I will take any advice. Really considering this.
I do! And I love it.
It's no where near as complicated as people make it out to be. It really takes nothing extra than washing regular laundry except you need to make sure you don't use any color boosters or fabric softner with them.
You don't have to have special detergent that is outrageously priced because it's "for" cloth diapers. You can use whatever you use on your clothes unless it has those additives in it.
I have never used them
I don't plan to this time, but I do buy green diapers
I did! I LOVED Thirsties Fab Fitteds and covers!! I found many online at various places. With #1 I rarely purchased diapers, I was even able to use them while traveling or out and about. With #2 it was a little harder because I had two in diapers. I did great until #2 switched to solid foods at 7 months.
I HIGHLY recommend it! So easy. The biggest thing is to make sure you wash them with good soap. I used Charlie's Soap, very little is needed. To strip them I'd use a tiny bit of dawn dishwashing detergent (see thirsties website).
I washed 1 cold cycle followed by 1 or 2 hot cycles as needed then dried in the dryer.
I used Planet Wise pail liners and washed them along with the diapers.
Even DH was on board!!!!
For me, it was just a natural progression, because my mom cloth diapered all of my younger siblings, and back then I changed a lot of diapers, to help her out....that was back in the late 70's early 80's.
I guess the pros are it is more cost effective, it's better for the environment and I have read studies that say cloth diapered babies potty train quicker. I'm not sure how true that study is, but I will say, my son potty trained at 2 years old very quickly and very easily.
Cons - Unless you have a diaper service, you have to clean the diapers. With disposables you get to just throw them away. :)
Still, I found cloth diapering to be no big deal.
Sorry I never did it and never plan on it
I didn't so here is a bump for you.
Pros: Super CUTE, costs less (if you're not addicted), no chemicals on baby
Cons: ADDICTIVE, more laundry (but I always washed my whites with the diapers), more up front cost than disposables
Connect with CafeMom:
Switch to Mobile Site
Getting Started Guide
Frequently Asked Questions
Part of the CafeMom family
© 2014 CMI Marketing, Inc. All rights reserved.