(Closed) Would you buy/use used cloth diapers?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Would you?

    Yes!

    Yes! But only if I knew who owned/used them before.

    No!

    Other?

  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    There are companies that provide you with cloth diapers monthly. Perhaps buying him a month of this service might be more in his benefit?

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I would for sure. If youre concerened about sanitation you could bleach all the cloth inner padding and give them a few runs through the washing machine. Or just buy new inner padding. I will be using the ones my sister is currently using on her kids. 

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We bought mostly all used. It’s so easy to sanitize!!! 

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Yes, they should be pretty easy to sanitize.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    If hopsitals can reuse (cleaned) linens that have seen way grosser stuff than baby pee and poop, there is no reason I wouldn’t use a properly washed used cloth diaper. Babies destroy stuff so fast, there is very little need for new stuff, especially like clothes and cloth diapers if they aren’t sure they want to use them!

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Yes I would. Most cloth nappies are used with a liner that collects the waste so the actual nappy itself should be perfectly clean. It would be no different to using the same cloth nappies on your second child.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    Absolutely! I am going to be a stay at home momma and we will be saving money where we can! I am really hoping I will be able to find used CD’s!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    chasesgirl:  Haha, totally true! The things i’ve seen on sheets as a nurse…. 

    Anyways, sure would buy used CD’s! 

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    3367 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    fvsoccer:  I buy most of our cloth off of the Buy, sell, trade groups on Facebook. I just strip and bleach before I use them, then they’re like new! 🙂

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    3367 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    fvsoccer:  Be open to different kinds, too. I thought I was going to LOVE AIOs and PFs/covers, but will only use pockets (BG 4.0s to be exact) now. Try a little bit of each and then decide what you wanna do! Diaper services are super expensive, at least here, and just not worth it IMO. It’s really not hard for us to wash diapers every other day. And as long as baby is only breastfed, the poo is totally water soluble so you don’t even have to rinse! Just throw it in the washer. Then once baby starts solids, a quick spray off is all you need. 

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    The only issue I would have with buying used CDs is that I would be nervous about the previous owner’s washing routine – I’m super picky about detergents and such, and for some reason I’m really not liking the idea of having to strip diapers (no real experience yet – we have most of our stash, but baby isn’t here yet, so take that with a grain of salt!).  But generally, no, I wouldn’t be nervous about them just because some other baby has soiled them – they’re easy to clean, and it’s baby poop (there are much grosser things).

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee

    Absolutely – I would do so and have done so. Especially for what you mention: if you are just trying CDs for the first time and aren’t sure what kind you will like, secondhand is the way to go. They hold their value, so once you figure out your preferences you can recoup your money on whatever you decide not to keep. If you went with a diaper service you would not be able to get any of the money back and you would have no diapers to use going forward.

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