(Closed) Cloth Diapering Resources

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 62
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314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am planning on cloth diapering my baby and I have a stash of 12 bumgenius 4.0’s. I want to wash them for the first time and I’ve read that they need to be washed and dried 3-5 times for them to become absorbent. However, I was just reading another website that says that you aren’t supposed to tumble dry the covers and only the inserts. I looked on the bumgenius website and it says the same thing under washing instructions: “Pre-wash cold. Wash hot (100F/40C) with bumGenius detergent. Extra rinse. No laundry additives. Line dry cover. Tumble dry insert.”

So, now I’m totally confused. Did you ladies tumble dry or do you tumble dry your covers or do you only line dry them?

Post # 63
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2820 posts
Sugar bee

Any suggestions for cloth diapering a newborn.  I’m working on my stash and while I think most will fit her once she plumps up I’m guessing she’ll look fairly ridiculous is the one size covers/diapers or even size small at first.

I have 2 xS thirsty covers that seem like they have good reviews but any other loves for newborns?

Post # 64
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202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@troubled: I don’t know yet since my baby isn’t born and this is my first, but I’m using prefolds and fitteds and covers for the NB stage. I got a few really small covers for the beginning because I know he’ll be tiny for a few minutes. I’m sure he will have a huge bubble butt for a while, but I will probably mostly keep him in gowns anyway.

 

 

Post # 67
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298 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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Post # 68
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

just an fyi for what its worth. For people who are going the cloth diaper routine the absolute best detergent out there is one called Charlies Soap. It is completely hypoallergenic and doesn’t have any unsafe chemicals. It is also a fantastic laundry detergent and leaves your clothes, and diapers free of any scent or residue. I came across it when I went to an earth day exhibition and a cloth diaper service was selling it, and they told me this was what they used to clean their diapers. I started laundering my clothes with it and i was really amazed at how much better my clothes felt. I got my neice (who has 3 babies under 3 years old) on it, and she uses it for diapers and everything else and she is hooked on it. The great thing is that you really only need a tablespoon for a whole load, so it lasts a long time. 

http://charliesoap.com/

 

Post # 70
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1032 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Can anyone tell me what they think is better: Prefolds or Inserts?

About 11yrs ago I worked at a daycare in the infant room. We used pre-folds with diaper covers. This is what I had always envisioned when it came to diapering my own baby. Now I see these pocket diapers with inserts and they seem really popular.

I am unsure what the advantage is of one over the other. 

Post # 73
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1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Has anyone tried the CD’s you can buy off etsy?  I love etsy and buy so much off of it but I almost question if it is ok to buy CD from them. 

Post # 74
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801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

@Nola:  I haven’t but keep in mind . . . many of the cloth diapers on today’s market started as WAHM’s products.  I imagine some of the CDs on Etsy can be just as great.

Post # 75
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1813 posts
Buzzing bee

I like some WAHM diapers, but I mostly stick to ones I know are good on Hyena Cart.  The only dipes I got on etsy were cute but wicked badly, and I think they irritated his sensitive skin more than others.  What style do you have in mind?

Post # 76
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@cannotwait:  I really have no idea yet.  We are just starting TTC  and I am trying to do my research to figure it all out. 

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