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Where are we on cloth diapers?

post #1 of 52
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So, my nosy little self just wonders how much we all cloth diaper. I myself use cloth diapers around the house, sposies while out and about, and sometimes when I just feel too lazy. I don't use cloth wipes at all and probably never will.
How about everyone else?
post #2 of 52
We use cloth rags for everything. Disposables at night until we run out of the package we have now. But cloth all the time otherwise.
post #3 of 52
I pretty much use cloth all the time unless we are travelling for more than 2 days. I use prefolds 24/7 with a PUL cover during the day and a wool cover at night. I also use cloth wipes. They work so much better than disposables!
post #4 of 52
Same here - cloth rags, cloth all the time unless at night. At night we use 1-2 disposables, since she is so heavy a wetter that even wool didn't work! I wish it did, because the chemical smell of disposables is killing me!
post #5 of 52
100% on cloth and cloth wipes too.

I only wish I'd known about cloth years ago!
post #6 of 52
I CD'd DS, and have a huge stash now for DD. So I will feel guilty if I don't use them full time. But I did buy 1 bag of small disposables just in case for out and about.

I made flannel wipes for her too, and I've been using them for the last few months. Definitely have noticed a big drop in my TP consumption!!
post #7 of 52
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Originally Posted by babymann01 View Post
Same here - cloth rags, cloth all the time unless at night. At night we use 1-2 disposables, since she is so heavy a wetter that even wool didn't work! I wish it did, because the chemical smell of disposables is killing me!
Wowsers! Even with 2 prefolds?
post #8 of 52
We will use cloth after the cord falls off and the meconium goes away. We are using cloth wipes this time, which reminds me that I need to get the spray bottle for the wipe solution!
post #9 of 52
A dear friend sent me a bunch of newborn prefolds to use for the meconium stage. now I don't need to worry about sposies or stains on my lovely sherpa fitteds!

For night I've found sherpa (inner and outer) fitteds to be the best hands down. That fabric is thristy like nobody's business.
post #10 of 52
We use cloth all of the time, unless we're on a long trip with no access to a washer/dryer. We have the Happy Heinys for night time heavy wetting. There have been a few occasions over the past 7.5 years that we've used a disposable, but for the most part we've used cloth and encouraged lots of naked baby time.
post #11 of 52
We're now (thanks to MDC) a full-cloth household. I've always used mama cloth but now we use family cloth and cloth for everything. I just put together a crapload of flannel washcloths a couple days ago. I'm going through them now and trimming the frayed edges and then we'll be totally paper-free in the house!
post #12 of 52
We are planning on using almost all cloth. I have a few NB sposies for meconium and cord care, and someone got us a small G-diaper starter pack at our shower. Turns out you can compost the wet ones, so I feel a bit better about that. Other than that, the plan is prefolds with PUL covers during the day and wool at night. I sewed up some super cute wipes with flannel on one side and terry on the other. I'm planning to use the Diaper Lotion Potion from GMD with a pump pot for warm water.

I'm so excited to cloth diaper!!!
post #13 of 52
We use cloth for everything except toilet paper. We do use disposable diapers when we travel overnight, though.
post #14 of 52
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Originally Posted by kwilki8 View Post
We use cloth for everything except toilet paper. We do use disposable diapers when we travel overnight, though.
Yeah, we'll most likely have some disposables around for travelling and such. Storing poopy diapers when you're traveling with bored animals is just ASKING for trouble.
post #15 of 52
we use cloth also. I make my own wipes. only use disposables when out for a long day.
post #16 of 52
I'm really, really hoping I can still convince DH to use cloth again. We did cloth w/DS and DD and since we *thought* we were done, I sold off/gave away most of my stash. DH says we don't have the room for a new cloth stash (and he's right . . . but ONLY if I have an elaborate stash like I did for the older 2 . . . lots of EVERYTHING ). However, I think if we just do prefolds and covers during the day and have a few pockets for nights and outings, I'll be able to store all the PFs in the diaper stacker I made, the pockets in a small tote under the crib and keep cloth wipes in the crib caddy I made.
post #17 of 52
Well, DD was in cloth exclusively (aside from sometimes doing nights with sposies because of stink issues that I couldn't get rid of!) from about 6-18 months (we didn't start CD'ing her until about 2/3 months and used half and half then). But she's been pretty much PL'd since then so there hasn't been enough diapers for me to get a full load to wash, so we're in sposies/pull-ups right now. If she's not completely PL'd by when the baby comes, I'll go back to cloth since I'll have plenty of dipes for loads.
post #18 of 52
Where are we on it -- not ready yet, I have to order some stuff!!!

Ugh, I need to stop acting like I have all the time in the world before this baby comes. I'm off to order some prefolds and some wipes. I think that is the only thing that needs "upping" in my stash at this point....
post #19 of 52
We use cloth diapers and EC pants, I've used mama cloth since high school (in fact, that's a big part of why I was interested in cloth diapers originally), we use cloth rags for cleaning, but we do use toilet paper (though we use cloth wipes and water for little ones, and I still sometimes wipe poops for my dd's with a cloth wipe). And we're trying to remember to use our cloth grocery bags.
post #20 of 52
We exclusively use cloth diapers. Personally, I would use disposables on trips but my husband is really into cloth diapering and takes care of all the diaper changes while we are traveling so I figure if he's willing to take charge then who am I to argue? We've never used a disposable wipe.
When we have a babysitter, I will leave them a 7th Generation disposable but usually I just change his diaper myself and he usually doesn't need another change before we return.
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