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Does anyone cloth diaper? Advantages or disadvantages?

Posted by on Sep. 16, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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I will take any advice. Really considering this.

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IncognitoOne
by Angela on Sep. 16, 2013 at 8:17 AM
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 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.

momofsixangels
by Colleen on Sep. 16, 2013 at 8:33 AM
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I have never used them

GypsiSky
by Platinum Member on Sep. 16, 2013 at 8:54 AM

I don't plan to this time, but I do buy green diapers

ablackdolphin
by Platinum Member on Sep. 16, 2013 at 9:52 AM
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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!!!!

momma-flynn
by Greta on Sep. 16, 2013 at 9:52 AM
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I considered it with dd but my mom talked me out of it. If we have another baby I plan on cloth diapering.
ceciliam
by Ruby Member on Sep. 16, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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I did.

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.

Stevensmomma
by Platinum Member on Sep. 16, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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Sorry I never did it and never plan on it 

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Sep. 16, 2013 at 10:20 PM
I didnt but here is a bump!
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angieluvsolivia
by Angie on Sep. 16, 2013 at 10:23 PM

I didn't so here is a bump for you.

Juniper53098
by June on Sep. 16, 2013 at 10:57 PM

I did!!  

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

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