or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Let's talk diapers!! - Page 3

post #41 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by rjruiz_415 View Post
These are from the HHS pattern.
http://hyenacart.com/prod_details.php?id=42483&vid=1224
I am also using a bunch of other patterns from over on diaper divas

Those are so cute! Though I already have 2 diaper patterns, hemp, serger, wollynylon, etc, and have yet to complete a diaper. So tempted to buy that, but I know I'll NEVER get around to it with all my other projects!
post #42 of 85
What do you guys think about buying used?
post #43 of 85
I have no problem with used. I'd just wash them really well.

That being said, I wear out my prefolds, so for me it's worth buying those new. I have bought tons of used covers though!
post #44 of 85
Well, I went ahead and ordered GMD prefolds just now! It's so fun! I bought 3 dozen preemie (we usually use preemie diapers for the first week) and 4 dozen newborn. Maya was still 10 lb at 4 months.

Now I need to figure out what covers I want to use. I'm looking into wool. Any suggestions?
post #45 of 85
I haven't bought any dipes yet. But we have plenty of Med and larger PFs and covers.

I like wool, but honestly it's too much work for me. I'd rather have something I can just throw in the wash with the rest of it.
post #46 of 85
I am very new to the cloth diaper thing. I used disopsables with my son. I am planning to stay out of work until this baby is about four months. I am thinking about using the BumGenius because they are a one size and they seem very easy. I got in a sample pack and they look very easy. Has any one every used them. Oh, they are the new 3.0 stye. Also how many diapers do I need to have?
post #47 of 85
I want to revive this thread. I am considering cloth diapering, but i feel overwhelmed. I'm leaning toward disposables again just because I know what I'm doing with them, but I don't want to do it for that reason.

Any recommendations for a first timer? Also, if I wanted to give cloth a try with a 26-month-old, would you have recommendations for what to try? My son has started complaining a lot about his diapers, and I'm wondering if cloth would be more comfy.
post #48 of 85
How often do you wash a load of laundry? We don't have a washer or dryer (live in an apartment house) and would need to pack everything up and go to the laundrymat.
post #49 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by vonn's_mama View Post
I want to revive this thread. I am considering cloth diapering, but i feel overwhelmed. I'm leaning toward disposables again just because I know what I'm doing with them, but I don't want to do it for that reason.

Any recommendations for a first timer? Also, if I wanted to give cloth a try with a 26-month-old, would you have recommendations for what to try? My son has started complaining a lot about his diapers, and I'm wondering if cloth would be more comfy.
I didn't start CDing DS1 until he was 6 months because I was overwhelmed, but once I gave it a shot it was easy! I much prefer cloth to sposies now.

As a first timer, I would recommend you try a couple of each different kinds of diapers.. get a couple All-in-ones (AIOs), pockets (like fuzzibuns), Prefolds/covers, fitteds/covers, and see what you like. Then you can build a stash with what works for you and your family.

I use everything. I have a little bit of everything, and my likes/dislikes change daily. But for something simple and inexpensive, prefolds and covers are the way to go.

Check out the trading post here, or diaper swappers for some cheap gently used diapers for very little $$$.

Quote:
Originally Posted by geekgolightly View Post
How often do you wash a load of laundry? We don't have a washer or dryer (live in an apartment house) and would need to pack everything up and go to the laundrymat.
I wash diapers every 2-3 days. We do have a W/D here, and if we didn't I would just make sure to get enough to last a week.. but I've never tried to do diaper laundry at a mat.
post #50 of 85
We have a little bit of everything as far as types. For around the house, we use prefolds and Thirsties covers. At night, we use Cuddlebuns OS fitteds with the same covers (used VBBN when DS was tiny) because DS is a heavy wetter. For going out, we have BG pockets and AIOS because it always seems like I end up changing him in some kind of awkward setting and I want as few steps as possible.

I'm trying to hold off on buying stuff for the new baby just yet....most of what I currently have is gender neutral, so it'll work fine. I do know I'll want some girly dipes for going out (under dresses and such). I'll also want a few more prefolds for that explosive BF poo stage, but I don't know if I'll need newborn or infant yet.
post #51 of 85
Now I need to figure out what covers I want to use. I'm looking into wool. Any suggestions?[/QUOTE]

I like the loveybums wool jersey cover. www.loveybums.com

The aristocrat is nice.

The imse vimse is nice but I find that it runs kind of small. How about wool saokers or shorties from hyenacart.com?
post #52 of 85
Any recommendations for a first timer? Also, if I wanted to give cloth a try with a 26-month-old, would you have recommendations for what to try? My son has started complaining a lot about his diapers, and I'm wondering if cloth would be more comfy.[/QUOTE]

For my 20 month old, I use goodmama fitteds around the house with no cover. www.thegoodmama.com and for going out I like bumgenius aios or pockets from www.abbyslane.com

For the new baby we'll be using every type lol
I like the newborn orange edge prefolds from www.greenmountaindiapers.com with a bummis super whisper wrap cover. I like kissaluv size 0 fitteds and fuzzibun pockets for bedtime. I would suggest going to www.diaperswappers.com or www.hyenacart.com and find some really nice wahm made stuff like woolies there.
post #53 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by sarahlynn83 View Post
I am very new to the cloth diaper thing. I used disopsables with my son. I am planning to stay out of work until this baby is about four months. I am thinking about using the BumGenius because they are a one size and they seem very easy. I got in a sample pack and they look very easy. Has any one every used them. Oh, they are the new 3.0 stye. Also how many diapers do I need to have?
I think it all depends on how long you want to go between washing and how many diapers your baby will go through in a day.. The bumgenius are nice and I definitely recommend them.
post #54 of 85
I used FBs with Katelyn from about 3mos? ish? on til 20mo (late start EC grad) but am super curious about smaller ones... I cant imagine remembering to wash diapers the first few weeks?!? But I am willing to experiment with other options-- cheaper ones preferably - and especially since Ive hears FBs have gone down the drain quality wise since I bought mine...

Are hand-knitted woolen covers reliable? Do they wick through?? How do you deal with poop and wool? dd was an absolute rocket launcher with poo when she was a newborn.... I would need something to contain what would be a MAAAAASIVE blowout in a disposable....
post #55 of 85
I still like the new fuzzi bunz, I don't think they are any different quality wise form ones I bought 2 years ago.

We used medium FB from the time DS was 3 months until now, PL at 2. We certainly got our money worth.

For newborns I really like Kissaluv 0's. They are so cute and comfy, snap down for the cord stump and contain even the worst blowout.

To the PP asking about newborn poo- it washes out of almost anything. It comes out of wool covers with a little wool wash. Occasionally it might stain a little. I prefer PUL covers when they blowout a lot. Much easier to deal with. Bummis Super whisper wraps were our favorite.
post #56 of 85
For newborns I would go with Kissaluv 0's hands down! Heck...I still use those on my 17month old (she is tiny...) something seems to happen to them when you go up a size because the 1's suck! lol


For older...with my 17month old (who is thin) I use covers (blueberry specifically work best for us) and then put doublers/liners just sitting inside them (rather then doing a fitted with a doubler and then a cover). They arent as bulky and they work great for us.

For a stash.....for the NB I will have 18KL0's (w.doublers), 1 blueberry NB cover, 1 Soaker, and 2 pairs of longies. For my older DD I have 3 blueberry covers, 3 hemp babies doublers, 4 jamtots hemp doublers, 3 berryplush snapin inserts. I also have a dozen hemp prefolds to use for both kids (either as prefolds or insert in the covers)

Right now (without a NB) I do diapers once a week...I hope to only have to do laundry ever 3 days with the NB but I have no idea...
post #57 of 85
I too kissaluv 0's (and similar fitteds) - I thought I was doing well keeping dd in them for 6 mos, but 17mos - wow!
Anyway, I just got my box of 2 dozen kissaluvs/hempthirsties back from a friend who borrowed them for her NB. They are now ready for baby #4, and still in great, soft, pretty much stain-free condition. I feel really good using used cloth because I read somewhere that the most environmentally taxing part of cloth diapers was in the making of new ones.
I use all wool covers too - mostly hand knits for my NB sizes and dd who is in size smalls has an aristocrat and a stacinator and a couple WAHM wool wraps.
For later (and what dd 16 mos uses now) I have prefolds, flats + tie-ons for nights and a few fitteds for when I need something quick and foolproof (ie someone other than Dp and I are changing the dipe!).
Seems to be working for us.
I actually do love fitteds + wool knitted cover the best, but since dryers are non-existent here in NZ I need mostly diapers that dry *fast* on the line. I console myself by thinking of how earth friendly year round line drying is

I think we do diaper wash about every 4-5 days? I'm thinking when we add a NB in I might get a separate bucket and do them separately as dd's dirty diapers are SO much nastier than breastmilk poo could ever be Anyone used/thought of a good strategy for washing diapers for 2 kidlets without going insane? let me know. . .
post #58 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by durafemina View Post
I think we do diaper wash about every 4-5 days? I'm thinking when we add a NB in I might get a separate bucket and do them separately as dd's dirty diapers are SO much nastier than breastmilk poo could ever be Anyone used/thought of a good strategy for washing diapers for 2 kidlets without going insane? let me know. . .
I'd like to hear some perspective on this too. I doubt DS will be PT/PL by the time #2 comes along.
post #59 of 85
I dont think dd (who will be 20months) will be fully on the potty when the NB arrives...i dont plan on having separate buckets or anything...Im too lazy for that. They'll all just get washed together and sunned whenneeded.
post #60 of 85
I will post when I am done with them, but I made every diaper in my diaper stash.

I have prefolds that I made out of bamboo velour and bamboo fleece for newborn size. They have snaps on them. They then go inside newborn and small diapers as doublers when tri folded.

I have prefolds that are bigger made out of cotton velour and bamboo fleece. They then tri fold for the large diapers.

I have a ton of fitted diapers and wool covers for NB. I have small AIO and large AIO and some small and medium fitted diapers.

Everything is made except for the wool covers, which I am literally trying to finish today.

When it is all finished, I'll post links to some photos.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: July 2009