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post #101 of 140
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Originally Posted by KateSavoury
Ok, I searched because I was curious. It has completely disappeared. I remember the poster, the person who called the TAO gals a trol and the TAO girls who were offended... searched all of them and nothing.

Original OP was titled "Look What I Scored!!!" posted in TAO and pictured a prefold and snappi. People commented how cool and rare it was, joking around... it got moved to diapering, and then it went a little crazy.
I did a search too and came up with nothing. Pretty lame that its gone because it was very clear *to me* what was happening on that thread at the time.
post #102 of 140
So THAT's why the diapering forum was split? I honestly had no idea (might have been offline and wasn't a regular diapering poster then anyways). Sigh.
post #103 of 140
The thread went mia shortly after it was locked. It was at night so not all that many people got to see it. I think it got moved to tao but started in diapering or maybe the other way around. I just remember seeing it moved and people in tao wondering why it was there. I think USAmma was the one that moved it???
post #104 of 140
I would have never started CDing 4 years ago if it hadn't been for the Diapering boards. I was by no means a Hyena but I came regurarly to get wash instructions, reviews and to look at everybodys pretty daipers. All I had back then was a Lukes Drawers AIO which I LOVED and some MEOS. I remember the Kiwi with the clothes line.

I just can't believe how much things have changed. Now I am so glad that I got a chance to be a small part of that group when I did.

I too just joined HC and am trying to get into it but it's just not the same. I can remember regurarly having 60-80 people in the Diapering forum at once.
post #105 of 140
yeah it was like one big fluff party all the time. Ahhh the good ol' days.
post #106 of 140
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Originally Posted by JesseMomme
yeah it was like one big fluff party all the time. Ahhh the good ol' days.
Yup. And I loved the diaper scientists . . .Heather Sanders, Holly/Kermit . .and of course, Karla/LifeTapestry (and WOW . . .I cannot believe I remember their screenames!!!!).
post #107 of 140


I really, really miss the diapering forum. I swear it helped me through my ppd...
post #108 of 140
I remember when I first saw fitteds with wraps at a Mothering Friends meeting in Va. Beach in 1995 when, to find a Mothering Friends group, you had to write in to the actual magazine.

I also remember when I got my first Nikki and thought I'd fallen into CD heaven because it was so soft and the velcro didn't irritate. I still have the first one I got (White with blue trim) and the first time I ever saw a cloth diaper on the internet (must have been 1996 or 1997) for sale. I think they were the "Rainbows" fitted inserts....anyone else go back that far? Of course, before that it was just CPF's with pins and plastic pants...lol.
post #109 of 140
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Originally Posted by midwifetx
I think they were the "Rainbows" fitted inserts....anyone else go back that far? Of course, before that it was just CPF's with pins and plastic pants...lol.
I didn't use CDs back then (didn't have a kid) but I do . . .weren't they sold in a catalog, too?
post #110 of 140
Yes, a there were catalogs, too, but you had to know what they were in order to call and get one, I sure had no clue. I keep thinking that bummis may have been around then, too...seems like Whisper Wraps were just coming into vogue as my baby was PL'ing. I also had some covers (which were wonderful for overnight) that looked a lot like Proraps, but they were secondhand, and had no tags or markings of any kind.

I didn't know anything, though. When my expensive CPF's got hard and non-absorbant, I didn't know that they needed to be stripped, and I admitted defeat, switching back to sposies. I wish i had known better how to take care of my dipes, because I did like them better. I just couldn't do the $$ to replace them and didn't know how to fix the problem.

At least now I can support my clients and eventually my children when they go to CD.
post #111 of 140
Hey Allison...! I see you're having GCM withdrawals, too.

mamamoo - I feel the same way - checking the board several times a day helped me parent my child and helped me through PPD.
post #112 of 140
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Originally Posted by midwifetx
the first time I ever saw a cloth diaper on the internet (must have been 1996 or 1997) for sale. I think they were the "Rainbows" fitted inserts....anyone else go back that far? Of course, before that it was just CPF's with pins and plastic pants...lol.
Rainbow contours? I used those back in 1995 on my 11yr old. Weren't they from Natural Baby catalog or something like that? I thought they were the BEST cloth dipes ever, since I had used the pfs, pins and plastic pants on my oldest who was born in 1988. If I knew then what I know now...
post #113 of 140
yea, Rainbow Contours. The first dipes I ever saw that were contoured. They were just practically space age innovation!!

The first time I ever saw a pocket diaper, I remember thinking, "I hope the person who came up with this idea is a bazillionaire" because it was such a HUGE innovation
post #114 of 140
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Originally Posted by midwifetx
yea, Rainbow Contours. The first dipes I ever saw that were contoured. They were just practically space age innovation!!
My friend gave me some of these when dd1 was a baby...she said they were sooooo much nicer than her homemade prefolds.
post #115 of 140
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Originally Posted by amysuen
Rainbow contours? I used those back in 1995 on my 11yr old. Weren't they from Natural Baby catalog or something like that? I thought they were the BEST cloth dipes ever, since I had used the pfs, pins and plastic pants on my oldest who was born in 1988. If I knew then what I know now...
I was lucky enough to be handed down some Natural Baby nylon covers and loved them for our newborns. They were so trim for daytime and held in the wetness and no blowouts with them either. I wanted more but couldn't find any.

I remember some amazing wool longies with all kinds of embroidery off a mama's stash photos, can't recall her user name but it was something with "hunt" or "hunter" in it. She had lovely stuff.
post #116 of 140
The "rainbow contours"? They were the contoured soakers with primary serging? They were the bees knees to a lot of people. I'm sure if I had seen them back in '99 when I was using sposies on my first newborn and I had seen those I surely would have gone "Wow, that looks nothing like the dipes/covers I had to use on my little brother back in '90!" If I looked at one now I'd be like "I could never happily diaper with those" - though I didn't prefer to use covers in a wrap style anyways.

So, I remember and have used:
Sully Bunz
Original Fuzzi Bunz (fleece outters)
original Heavenly Hineys
Original Poochies

off the top of my head.
Oh and Orginal Sweet Peas/Peanut Butter Kisses. They were flannel, well done and one of the very trimmest diapers for the time period. You had your choice of snap close, velcro or pinnable. That biz has changed hands too.
post #117 of 140
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Originally Posted by midwifetx
I remember when I first saw fitteds with wraps at a Mothering Friends meeting in Va. Beach in 1995 when, to find a Mothering Friends group, you had to write in to the actual magazine.

I also remember when I got my first Nikki and thought I'd fallen into CD heaven because it was so soft and the velcro didn't irritate. I still have the first one I got (White with blue trim) and the first time I ever saw a cloth diaper on the internet (must have been 1996 or 1997) for sale. I think they were the "Rainbows" fitted inserts....anyone else go back that far? Of course, before that it was just CPF's with pins and plastic pants...lol.
I used cd's when my first was born in '92. That was in the dark ages, before the internet really existed. I saw an ad for Kushies (I think it was, they were AIOs with velcro and PUL) in Mothering magazine, and I ordered 2 dozen.
post #118 of 140
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Originally Posted by midwifetx
I remember when I first saw fitteds with wraps at a Mothering Friends meeting in Va. Beach in 1995 when, to find a Mothering Friends group, you had to write in to the actual magazine.

I also remember when I got my first Nikki and thought I'd fallen into CD heaven because it was so soft and the velcro didn't irritate. I still have the first one I got (White with blue trim) and the first time I ever saw a cloth diaper on the internet (must have been 1996 or 1997) for sale. I think they were the "Rainbows" fitted inserts....anyone else go back that far? Of course, before that it was just CPF's with pins and plastic pants...lol.
LOL: I had those Rainbow diapers for my first...I also lived to get my Natural Baby Catalog. I remember falling in LOVE : with Nikkys and ME. Times sure have changed....
post #119 of 140
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Originally Posted by Mamabug&co.
LOL: I had those Rainbow diapers for my first...I also lived to get my Natural Baby Catalog. I remember falling in LOVE : with Nikkys and ME. Times sure have changed....
Hi Sonia!!

Yeah, I remember getting those Rainbows, and how I wished I could have all Rainbows but we couldn't afford them. I actually used them on 2 children and was freaked out when I couldn't find them for our youngest. It's a good thing though, because I found MDC and all the other options while I was searching for them.

ETA that I'm still using Rainbow countours with hemp doublers as stuffins for our pockets and pocket fitteds.
post #120 of 140
I can remember most of the things that have been mentioned on here, I started reading posts here after dd was born in Dec 02 then joined and started posting the next year. i used cloth with DS #1 in 94 and that was back in the dark ages, LOL. I had Gerber prefolds (not even the better quality ones) Ecology Kids and Pink wraps, a few of the BabiesRUs brand wraps and some primitive AIO"s made by Mothers Choice, most of the diapering items I had were bought at Big Lots/Oss Lots for $2.99-$4.99 each and that seemed like a lot of money for 1 dipe when I could buy a bag of Luvs for $5, but I still have 1 of those Mothers Choice and though it's not that good at keeping the wetness in it's still functional after 12 years!!!
Amy
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