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I'm considering Cloth Diapers....

Posted by on May. 26, 2010 at 10:55 PM
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I am considering using cloth diapers...

I don't know anything about them here are some things i'm interested to know:

1. What brand is good and why

2. Whats kinda the routine in using them

3. Do they leak

4. My daughter is 8mths old now... would it be worth it to start now?? (if not I still plan on trying it with my next child)

.....or anything else you want to add :)

by on May. 26, 2010 at 10:55 PM
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kansan-moma
by on May. 26, 2010 at 10:56 PM

by the way i plan on having her potty trained by age 2

butterflyblu
by on May. 27, 2010 at 12:08 AM

BUMP!

mommy2xp
by on May. 27, 2010 at 12:11 AM

BUMP!

kansan-moma
by on May. 27, 2010 at 12:20 AM
Thanks for the bumps.... I really want some answers :( *pouts* lol
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mslyricalbedlam
by on May. 27, 2010 at 12:34 AM

Sorry, I have been sitting here looking at your post...I could have a LONG talk about diapers =P All I can suggest is try some!! You wont know what you like until you do. Here are a few sites to help you get started!!

Personally, I like pockets!

http://www.diaperjungle.com/

http://www.momadvice.com/parenting/cloth_diapers.aspx
http://www.diaperpin.com/home.asp
http://www.happygreenbaby.com/cloth-diapers-101.html

http://www.diapersafari.com/diaperinfo/newtoclothdiapers/

KelliandScott
by on May. 27, 2010 at 12:34 AM

BUMP!

kansan-moma
by on May. 27, 2010 at 12:36 AM
Thank you :)
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Bethbeth
by Bronze Member on May. 27, 2010 at 12:39 AM

I have several friends who bought theirs from cottonbabies.com. They have several different brands, and you buy them in packages/kits.

kansan-moma
by on May. 27, 2010 at 12:44 AM
I'll check it out :)
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stefaniejane
by on May. 27, 2010 at 12:55 AM

My daughter was 6months when I made the switch.  She turned 2 in March and not quite ready to be potty trained.  She didn't walk til almost 16months, so sometimes it takes a little longer for her to get to milestones. 

Anyway, I started out with 4 Thirsties covers and 3 dozen prefolds.  I got a starter package @ littlefoxdiapers.com   I would recommend getting a few different things. 

I NEVER had a leak with the prefolds and thirsties, unless the prefold was sticking out a tad out of the cover.  At night I usually use a prefold with a doubler or microflece insert (to absorb more) and then a fleece cover.  It's more breathable.

I LOVE bumgenius diapers, but they cost a bit more.  I've heard amazing things about blueberry diapers as well.  I would buy anything they stock at Littlefoxdiapers.  The website is based out of CO and the owners are parents and only stock what they use on their kids!

My routine... well I have a large "wetbag" or pail liner, made of PUL that fits in a small garbage can I got from Target with a springy-lid.  I have two of these pail liners so when I do a load of wash I can use the second one.  I don't rinse wet diapers, but I dump poo in the toilet, swish it around if it is really on there.  This is where others buy a "diaper sprayer" (like a kitchen sink sprayer that hooks up to the water supply on your toilet and keeps you from having to put your hand in the potty).  I just throw them in the diaper pail... and when it's full I wash on HOT and use seventh generation laundry soap.

When we are going out I have a small wetbag (I have two) and it's better than a plastic bag so you don't smell anything.  I un-zip the wetbag when arriving home and dump both in the diaper pail. 

I usually wash every 2 days, sometimes 3.  Cloth diapering really isn't much more work than disposables... just another load of laundry every few days.  TOTALLY worth saving the money and human waste from landfills. lol. 

When you first switch it seems weird, you will probably need to change her a little more often, because unlike disposables, cloth doesn't have the chemicals that pull moisture away from the baby's skin.  So, it will seem different for sure. 

LMK if there is anything I missed :)

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