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I'm totally at a loss about what I should do? Hurricane Isabelle is projected to hit Thurs. morn. and as long as it stays on the projected path, we are on the outter edge of the storm. I have 1.5 days worth of diapers, using towels I could stretch it to 2 full days I think. Is this enough to get me through the storm and able to wash again? I've never actually delt with bad enough weather to be concerned. Should I sew like crazy and try to wipe out another days worth of diapers, go get sposies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross"> , hit kmart for some tollerable, yet cotton diapers or D. all the above LOL. I've never had to deal with a hurricane before so not sure what to expect/do...this is presumming we'll be w/o power (since our power goes out even when the weather is lovely <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: )during the storm. Anyone out there with some experiance? TIA<br><br>
(just want to be prepared just in case)
 

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Never been in a hurricane, but good luck, I will be thinking about you, I would do D all of the above if possible. I would have a back up of sposies for just in case, but I have a back up pack in size 2 that has 79 diapers in it, and Joe is in a 4 now easy I am sure LOL, I would crank out some diapers, get some more cheapo towels, and make sure EVERYTHING is clean as possible.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s I hope it doesn't hit you, or if it does you don't lose power! Good luck!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Thanks Marnie, I don't think we'll get hit too hard, but it's better to be over prepared than under imo. I'm more worried about the folks closer to the coast, they're the ones that need our possitive thoughts. Thanks again. R.
 

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How about e) start potty training now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> I would say whip up some flatfold out of either birdeye or flannel (whatever you have handy). You could always use them for diaper inner layers later <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Good luck and keep safe!<br><br>
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I went up to MILs for the day in the spring and got flooded in with like 6 diapers. We were out of power for two days. Luckily dh's granny had the forethought to fill the bathtub with water before the power went out (well water) and ds didn't poop. I handwashed ds' dipes in the bathtub and put them in front of the fireplace to dry. So fill your tub and you can handwash the pee pee dipes at least. Good luck to you.
 

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I'd grab another dozen PFs. The kmart ones are unbelievably thin though, do you have someplace in your area that has the Gerber DSQs? Those are the only storebought dipes I've found that are worth the poop that winds up in them. You could also buy a pack of sposies and just return them if you don't open them.<br><br>
Hope you get through the storm okay, I've never been through one (we just get floods here) but that sounds scary.<br><br>
Running extra water (in buckets, the tub, milkjugs, whatever) is a good idea in case the power outage impacts your water supply.
 

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Be safe <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I hope is not too bad of a storm.
 

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I would have some cheap flatfolds on hand just in case. They would make great rags for cleaning if you don't have to use them for diapering. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I hope that you don't have to find out, though!
 

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I'm guessing you're not too far from us, my mom said that it's supposed to hit here Thursday/Friday. Honestly, I'm going to get a pack of Pampers.<br>
I have to go to my mom's to do wash (no washer or dryer here) and JMO but a tub full of water is a huge safety hazard with 3 kids in the house (it only takes an inch of water to drown and anyone could trip and fall in).<br>
I've lived in New Jersey on the coast my whole life. Usually we lose power for a few days tops and the main problem is the flooding. Luckily we have a second floor apt! Good luck to you!
 

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I'm in the path of the storm too, but not directly on the coast. I own about 3 days worth of dipes, and I went out tonight and bought a pack of sposies just in case.
 

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AWWWWWWWWWWW thanks all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I think we'll be fine, just taking precautions, esp. since the rest of the "locals" here are taking this one seriously. I didn't think about the drowning thing, but I think with the totes lidded (rubbermaid totes we use for toy storage) in a seperate bathroom should be fine since they only time any of the kids are in "my" bathroom is if I'm with them. DS is our youngest and our shadow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">. I'll pose the concern with dh though and see if he feels like our bdrm bath is not safe enough if the storm hits (it's on the se side of the house go figure <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ) we'll see. I may hit lowes and see if they have 5 gal buckets with lids and then store them in the garage. Luckily for us we are not in a flood area, but our soil soaks so slow we may have a moat around us depending on how much is dumped on us how fast lol. I've been through many a wild storm (grew up in midwest aka tornado ally) so that part doesn't bother me, I just have never paid close attention to how hurricanes act so not sure what to expect.<br><br>
Well, here's to hoping the front from the west blows harder than the front from the east so the windy chick stays in the ocean and not come to land.<br><br><br>
Thanks for all your support and suggestions, by Wed. we should know what we ought to do. Safety for those in the way of the storm.
 

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New here (hope you don't mind me adding my .02)...I hate sposies, but bought some today. Here they are saying be prepared to have 3-7 days worth of everything and I don't have that many cloth dipes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I've been wondering the same thing myself. I have at least 3 days worth between fitteds and Fuzzi Bunz. I also have a dozen prefolds that I have never used but I could probably learn to pin with my one set of diaper pins if I had to. lol. I'm also going to probably buy a package of sposies though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> I hate to do it though because I just know they will give dd's sensitive bum a rash.
 

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Good luck momma, you will be in my thoughts. I went through hurricane Alicia back in the early 80's when I lived in Houston. I would just be prepaired for anything (even sposies if need be). Good luck momma!
 

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the compromise would be that you could use some Sevenths or Tushies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:? *Better environmentally than the conv sposies and better healthwise?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> what would *I do if I had to prepare with a baby.......
 

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glad I could help! OH! btw...I saw a thread about 7ths apparently, those are better than Tushies and Nature Boy/Girl! I'm in The Triangle, (Raleigh), NC. I'm praying that Miss Isabel moves out to sea and leave us be! However, its good to have your preparedness plan, we've been having *snow and ice to prepare for in winter as well, so if not now, I'll be set later!<br><br>
Give me a snow storm (no ice please) any day!
 
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