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post #41 of 52
chirp, the sheet flannel may well be adequate, just depends on the weight of it. My WAHM friend often uses quilting flannel instead of diaper and it's just as fabulous.

I doubt it's wasted money.
post #42 of 52
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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!
Same here, except my son is mostly potty trained now during the day so we mostly just use diapers at night now with wool longies.
post #43 of 52
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have you stripped the dipes that are smelling? what kind are they? what fabric? and what kind of washer do you have? what detergent do you use? I'm plenty happy to help you trouble-shoot diaper issues!! nearly all have a solution.
Maybe you can help me.

Small smell issues, but red swollen, blistered penis issues with my Fuzzi Bunz, washed in Charlies w/ a front loader and soft water...?

Seems more bacterial, but I hesitate to bleach even though it works.
post #44 of 52
We cloth dipe as soon as stump & mec are gone, cloth wipe, cloth breastpads, but not cloth TP.

I use cloth when traveling AND camping, nothing like poop up the back of a baby and in the car seat when you are on the highway in Montana with nothing more than baby wipes to clean him. I learned my lesson when I took my road trip with a 4 month old baby from CO to WA. NEVER again.
post #45 of 52
Heather, front loader is part of the problem. It takes MUCH less detergent of any kind in those. 1/2-1 TB at most. Plus do an extra rinse on the end of them. Those cause more CD problems than any other method.

Also, it sounds a wee bit like yeast. You might try boiling the dipes to strip them and kill any yeast present.

The smell is leftover detergent residue that combines with the urine and bacteria to stink. bleach will kill the bacteria, but the dipes need to be stripped of the residue and then not have more residue put on them.

You might try Country Save, I know it has worked well for many in HE machines.
post #46 of 52
Mamas, just a reminder--if you have specific questions, we have an awesome cloth diapering forum here.
post #47 of 52
We use cloth for~ diapers, wipes, cleaning, mama cloth and breast pads.
Everything but TP. I'm not sure I could convince DH of that one...LOL
My little guy has just completely P. learned and is dry almost every night as well...but I still put him in a diaper at night just in case.
I use cloth while traveling and camping as well.
I absolutely hate sposie wipes...the smell makes me nauseous....
The only thing cloth I don't like using too much is the breast pads. I leak something fierce when nursing. Has anyone heard anything about Lily padz? Are they any good?
post #48 of 52
I discovered cloth dipes when DS#1 was about 6 months old and he was in cloth unitl he potty learned at 3. My second was in cloth for awhile and I had such problems with stink that I gave up. I had one hell of a stash but I sold it off.

DH isn't so thrilled with the idea of my buying more - I spent a small fortune the first time around tying out different kinds and they Hyena in me came out. I don't even want to admit how much I spent of wool... I'm trying to convince him to let me start again with new diapers but we'll see. I think this time around I'm going for one kind, one brand and see how it goes.

I'm an AIO gal, though I do love wool - I just didn't like washing it.

I need to go over to the diapering forum and see what is good for nighttime, I think I'm going to get some Bum Genius for starters.
post #49 of 52
His smell issues were from Dream-eze and the only time he really smelled was after night times. He smelled VERY ammonia-ie. I really want to buy him a set of Green Acres Designs. I haven't tried them but they are supposed to be really trim and they have some tractor ones I know ds would love. But they only go to like 35lbs and so I'm not sure how much wear we'd get out of them seeing as how he's almost 33 now.

I was told to use Nikky's wraps for new baby, but I see they change size increments at 4 lbs and thats just too much for a 17 dollar cover. Can anyone recommend a good cover that is not velcro that is good? I'm nervous about doing all prefolds but I think it'll be just fine for a new born.
post #50 of 52
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I was told to use Nikky's wraps for new baby, but I see they change size increments at 4 lbs and thats just too much for a 17 dollar cover. Can anyone recommend a good cover that is not velcro that is good? I'm nervous about doing all prefolds but I think it'll be just fine for a new born.
I love the Little beetle wool covers(w/snaps) and they come in beautiful colours! They are very trim and the size one fits from 6-18 pds so you won't be needing too many sizes. My son wears the Little Beetle shorts(wool covers as well but not as fitted as the regular covers) and he's 23 pds and is still in the size S.

Oh and about the Dream Eze. We had the exact same problem with ours. They just stank. I had to strip them all the time and they would still knock a buffalo over at ten paces. It was awful. I found it was worse when he was teething as well. I've decided to sell off our Dream eze stash and get Lovey bums instead. Anyway, HTH, Julie
post #51 of 52
This is my first, so I can't say for sure how it will be, but I plan to use cloth except for maybe extended travel and the first couple of weeks, depending on how quickly I recover to the point of wanting to do laundry or how much help I get.

I just checked my registry and thought the newborn size diapers had accidentally been deleted or something, even though I'd already received a few from a cousin, then discovered that one of my aunts bought me 25! I actually teared up when I realized it, because I never felt close to her growing up (she's married to one of my mother's brothers whom I don't really get along with), but in the last couple of years she's really been solidly in my corner, even though we have very different philosophies.
post #52 of 52
Ds2 kept getting rashes and impetigo, so I used chlorine bleach on all his diapers (FBs) and now they are wonderful with no more rashes or smell (they used to smell very strongly of urine.) Also no rashes even if grandma doesn't change him for hours and hours.
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