cloth diapers?

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m planning to use them once baby gets here (2 weeks!). I ordered a bunch from sunbabydiapers.com. They’re cheaper than a lot of the stuff I’ve seen around here, and the quality seems great. I’m planning to post a review once I’ve had a chance to try them out.

Are you thinking about what type to use? The ones I got are pocket diapers, but I think a lot of people on here use all-in-ones.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I used them exclusively for the first 6 months, and then used some sposies mixed in after that.

I really loved GMD prefolds and Thirsty covers for when she was small. She was a tiny baby, and I liked how prefolds were more adjustable all over.

After she was bigger, I used some Bumgenius and Kawaii diapers.

There are all sorts of cleaning rules and whatnot. I really recommend hanging out at a place like DiaperSwappers to learn about how to care for each particular type of diapers, their pros and cons, etc.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Ive used a range of cloth nappies, from pockets to All in twos, All in ones and so-on.

 

Firstly they are both good for the environment, and also for baby’s skin. They take a little getting used to, but personally i think they’re the best thing I’ve used. To put it into perspective, I would never go back to disposables.

 

The difference in types, will go along with how often you wash, what means of drying you have, and how much and often your baby urinates.

 

Theres lots of info here, if you are interested.

http://www.clothnappy.info/beginners-guide/

 

Hope this helps

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Hell no. I hate poop and don’t relish the idea of dealing with it any longer than I have to. Once and done, into the garbage.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

“sposie” is a us version of uk Disposable

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

DH and I talked extensively about this and weighed our options, we’re going with all-in-one cloth diapers. It will cost us $700 vs paying $900 per year (Approx. $2700).  Plus there are a lot of other benefits for us, especially in the town we live with garbage pick up only every 2 weeks.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@peachacid:  yes, “sposie” is just a shortened word for disposible diapers.

I never used the hybrid diapers. I just figured they were more work than they were worth, and I also have a septic tank, and they are a BIG no-no for septics.

If you exclusively breasfeed, the most wonderful part is baby’s poo is water-soluable, so you can just toss the whole thing in the wash. No rinsing or dunking.

It’s only if you use forumla/introduce solids that you need to remove the poo.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Marking this for reference. 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007

@MrsPanda99:  I’m with you.

I am planning on breastfeeding, but I’m not doing cloth diapers. Disposable ones for me!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I know the benefits of cloth diapers, but I would only use them if we were extremely broke. 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@MrsBaldEagle:  +1 (and anyone who is extremely broke shouldn’t be having babies anyway!)

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We use them and love them! right now we use econobum prefolds and covers but as he is getting moer mobile we are switching to fitteds with covers. So far we have spent 100.00 total on cloth diapers and will spend about $150.00 on the fitteds. As he starts eating more solids we will use flushable liners to less poop scraping.

 And, no we arent broke but find they are better for his bum and the environment, the extra cash in hand is a bonus.

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