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post #21 of 36

Another vote for the swaddlers (over baby dry) if you're going the disposable route...
But I don't think the PFs would be a bad idea (or too hard etc even if you only wash once a week in the laundromat) and if you want to get some cheap, there's a co-op going on right now.
post #22 of 36
If money is a key concern I would use Baby Dry for daytime. But you'll probably need something better for nights. It's not that absorbent, and it tends to get lumpy when wet.
post #23 of 36
Also, I have this in my apartment-
I got it for $190 ppd on ebay, new
I do a load of diapers a night and then just hang then to dry.
Or I can walk to the laudromat in my complex 2x a week, but I prefer to do diapers in my own washer. I find if you use a coin operated machine it really helps to get like $20 in quarters at a time to just keep at home, that way you aren't haivng to hunt for them. GL with whatever you decide!
post #24 of 36
id do swaddlers first few weeks
then when they are too big for them....get babydry

baby dry are the BEST in my opinion. but i have had boys.

ive noticed that huggies worked better on my friends' girls.

then move to luvs when they get older.......they are guaranteed not to leak, but we occasionally get "red butt" from anything other than pampers or huggies.

huggies = poop leakage for my boys

some places have diaper services, which will take your cloth diapers and bring them back clean.
just a thought, they dont have it here.
post #25 of 36
My issue with Baby Dry was that they didn't have stretchy tabs so they never fit as well as Swaddlers. But 7th Generation do have stretchy tabs and fit well too. Never had luck with Huggies -- just not shaped like my baby or something. Target store brand was pretty good too.
post #26 of 36
....never mind.

...had a post about the difficulty of doing cloth dipes at a public laundromat but realized I was just being pointlessly defensive so removing it all!
post #27 of 36
We used Swaddlers NB.
post #28 of 36
Originally Posted by ndunn
I had this problem too, which ones have you tried?
I have tried prefolds with a doubler and fitteds with a doubler (hugely bulky!!), both from baby cotton bottoms. My covers are BSWW's or knitted wool. They work great during the day!
post #29 of 36
Hi Wass Welcome to MDC!!!

PF's are prefolds. You can use snappy's with them.
When my second was born, my dad got a close out deal of like 400 Huggies dipes for $12. A steal. So, I used them
I really liked them, but I got a free dipe of swaddlers and I liked them even better. But, too expensive.
When we use disposables (at night and on outtings or when the laundries piled up) I like Luv's (except they are soooo scented) or Target brand dipes.
post #30 of 36
I HATE pampers baby dry the most of all the diapers out there. They leak, especially badly with poop. And BF poops on a young babe leak out of everything but cloth. You know, I've had a really good experience with store brand generic diapers when we've gotten them. Maybe that's an inexpensive route for you.
post #31 of 36
I used Swaddlers on a week-long trip we took this summer, and liked them a lot. I'm using them at night time now, until they're gone, because dd leaks through everything cloth. I'm hoping once the Swaddlers are gone we can move back to cloth.

Oh, and I also bought a packet of the gDiapers and am trying them, but they cost a lot more. I wouldn't use them for every diaper change.
post #32 of 36
I think it's sort of funny that we have to feel we need a disclaimer here on MDC for why one uses sposies...sort of like an AA meeting! Anyway, before our boys fit into their Kissaluvs, we used Pampers Swaddlers (having tried several brands) and found them to be the softest, closest fit, and most absorbent--though they do smell. However, on the odd occasion when we use sposies now that they're a bit bigger, I sincerely pray they don't poop, because it *always* blows out the back. Ick.
post #33 of 36
I would go for prefolds and snappis adn covers, even if you have a community shared machine

Ds has open bleeding sores and very sensitive skin when he was born. So until I fully switched to cloth at 2 months, he was in a lot of pain. I started off with a shared machine. it is doeable. Or, a service will usually be as expemnsive or less, than disposables. I would look up a diaper service if you don't/can't wash your own. Owning your own diapers will be better, unless your current machine has issues or you have to pay ALOT for wash/dry .
post #34 of 36
Oh, a diaper service, that's a great idea, mama. You should try that. Believe me, you're in for almost as much poopy laundry with sposies as with cloth dipes!!!

Also, We have a washer/dryer combo that is ventless and can be hooked up to the sink for apartments. They are pricey, but we found one at a scratch and dent place. It also has a sanitary cycle that's great for dipes!
post #35 of 36
Big fan of Seventh Generation, but didn't discover them untill a littler later. Do they come in tiny sizes?
post #36 of 36
I agree about the pamper smell!
Also, after 3 DD I have realized that sposies are somehow shaped differently for different brands - Huggies worked better for one baby, but my youngest always blew them out; when I switched to swaddlers, it stopped happening! Also, don't rely too much on the weight ranges - they are like the sizes on clothes (never right for my DDs!) just be aware that when they have a blowout you might need to buy the bigger size.
I agree w/ PP about having to explain why we can't CD!
I just think we are all trying to do our best by these precious babes, and to each her own.
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