(Closed) Calling all cloth diapering mommas!

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m not due until August, but Fiance and I are talking about the possibility of cloth diapering, too, so I’m going to check back on this thread ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ll also add that I’m trying to read as much as I can, because I’m still pretty lost when it comes to all the combinations/terms/etc.  I’m thinking of sewing my own and have been looking at this website: http://www.diapersewing.com

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This blog post convinced me to try cloth diapering. I’m due in May and haven’t purchased any diapers yet, but that blog has me sold on the BumGenius Elementals so we plan to get a dozen of those, plus I added a few to my registry so we could end up with 15 total. If LO doesn’t fit into the cloth ones right away, we’ll use disposables until she grows into them.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Commenting since I am due in April and am considering cloth as well ๐Ÿ™‚

I got a lot of helpful information from fellow Bee Abbyful… I’ll see if I can find the thread since she had posted a link to another thread with TONNNNNNNS of information.

I also talked with a coworker who referred me to the website called diaperswappers.

It’s so overwhelming!  I know that some places have cloth diaper intro classes, sort of a hands-on info session about cloth diapers and the different kinds and how they work.  Also, some places offer newborn rentals as well.

Ok, let me dig through old posts and see if I can find the one I’m thinking of- I’ll edit this comment if/when I find it.

FOUND IT!!!  Here’s the thread I mentioned: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/cloth-diapers-3

and the link in the thread to the resource page that I found overwhelming but very informative: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/cloth-diapering-resources

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@DaneLady:  It’s so overwhelming!  I know that some places have cloth diaper intro classes, sort of a hands-on info session about cloth diapers and the different kinds and how they work. 

Word. ๐Ÿ˜  I’m so buried beneath information, I need to sift my way out, haha.  Thanks for the links and I totally need to find some of those classes D:

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We plan on doing cloth, and I’ve read and read and then I think I have things figured out and then I read some more and get confused.

I know where I live there are a couple places where you can do a couple week trial and then you get to try out different types and brands. Although that doesn’t really help in building a stash before hand.

I’m thinking of going to a class to actually see/learn about them and actually see what I like.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Following!

I have a few friends who cloth diaper and everyone has their own favorites. We’re going to try out a few too. I have one friend who swears by Thirsties with Gerber prefolds inserts. She said that you can use anything on the baby’s bottom and they wash just fine. I was hoping to use one size only diapers though.

Good luck!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2005

We are a cloth diaper family.  So far all of the ones that I have are one size fits all and with buttons, I had some with velcro but in some instances it would irritate my baby’s skin if you didn’t get it just right.  I would highly recommend signing up for Zulily, they have cloth diapers on sale from time to time and it’s worth it to get some.  You will want to have about….maybe 15-20 cloth diapers depending on how often you want to wash them.  Typically my girl is changed about 4-5 times a day, more now that she’s starting on rice cereal.  One thing I can recommend even though we haven’t done it yet is to get a kit that installs to your toilet.  It has a hose and a spray nozzel that you can use to spray off the poop into the toilet…kinda like how the kitchen sink has the spray nozzel.

Cloth diapers may seem difficult at first, what goes where, what slides into what and what piece is this….but it’s not all that hard once you get a hold of them and can see how they work.  Let me know if you have any question, I’ll do my best to answer them!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Peach_Cobbler:  What brand do you use for the one size with buttons?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2005

@DrTeeth:  I have and use Charlie Banana, FuzziBunz and I believe the other is Bumkins though I can’t be sure.  I have found that some diapers work while others ride the bottom differently, to be completely honest most cloth diapers are the same, what I would watch out for are the velco *which can move and scratch the babies skin as they move* and try to go for the one size.  You’re forking over a small fortune up front to save in costs so it may as well last a while.

 

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