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HELP!!! I had a terrible dream last night that a friend (who uses cloth) asked me to babysit her ds for a week. Well after 2 days of 2 kiddos in cloth I was TOTALLY overwhelmed!!! The house was chaos and every second of the day was about the cloth diapers!!!!<br><br>
I woke up at 3am scared to death!!!!! I'M GOING TO HAVE 2 BABES IN CLOTH IN 7 MONTHS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br><br>
Please tell me it's not that bad! Do you do laundry everyday????? How do you keep all the dipes organized (like the different sizes, etc)??? Is your whole day all about poop and laundry??????<br><br>
HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I have two in cloth. I do change often, but it is still about the kids, not about the dipes (my day.) I need more, when I can, but right now I wash every other day. It's not so bad at all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I have a 2 yr. old and a 6 mos. old in cloth. It's not that big of a deal. Just make sure you get a humongo diaper bag. Then your good <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> There was a point when my 2 yr. old was pooping at almost every change and I thought I would lose my mind but it's just like everything else - there are phases, cycles.<br><br>
I wash every 2-3 days. No biggie. I'd be washing diapers anyway. The hardest part is want them to have matching soakers, matching covers, matching fitteds, etc. Pricey habit!
 

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It is not that bad. I certainly do change alot more diapers than I used to, but with cloth I look forward to each and every one. I am still working on building up a bigger stash, so I am washing every 24-36 hours. I agree with elfinbaby, it is pricey wanting them to have matching soakers, fitteds, etc, but I am getting a little better about that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I had 2 in cloth for 10 months and it isn't bad at all. My older son just gave up dipes last month and I was thinking this weekend that maybe I am ready to have another baby now so I will still have 2 in cloth. I kind of miss it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I just enjoy diapering!! Anyway, no it isn't bad at all. I have a changing table but when Keller was just a tiny baby, I mostly changed both of them out in the living room area on the floor. That way if Sam got into something I didn't have a mess on my hands - I could chase him easily and Keller wouldn't fall off the table. So I had the changing table set up with two pails and then I had a little basket with diapering supplies that I could carry around. And I think I did wash one load each day, but that was because I had a *very* small stash. (24 cpfs and 7 covers for each boy) And even so, it still wasn't bad at all.<br><br>
You WILL need a big diaper bag, though. That has honestly been the trickiest part for us - getting all the extra dipes, clothes, wet bags, sippy cups, sling, etc to fit into one bag. But if you need one, I can recommend one for you!<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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i have a three year old and a one year old in cloth, and its not bad at all. i keep the dirties all in the same pail. i keep dd's diapes in one bin above the diaper table and ds' on a shelf underneath the table. he only wears pockets, so i make sure they're all stuffed before they go on the shelf. anyhow - i do spend a lot of time changing, but i would if they were in sposies too. i wash about every 3 days. you can do it! up until friday, i worked full time outside the home. plus, i don't have a washer or dryer in my apartment - i have to use the complex machines. so, if i can do it - you can!
 

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Do you keep the changing table in a central location or do both of you babies share a room? Our kids will have separate rooms and we figured we would move the changing table in with the baby. Any other ideas?
 

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Hm... LOL we're poor. We don't use a changing table. I have a changing pad I got from the Cushie Tushie and use that on the floor. We have all of our dipes stacked in a bookshelf in my office.... All the dipes go in the same pail too.<br><br><a href="http://homepage.mac.com/danzarooni/.Pictures/Diapers/HPIM1494.JPG" target="_blank">Pic of our dipe area</a>
 

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Danielle--That is really cool that you stack on a book shelf...looks so organized! Good idea. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Breathe, you'll be ok! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I pretty much could have written danzarooni's post, actually.<br><br>
I have a 21 mo old and an 8 mo old, At home I change a lot, but usually when I need to change one, I will just grab the other as well and just get it done. Then we're usually good for a little while.<br><br>
TMI, Everyone in this family (even the cat) has and amazing propensity to need to poop at about the same time, so that can help. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Though my youngest is only pooping like every three days at the moment, go figure.<br><br>
Anyways, yeah, you'll need a big diaper bag for longer outings, but other than that, it really isn't too big of a deal.
 

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Alex, it works very well. Easy to find what dipe and cover I want easily. The FBs (on the right) are all prestuffed and ready to go. Makes changes pretty easy.
 

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I have a 2.5 yr old and a 5 month old in CDs. We keep the changing table in my DDs room - but it really only serves as clothing storage/cat sleeping area. All my dipes are stored in two plastic tubs (with no lids) under the cradle in our room. The diaper pail is there too. I keep both their stuff together, and wash together. I maybe wash every other day or do half the pail each day. Since we mostly use fuzzibunz that makes it easy to divide. Covers one day, inserts the next etc.
 

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I did it for a year. It wasn't bad at all. Certainly better then paying so much for sposies. They were all stored side by side & get washed together. About every 2-3 days. Depends on your stash size. I had 4 dozen prfolds in each size.
 

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I had 2 in diapers with my first two kids (now 9 and 8) and my two younger ones (3 and 1). It's really not that bad!!<br>
I just have one pail that I throw their stuff in, and the bottom drawer of their dressers are their diaper drawers. My 1 yr old is just starting to fit into larges (and so does my 3 yr old, he really thinned out), so soon they will be able to share dipes too.<br>
I wash every 2-3 days (when the pail gets full) and it's not that hard to sort the stuff away. The kids just play up there while I do it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Its not such a bad thing at all. If I was using sposies it would be, but I enjoy changing their diapers. I change Aislyn way more, because she just goes a little here a little there. William holds his, and then goes in one big bunch. Maybe he will be a 2 year old potty learner like his sister??? But he goes much more regularly, and that helps as well, because I know about when hes gonna go. So much time after his juice, after his lunch, etc. As for laundry Im doing it now everyday, with a big bunch every other. I figure when Im washing some towels, I might as well throw in a few diapers, otherwise I tend to run out of something on the second day when everythings still wet.
 

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We have three in diapers now...so I am here to tell you that you CAN do it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I have had two in diapers for the last 19 months, and it really is not bad at all. You get into a routine of sorts. I did wash daily because that was easiest. I threw in the diapers right before bed and they washed overnight. In the morning they were dried or hung out. Easy as pie!<br><br>
With three, I am doing about 3 loads every two days. Whenever the fancy strikes, really. We have two changing areas set up. One is in our bedroom and that is mainly for our newborn (although I keep a few AIOs for the other two in case I change them in there) and another set up in our laundry room (with all the diapers for the toddlers). This works out perfectly for us right now. The older two have nasty poo and the sink is right next to their changing pad for easy poo spraying. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I find that the biggest thing for me was just getting into a routine. I don't even really think about it much anymore, although I am told I do a lot of lauindry. :LOL It is just another thing I do I guess. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br><a href="http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4db29b3127ccebe7a4fa6ad3d0000001610" target="_blank">This is the changing area in the laundry room for the two older kids.</a><br><br>
I will get a pic of the other area if anyone is interested. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I've had 2 in cloth for 2 years. It really isn't too bad. The worst part is wanting your favorite diaper to always be clean! LOL<br>
When the twins were tiny we just used ubcpf's an wraps. I think I had 5 or 6 dozen pf's and like 2 dozen wraps. But, they have always worn the same size. I've not had to try and keep up with what diaper is what size.<br>
As they've gotten older we've almost totally done away with pf's (I think we're down to 2 dozen) and we use mostly fitteds. I have 2 dozen flats as well. We do have a changing table because my dh won't chnage unless he has a table to do it on! LOL<br>
I have a huge pail and *can* wash everyday, but usually wash every other day- otherwise I have to do 2 loads.<br>
I have huge diaper bags that I take but I alos have a small one I bring inside the store or my parents house or whatever and leave the huge one in the car.<br>
I don't even bother with folding and stacking anymore- I just leave the diapers in the basket and use them as I need them. It may look cluttered, but the basket slides easily under the bed and out of sight.<br>
So, it can be done and it's not a huge amount of work.
 

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Yes I too have two in cloth diapers right now. You can do it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> don't doubt it for a minute!<br>
Our 1 yo is still sleeping w/us so his diaper pail is in our room for night & morning changes. His stack of diapers was currently on the floor beside it but will now actually have a little shelf area! (I just found a tall metal kitchen cabinet at a yard sale this weekend for $4 that my dh painted for me to use as a dresser for the 1yo. There is even a extra shelf for the dipes now! Yeah!)<br>
My toddler is in his own room w/his own diaper pail. His diapers are on top of his dresser.<br>
We do not have a changing table~we just use a changing pad. Oh...the diaper pails are actually from our local bakery...they are their 5-6gallon containers w/lids & handles they gave for free. I have a basket that I can carry from room to room w/a few dipes for each child, some wipes, pad and a little spray bottle w/water in it for messies. I find I wash every day pretty much. I don't have a big stash of dipes yet...I try to add on when I can. But I am one of those mommas who doesn't mind washing clothes or dipes lol. I love to hang it outside on the lines. It is kinda relaxing/satisfying to me to see it out there lol! Anyway...it would be a good idea if you can build your dipe stash up ahead of time! Then you might not have to wash so often. Sorry for rambling so long lol!
 

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I have a two year and a two month old. We wash every day. That's when our pail gets full and I hate to have it sitting around. I have a big change table in the spare bedroom (we only have two but we co-sleep so one is spare). Babies dipes on top and toddlers' on the bottom. Heaps and heaps of wipes. It can be a pain to wash every day, but I figure I'd be taking down a big bag of paper diapers anyway. Luckily the older one is using fewer diapers per day. It's not that hard really. I think if I was using disposables for the babe I'd be washing more sheets and clothes anyway so it evens out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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