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Location: South Bristol, Maine
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We've been using FBs for about 8 months now, and I love them (I think DH does, too.. he hasn't complained.. but he doesn't get all excited about them like I do). If your kiddos have soft poo, you still might be able to shake SOME of it into the toilet. If not, no big deal. I used to just throw mine right in the washing machine, poop and all. Sometimes, if it was a LOT of soft poop, I'd take some toilet paper and give the diaper a quick wipe to get some of it out, but then, as before, I'd just throw the diaper in the wash. The poop DOES come out! You just have to make sure you're doing a cold pre-wash so it doesn't stain (sunning the diapers also helps get stains out BIG TIME).
You can find FBs used here on the Diaper Swappers FSOT, on Ebay (but watch out for the fakes that are apparently circulating), on other parenting forums (i.e; babycenter, diaperpin, etc).
As for how many if you're doing wash every day, we started out with 12, and that was enough to get DD through the day, then I would do wash at night and still have 3 or 4 left over to get her through the night until the diapers were dry the next morning.
We've found FBs to be very sturdy, easy to use, and easy to care for. I'd highly recommend them!
CDing, BFing, CSing, Loving mama to Maya Lily (10/15/2009), and married to my best friend on October 31, 2009!