(Closed) Cloth diapering?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How do you feel about cloth diapers?
    I am definitely using cloth diapers! : (21 votes)
    25 %
    No way! That's too gross for me. : (27 votes)
    33 %
    I'm thinking about it but not sure. : (24 votes)
    29 %
    I'm going to use a combination of cloth and disposables. : (11 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i’m glad you posted this! i’m not pregnant yet, but we’ll be trying soon after the wedding, and i’ve always been curious about cloth diapers. my mom always told me, “i would never let anything but cloth touch your tush,” and i know that disposable are a lot better now, but i still feel that for some reason i’d want to go with cloth, so i’d like to hear what people have to say about them.

    Post # 4
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    7082 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We are doing cloth diapers.  As soon as my honey said it was so important to him that he’d do the laundry, I was sold.

    We’re going to use Bum Genius http://www.bumgenius.com/ with inserts most of the time, but he is also into pre-folds so we’ll be getting a few of those as well.  I think we’ve decided on Bio-Kleen detergent but we still haven’t tried Rocking Green.

    Here’s a great resource on cloth diapering:

    http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.com/

    Don’t get me started on cloth diapering.  I could talk all day!

    Post # 5
    Member
    2030 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Cloth! It’s eco-friendly and better for baby’s bum too.

    Post # 6
    Member
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    really stupid question. how many cloth diapers does one baby need?

    Post # 7
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    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    that is great for all of you doing the cloth thing! I am still traumatized from baby sitting for two babies years ago, when I went to change their stinky diapers and found them in cloth with NO IDEA what to do about it!! But also, I live in a tiny apt and cloth just wouldn’t be feasible….

    also, while I would bet my money that the impact of cloth diapers is less, there are debates about how much less…..

    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=789465&page=1

    Post # 9
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    639 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i was cloth-diapered when I was a baby, so I’m hoping to do the same for my kiddies.  hippy parents, what can I say?  i might feel a wee bit bad for any babysitters we hire though.  I’ll just have to give them a tutorial i guess, teehee.

     

     

    Post # 10
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    7082 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Denver- You can always use disposable when your baby sitter is there!

    Post # 11
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    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    please do your baby sitters a favor and have a few disposables around for them! apprarently that is what a lot of people do, and these parents just totally forgot to get them out for me 🙂

    Post # 12
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    243 posts
    Helper bee

    The bumgenius diapers look pretty nice. However, (Sorry to be gross) but I’m assuming you don’t just throw a poopy diaper into the wash…I couldn’t get an idea from the website about the extent of how you clean them before throwing them in the wash.  Can someone give me an idea of the amount of work involved in precleaning, cleaning, etc. ?

    Post # 13
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    7082 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Thanks for the link Janna!  I read it just now, and still think that the health benefits (decreased asthma, improved potty training) may be worth it for our family, even if environmental and cost benefits were a wash 🙂 (no pun intended)

    Post # 14
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    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We won’t be cloth diapering, but we’ll be using another “alternative” form of reducing our use of disposable diapers: infant potty training/elimination communication.  We’re hoping to have our baby completely out of diapers by his/her one year birthday! 

    Post # 15
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    7082 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Chreee- with breast fed babies, no pre-rinse is necessary.  I guess it cleans really easily (though I have absolutely no experience yet).  But with formula fed diapers I plan to use a liner.  It’s a thin paper barrier that you put in the diaper that catches the poop.  You can then flush the liner in the toilet leaving you with only a wet diaper to wash.  We’ll definitely be using this option when we transition from breast milk to formula.  (I wish we didn’t have to, but it’s a health issue for me).

    Post # 16
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    639 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i babysit/nanny myself as supplemental income, cloth diapers don’t bug me too much (I currently nanny regularly for a year old boy who’s in cloth diapers – it’d defeat the purpose if his mom put him in disposables EVERY time i came over (3x a week).  Having the disposables as a back up is a great idea for one-time/occasional sitters though.  

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