Should I use cloth diapers?

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Asked by LaTresha at 12:50 AM on Jun. 21, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I tried it for a while. There really was not any savings though. Rubber pants, extra laundry water and detergent (baby friendly)$$$ and my laundry room always had a urine smell. I even used to wash them by hand .....TOO MUCH! She also got pretty chaffed from the material. After about two months I stopped.

    Answer by HottyChef at 12:55 AM on Jun. 21, 2008

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  • umm yeah, do you plan on doing more laundry than you will have to? the bibs, all the clothes, new clothes, more bibs, washcloths, towels, etc. you'll save money on those expensive diapers, but you'll end up needing more detergent. and baby detergent isn't exactly the cheapest. if you find one that is, please let me know a.s.a.p. if you can do it, go ahead. i just suggest you save yourself the hassle.

    Answer by x0x0mommyx0x0 at 1:22 AM on Jun. 21, 2008

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  • I havent used them but am seriously looking into it. They have some pretty high-tech new cloth diapers now. They are like one size fits all and their waterproof on the outside so you dont have to put plastic pants on your baby. Try looking into some cloth diapering groups and also check out these brands of cloth diapers: bum genius, fuzzy bunz, and haute pockets. I have heard really good things about all three of them!

    Answer by kate_jocelyn at 1:42 AM on Jun. 21, 2008

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  • If you think about it in terms of how you're benefitting the world your child is going to grow up in, then of course it's worth it! As far as the rest of it goes, it isn't necessarily cheaper, at least not to start. You don't need to buy special baby detergent, you can just buy any brand that offers a "free and clear" line (no dyes, perfumes or phosphates). I use that kind for my family anyway. There are also a lot of good tips for getting them clean and preventing lingering urine smells. Also there are a lot of places like Craigslist and some CM group)where you can buy/sell/or trade cloth diapers and accessories (covers, etc) and it's much cheaper than starting out all new. Just plan on doing a few extra loads of laundry each week.

    Answer by bltcahill at 2:57 AM on Jun. 21, 2008

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  • Never used cloth diapers but I have heard of these diapers called G Diapers. There is a website, creatively called! They are essentially a hybrid diaper.

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 3:57 AM on Jun. 21, 2008

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  • i use the gdiapers 1/2 the time and LOVE them. i also have 3-4 cloth diapers and use them...i have not totally switched but i wish i could. i love cloth diapering.

    Answer by kelcee_eric_bry at 9:04 PM on Jun. 21, 2008

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  • I do and I LOVE it! I wouldn't consider paper diapers at all now. It works well if you want to save money, just buy cheaper diapers, like covers and prefolds. You you want cute buy fitteds, all in ones and wool. It depends on what you want. It's not a hassle at all. I also don't get an odor. If you do, you are doing something wrong.

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 6:47 PM on Jun. 22, 2008

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  • ok i cant stand it when all i hear is blah blah blah laundry... its not that bad! check out this site for all the info!we have been doing it and love it! it doesnt have to be expensive and there are no pins! if you use toddler indian prefolds (with a snappi) and prowraps its the cheapest you can go that will last you a long time too! pm me for more info.. i could go on all night!

    Answer by shetibo at 3:31 AM on Jun. 23, 2008

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  • I am planning on going at least 50/50 with cloth and disposable. I understand the increased amount of work for us moms, but I also am terribly aware of the environmental impact of disposables. Seems to me, any compromise is a step in the right direction. I have done lots of research and want to get Fuzzi Bunz or bum genius brands. Doing a lot of craigslist and eBay b/c you can easily manage with used ones. And that's one other nice thing: if I get them new, I will definitely resell them on eBay later!

    Answer by kittypablo at 2:11 PM on Jun. 30, 2008

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  • I love my cloth cute, more comfy for baby, no chemicals, better for the environment, and if you buy some that you don't like, they have great resale value(surprisingly).

    Check out for more info!! You'll soon be addicted!

    Answer by MommytoNakoa at 5:38 PM on Jul. 20, 2008

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