(Closed) The great diaper debate

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What will it be?

    Disposable all the way

    The new and improved Cloth Diaper

    Mix of each

    What ever I get for my baby shower

  • Post # 32
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We will be using disposable, definitely.

    Post # 33
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    We’re using a cloth diaper service.

    Where we live garbage pick up is only every 2 weeks. It makes sense for families without babies, the recycling systems in place are fantastic and there’s barely any garbage each week. BUT when a baby arrives and we have stinky diapers in the garbage pail for almost 2 weeks it will stink.

    For the same cost there is a local service that will pick-up and drop off twice a week.

    Post # 34
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I used disposables.  Sorry, but poop REALLY grosses me out.  I could barely handle disposables.  Diapering is the only thing I disliked doing as a parent.

    Post # 35
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

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    @MrsPanda99:  +1. Been there and done that with a sister 10 years younger than me. Nothing worse than a pile of pissed on, shitty diapers when you’re in a little apartment/condo with no laundry sink…

    Post # 36
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    Buzzing bee

    If you go cloth, please clean them properly.  So many people think they do, but do not, and this is not good for baby.  I will definitely use disposable when I have children one day.  I would not consider cloth as an option for myself.

    Post # 37
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

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    @BrandNewBride:  Whoa, parents don’t take home they’re dirty dipes?! All of our dipes go in a wet bag & get put in the pail when we get home! That’s crazy they’d leave them there!

    Post # 38
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Cloth diapers are definitely not an option for me. I loved the pampers swaddlers when dd was an infant, then huggies as she got really mobile. Used pull ups for 2 months at age 2 when she was potty training. 

    Post # 39
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @runsyellowlites:  Yeah, it’s disgusting. The entire room smells 24/7! And it is SO unhygenic! The wet ones, whatever, but the Bridesmaid or Best Man wet bags are HORRIBLE.

    Post # 40
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @Lyndzo:  Hahaha, I once had a family in the infant care center I work at that used a cloth service. They were BEWILDERED that it was expensive! They were like “But I thought cloth was cheaper?” And we had to explain to them that it’s not when you use a diaper service in Boston!

     

    Post # 41
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Cloth, just because it’s cheaper TBH altough we will have a box of disposable for when we are out for a while, since I really don’t want to carry a poppy diaper around with me for hours.  I did buy a “wet bag,” so maybe I will test the 100% cloth thing out.  Since I am due in January and it’s damn cold/snowy here we won’t be out much for a few months anyway.

    Post # 42
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    disposable most likely

    i wont be able to flush liners for cloth ones (cant even flush toilet paper, mexican sweage system here cant handle it) and i have no washing machine. i dont think the local laundry lady would appreciate a big pile of cloth diapers!

    Post # 43
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

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    @BrandNewBride:  That’s just crazy! We actually don’t smell our pail at all & any time I have it’s been when I’m emptying it & only because it’s kept in the back room (which is the warmest room of the house). I actually had alot more smell issues with sposies & the diaper genie (I didn’t CD my son) than we have with cloth… we also flush poop though (just like instructed to do so with sposies) & come to think about it the wet sposies smelled way worse than the wet cloth.

    I really wonder why it would smell so bad there?…. hmmmm

    Post # 44
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @runsyellowlites:  They were in wet bags, not diaper pails, in the cabinet with the recessed trash. So the smell wasn’t actually contained! It spread through the room every time we threw anything in the garbage!

    Post # 45
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

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    @BrandNewBride:  You can’t smell anything outside our wetbag though.. I’ve even left it in the car while at the park or when running inside getting groceries (it takes up more space than I’d like in the diaper bag once somethings in it). I wonder if maybe they aren’t washing it when they wash their dipes?.. that really stinks though (pun intended) lol

    Post # 46
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We’re using cloth primarily. 

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