Post # 1
I posted a similar thread on hellobee but I just want to get feedback from here too.
The only daycares that we can afford dont accept cloth diapers. Is it still worth it to buy cloth diapers only to use at home? Considering all the accessories needed for cloth diapering such as the sprayer, pail, wet bag etc I’m just wondering if its still a good investment if we only use it at home or on the weekends. Does anyone only use cloth diapers for weekends and nights?
Post # 3
I don’t have much experience with cloth nappies, sorry.
My sister used them exclusively with her two boys and she constantly had severe nappy rash problems, she was using all sorts of lotions and potions to act as barrier creams to try and prevent it.
I had intended on using cloth for there many advantages such as cost. But in the end I have used disposable with both of my two and I have never had a nappy rash problem, and I very rarely have to use any lotions or potions. At the most a little bit of powder every now and then. I know they can be controversial, but when I see the difference in the skin conditions between my kids and my sisters, I am sold on the benefits of them.
Post # 5
@Firie: The only time my baby has had a rash was from the disposables. Pampers and their wipes broke her out badly. Didn’t know where it came from until we took the pampers out and it went away.
Post # 6
Honestly, if it saves you on money in the long run then yes I would say it is worth it. This is how it would be for us also if we did cloth diapers. I bought 2 CD’s to try it out, and I will be honest here. I just can’t get into it. I love that they come in so many cute colors, but am finding it to be pain in the behind to wash and keep my son dry. If we went CD completely at home, I would be changing him every half an hour. He is a wetter!
Post # 7
@MsMamaBear: I agree that some brands don’t work. I tried Pampers newborn because they were given to me in a gift pack. And I found they had this sort of gauze like material that stuck to my little one’s skin. So I stopped with those immedialty.
Currently I use Babylove Nappies, and I love them. They draw all the moisture away from the skin, hence no irritation. The bulk box costs me $27 and that does a little over a month. We use Huggies brand Aloe and Cucumber Wipes (because I love the smell), they are nice and thick, clean sticky mess well and don’t cause any irritation.
The only experience I have with cloth are from my sister, and maybe she was doing something wrong. I don’t know. I just remember all these really thick creams she used on her kids skin, which discoloured the cloth nappies, and had the worse smell ever. They would help with the rash, but if she stopped using it even for one change, they would break out again. And everytime the baby did a wee, it would soak through the nappy onto the clothing.
So yeah, I am pretty much sold on the disposable. And also, I know my Fiance and I would of debated who got the plasure of dealing with the pooey cloth nappy….no thanks. LOL.
As we say, to each there own. I am sure the OP will find what works well for them.
Post # 8
@Firie: To each their own, so true. 🙂
Post # 9
I plan on cloth dipering just on weekends. I’m not buying a huge lot of cloth diapers, but I figure it can’t hurt to save that dough at least a couple days a week. Especially since my Mother-In-Law is buying them for me. If it does work well, though, then I might build up to more days a week.
Post # 11
Okay, so we cloth diaper and we took the cheap route. I installed a kitchen sprayer as a diaper sprayer, which is way cheaper and easier. We use grocery bags as wet bags because they hold more and then I use the bag as a trash can. Lastly, all of our diapers are second hand from Craigslist and Ebay. I spent $170 for 20 BumGenius 3.0 and a diaper sprayer. It’s totally worth it and super easy. granted, we cloth full time, but it’s worth it part time too.