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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by demeter888 View Post

I wish somebody had told me about the uncomfortable gap created by the cloth diaper where the diaper ends on the baby's lower back.  Its over a 3/4" gap with no support and to a tiny baby it must be very uncomfortable because they are no longer level on their sleeping surface and that also would not be good for reflux.  I would not even be comfortable with that on my lower back.  Since that discovery I have never tried cloth again. I wasted about 40 bucks on the effort and now use the diapers to clean with.  I use disposables and considering I do laundry once every few weeks I have no shame in it.

I'm honestly not sure what gap you mean! I have never noticed this gap.
post #22 of 29

I am surprised. I had the regular cloth diaper that is folded into three parts and then put in the diaper cover.  

post #23 of 29
1- that the phrase "cloth diaper safe detergent" means nothing. Just use what works.
2- additives can be your friend. They are not the enemy.
3- vinegar and detergent are not a good mix. Use vinegar in pre wash or rinse.
4- ammonia means you have bacteria left over in your diapers and that they aren't getting clean enough. It's. it normal and shouldn't happen if your diapers are getting clean!
5- if you are constantly having to strip your diapers, something is wrong with your wash routine.
6- detergent is a good thing when washing poop and pee. Use the full amount, not just a tiny bit.
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by MichelleZB View Post


I'm honestly not sure what gap you mean! I have never noticed this gap.

If you picture a newborn lying on their back naked or in a disposable--their back is flat against the bed/surface. Then if you picture them in cloth, their lower back is off the ground because their tush is elevated by the giant cloth diaper butt--at least that is what I'm getting here. 

 

I wish someone had told me that it's not a big deal to start cloth diapering a little later on. I drove myself crazy trying to figure out cloth diapers really early on. I hadn't wanted to drop a ton of money on a newborn stash, and we didn't like using prefolds and covers, so we did disposables and I angsted about it. I wanted to do it right right away. But cloth diapering is NOT like breastfeeding! You can do it some or none at all and then do it more later and it's absolutely not a problem. Little one has been 95% cloth diapered since the age of about 2 months, but those first few weeks I was trying to make stuff work that wasn't going to work. 

post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by demeter888 View Post

I wish somebody had told me about the uncomfortable gap created by the cloth diaper where the diaper ends on the baby's lower back.  Its over a 3/4" gap with no support and to a tiny baby it must be very uncomfortable because they are no longer level on their sleeping surface and that also would not be good for reflux.  I would not even be comfortable with that on my lower back.  Since that discovery I have never tried cloth again. I wasted about 40 bucks on the effort and now use the diapers to clean with.  I use disposables and considering I do laundry once every few weeks I have no shame in it.

I never had that issue. Not all cloth are bulky
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by demeter888 View Post

I wish somebody had told me about the uncomfortable gap created by the cloth diaper where the diaper ends on the baby's lower back.  Its over a 3/4" gap with no support and to a tiny baby it must be very uncomfortable because they are no longer level on their sleeping surface and that also would not be good for reflux.  I would not even be comfortable with that on my lower back.  Since that discovery I have never tried cloth again. I wasted about 40 bucks on the effort and now use the diapers to clean with.  I use disposables and considering I do laundry once every few weeks I have no shame in it.


Flats are fantastic on newborns, and make it pretty easy to avoid the gap.

post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by demeter888 View Post

I wish somebody had told me about the uncomfortable gap created by the cloth diaper where the diaper ends on the baby's lower back.  Its over a 3/4" gap with no support and to a tiny baby it must be very uncomfortable because they are no longer level on their sleeping surface and that also would not be good for reflux.  I would not even be comfortable with that on my lower back.  Since that discovery I have never tried cloth again. I wasted about 40 bucks on the effort and now use the diapers to clean with.  I use disposables and considering I do laundry once every few weeks I have no shame in it.

I have no idea what you are talking about. I've never experienced this and LO was c/d since the womb. He has no trouble lying on his back. However, I am guess if you only "wasted 40 dollars" on your CD experience and can use them to clean you were using some lousy prefolds like Gerber?

post #28 of 29

A diaper trial is a great way to try different types of diapers.

post #29 of 29
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