(Closed) Tell me about cloth diapers…

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

First off what kind of cloth diapers do you have? Most cloth diapers now days have where you either snap them them on or velcro on. Then you have the inserts.  The ones I have are these where they snap in front  and the inserts are these

 

 

They snap in and you wash those. A sprayer is good for when you have poop. You basically spray off the poop into the toilet.  A wet bag is where you keep the wet inserts or diapers until you wash them.

 

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

We use Kawaii diapers, because they’re cheap and one-size.  We have 15, which allows us to do a load every couple days.  You really don’t want them sitting around any longer than that anyway.

 

With breast fed newborn poops, you don’t need to rinse.  Throw them right in the wash as-is and set your washer for a pre-rinse cycle, and they should come out clean.  Be sure to use an unscented environmentally friendly detergent with no chemical softeners or bleaches.  EcoSave is a good one, but there are lots that are fine.  You can find lists online.

 

If you’re using a diaper with a water-resistant cover like the Kawaiis, be sure not to machine dry the covers.  It degrades the waterproofing and they will wear out faster.  We have a collapsible bamboo drying rack that we use to string up the diapers.

 

Once your babe is eating solids, the poop becomes a lot poopier, and you’ll need to rinse it off before washing.  We have a diaper sprayer hooked to our toilet, and I love it.  It gives a nice strong jet of water to spray all the nastiness off.  Then I just hand-wring the diaper and throw it in the hamper.

 

We don’t use any special wet bags or cans.  We have a 4-section laundry sorter in our bedroom, and I just lined one section with a kitchen trash bag so that nothing would soak into the fabric of the hamper bag, and that’s where we throw everything.  As long as the poop diapers are rinsed and we do a load every other day, there’s no noticable smell.

 

I guess that’s about it.  We keep things really simple, with minimal gadgets and goodies, and it’s worked fine for us for the last 11 months.

 

Post # 7
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357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

Not specific to cloth, but we’ve started using organic extra virgin coconut oil as a salve if he gets rashy at all, and it works awesome.  Cleared up all the little red chapped spots in about a day.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We use bumgenious 4.0, charlie banana, and flip. We use planet wise wet bag. My son is only 3 weeks, so I just throw them all in the wash with the wet bag as is. Ours came with inserts, so I didn’t need to buy any. For his bottom, we use earth mama angel baby bottom because its cloth diaper friendly.Some creams can make the diapers water resistant, so what’s used is important. We are getting a sprayer that attaches to the toilet for when gets older. You just spray the poop into the toilet and then put the diaper in the wet bag. when we go out we use disposables.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Fuzzibunzs!!  They are amazing and work from newborn on up.  Both my nephews(I care for them once a week) use them and I plan to as well.  My Dirty Delete was cloth diapered but the advancements since than are AMAZING and life changing.  Seriously. 😉

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GL!  With the money your saving and the benefits to the environment and your child   you are making a great choice!

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