Which would you choose: diaper service or coin-operated washers? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-09-2011, 01:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
escher's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you rely on coin-operated laundry facilities and you cloth diaper, do you use a diaper service or wash your own? How did you decide?

It seems like a major pain to deal with washing diapers in our apartment basement laundry room (especially when we're dealing with a newborn and sleep deprivation), but the diaper services in my area cost $70-100, which seems fairly pricey. Thoughts? Thanks!

whistling.gifMe, love.gif my wife, blowkiss.gifour son (2.5), and luxlove.gif our daughter (5 months)
escher is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-09-2011, 08:59 PM
 
Ola_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I would probably go with the coin-op and get natural fabric diapers (which rules out most pocket dipes I believe) - that should avoid a lot of the issues that require a picky washing routine.  If you didn't have diaper facilities on site and had to use a laundromat then I'd probably lean towards the service instead.

 

If it makes it easier on you, you could always start with sposies and switch to cloth once you feel you've got a bit of a routine going and the initial craziness is over.  Personally I found that in the first few days our baby didn't use that many diapers, certainly not as many as she uses now at 8 weeks old (there's that chart about how many pees and poops you can expect in the first few days).

Ola_ is offline  
Old 05-12-2011, 03:03 PM
 
katie9143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: andover, ma
Posts: 5,292
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

service 100%!!! let me tell you why (from exp) when we bought out current house there were no hoopups so for the last 9 mos of our diapering i used the laundromat...it was bad.  i think it was from all the other ppl that used it and the funky soaps that build up inside the washer and in the dispenser.  I tried washing the washer out with vinegar, running our clothing through the machine first using our diaper soap and nothing.  i ended up boiling diapers ATLEAST once a month to remove buildup.  it was bad and there were no services available in our area either...

 

gl


Mama to Amelia - age 6

katie9143 is offline  
Old 05-12-2011, 06:48 PM
 
PatioGardener's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,993
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I also had to make this choice. I went with the service (about $30/week) for 3 months, and then switched to pocket diapers. At about 3 months I could cope with the laundry, but I did miss the service!

PatioGardener is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off