" which is the same as "trifolding" a prefold. There are some very nice folding tutorials here on the Pin. I like to kitefold and then use a snappi to fasten it on. I also like to padfold and lay it in my covers, usually a Thirsties Duo wrap. Green Mountain Diapers sells wonderful flats and prefolds. They have lots of pictures on their site that can show you the difference. Prefolds do lay flat, too...but they are several layers thick and will "fluff up" when they are prepped. Flats are a single layer of cotton.

Hope that helps!

Edited for typos.

Edited by Clare_S - 01 Mar 2012 at 1:25pm
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Clare
 
It did help!!... but confussed me more ... HAHA sorry.
 
with the padfold and the "snappi" I'm googling everything you told me when I get home today.
 
I was also reading that the Grovia is not recomended overnight and I would need something else. Something about a imse vimse.
 
Im going to look for a CD store in los angeles, that way I can actually see the products. That way were set up for success!!
 
Thank you again Clare!!
 
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Sorry to confuse you more! It is very confusing in the beginning.

Here is some more info about flats and some pictures.

Here is info on the snappi. You can use it to fasten prefolds and flats, and may other diapers.

Here is more info and pictures about prefolds.

Green Mountain Diapers is an invaluable website!

Nighttime diapering is a whole different ballgame It is probably better suited for Diaper Chatter and other mama's advice. Ask anything here! We love to help!
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Also, you don't need special night diapers when babies are still newborns as long as baby gets changed at every feeding at night. Once they start sleeping 3+ hours, you can gradually bulk up the diaper until they are sleeping so long that you need to find a better solution.

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Hi and welcome! I joined this forum about 4 years ago and it helped me so much during the beginning...and still now as I'm helping my 2.5 year old learn how to use the potty.  I remember two dads on here from way back then.  I second the advice on the Green Mountain Diaper website.  I learned so much from all the pictures of prefold sizing and how to fasten them.  I wish that I had a close store when I first started, so I think that's a great idea to try to find a local CD store.  Good luck and congrats on the baby!
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welcome!  nice to see a dad!
I'm sure you're coming for me. BOO!! trick, or treat?
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Welcome!   It is nice to hear from dads (though rare).  The above advice is good and you'll find more information than you thought possible on this forum.  Ask your questions and the mamas here love to help!
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