Post # 1
Just out of curiousity, would you buy used cloth diapers? Why or why not?
I definitely think I would, they seem to cost a fortune new! I was looking at sourcing a few different types of gently used CDs for my brother to try on his baby. That way, he doesn’t have to purchase them all and if he doesn’t like a brand, he didn’t pay a lot to try it out. And if he doesn’t want them because he doesn’t want used ones, I’ll just resell or hold on to them.
Post # 2
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 # 3
Since the baby isn’t here yet, they aren’t 100% committed to doing the CD thing. Plus, I can only find one service in their area and it only offers prefolds, no AIO/AI2/pocket diaper options 🙁
Post # 4
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
We bought mostly all used. It’s so easy to sanitize!!!
Post # 6
Yes, they should be pretty easy to sanitize.
Post # 7
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
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
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
Haha, totally true! The things i’ve seen on sheets as a nurse….
Anyways, sure would buy used CD’s!
Post # 11
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
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
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
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.