(Closed) Is anybody else thinking of using reusable diapers?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was literally just researching about cloth diapers yesterday…lol. im considering them more because of the cost factor…but it looks interesting! And i really wonder why I dont hear about more ppl using them… There was a website i came across that was really great and loaded with info….allaboutclothdiapers.com. one thing i kept thinking though was the poopy diaper factor lol. I kept thinking, its just cloth, wont it b messier? But a lot of what I read says that it really isnt that much messier than using disposables….i dunno though, i think im def still gonna research more in depth while i have the time…. Oh n i have about 7 nieces n nephews, n tons of friends with kids n they all used disposables so ill probly get negative feedback as well lol :-/

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was against using cloth because of the mess factor (and most of my friends used disposables so I thought it was easier).

But since my god daughter was born and I have been talking to her mum I have changed my mind and want to do cloth – the thing that changed my mind… Nappy liners ๐Ÿ™‚ I realised my main concern with cloth was the nappy full of poop, and I know the liners aren’t gonna completely catch it all BUT it will help with the clean up quite considerably ๐Ÿ™‚

I MAY change my mind again once we get pregnant, but if I don’t I am set with cloth anyway because the mum I mentioned above has given me all my god daughters spare nappies (she doesn’t use them any more and had waaaaay more than she ever needed :))

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@ShellVee:  Liners are amazing. Lots of them you just pop into the loo and flush, its like toilet paper. And generalllllyyy aside from really horrific poos it catches all it needs too.

I would like to go cloth, but I’d be worried that anyone who babysat would be presented with a cloth diaper and freak out. Not many people know the art of cloth bums anymore. Oh andfor those worried about nappy pins… thats old-school. Theres amazing nappy clips now.

Plus a cloth diapered bum is the cutest thing!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@lucyh2bee:  i am glad someone else is saying the liners work well ๐Ÿ™‚ Also My friend’s solution the babysitting issue… She had a box of disposables for when she went out and if someone else (other than nanna who knows how to use cloth :)) babysat.

She also said that when they went camping for 5 days she used disposable as it was easier than sitting around with gross cloth nappies and that was the ONLY time her daughter had major issues with nappy rash… 

They are sounding more and more appealing ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Babysitters is another factor im worried about….as of right now Im kinda considering going hybrid n using cloth when its us and letting family use disposables when they babysit…i dunno though yet…we still have 6-7 months to go so plenty of time to debate lol

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I meant that as a reply post but my phones acting wierd sorry!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think lots of people use disposables as back ups. Maybe a few in the nappy bag for emergencies.

Also because liners are so good these days (dont use anyones cloth nappy experience/opinions if they had kids a generation ago – they were awful then!) they mean you aren’t carrying pooey cloths around with you when out for a day. Just replace the liners.

From other bee-posts there seems to be alot of people who use disposable until meconium has passed and the cord has fallen off (it can rub otherwise) and then move onto cloth 1-size fits all when they are big enough to fit them and the poo’s are a little less horrific.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

We got our cloth diapers this week. ๐Ÿ™‚ LO is 3 months old, but we wanted to get a routine with everything else down firts before we threw CDing in there too. We went with pocket, one-size diapers (BumGenius 4.0 and FuzziBunz). We’re planning to still use sposies when we’re out and about or traveling, just because I don’t dig having to carry a wet-bag full of dirty dipes and the cloths are so bulky they would take up a ton of room in my bag.

Cost is a huge factor. We only have 1 type of disposables we like and they are $16 for a pack of 60. When she was a newborn, she could go through 20 dipes a day. Increase in trash has been kind of insane as well. The sposies take up SO much space in our dumpster and in the UK, trash is collected every other week. Bad news.

The other considerations for me were: less chemicals on baby’s skin, less diaper rash, faster potty training, less environental impact, etc.

This is a wonderful resource, http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.com/basics.htm

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

i am totally gonna uses cloth!! i’ve been doing lots of research online… and youtube…

watch this for a look at how they go (although there ars many types)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NXfcoAGJ2s

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m nowhere near to having kids yet, but I’ve often thought I’d like to go the cloth route – primarily because of the cost factor with disposable nappies, but the environmental and health benefits are great too.  I just always worry that I’d start off with good intentions and fall off the wagon pretty quickly when it comes to increasing the amount of laundry I’d have to do…

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I use a combo of both!

Mostly a use cloth though. I’ve never bought a box of sposie diapers, my inlaws occasionally buy them so I have a few on  hand for when we travel.

I’ve used cloth since we got home from the hospital. I started with prefolds (which I REALLY recommend for the first couple months) and now I use sunbaby/kawaii/bumgenius pocket diapers) The best part is that if you breastfeed, you don’t have to rinse the diapers. Just throw them into the washer! It’s only if you forumla feed or start solids that you need to start rinsing.

I’d really recommend joining a forum like DiaperSwappers to learn all the ins and outs about cloth diapering. There are tons of options, so it can be a little overwhelming at first.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@urchin:  With the pocket diapers. Obviously the liner is wet, but does the main diaper get wet too. For wee’s can you replace the liner, but re-use the nappy. Or is it a full change for wees and poos? Trying to get my head round it all!

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