Cloth diapers! Anyone else use them or want to?

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Cloth Diapers

  1. Yes for enviromental reason

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  2. Yes for medical reasons

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  3. Yes for money reason and cuteness

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  4. No GROSS

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  5. No too hard

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  6. Dont know where to start but interested

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  7. Shrimp Scampi

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  1. darkchild16

    darkchild16 We are Home.

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    We use cloth now with Morga, Savannah and Bev at night. We are doing it for the money saving and cute aspect more then anything. I wish I had done it with Bev and Morgan from the start.

    I know they are pretty popular now so just wondering how popular it is here

    Bonus pictures of cute cloth diapers LOL
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    Yes Bev is in Dinosaurs and Morgan in a more feminine one they picked them out LOL.
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    and COW
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  2. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    LOL. We are out of diapers and I don't plan on anyone being back in them any time soon lol.

    I hate laundry so cloth diapers probably wouldn't work for me lol
     
  3. darkchild16

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    ehhh we do one load of them a night with Savannah and Morgan in them. I could go 2-3 days with Morgans but Savannah I had to buy her some after she was born because of how small she is and only have 9 LOL.
     
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    I had a diaper service when arielle was a baby. I liked the whole concept of it, but i just never could get the hang of it. Back then you had to use rubber pants over the cloth diapers or they'd leak. The rubber pants didn't look or feel comfortable. We had to use those big safety pins and i stuck myself a few times and was terrified I was going to stick her when she'd start squirming around. And the cloth diapers stayed wet.. unlike disposables that absorb the wetness. I felt like i was going though so many cloth diapers because I didn't want her sitting in a wet diaper. And the smell of them was enough to make me wanna puke...lol

    I know it's better for the environment and there's a lot of people that love them. I was just not one of them.
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    I only do laundry about once a week LOL and that's pretty much my limit HAHAHAHA. I'm so lazy when it comes to laundry
     
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    Now you dont use actual pins and the covers are very thin and trim. Savannah is actually in a prefold and cover in all those pics (they are big on her because shes still 7 lbs and I didnt buy many for a SMALL baby ol) Morgan is in whats called a pocket it works just like a disposible but you slide a insert in it. You can even if you want to spend $$$ upfront get all in ones that are basically a cloth disposible. You do have o change hourly or so though if you have a big peer.

    Diaper fastener we use
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  7. darkchild16

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    I wish LMAO. We do it that often anyway.
     
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    I want to do cloth diaps when I have a kid. One of my good friends uses fitteds and loves them! I marked "environmental reasons" but I also like the money saving and cute factors too. ;)
     
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    I tried fitteds with Savannah and I LIKE the idea of the them but on her they just dont work right now. They are bulkier then a folded prefold and force her little legs into the air LOL. In fact I just traded a Goodmama fitted and 2 Grovia AIOs for a Ergo Galaxy grey LOL. Love that I can trade diapers I wont use for things I will.
     
  10. sillysally

    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    I like the idea but I don't think I'd realistically want to deal with them. My cousin uses them though for her kids, and there is a serious cute factor.
     
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    is there any one part that you dont like? I said the same thing until I went to a cloth diaper workshop. Just wondering because alot of what I thought would be a pain really isnt.
     
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    Well, I would be worried about leakage--it just seems like stuff might seep out. Also, what happens if you are out somewhere, like a mall or park or something and there is a really messy diaper? How do you transport it without getting poop everywhere?
     
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    Never had a leak except morgan at night when I dont stuff his diaper right, never had a leak with Savannah besides ONE blowout that was my fault LOL. I didnt put the cover on tight enough because i changed her in the driver seat LOL. So would have had the issue in a disposible.

    Wet bag! Its a PUL (the outer layer of a cloth diaper) bag that zips. Throw it in there and no smell or leak. Then unzip it and throw it in the wash if its just pee, rinse the diaper if its poop and throw it in the wash
     
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    I've heard that cloth actually is less likely to leak than 'sposies! Some people do use disposables when out and about to avoid needing a wet bag, but it seems to be personal preference and my friend who uses the wetbag thing certainly hasn't found it problematic.
     
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    My sister uses cloth diapers and seems to really like them. And my sister, being the crafty person that she is, makes her own covers.

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    I use a wetbag with both and havent used sposies since I got all Savannahs new cloth. Morgan leaks out of sposies at night regardless if I only use ONE insert he will to but if I use one microfiber one and one bamboo one he doesnt.
     
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    so cute <3
     
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    I'm ordering cloth diapers for the next one. I'm too cheap for this disposable crap.
     
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    I used cloth for my first and it saved so much money. The ones I had had velcro in the front so it was easy to make them fit for a long time. They also had the pocket for adding more material for absorbancy. Never had a leak issue and there are some really cute ones.

    We plan too with this one. At night though and when we go out we will use disposables. More of a convient thing. But during the day here at home we will use cloth.
     
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    I prefer to cloth diaper, but we just haven't had the cash to get a big supply all at once :( When he was a wee guy, I never had any leakage issues, but he didn't wear them at night. And he loved his cloth diapers. We washed them constantly (we used an AI0). He only has one now, silly growing lad, and still loves it. Still no leakage issues.

    I think I'd plan ahead should I ever had another kid (no plans on that anytime soon. I'll reevaluate my opinions in like 4 years) and stock up well beforehand.
     

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