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post #21 of 68
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How long have you been CDing?
4 1/2 years
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How do you like it?

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Why do you cloth diaper?
To save money plus I just like them better and I couldn't go back to that smell from sposies.
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What kind of dipes are in your stash?
A bit of everything, mostly prefolds.
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What's your favorite diaper/diaper combo?
Mommy's Touch One-Size Easy Clean Pockets
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What kind of wipes do you use?
A mix.
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What kind of diaper solution do you use?
None.
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What is your overnight system?
Mommy's Touch

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Do you/how do you rinse off your CD before pailing them?
None
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What kind of pail system do you have?
Dry 3 gallon buckets, one next to the bed and one in the bathroom.
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What is your wash routine? (how you wash, what detergent/additives, how often, how do you dry?)
Wash on hot with BioKleen plus two cold rinses. About 3x a week.
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And what one CD item would you purchase if money were no object?
Firefly Quick Dry Colored Diapers
post #22 of 68
How long have you been CDing?

About four months, since my daughter was about 2 weeks old.

How do you like it?

LOVE IT. LOVE IT. LOVE IT. I've told all my friends to try it when they have kids.


Why do you cloth diaper?

1) Cost. Since we're on a serious budget so that I can SAHM, we could never afford disaposables.
2) Baby. Disposables gave her diaper rash, and she hates them. The cloth seems so much more comfy.


What kind of dipes are in your stash?

Indian Bleached Prefolds
Chinese Bleached Prefolds
Thirsties Fleece Fitted
BumGenius Bamboo Fitted

For covers, I have Thirsties (LOVE), a Bummis SuperBrite (like that, too), and a few Bummis Super Whisper Wrap (only times I've had poo leaks, besides disposables).


What's your favorite diaper/diaper combo?

During the day, a PF and a Thirsties cover (easy to tell if she's wet, and I like the PFs for how easy they wash/dry).
At night, a Thirsties Fitted and a Thirsties cover (more absorbent).

What kind of wipes do you use?

Bunch of cut up T-shirts, and one pack of Imse Vimse cotton wipes. I keep a pump thermos of warm water by the changing table, don't use a wipe solution.

What kind of diaper solution do you use?

Just water for the wipes, ALL Free and Clear for detergent.


What is your overnight system?

Fitted diaper and cover. She's only sleeping 5 hours or so at a stretch, and she never poops at night, so it works well for her.


Do you/how do you rinse off your CD before pailing them?

Don't have to, she's EBF and not on solids yet.


What kind of pail system do you have?

I just have a regular diaper pail, with a wetbag liner in it.


What is your wash routine? (how you wash, what detergent/additives, how often, how do you dry?)

I wash daily, warm wash cold rinse, with ALL Free and Clear, dry in the dryer. If there are stains, I lay out in the sun, it takes them right out, then I'll wash them again and dryer dry them (because the sun method makes them crunchy).

And what one CD item would you purchase if money were no object?

One of those diaper sprayers that hook up to the toiler. I don't need it yet because it's just BM poo, but I have a feeling I'll want one later.
post #23 of 68
How long have you been CDing?
since ds was 4 days old (he's 6mos now)

How do you like it?
LOVE it

Why do you cloth diaper?
Environment, economy (i'm "thrifty"..) , not having to go out in the middle of the night to buy diapers.. and because i'm "out of my mind" as people like to say when they find out we CD!

What kind of dipes are in your stash?
90% prefolds with wool/fleece (polar babies is my new fave, but i like my homemade longies and shorties too!)
a few bum genius and one fuzzy bunz
a few random wahm contours, fitteds and pockets
gdipe insert folded into prefold for travel/camping

What's your favorite diaper/diaper combo?
pf and wool/fleece

What kind of wipes do you use?
i use some kind with shea butter in it because i like the smell. not too brand particular. i should just make some.. thats going on my to-do list..

What kind of diaper solution do you use?
none

What is your overnight system?
flannel contour with fleece or wool

Do you/how do you rinse off your CD before pailing them?
no just shake off solids

What kind of pail system do you have?
dry- just a hamper in the laundry room

What is your wash routine? (how you wash, what detergent/additives, how often, how do you dry?)
hot pre wash for poo dipes, then hot wash /rinse with all dipes. i use arm and hammer powdered detergent every few days, and line dry when ever possible. you didnt mention this, but for staining I sun bleach. I've got a bunch sun bleaching on the line right now!

And what one CD item would you purchase if money were no object?
a laundry maid! can she clean my house while she's at it?!
actually, probably a high efficiency front loader. i think my older machine probably uses wayyy too much water. but i can't shell out the dough right now.. sigh.
post #24 of 68
How long have you been CDing? since 2003

How do you like it? right now I am ambivalent

Why do you cloth diaper? Love getting fluffy mail and love that I am reducing the amount of garbage my large family produces

What kind of dipes are in your stash? Tiny Tush, goodmamas, Bumkins, Growing greens os, bella bottoms, Patooshie pants, Batick bums, Dreameze, muttaguin os, CPF and IPF. I am sure there are others just can't think of them. I'll come back after I hang the load in the washer...

What's your favorite diaper/diaper combo? I love my patosshie pants fitteds even better than goodmamas. Wool shorties to cover or Fuzibunz snap cover

What kind of wipes do you use? cloth form wherever!

What kind of diaper solution do you use? water and a bit of soap if there is a poop

What is your overnight system? same as my day system

Do you/how do you rinse off your CD before pailing them? in the toilet--a sprayer was a pia

What kind of pail system do you have? dry

What is your wash routine? (how you wash, what detergent/additives, how often, how do you dry?) wash full cylce twice final viegar wtih tea tree rinse. I use All unscented concentrate int he seocnd wash cycle. Line dry

And what one CD item would you purchase if money were no object. More shorties. I have enough cloth to go over a week without wahsing but I would love to buy new wool.
post #25 of 68
How long have you been CDing? I CDed full time for three years, have been doing it only at night for another 10 months, am planning on starting full-time again in another 3 months.

How do you like it? LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE

Why do you cloth diaper? Because cloth is soft and fluffy and wonderful, and disposables disgust me.

What kind of dipes are in your stash? Right now, just Toddle-ease diapers and Dappi nylon pull-on pants.

What's your favorite diaper/diaper combo? Regular 4x6x4 prefolds with Blue Penguin wrap 'n snaps

What kind of wipes do you use? mostly Kissaluvs

What kind of diaper solution do you use? distilled water

What is your overnight system? right now it's ONLY overnight, but back in the day I used to use 2 prefolds under a Mother-ease or Bummis cover.

Do you/how do you rinse off your CD before pailing them? Back when we were dealing with poop, yes, with a minishower.

What kind of pail system do you have? Nowadays I just throw them in with the undies, but I used to have a real diaper pail with a Bummis liner.

What is your wash routine? (how you wash, what detergent/additives, how often, how do you dry?) Again, nowadays I just throw them in with the undies, but back in the day I did a cold short wash followed by a hot wash with detergent to line 1 followed by an extra cold rinse. No particular detergent preference. Every other day was best for minimizing the gross factor, though I sometimes stretched it to every 3 days. I either air fluffed in the dryer and then dried outside on the line, or dried the diapers in the dryer on hot and left the covers on top of the dryer.

And what one CD item would you purchase if money were no object? I would have 3 dozen identical diapers and 6 identical covers AND a great big "sample stash" of other kinds too! (this may be less of a money issue and more of a storage space issue)
post #26 of 68
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Originally Posted by Funny Face View Post
How long have you been CDing? My actual cding experience began with my 19.5 year old -- in 1989. My last child PL'd in 2005 and I have been a manufacturer ever since 2002.

How do you like it? It was a wise decision on many levels, and I am pleased that we went this route.

Why do you cloth diaper? In 1989 -- to save some cash and to save the landfills and water. With the second one to save some cash since I gave up a job to stay home. With my last one -- he was acutely allergic and the education really began. With the last child reasons went far beyond, save the earth -- it began, save my child.

What kind of dipes are in your stash? I used mostly pf'd. Fitteds and a few Aio's

What's your favorite diaper/diaper combo? Fitted and cover for ease of use. Pf'd and cover for ease of laundry. AIO's for short day trips.

What kind of wipes do you use? Cloth, anything I felt like making at the time.

What kind of diaper solution do you use? don't

What is your overnight system? Nothing anymore special than what is noted above.

Do you/how do you rinse off your CD before pailing them? Dunk and Swish

What kind of pail system do you have? Dry pail -- diaper pail.

What is your wash routine? (how you wash, what detergent/additives, how often, how do you dry?) every two days, in the dryer or on the line. Detergents with little enzymes and phosphates.

And what one CD item would you purchase if money were no object?-- FUSSYBUTT --
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post #27 of 68
How long have you been CDing?
With DS i diapered about 2 years, DD almost 7 months so far and going strong

How do you like it?
LOVE it!!!

Why do you cloth diaper?
First- earth friendly
Second- better for baby
Third- economical

What kind of dipes are in your stash?
Mostly chinese prefolds, a few old Gerber flannelette prefolds(the good old ones), a few growing green fitteds, and a bella bottom fitted(my fave). For covers I have a few wool, bummis snap, prorap snap, and softbums. Throw in a bunch of fleece liners and an assorted mix of doublers from microfiber to hemp.

What's your favorite diaper/diaper combo?
I LOVE bella Bottoms fitteds with wool covers.

What kind of wipes do you use?
Cloth made by me with baby terry on one side and flannelette on the other.

What kind of diaper solution do you use?
Wipe solution? Plain water. If there is a rash I'll add some GSE.

What is your overnight system?
Regular large prefold with an infant used as a doubler or my hemp doubler.

Do you/how do you rinse off your CD before pailing them?
I don't, DD is still EBF. But with DS I used to use a spatula and plan to do so with DD.

What kind of pail system do you have?
DRY!!! Wet is a drowning hazard.

What is your wash routine? (how you wash, what detergent/additives, how often, how do you dry?)
I wash when the pails are full so every 3-4 days depending.
Cold rinse, hot wash/cold rinse (only option for rinse is cold) with regular detergent(whatever was on sale) and a final cold rinse. Once month I do a strip with blue dawn(they feel sooooo soft after!!)
If the weather permits I line dry.

And what one CD item would you purchase if money were no object?
Hmmmm, a bunch more bella bottoms fitteds and wool.
post #28 of 68
Thread Starter 
How long have you been CDing?
6 months now. (ds is a year old)

How do you like it?
love it!

Why do you cloth diaper?
good for the environment, softer on dc, sooo cute!, cheaper, gives me a hobby.

What kind of dipes are in your stash?
I have some WAHM AI2s, Thirsties pockets, thirsties covers, pfs, a GM fitted and a Mutts fitted

What's your favorite diaper/diaper combo?
pf with thirsties cover or a thirsties pocket

What kind of wipes do you use?

terry wash clothes, flannel wipes and fleece wipes

What kind of diaper solution do you use?
spray bottle with water and Burt's Bees baby soap added.

What is your overnight system?
WAHM fleece pocket diaper with a microfiber insert and a super-do insert doubled over in the pee spot, covered with some wool longies

Do you/how do you rinse off your CD before pailing them?
we dunk poo diapers in the toilet before pailing them

What kind of pail system do you have?
hanging wet bag (dry, obviously )

What is your wash routine? (how you wash, what detergent/additives, how often, how do you dry?)
Cold prewash for a rinse, hot wash, two cold rinses. We use Purex F/C. Wash every other day and dry in the dryer during the winter (if they are stained they get sunned)

And what one CD item would you purchase if money were no object?
Lots more Thirsties pockets of all different sizes since they are being discontinued. More wool too.
post #29 of 68
How long have you been CDing?

4 months

How do you like it?

It's great!

Why do you cloth diaper?

I cloth diaper so my son won't leave a legacy of disposible diapers in a landfill.

What kind of dipes are in your stash?

Unbleached prefolds, snappis and thirsties covers

What's your favorite diaper/diaper combo?

Unbleached prefolds, snappis and thirsties covers

What kind of wipes do you use?

cut up t-shirts and flannel, unsewn

What kind of diaper solution do you use?

Water in a spray bottle (disposible wipes for early morning and poopy clean-ups - DH does most of the diaper changes and doesn't feel comfortable with a homemade solution )

What is your overnight system?

The next size up prefold and a Thirsties cover

Do you/how do you rinse off your CD before pailing them?

We use a diaper sprayer for poopy diapers

What kind of pail system do you have?

A bucket with a loose lid (we reused a cat litter bucket)

What is your wash routine? (how you wash, what detergent/additives, how often, how do you dry?)

Cold rinse, Hot wash with Kirkland liquid soap and a downy ball with vinegar, tumble dry with dryer balls

And what one CD item would you purchase if money were no object?

A diaper service!!!!
post #30 of 68
How long have you been CDing?
1 month

How do you like it?
love it!

Why do you cloth diaper?
it's cute, practical, and minimizes our impact on the environment

What kind of dipes are in your stash?
prefolds, thirsties covers, and a couple flips

What's your favorite diaper/diaper combo?probably the flips

What kind of wipes do you use?
flannel

What kind of diaper solution do you use?
water with a bit of baby soap and tea tree oil

What is your overnight system?
bg os

Do you/how do you rinse off your CD before pailing them?
shes ebf so we dont so far

What kind of pail system do you have?
pail liner

What is your wash routine? (how you wash, what detergent/additives, how often, how do you dry?)
cycle on cold with half a cap of purex free, a hot/cold cycle with another half cap, and an extra rinse

And what one CD item would you purchase if money were no object?
some fitteds
post #31 of 68
[QUOTE=Funny Face;14852844]How long have you been CDing?
6 months

How do you like it?
love it

Why do you cloth diaper?
its good for the environment, cheaper than sposies, softer on his little bum

What kind of dipes are in your stash?
med size fbs, a rumparoo one size, MT one size, BG OS

What's your favorite diaper/diaper combo?
love my med fb

What kind of wipes do you use?

wash cloths

What kind of diaper solution do you use?
water with a little baby wash and burts bees oil

What is your overnight system?
We actually use one sposie overnight

Do you/how do you rinse off your CD before pailing them?
now that we're eating a little depends on the poop....if it bm poo then no

What kind of pail system do you have?
dry

What is your wash routine? (how you wash, what detergent/additives, how often, how do you dry?)
Cold prewash for a rinse, hot wash, two cold rinses with Tide HE. Dry in dryer

And what one CD item would you purchase if money were no object?
Actually I'm ok for now :-). I wouldn't mind a sprayer though its not a necessityQUOTE]
post #32 of 68
[B]How long have you been CDing? 2 years

How do you like it? love it

Why do you cloth diaper? save $$$ and the earth

What kind of dipes are in your stash? BG, mudshrimps and OBB pockets, goodmama fitteds and longies/shorties, mudshrimps & WWB covers, obv and some reg pfs, fluffymail aios
What's your favorite diaper/diaper combo? goodmama fitteds and longies
What kind of wipes do you use? obv and some sherpa wipes

What kind of diaper solution do you use? water and baby wash in squirt bottle

What is your overnight system? BG pocket (mine all converted to snaps)

Do you/how do you rinse off your CD before pailing them? shake poop into toilet

What kind of pail system do you have? lidded trash can with a whamies liner

What is your wash routine? cold rinse plain, hot wash w/ dawn (add 1 scoop oxyclean every other week), extra cold rinse plain (add vinegar every other week), dry in dryer til dry lol.
And what one CD item would you purchase if money were no object? All OBB marathon pockets, all PB&E obv pfs and my current fitted stash.

My dream NB stash would be: 12 blueberry mini nappis, 12 mutt fitteds w/ wool or imse vimse organic covers, 12 WWB covers w/ PB&E obv pfs
post #33 of 68
Im so surprised by these complicated 2 pail routines. I put all dipes in one whamies wetbag lined trash can and call it a day. If its shakable, I dump in the toilet. Also if I had to hang my dipes dry and all that I probably wouldnt CD:X I work FT, I wash, my nanny dries and puts away lol.
post #34 of 68
How long have you been CDing?- since our daughter was born- 2 months ago

How do you like it?- So far so good!

Why do you cloth diaper?- primarily fiscal reasons, but also for the environment and her bum.

What kind of dipes are in your stash?- Dri-line fitteds with snaps, bummis super whisper wraps covers ans WAHM fleece liners, a few Motherease doublers.

What's your favorite diaper/diaper combo?- not much choice, all our diapers are the same

What kind of wipes do you use? cheapie baby washcloths that come 30 to a pack for 5 bucks.

What kind of diaper solution do you use? water with a splash of baby Bronner's and a couple drops of TTO (and we use a warmer)

What is your overnight system? big ME doubler in her diaper with the cover or a small inside a medium with a bigger cover

Do you/how do you rinse off your CD before pailing them? I don't. She's still EBF and the washer does all the work

What kind of pail system do you have? 5 gallon step garbage pail with the removable insert

What is your wash routine? (how you wash, what detergent/additives, how often, how do you dry?)
1. cold/cold cycle, no additives
2. hot/cold with nature clean/baking soda was and vinegar rinse
3. hot dry cycle, 100 minutes
4.occasional sunning for stains. I haven't needed to strip yet

And what one CD item would you purchase if money were no object?

All bum genius sized or other sized AIO

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post #35 of 68
I never knew that people just left BM poo (haha!) on the diapers instead of rinsing it off. I know the poop doesn't stink as much as regular poop, but it still has an odor. Plus, DS can have a lot of it in his diaper. I just couldn't leave that to dry on the diaper and rinse out into the washing machine!
post #36 of 68
We haven't had any problems or stains with poo. I've never "pre-rinsed." I don't know how I would even go about that, since there isn't a sink or anything near the changing table. I can't leave her laying there while I'm off rinsing diapers.



But then again, I wash about every day, so they don't have time to set.
post #37 of 68
[QUOTE=Funny Face;14216350]How long have you been CDing?
1.5 years

How do you like it?
Sadly, don't like it. We had constant diaper rash with no cure. I hate solid food poops. They completely gross me out.

Why do you cloth diaper?
Cloth seemed more humane and I thought I would save money. However, when I've added up all my Green Mountain Diaper receipts, it's been very expensive.

What kind of dipes are in your stash?
Prefolds, fitteds, AIOs

What's your favorite diaper/diaper combo?
Fitted with wool cover

What kind of wipes do you use?
Terry

What kind of diaper solution do you use?
Water plus jojoba oil, chamomile, lavender, tea tree oil

What is your overnight system?
wool cover plus fitted

Do you/how do you rinse off your CD before pailing them?
in the toilet. so gross.

What kind of pail system do you have?
diaper with pul liner

What is your wash routine? (how you wash, what detergent/additives, how often, how do you dry?)
every other day. I've been through every detergent and soap imaginable. Blue Penguin suggests Tide Free and that's what we ended with. Charlie's soap did not work for us. Takes 75 minutes to dry in dryer. I think people need to take into consideration how much water and electricity they are using. The only true green option, in my view, is EC.

And what one CD item would you purchase if money were no object?
A stack of wool covers. DS is allergic/sensitive to PUL which is why we quit the cloth.
post #38 of 68
How long have you been CDing? 2 yrs

How do you like it? love it

Why do you cloth diaper? reduce/reuse

What kind of dipes are in your stash? all types

What's your favorite diaper/diaper combo? Crickett's/Blue Canoe wool

What kind of wipes do you use? cloth

What kind of diaper solution do you use? water

What is your overnight system? extra soaker

Do you/how do you rinse off your CD before pailing them? sprayer

What kind of pail system do you have? dry

What is your wash routine? (how you wash, what detergent/additives, how often, how do you dry?)
HE front loader/cold cycle/hot was w/ cold rinse/hang dry/ecos free&clear w/borax (1/2 c)/ every other day
And what one CD item would you purchase if money were no object? [/B][/QUOTE] wool soaker
post #39 of 68
How long have you been CDing?- 6 months

How do you like it?- Mostly I like it.

Why do you cloth diaper?- It just felt right to us. Plus, we're cheap. smile..

What kind of dipes are in your stash?- Thirsties covers and cotton prefolds from a local vendor.

What's your favorite diaper/diaper combo?- We only use covers and prefolds

What kind of wipes do you use? disposable- fragrance/alcohol free.

What kind of diaper solution do you use? See above

What is your overnight system? Sposies. She would get a rash from staying in a diaper overnight. It was either use disposables or change her everytime she gets up to nurse. I'm not waking a sleeping baby!

Do you/how do you rinse off your CD before pailing them? I don't. She's still EBF and the washer does all the work--- Ditto!

What kind of pail system do you have? Just a garbage pail.

What is your wash routine? (how you wash, what detergent/additives, how often, how do you dry?)
We use All Free and Clean (about 1/4 of the amount) and we use a front loader. We use cold water only, and give them an extra rinse and prewash. Then dry in dryer with an added 'speed dry' at the end.

And what one CD item would you purchase if money were no object?

I guess I would try some All In Ones, but I'm not sure I would like them- don't they take forever to dry?
post #40 of 68
How long have you been CDing? 4 months

How do you like it? I love it!

Why do you cloth diaper? It's easier than I expected, and DS was in disposables for 4 years, so the landfill and cost savings is huge and I wish I had CD'ed with him!

What kind of dipes are in your stash? FuzziBunz, Happy Heinys, a few Thirsties covers, lots of prefolds, some hemp fitteds

What's your favorite diaper/diaper combo? I love FuzziBunz fit, but Happy Heinys prints make me happy.

What kind of wipes do you use? A few WAHM cloth, some Imse Vimse flannel wipes, and I still use Pampers Sensitive wipes on occasion

What kind of diaper solution do you use? water and lavender oil

What is your overnight system? Either a pocket diaper with a hemp insert or 2 microfleece inserts, or a hemp fitted with a Thirsties cover

Do you/how do you rinse off your CD before pailing them? We just started solids, so I haven't had to rinse them yet. But I will do so in the toilet - haven't figured out a system yet!

What kind of pail system do you have? Just a generic diaper pail with a Thirsties pail liner

What is your wash routine? (how you wash, what detergent/additives, how often, how do you dry?) Every 2-3 days, in the washer on hot with Country Save, extra rinse, dry in the dryer (my back yard hardly gets any direct sun in the winter, otherwise I'd still be sunning them)

And what one CD item would you purchase if money were no object? I really can't think of anything!
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