(Closed) Cloth Diapers

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Thanks!  I took a peek at a website called diaperswappers but it was so overwhelming I got a headache!  I’ll take a look at the link you posted as well, thanks for that 🙂

So, why did you decide to try cloth diapers?  Were you driven by the environment, or economics, or does your baby’s skin just do better with cloth? 

Did you find them to be expensive?  I’ve seen some really cute ones but they are really pricey!  I suppose by the time you use them so many times they end up being the cheaper alternative, but it seems like a lot of money upfront.

What do you do when you are travelling?  Have you looked at daycare facilities, and have they been receptive to the cloth alternative?

Millions of questions… sorry.  I’ll go check the other thread you linked before I ask anything else!  Thanks again 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

We’re planning to cloth diaper. We’re doing a newborn rental program and then we’ll try Flip, Bum Genius, and maybe a few others. We registered for some GDiapers since that’s what Babies R Us has in store, but they seem a little expensive for what you get.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mrsSonthebeach:  Oooh, a newborn rental- that sounds like a good way to try out a few before you pay all that money on something.  I think we have a store nearby that does the diaper classes & the newborn rentals.  This is something I’d really like to look into futher.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m curious- I was 100% planning on cloth diapering (not TTC yet) and my mom said that they stink really badly. Is there any smell?

Also, my friend who tried cloth diapering said she had trouble telling when the baby was wet. Is this true? How do you tell?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Responding to pay attention/mark this thread.

I also heard that cloth diapers may be more likely to give diaper rash? Any truth to that?

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@iRun2004:  I heard the opposite… that cloth diapers are LESS likely to give a rash.  Now I’m confuzzled :S

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@DaneLady:  Interesting. I shall have to do some research …

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@iRun2004:  I’ve read that it can go either way… that sometimes babies get more diaper rash w/ cloth if the diapers aren’t sufficiently absorbant… and sometimes they get less with cloth as compared to disposable, as the chemicals, plastic, etc.with disposables can cause problems. Basically, what I read was that if baby is having a lot of diaper rash with cloth, try disposable (and vice versa). Also, maybe try a different brand of cloth (or disposable). I know whether or not my nephew gets diaper rash really depends on what he’s been eating… so that could affect things as well…

@abbyful: Thanks for starting this thread. My Darling Husband is not on board with cloth, but I am registering for a few BG Elemental and Freetime AIO diapers and will see how we like them. I imagine we will end up using a mix of cloth and disposable. I know at least one daycare center I visited was fine with cloth, but I think when my Darling Husband does the diapering, he only wants disposables.

 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We use a mix of BG Freetimes and Elementals, and love them both. We decided to do it because it seemed the most economical way to go about diapering, especially if we end up having another bambino someday. We went for the high-end ones because I’m lazy and figured I’d have an easier time getting DH/other family members on bored if it was as easy as possible.

I have trouble sometimes telling if they’re wet with just the finger test, but E can’t stand to sit in a wet diaper so he lets me know. He wouldn’t so much with disposables, because they’re so absorbant that I don’t think he could feel it. I’ve not had any problems with diaper rashes (yet, knock on wood) and they smell fine to me, even wet. I find it super easy to throw them in the washer every other day or so (we have 24 at the moment). We haven’t had any poop blowouts…whenever he has a particularly bad/big poop the elastic waist-band catches and holds it in so it doesn’t go up his back. 

The only thing I might change would be to have gotten the hook/loop closure as opposed to the snap button one…sometimes when he’s being super squirmy during diaper changes I struggle to get them snapped, and they can be hard to see during middle of the night diaper changes. 

I will say, when we first told our mothers we were doing cloth diapers they scoffed at me…until they saw them in action, and then they were impressed. My Mother-In-Law even bought me an extra 6. They had been picturing diaper pins…

 

 

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Mrs Sarah McK:  Glad to hear you liked the BG Freetimes and Elementals… I have registered for the snap ones, so maybe I will go back and change it to include at least one with the hook/loop closures. Do you have a preference between the Freetime and Elemental? I’ve only registered for 4 or 5 diapers total, just to try them out and see if I can convince Darling Husband. I figure we can always use them as back-ups in case we run out of disposables if I can’t convice him to use them full time. Actually, in my case, my Mother-In-Law and mom are all for using cloth… it’s only hubby I need to convince.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@78h2o:  I prefer the Elementals because they’re all in one piece…I don’t have to worry about folding over the attached inserts, and I like that they’re made with organic cotton…it’s super soft. that said the preference is pretty small…the Freetimes are still soft and it only takes an extra second or two to fold down the flaps.

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