(Closed) Cloth Diapering

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Mrs. Avocado used them until she moved here recently.  She had some good tips/insight on thatwifeblog.com.  But I’m interested to hear what others have to say.  I’m on the fence right now myself.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I babysat for a family who used them last summer (they had a 6-week-old and a 2.5-year-old) and I have to say, I’m a total convert! When I first heard they used cloth diapers, I was like, Oh gross, but it was not a big deal at all! 

There is a disposable liner that you toss and then wash the actual diaper, along with an inner, cloth lining.  So while you do have to do a decent amount of laundry (eg I wouldn’t go this route if you lived in a 5th floor walk-up apartment and your laundry is in the basement of your building or something) it saves a TON of money and is really hardly different from the regular diapers, only there’s not toxic plastic on your baby’s bottom 24/7…

Like I said, I didn’t think I’d be a fan but I’m definitely now planning on going this route when we have a child! 

PLUS, way way way waaaaaaaay better for the environment 🙂

 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I love cloth diapering!

Here was my original go-to place:

http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.com/basics.htm

We got Bum Genius 3.0 one size diapers.  They are so easy and I’ve never had a blow-out spillover yet (unlike paper).  Cleaning isn’t that difficult and there are a few things like a diaper sprayer that make it downright easy.

We had to use paper the other day and the perfumes really stunk to me.

Please, if you have any specific questions don’t hesitate to ask me!

ETA ddw forgot to mention health benefits! (decreased diaper rash and decreased asthma)

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

FuzziBunz are soooo easy!  They are just like disposables in terms of simplicity – but don’t end up in a landfill and no nasty plastic rubbing against baby!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@beanieboo: FI is the same way! I’ve been looking them up for when the time comes one day, and I LOVE them! Fiance (and our friends) think I’m crazy.

I hope some people answer your question on ways to win the boys over 😉 I can research all I want, but I feel like until I find a Dude saying CLOTH IS AWESOME it will always be “gross” or stupid.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Maybe I’ll have Mr. DG write a post.  He loves cloth and was the one to convince me to do it!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Mrs. DG: That would be AWESOME! 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

There was a blog post about this recently on younghouselove.com.  They just started using cloth diapers on their baby. They had figures done.  2 years of disposable diapers would have costed them $3,000.  18 cloth diapers costs about $400 & you can use them for multiple children.

You can choose to not use the liners.  You have to clean off the diapers then, There is a new sprayer, which I beleive hooks up to your bathroom sink, so you can hold the diaper over the toiet and spray off the #2.

They recommend you do a load of laundry every 2 days… so you do use a lot of water to wash them.  But not nearly $4,500 that 3 years of diapers would cost!

We are still probably a couple years from kids, but I am def. considering them.  The only place it becomes tricky is with daycare.  Some won’t deal with them.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are planning on cloth as well. I’m hoping that we can find day care that will use the gdiapers with the disposable inserts, since there’s no cleaning and they are super easy.

Someone told me recetly that every single disposable diaper ever made is still sitting in a landfill. That was really all it took for me to jump on the cloth diaper bandwagon.

Oh that, and my friend’s 4 month old infant getting 2nd degree burns on her privates from the chemicals in pampers diapers. And they were NOT the recalled kind!

I’m sure we’ll have to use disposables from time to time, but we’re planning on using 7th generation or another more eco friendly brand. And maybe with the disposable inserts for gdiapers we can avoid it altogether.

And really, with two adults and at least a baby, who isn’t already doing laundry every 2 days!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

wow…this will be a fantastic resource when we start having babies!! thanks ladies!

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We were using disposable liners (Kushies), but found that rinsing the diaper with the diaper sprayer is really just as easy… And breast milk poop is incredibly water soluble.

But beware, cloth diapering accessories are addictive and fun!

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