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<p>We've mostly had out 10-month-old in cloth (prefolds with various covers), although we keep some disposables around for travel and such.  He'll be starting at a daycare in the new year.  They will use any disposables we supply, but not cloth.</p>
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<p>When our first son started in daycare at 18 months, we tried to continue using cloth when he was home, but that didn't last too long.  So I'm trying to figure out a few things for this go around.</p>
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<p>1) Is it feasible to do this?  I know that there are some potential problems with going back and forth.</p>
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<p>2) Any suggestions for disposables that are both environmentally less bad (un-bleached, etc) and decently economical?  Any good sources for buying in bulk?</p>
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<p>A note that may or may not make a difference.  My second son is already at the upper edge of the cover sizes we had from our first son.  We've purchased a few extras recently and may need to purchase all new covers and a larger size of prefolds too in a few months.</p>
 

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<p>I do it like that. She uses ~3/4 disposables at daycare and when she comes home I put her in cloth again for the evening and night. I have just enough pockets for 1.5 day plus washing/drying time (12 I think). So I wash(ed) about every 1.5 day on weekends and holidays and before she went to daycare and about 1-2 times during the business days.</p>
<p>I buy disposables in bulk from Amazon, storing them mostly under her crib at daycare. We just need 5 disposables per week at home (I bring her in in a disposable).</p>
<p>Hmm, maybe I could bring her in with a cloth diaper, they could just put it in a bag at the first change....</p>
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<p>Carma</p>
 

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<p>thought I would just add that its totally feasible. Dd is 4 mths and is in cloth all day and a sposie at night. She leaked and I truly was just sick of dealing with it so into a sposie for night time and problem solved. Earths best diapers were what we used with her until she fit into her cloth diapers and I really liked thsoe. you can buy them in bulk from amazon or diapers.com.</p>
 

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<p>I don't know if this is totally off-topic for you, but if you are interested in using cloth at daycare and your center/provider is licensed by your state, then you might want to check out the licensing regulations. Some states say that licensed centers must use cloth if the parents want it (or with doctor's note). This is how we are getting cloth done for our babe.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Carma</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1282471/cloth-at-home-disposables-at-daycare#post_16082143"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I do it like that. She uses ~3/4 disposables at daycare and when she comes home I put her in cloth again for the evening and night. I have just enough pockets for 1.5 day plus washing/drying time (12 I think). So I wash(ed) about every 1.5 day on weekends and holidays and before she went to daycare and about 1-2 times during the business days.</p>
<p>I buy disposables in bulk from Amazon, storing them mostly under her crib at daycare. We just need 5 disposables per week at home (I bring her in in a disposable).</p>
<p>Hmm, maybe I could bring her in with a cloth diaper, they could just put it in a bag at the first change....</p>
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<p>Carma</p>
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this is about what we do.  I usually send them in to daycare in clean CD (bum genius pockets- dummy-proof and even mostly student-staff proof!).  the 1yo is usually changed shortly after arriving and the CD bagged up to go home.  we are toilet-training with our 3yo and occasionally she'll make it home in her clean CD  YAY!!!  otherwise they do the same.  I think technically we're skirting some rules at the daycare but we have a habit of making good friends with DD's teachers and we try to make friends with the higher-ups as well.</p>
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<p>bulk disposables:</p>
<p>we were buying 7th generation from diapers.com.  definately decreased the cost for that brand vs. buying in-store in town.  (nobody carries them here anyway, not even the co-op!)  we've lately switched to the generic, cheap huggies brand and just buy them at the local IGA.  they're actually cheaper than buying the same diapers from diapers.com!  if we had a little more money for disposables i would prefer to still get the 7th generations but at this point, being almost done it's just whatever is inexpensive, works and there. </p>
<p>Sum of story: do your research, find cheapest way to get what you WANT and what you can AFFORD.</p>
 

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<p> We've decided to order 7th Generation from Amazon--it's possible to get 30% off by subscribing.  Earth's Best are cheaper, but they use wheat in the filler, and we're gluten sensistive.  We'll see what the costs us per month and then decide if we want to make any changes.  If we used all-in-one CDs, I might try to work something out with the daycare, but we have prefolds from our first son as AIOs were just too expensive for us then.  Of course, I'm going to need to get new covers soon since my baby at 10 months is already straining the covers that his big brother was still wearing at 18 months.</p>
 

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<p>If you have a Kroger grocery store in your area, their store brand-Comforts for Baby-has a line called "Touch of Nature".  They are chlorine free, and as far as I can tell they are comparable to the Seventh Generation diapers...for less than half the price.  We used them for our toddler the last few weeks before she was out of diapers, when I also had a newborn and was just done washing big kid diapers.</p>
 

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<p> I looked into it, and the Kroger brand is made by the same company as Earth's Best, so they have wheat filler too.  That would definitely be the way to go, however, for anybody who doesn't need to avoid wheat.</p>
 

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<p>We did that with DS1 -- sposies at daycare and cloth in the evenings and weekends.  We had no problems and he's never expressed a preference either way.  He's currently in sposies and underwear only because he started PLing just as he was outgrowing his cloth dipes and I didn't feel like spending the money for more cloth that wouldn't be used much.   DS2 is currently in cloth full time and I'm debating looking into getting a dr's note to be able to keep him in cloth full time when he starts daycare in April.  Unfortunately that would mean buying a bunch more AIOs or pocket dipes.  We're mostly using flats and prefolds at home but I wouldn't expect a daycare worker to do well with that system.</p>
 
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