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Anyone use cloth diapers?

Which brand? Do you like them?
How does it work?
Do you recommend it?
Does it save you money and how much?

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lullaby572

Asked by lullaby572 at 6:32 AM on Jul. 16, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • We have groups of CD mommas. They seem very knowledgeable.

    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 9:17 AM on Jul. 16, 2013

  • I used prefolds and covers for newborns and one size pocket cloth diapers for 2 months and up. Indian prefolds work the best IMO because newborns are heavy wetters. I started off with some cheap china-made pocket diapers from ebay but after buying my first WAHM (work at home mom) diaper from the hyenacart site, I sold them all and bought those. They're more expensive but are better quality.

    It costs around $1,500 to buy disposable diapers and wipes for two years and I spent $500 total for my cloth diapers and wipes. I also sold them all when I was done in the Cuties with Cloth Booties group here at cafe mom and on ebay and made most of my money back. My water and electric bills did not go up at all for those two years I was washing and drying diapers either.

    You do need to spend money at first but it really does save you money over time. I bought a few here and there while I was pregnant in order to build up a 'stash'.
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 1:06 PM on Jul. 16, 2013

  • Back in my day there was a choice if you could afforded disposable diapers....Cloth diapers were a traditional gift at baby showers and you could find them on sale at times There was a dozen in a pack and I had 3 dozen on hand...I used liners and washed my diapers in the machine.... I had 8 kids so they were passed down till the price of disposable diapers hit the affordable range but a family my size has saved thousands..using cloth diapers.
    hau_siyoka

    Answer by hau_siyoka at 3:41 PM on Jul. 17, 2013

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