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post #1 of 68
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Who is planning on using cloth? I didn't use cloth until Grace was six months old, so I didn't get to use the cute tiny diapers. I have quite the stash since I used to own a online cloth diaper store. There are so many new lines out now. I'll start with CPFs, then I'm sure the obsession will begin!
post #2 of 68
ME!!!! However I am panicked because after my last baby and the trauma of a C-section I swore I would never have another and got rid of all of my cloth diapers. So...I am going to have to start from scratch. I am so excited to CD again though!!!
Alicia
post #3 of 68
we cd. I am so excited about breaking out the tiny ones!
post #4 of 68
We do too. I'm trying to resist the urge to sell some extras and build my stash again. It's such an obsession! My husband totally doesn't get it
post #5 of 68
Count me in! I had so many gifts of disposables that i did not start cloth full time until she was about 4mths. So I am soooo looking forward to buying the tiny ones!

Now we are basically done PLing (started at 17mths just finished at 21mths, we moved to a new home and it totally threw things off for awhile but now things are great again!) so I am just doing night time dipes. While I love CDing I am actually enjoying NO daytime dipes for awhile.
post #6 of 68
Count me in! I started part time CDing with my son when he was around four or five months. He was in daycare because I worked so I could only do them at home. With DD I was home from the start but was backslid from my crunchiness. My friend CDed and gave me some so I got back into it when she was around four months. I want to do this one from the start. I'm excited.
post #7 of 68
I really want to CD. However, where we live now we don't have a washer in the apt. No way am I gonna wash poo in the shared apt machines!

If it's available, we may consider a diaper-washing service.
post #8 of 68
I did cloth exclusively from birth with #2 and started around 2 months with #1. I love the tiny dipes. It is way less stinky cding a babe than a toddler!
post #9 of 68
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Originally Posted by PrayinFor12 View Post
I really want to CD. However, where we live now we don't have a washer in the apt. No way am I gonna wash poo in the shared apt machines!

If it's available, we may consider a diaper-washing service.
I'm in the same boat- I'd love to do cloth, but I share one washer with six other units in my building, one of which has small children. So, we all try to be respectful about not hogging the machine.

I've been thinking about doing GDiapers. Anyone had any experiences with these? They're the kind with a reusable outer covering, and inner liners that can be flushed or composted...

I thought about diaper service, but there isn't one in my whole state!
post #10 of 68
I use cloth! Henry was cd'd from birth, and Keith I started at 4 months. I can't wait to get all the tiny little diapers out again!
post #11 of 68
AngelaM, where do I go to learn about GDiapers? That sounds like it could be a possibility for us "share-the-washer" people.

Ok, now that I think about it; Disposables sound so much more convenient! Dh asked this morning why I want to CD, and I couldn't answer. Nor can I find much convincing on-line.

Fill me in ladies.
post #12 of 68
I already have a whole drawer full!
post #13 of 68
Count us in too. We didn't last time just because I didn't know anything about the world of cloth diapering, still don't really...so I am going to need all you ladies help when the time gets closer!
post #14 of 68
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Originally Posted by PrayinFor12 View Post
AngelaM, where do I go to learn about GDiapers? That sounds like it could be a possibility for us "share-the-washer" people.

Ok, now that I think about it; Disposables sound so much more convenient! Dh asked this morning why I want to CD, and I couldn't answer. Nor can I find much convincing on-line.

Fill me in ladies.
If you search the diapering forum for "gdiapers" you'll find out more about them. Seems like lots of people here use them with cloth liners, which still doesn't help those of us without laundry.

Yeah, I hear you on the convenience thing. I'm really not sure what I'm going to do. Environmentally, cloth is clearly better, and there's evidence that says it's better for baby too. But, I'm also going to be a single working mother without a washing machine, and I'm not sure that I'm going to be able to do it.
post #15 of 68
Definitely cloth diapers. DD had a few disposables put on her in hospital last time, but after that first 36 hours or so, I've never ever ever put another single disposable on that little butt. Not on a long car trip, not at a friend's house, never. Never had a pack of sposies in the house. It's so easy when that's all you know! Plus, this time it'll be free--nothing I have to buy (though of course I will buy some more cloth, I am sure).

Advantages? Dd has never had a diaper rash. I don't think I can recall EVER having a poop blowout. (No can't say that about leaks though, accidents, we've had a few...) I never have to go for a diaper run to the store. So much better for baby. SO SO SO much better for the environment. So much more aesthetically appealing. Did I mention how much better for the landfills? When I have spent money on diapering, that money has mostly gone to WAHMs handmaking a product, not Walmart. So, another advantage is dh and I feel good about all this as well. Ok, I'm sure there's more, but....off of soapbox now! LOL.
post #16 of 68
DH and I really want to use cloth for environmental reasons, but we're feeling really intimidated by all the different options. This is our first baby, so we're pretty clueless about everything. We don't have any friends or close family members with kids, either (we're the first in our circle to get pregnant), and I've never met anyone who used cloth, so we can't really ask people we know for advice. I've just been lurking around the Diapering forum and trying to learn from all the mamas there.

For those who already have a "stash", what kinds of things do you recommend for a newbie on a moderate budget? I'm leaning towards prefolds (I've been hearing good things about the ones from Green Mountain Diapers), and am still checking out the different kinds of covers. So many choices to make! :
post #17 of 68
Gdiapers website is www.gdiapers.com
post #18 of 68
I returned all of the diapers that we recieved as gifts and he only has worn disposables in the hospital. We have travelled! In laws live 400 miles away, we do that once a month and we have been to MI (10 hours in the car)
The only issue is that DS chooses car rides to POO. It never fails, we get in the car and 20 minutes we here the tell tale sounds... :
post #19 of 68
We will be using a baby diaper service again.
post #20 of 68
What about those flushable liners like Kushies. I read that they're supposed to catch the poop so you're only left with the wet part which is easier to keep in a pail. I'm new to this too and I was concerned about the poopy parts stinking up the apartment - this looks like a possibility.

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