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What are the pros and cons of cloth diapers???

2 more months to go! trying to decide if the extra money we will save by using cloth diapers is worth the extra work.....

Thanx for the help mamas!!!!

 
Lucky209

Asked by Lucky209 at 8:21 PM on Apr. 18, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Cloth - saving plastics/trash/earth etc. To me another pro would be you CANT leave them sit in a wet diaper for long (doesn't "wick away" the wetness from the tushy)....CON....you can't leave them sit in a wet diaper for long.....more laundry. My sister used cloth and her ds very rarely had diaper rash.
    brypmom

    Answer by brypmom at 8:24 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • no cons. . . you change them just like the disposable. . . cloth is better for you and the environment. . . some babies do have allergies to certain brands of diapers too. . . they are simple to clean too. . . check out the link too. . . http://www.diaperjungle.com/washing-cloth-diapers.html
    Kirs

    Answer by Kirs at 8:25 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Cloth- you do an extra load of laundry a few nights a week. With disposables you spend so much money and always have to go to the store to buy more.
    bloomsr

    Answer by bloomsr at 8:36 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Well you prob have to prewash them before you put them in the reg wash. I personally wouldn't really have the time to wash cloth diapers when a baby is so small and they need tons of feeding and u have little sleep. Cheap diapers from Target are great. they are called Up and Up.Huggies Overnites are great for overnites because they absorb a lot during the night when ur child starts sleeping thru the night. If you had a cloth diaper u would have to change them more frequently during the night. If you have the extra help for the laundering and baby changing, well cloth diapers are great for the environment. other than that i see no point.
    istealcookies

    Answer by istealcookies at 8:51 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • We used cloth. We had no problems with diaper rashes and the money we saved was GREAT
    pnwmom

    Answer by pnwmom at 11:08 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

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