Cloth Diapering Mamas

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think everyone does it differently. I have a dry pail–never felt the need for a wet one–with a cloth liner. My ped also said this is much safer once baby is mobile (my guy is walking/running and getting into everything)–at least if the pail is in the nursery and not in a closet.

I use a garbage can–the lid is pretty tight-fitting. I do have baking soda at the bottom–never thought about oils. 

My guy is much older and eating solids, but when he was just EBF, I usually just put it straight in the wash. If it was a very large amount, I’d shake/wipe it off into the toilet, but I never rinsed. I run a rinse cycle before my regular (with soap) cycle, and then run a couple rinses after. I end up washing about once a week. Now that he’s eating solids, it’s almost always easy to just shake off, and the once every 2 weeks that it’s super soft, I just use toilet paper to get it off the cloth as well as possible. I would definitely not rinse diapers in the tub, but might use the sink if absolutely necessary. But I’ve never felt it was necessary.

I clean my washing machine every couple of weeks as well. 

I spray any poopy diapers with Biokleen spray (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001OI0YWG/ref=oh_details_o00_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and that helps with both smell and getting it clean.

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I have a regular diaper pail with a wet-dry bag in it. I do laundry once a day, usually in the afternoon. We have enough diapers that I could do it every 2nd day but I’m a keener, I like to get stuff done.

We don’t rinse the diapers (we are formula feeding now) but one her poop gets more solid we will dump into the toilet before putting in the wash of course. We haven’t really had a problem with the smell of any of her diapers, except when she has the odd blow out.  Her farts are actually worse than the diapers lol

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’ve been cloth diapering for almost 2 months now with Little Rugbee. She’s EBF and we only use prefolds (I have 36 cloths & 12?? covers?) and an open wetbag since I’m too lazy to zip it all the time.

We wash every 2-3 days depending on how many diapers she goes through. In the begining she was going through WAY more than 12 diapers a day so we were laundering OFTEN! We go through less than 10 now since we use disposables at night (1-2).

Diaper changes are easy, if its a pee, the cloth goes in the wetbag, coverstays on changing table to dry. Same for poos that didnt get on the cover(no rinsing). If the cover gets dirty it goes in the laundry too, I just fish them of of the load before they go in the dryer.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Not to thread jack or anything, but it would be extra helpful for us newbies if posters would specify what type of diapers they use and if possible the brand : )

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

awakemysoul:  I haven’t started diapering yet, but my set up is a trash can from fred meyer with a lid that pops open with a pail liner in it from the brand Planet Wise. I don’t plan to start rinsing off poo into the toilet until the baby is eating something other than breastmilk, because breastmilk poos are 100% water soluable. I bought enough cloth diapers to wash every other day, so that’s what I’ll be doing. I have a rack to line dry the covers overnight and I am going to dry the inserts on low in the dryer since they take FOREVER to dry and are easily replaced. I also bought a pack of diaper liner inserts that are flushable for those first sticky tar poops and for if we’re out and about or something and want to easily flush away the poops. I also have two small wetbags for changes on the go, also from Planet Wise. I got a rash cream stick from Grovia.

Here’s hoping all my planning is successful!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

LuluInLove:  I bought all Kawaii brand, I’ll let you know how they work. 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My son is 4 months old and EBF. I use a plastic pail with a lid, but leave the lid off a crack. I don’t rinse any of the nappies before they go in the dry pail. I wash every other day and do the longest cycle my washer has, which takes about 2 hours. It has a pre-rinse before the wash cycle, which I think is essential. I don’t do any extra rinses.  I have a combination of Tots Bots Easy Fits and Bum Genius Flips. I love the Flips, but not so keen on the Tots Bots. They are much less absorbant, so I only use them during the day and change them every 2 hours.

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Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

quierajen:  Oh wow, if I EBF then I can dump the whole soiled diaper in the wash without spraying the poo out? That would be awesome! One less step.

I got all the products too and I know what you mean about hoping all the preperation works out!

 

Also- is it OK to add a load of clothes to the cloth diapers once they’ve been pre-rinsed alone?

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

 

awakemysoul:  

We use a hanging wet-bag. It’s Kanga brand and it hangs on the closet door knob next to her changing table. We have had zero leak/smell issues with it! Wet diapers go straight into the hanging wet bag in her room. We also have two wetbags hanging in the bathroom. One holds our homemade spray pal, and the other is where the poop diapers go after spraying (I don’t want to carry them into her room have poop water drip everywhere – gross). Since we don’t use a pail, I am no help there. We do keep an ubbi diaper pail in her room for when we randomly use disposables and it works well.

You don’t have to rinse if you EBF. Definitely a perk!

I wash every 2 – 3 days.

LuluInLove:  We use mostly BumGenius freetimes, which are all in ones, and 4.0s, which are pockets. I also use Flips with pad folded flour sack towels (you can buy at walmart, they’re awesome). They work pretty great for us, except now that she sleeps 11-12 hours at night, we had to find a new nighttime solution. I bought hemp fitteds and made some wool covers, we will see how those work! I have a huge variety of diapers (Ragababe, Kawaii, Tots Bots, gDiapers, goodmama fitteds, home-sewn diapers) and BumGenius, Ragababe, and the diapers I sewed myself ar my favorites!

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

 

FloridaGatorBride:  quierajen:  Thanks for the specifics. I’m so torn about which to buy! I want to put them on our baby registry and I don’t feel like getting one of each. eeek. We’ll use disposables the first couple of months so at least we’ll for sure have somewhere for LO to poo on for the first couple months. ha

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