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I am watching "48 Hours", and they are doing a story on sextuplets.<br>
Can you imagine cd'ing SIX...SIX BABIES, and would you? I mean, is it even possible? For those of us who use cd's for strong enviromentalist reasons, among other wonderful reasons of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">, would you still have the same views? Wow, holy constant load of poopy diapers! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">:<br><br>
Oh, and this family isn't cd'ing. It just got me thinking. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut">
 

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I think if I had 6 babies, doing diaper laundry would be the least of my troubles!! LOL! I think I would still cd; changing cloth isn't any harder than changing disposibles, and if I had to be changing THAT much, I'd like it to be an enjoyable experience. And I'm sure anyone who has sextuplets has help, whether it is family members, neighbors, etc. that could throw in a load of diapers every day.
 

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I think you would need an extra set of washing machines even if you didn't CD. But if you did sposies think how many packages you would have to buy and you would probably fill a trash bag at least once a day if not more. It's almost as easy to just throw in a load of laundry.
 

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Well my first thought was no - but then what on earth would you do with the discarded disposable diapers for SIX babies. When I had 2 in nappies our bin was full halfway through the week and we'd be piling up rubbish bags by the shed, only to fill the bin ten minutes after it was emptied. We ended up having to pay to hire an extra bin.<br><br>
Can you imagine the stink of the bin?<br><br>
Six babies would not make more stink if you just ran 2 loads of nappies a day.<br><br>
Also, can you imagine the cost of six babies worth of disposables?<br><br>
Still, you'd have to keep it to the basics - prefolds and wraps or basic fitteds and wraps, or you'd be spending 24/7 stalking. Personally, I'd be inclined to do a diaper service and have the dirties collected a couple of times a week.
 

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Definately. With the money saved you could have them laundered by someone else. Most definately though. I would find a way. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I would definitely cd. Imagine how much crude oil it would take to make all the disposable diapers for 6 babies???? Way more than I could justify using.
 

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unfortunately, lots of these families with large amts of mulitples ( 6 or 7 at once) get free sposies for the duration of diaper wearing. the diaper companies donate them. so, a family prolly wouldn't choose to put out their own money if they were receiving free dipes, even if they are sposies. i think it would be great for a diaper service to offer free service for the duration!!!!! that would totally rock and be better than sposies any day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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If I was going to I would have to have a diaper service. No way I could keep up with newborn laundry for 6 infants plus house laundry and then diaper laundry for 6 infants. Every 2 hours is 12 diapers a day x 6 infants and thats if they don't poop 4 seconds after you change them. No way I could keep up unless I had a few extra washers and the help to toss them in for me. But I would want to not only for cost reasons but definitely for environmental ones.
 

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I would definetly do it too! PFs and Bummis SWW, I think. Plus, I think the extra washer and dryer or two would be a must. Can you imagine what a wonderful CD'ing statement that would make.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="partytime"> Yey! Cloth Diapers!!!
 

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Dana is right- they probably do get free diapers.<br><br>
if I did it, I would use a diaper service for all the thousands of prefolds each month... and wash the pockets myself. Maybe hire someone to stuff them all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Well, I can honestly say that for the first couple of months, I would totally be using disposables. Without a doubt. 60+ diaper changes a day.. that would mean three loads of laundry per DAY.. or 21 loads per week. Diaper cahnges would be the least of my worries. That would be added stress that I could not handle. Heck, I had a VERY hard time with just one baby trying to breastfeed, lack of sleep, sick baby etc... I can't even begin to imagine six.. even with help. But, if I had lots of help and after I figured out a good routine for other more important things like sleep and eating, cloth *might* be an option if, like some of the others have said, I had more than one washer and dryer.. Literally used the washer as a diaper pail and just turned it on when it was full. Can you imagine.. no sooner would you get all six changed than you'd be doing it all over again. I think most of us haven't got a clue just how difficult it would be reguardless of the kind of diapers. Even twins would boggle my mind.. but I'd still use cloth. After two though.. no way.. not me. It's not about being lazy.. it's about priorities.. and with six babies, cloth diapers don't rank too high on the list.<br><br>
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Oh.. I wanted to mention also.. that most of the babies would be premature and/or have other health problems.. which could be very time consuming... The more I think about this, it would be so overwhelming. I just can't imagine even getting six babies fed every two hours would be possible.. nonetheless worry about diapers.. What if some were in smalls and some in newborn, and some in premie sizes.. you'd go nuts just trying to keep even a simple system in order.<br><br>
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You're right I never even thought of that!! I would want to cd 6 babies but I don't even want to think of how hard it would be. Thank goodness I'm not having more kids so I can put that off my list of worries :LOL.
 

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they definitely get free diapers but I can imagine if there was a diaper service in the area they would cough up free service. I would do cloth at least part time to cut back on diaposables. I just couldn't live with myself putting that many diapers into the landfiill. one or two kids i can handle the guilt but six at once wouldbe more garbage than I could live with. really no extra work if she used a washer as a pail and just turned on. I htink once a day even would suffice. but how much harder is twice. It isn't like she isn't goign to be doing laundry every second of the day anyway :LOL and with all in ones or one size diapers I am sure it would be no sweat. line up and change 'em. send them down the chute. I guess you wouldn't want to send a poopy cloth down the chute. yuck. but still. if she had a changing station in her laundry room. I think prefolds would offically be too much work. To affor the extra money though she sell off some of her disposables on e-bay. the rest she could donate to a shelter or somehting. Same thing she would do with the free formula of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> would definitely need a second washer for diapers.
 

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I would. I bet it would be more economical to use a service and you might even be able to score a donation of service from them. They had helpers around the clock and since the babies were formula fed they would be on every 4 hour schedules by 3 or 4 months anyway (I think) so the feedings wouldn't be as numerous.<br><br>
I probably would not be as militant as I am with a singleton but I would still do it. The hardest thing for me (and for the record I would NEVER have 6 babies to begin with, lol) would be not being able to nurse them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbsup"> Absolutely!<br><br>
I know it is pretty easy to say what I would do, not actually being in the situation...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">:<br>
That said, I would still do it. I would have a couple of washers at least, and if the poop didn't just roll off, into washer #1 it would go until the end of the day for the poop rinse and wash. Ewwwwww! I would just chuck other diapers and covers into washer #2. I would at least give it the hardest try I could before keeling over from sheer exhaustion. I can't imagine caring for 6 babes, cding not included. Is it possible to AP that many as well?
 

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Sextuplets were born in my town and I tried to donate cloth, but the people at the drop off point said no. Just sposies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I was bummed. So, I guess they do get free diapers.<br><br>
I would totally do it if they were mine, just get 12 dozen prefolds and go to town!
 
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