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#1 of 14 Old 07-27-2003, 08:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So I get that everyone loves thier cds and I did it too for the first one but now dh isnt into it, there's no local diaper service and our wells run dry in July each year so I'm regretfully doing paper diapers. Is anyone aware of any kind that's better for environmental or social or other reasons? I'm using Huggies by the case but am not commited if they are bad and pampers or another brand is better....Any info?
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"seventh heaven" is it ladies??
Try a local healthfood store. Or Whole Foods for an organic/ enviro friendly & BABY friendly!
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7th Generation are my favorites - I tried 'em all - the "natural" ones.

If you can't find a health food store you can order through their website's link (I think maybe at drugstore.com or something similar) www.seventhgeneration.com
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Oh ya--I live in Canada too. I see the brands but I'll have to call around here. To order from the States is crazy expensive(38 diapers is $20+6 shipping and dh only makes $20 can/hr) Thankyou, I hope to find a case of 7th gen. in the city
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I am going to have to purchase some sposies for daycare until I can build up my stash of AIOs a little more. Has anyone tried those Smiles diapers at Sam's?
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Well obviously we'd have a lot of different brands here, we havent had Pampers in Australia for years and years. Huggies is probably our premium brand and I always stuck with them. I dont think you save a lot of money using a cheaper brand, in my experience the absolute worse nappy choice of all is a cheap disposable. You need twice as many and they are often rally perfume and horrible. Huggies were always dependable for us.
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Ds goes in Pampers Cruisers at SO's house. I chose them b/c they are cheaper than Huggies Supreme. I will only put ds in Pamper's Cruisers or Huggies Supreme b/c of the elastic waist. The Huggies Ultra-trim and Pampers Baby-dry don't have elastic and they cut into his little belly when he tries to sit up.

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I think the Huggies ultra trim now has that elastic. We used to use Huggies and the newer versions did anyway
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We are currently away from home and temporarily using sposies. But the CDing experience has made me expect more of my diapers! So I have only tried a few brands, but here are some random comments...

Huggies Supreme--these always seemed to leak on us at the leg, but the velcro stretch-tabs are a good idea.

Pampers Baby-Dry--these fit a little better and would only leak when we used them overnight. hated the heavy gel feel of these after a while

White Cloud--the best so far! no leaks yet, velcro tabs and a higher rise. the smell is not as strong as the other two.

But sadly ds is starting to get a mild rash. Really looking fwd to getting back to cloth!
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I think the Huggies ultra trim now has that elastic. We used to use Huggies and the newer versions did anyway
Not as much IMO, some elastic on the tabs, but that's about it. I personally think Pampers Cruisers stretch better than Huggies Supreme.

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Pampers has some sort of lotion or something that always gave DD a terrible rash. Generic dipes were even worse, and I had to change them twice as often (even the ones made by Paragon like White Cloud). We used Huggies Supreme, which fit her better and didn't make her bottom bright red and painful.

Never tried, because of how scratchy they look and feel:
nature boy, or nature girl
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there's another sposie that is supposed to be more environmentally friendly that I can't remember the name of right now....
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I actually really like the Nature Boy or Girl dipes. They do seem plastic-y - but it's softer than the fake paper on huggies IMO and the tape is much harder for my toddler to get open than the "velcro" tabs on other brands. I also like the cornstarch base - my main reason for using cloth is the gel in regular sposies freaks me out. I think they're cute too - little green trees on them. My only issue with them is that if dd wets a lot in the night she gets a little rashy, but what do I expect - no gel means not as unnaturally absorbant. I use them for camping and grandmas house as I feel like it's a better choice for her health and if I can save a little environment here and there so much the better. Cheers,

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Also, the other gel-free sposie is Tushies, but I've never tried them.
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Generic dipes were even worse, and I had to change them twice as often (even the ones made by Paragon like White Cloud).
I don't want to sound offensive. Perhaps you have a heavy wetter or something, but babies should be changed often whether in sposies or cloth dipes. Every 2-3 hours minimum.

As far as what sposies are best, I've never bought Pampers or Huggies because they were just wayyyy too expensive. Luvs come pretty close to the name brands as far as how much they hold but they are a little more papery to the touch and don't have the elastic in the back to contain poop that may travel upwards like newborn poop will. But for older babies/toddlers they get my vote.

The Target brand "Loving Touch" and WalMart White cloud sposies are also low cost and work well. I've started getting spoiled and use them on trips now. It was okay to use cloth when Abi was EC'd and did her poops in the potty, but I don't feel like carting around toddler poop. lol! I've had both dipes on for longer than I'd like to admit, when we couldn't stop to change while traveling, and they held up well, never leaked.

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