(Closed) cloth diapers?

posted 7 years ago in Parenting
Post # 32
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Bumble bee
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@quierajen:  judgey much? There are a lot of sad, terrible things worth crying over in life. Disposable diapers are not one of them. Get back to us in 2 years and let us know how the cloth is working. Best of luck to you.

Post # 33
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@MrsPanda99:  I love you so much.

I HATE cloth diapers! I spent the last two years working in an infant room and dealing with other people’s cloth diaper choices.

I guess they’re fine for the first 4-6 months (when the baby isn’t on solids yet), but after that? No. Freaking. Way. Or if you have a service! Then it’s fine.

But I have no desire to wash my baby’s clothes after using the washer to clean solid poop diapers.

Though I will admit–I didn’t really mind the insert diapers! But the inserts are SO big–I would argue they’re as big as a disposable. So why not just use a disposable?

This is all my opinion! No disrespect or judgement or anything, obviously.

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
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@BrandNewBride:  I work in an infant room right now so I agree with you 100%!

We have some babies in my room that have sores from cloth diapers because they stay wet once the baby pees. I am not saying this will happen to anyone’s kid that uses cloth diapers, that is just what we have experienced at my daycare. I plan to work when I have kids so I just dont forsee having extra time to wash diapers. lol

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve used cloth on my daughter since she was 5 months and I love them. She was in day-care before that and we used disposables, but switched to cloth when I went down to part-time work and we only use them at home. My main reason for using cloth is because we’re also doing E.C. (“elimination communication” or Infant potty training). Then for environmental reasons, the drastically decreased diaper rash (she hasn’t had any rash at all since we switched), and finally cost. We still usually use disposables when we’re out and about, and always when we have a babysitter.

I use cotton prefolds (Osocozy unbleached) with Snappi fasteners and Thirsties duo snap covers. I found this combo to be the lowest-cost option that still works really well. (Though cost is not my main reason for cloth diapering, I am very frugal and we save money aggressively.) I have a dozen diapers and 3 diaper covers, and I found it to be enough, though I usually do wash diapers every day. I don’t find the laundry to be that inconvenient or gross. I actually don’t even use the covers anymore, because I need to be able to feel when the diaper is wet for E.C. I like the unbleached cotton diapers because I feel like those are best for her skin, but it does take more time to put on the diaper with the fastener and then snap on the cover. If I weren’t doing Infant Potty Training, I would probably go with all-in-ones. 

My favorite unexpected bonus of cloth diapering: they don’t smell nearly as bad as disposables when wet or dirty! I have no idea why this is but maybe the chemicals in the disposable diapers react with the bacteria in pee and poo, or maybe the plastic material prevents air from circulating. Either way, changing dirty cloth diapers and laundering them is less unpleasant than changing the trash with dirty disposables. Plus, with cloth it’s easier to clean up baby’s butt with the old diaper while you’re changing it. 

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ve used cloth (on childcare jobs) and I love them. It’s so nice not to throw away a mound of trash every day!

Post # 37
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@quierajen:  I don’t judge you for your choices so there’s no need to judge me for mine. Do you drive a car? Own a home with heat, AC, and electricity? Until you live in a bubble where you’re perfect, please don’t judge me. You know what they say about glass houses. 

All that shit in my washing machine would make me cry. 

Post # 38
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@BrandNewBride:  I love you too ๐Ÿ˜€ 

How come I get judged but you can say the same thing and it’s fine? Maybe it’s because you’re so cute! Lol. 

Post # 39
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Helper bee
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@MrsPanda99:  

 

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@Bubbles42:  

 

No judgement here and I’m not all about saving the world but you should know that on the packaging of all disposable diapers it says to put the poo in the toilet because it is waste and it is against federal regulations to put human waste in landfills. Also it will take aprox 300+ years for your babies diapers to degrade in the landfill. You wont really deal with poop any less by using disposables. The absorbant material in many disposable diapers used to be used in womens menstural pads but was taken out because it was shown to cause toxic shock syndrome, we still use it in our diapers though? Against our babies delicate and sensitive skin?

However I do understand not wanting the extra laundry so I don’t really care what other do, just thought you should know some of the facts. We all are going to parent different and we should just respect each others decisions. 

 

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I cloth diaper my 21 and 3 month old, love them! I use pockets during the day (bumgenius) and fitted at night. if you have any questions let me know ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 42
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@Alip22:  If the government would like to go through the landfill and do DNA tests on shit, I welcome the sight, lol. Half the population would be arrested. Hey, it’s three meals a day and a warm bed ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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@MrsPanda99:  haha you’re awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@MrsPanda99:  Oh it is a law they overlook and no one really gets punished for it. Understandably. I was just pointing out that it is a regulation and it is there for a reason, all the waste can get down into our ground water that we drink. Yes, I’m sure it is filtered out, still it’s not fun to think about. Dealing with poop is no fun either but either way I think I would be dealing with it a lot so I’m going to try and prevent diaper rash and save a bunch of money. I will also minimize my time messing with poop slightly because cloth diapers do not have half of the poop blowouts that dispoables have. Again, everyone has different choices and I completely respect that! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Maybe I’m in another world, I didn’t even know people still do that. I would never. But hey, if that’s what you prefer, so be it.

Post # 46
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@Alip22:  I’m not sure why you keep calling people out and going on and on about why cloth is the right choice if you respect everyone. I answered the question. I’m not debating it. 

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