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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    i bought pockets at 5 dollar a diaper and they are OS. They fit Morgan and Bev just not Savannah.

    SO a stash of 50 cost me 200 dollars.
     
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    THere is a group here in our city that you can get used ones, sometimes new ones for free or very cheap. And if they don't have them you can get them for really cheap off of Kijiji. I got my first childs cloth ones from Salvation Army and they worked great and were in really good condition. We plan to donate the ones we get either back to the group, if we get them from there, or if we get them from Kijiji we still plan to donate them to the group when we are done with them. They last a long time.
     
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    puppydog Tru evil has no pantyline

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    Yes, yes and yes. I'm making my own. I love them for the cute, green AND health factor.

    When I'm on photobucket I will post pics of my stash.
     
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    Did I miss an announcement? lol
     
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    I'll be honest, I kind of hate her. LOL.
     
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    I don't because I am lazy and I don't want to deal with the ick factor of rinsing poop, I dealt with enough of that potty training Mason!

    And I know there are ways to "store" them to keep them from smelling, such as the wet bags and buckets and such, but then at some point you have to open the wet bag or the bucket. Kind of like the diaper champ thing we have. I don't even use it because I rather take the diapers out before they start smelling instead of that keeping the smell out of the room, but then when I go to open the thing and take the full bag out it smells SOO bad!

    I do however want to get cloth training pants when it comes time to potty train Shay.
     
  7. JessLough

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    The idea of used cloth diapers disgusts me. I wont put my kid in used underwear, i wouldnt do it for diapers either.

    Plus, cloth diapers means too much dealing with poop and too much laundry XD
     
  8. darkchild16

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    Meh I use used cloth covers, and prefolds you can bleach them as well as bac-out.. I got 13 dollar covers for 4 bucks which with how little she will wear it.....hopefully it works out great.
     
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    I totally agree. When I got mine from Salvation Army they were clean and looked almost new though you could tell from the velcro they had been used. I had no issue with it. With the price of new ones there is no way we could get them. But with the group and with Kijiji we can and we won't pass that up. As long as they are clean and then we reclean them here with bleach and such I see no issue.
     
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    I did buy my stash of pockets brand new but Savannah doesnt fit in one size, she doesnt even fit in Xsmall well *rolleyes*
     
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    Yes for environmental, medical, cuteness, and cost :)
     
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    Nope. Not yet. We are trying for a December conception.
     
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    Ahh, good luck! And good plan to stock up on diapers ahead of time :)
     
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    I used prefolds on both kids for a while. Since we're staying with my mom now I don't want to be putting poo laundry in her machine (he doesn't have newborn poo anymore, bleah. lol).

    It was really wonderful and saved soooo much money. And the cute!

    There aren't any pictures of Aurelia in her cloth diapers because those covers were all old off white PUL fabric. She looked cuter in dresses. Here's one of Samuel in a cover I knitted though:

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    It's knitted flat. His prefold is closed with a snappi, and the cover is pinned with big diaper pins. There wasn't any danger of poking him since the knit doesn't resist the pins, and it's way more adjustable that way. The pattern called for buttons (I worried about choking) or velcro, which stuck horribly to the wool and was not awesome.

    Wool does an amazing job of holding in the pee. I never went back to plastic stuff after that.
     
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    My kids' first diapers came from my old boss. I raised all three of her kids in them, and then they got passed on to us. I wonder how many thousands of disposables they've kept out of landfills so far.
     
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    Thanks. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I keep myself sane by stocking up.

    Something else people don't consider is the water table. Disposable companies recommend dumping solid waste in the toilet before tossing diapers. How many people do that? Not many I should imagine. So now you have human fecal matter sitting in landfills draining into the environment. How disgusting can you get?
     
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    Same with re-usable cloth menstral pads. the whole idea just grosses me out.

    When it comes to disgusting bodily fluids... the less contact I have with it the better. I like things that I can use then THROW AWAY and forget about lol no muss no fuss.

    I can't imagine putting that stuff in my laundry or having it around my house!!! or having to carry it around dirty, even in a bag!!!

    so no lol I do love the environment..but it just seems like a yucky hassle to me.
     
  18. ~Jessie~

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    This is how I feel too, Fran!

    As much as I'd love to keep things like this out of landfills, the idea of "reusing" diapers and pads just disgusts me. I don't want to put poopy/peed on things through my washing machine. I want to just put my diapers in the diaper genie and be done with them!
     
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    That's the thing. You DON'T put poop through your wash. You dump it first. You soak your diapers in vinegar which degrades urine to nothing THEN wash.

    As for hassle. I find killing the planet a hassle. It hassles me that my grandchildren won't have a beautiful world because of a "hassle". :(
     
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    Oh come on now. LOTS of things "kill" the planet. I'm willing to bet that you drive a car that uses gas, eat meat, live in a house where trees were cut down so it could be built, and are unable to recycle everything you use (thus creating garbage as well).
     

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