(Closed) Comprehensive and Concise CLOTH DIAPER Primer

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1023 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

jeesh, using all in ones would be so expensive! Even though I’m no where near having a baby, interesting into.

Post # 4
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

So for the all in ones do you just throw them in the wash to clean them?  How long to do they last?

Post # 5
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’re using All in ones, and we have 30 of them.  Though it was an investment up front, over the diapering life time we expect to save $1500 because of the cost of disposable. 

So to clean them, we use a diaper liner which we just lift up and throw in the toilet.  Then we put the diapers in our wet bag until we are ready to clean.  We do a rinse, then a soak cycle and then wash with a bio-detergent that doesn’t leave residue on the diapers.  Make sure all velcro is closed so it doesn’t get worn out!

It’s really not that hard and I’m happy that we won’t be making such a huge impact on the environment!

Post # 6
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You can also buy used sets of cloth diapers, and of course if you have more than one child you won’t need to buy again! It seems like a lot of $ at start-up but is cheaper in the long run…

I recently had a mini lesson from a friend who is a new-mom and found it so helpful! I got to actually see how each type of diaper works and hear which type she likes for when {ie. day/night}. Looking forward to buying some dang cute covers for my bean! 

Post # 7
814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i so want cloth diapers!!

Post # 8
368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I invested in gDiapers. They’re pocket diapers essentially, a cloth diaper, inner nylon liner (changed when dirty) and a cloth liner (changed everytime). They’re considered a hybird since you can use disposable inserts but they cost the same as an organic disposable so we’re using cloth inserts. I found new ones on Craigslist for a great price. Here’s what we’re in:

6 small gDiapers with 8 liners $30 (Craigslist)

4 medium gDiapers with 8 liners $30 (Craigslist)

2 medium gDiapers with 3 liners $26 (Brand New, Walmart.com)

40 cloth liners $40 (Brand New, Babies R Us)

So we’re at about $130 to diaper her until she is around 6 months or more depending on her size. That sounds way better than disposables at around $80-100 for ONE month.

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