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First of all. I have to admit rather shamefully that I use 'sposies. Lately I've been thinking of all of the waste I've dumped into the landfills and I am ashamed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> So, on to my questions.<br><br>
1. Are there any places to buy good cd's that aren't online? We've chosen to not have credit or debit cards and that makes online purchases a pain.<br><br>
2. The main reason I put CDing out of my mind is that DH is really against it and he does almost all of the laundry.. He's been on board with me nursing my almost three year old, cosleeping and everything else so I figured I'd let him have his way on this one. So, how can I convince him that CDing wouldn't be so hard. I know that I will be doing the CD laundry because he works so many hours. I couldn't wait for him to do that but he won't believe me because I hate laundry.<br><br>
3. I'd be CDing my ten month old. What would I need to buy and how many? What would the approx. cost be?<br><br>
4. What do you wash them in (cleansers) and how do you get stains out?<br><br>
I need support on this one because for some reason it has me nervous. I can tandem nurse and become a vegetarian (mostly) but for some reason CDing sends me cowering in the corner. :LOL
 

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Well, do you know how to sew? You could make your own quite easily, if so. You could do flats, which you only have to serge the edge. Maybe for the covers, you could make butt sweaters too.<br><br>
If you don't have a sewing machine, then I guess hopefully you can order some dipes online with a money order. I think quite a few of then accept MO. Or maybe a MDC mom could help you out<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I live in canada, so it's more hassel if I wanted to send you something or whatnot.<br><br>
good luck! And enjoy!
 

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1. Are there any places to buy good cd's that aren't online? We've chosen to not have credit or debit cards and that makes online purchases a pain.<br><br>
I don't know if you have local shops, but many WAHM's will take money orders. I bought many of my first diapers with money orders. It is a little more of a pain, but it works.<br><br>
2. The main reason I put CDing out of my mind is that DH is really against it and he does almost all of the laundry.. He's been on board with me nursing my almost three year old, cosleeping and everything else so I figured I'd let him have his way on this one. So, how can I convince him that CDing wouldn't be so hard. I know that I will be doing the CD laundry because he works so many hours. I couldn't wait for him to do that but he won't believe me because I hate laundry.<br><br>
I bought a sampler pack when I started, my dd was just about the same age as yours. I just used 1 or 2 a day until I got used to it, then I did it a whole day, then at night. My dh didn't even know, he works a lot, too and I do all the laundry. I switched to night last.<br><br>
3. I'd be CDing my ten month old. What would I need to buy and how many? What would the approx. cost be? You will have to decide what you are comfortable with, do you want convenience, ease, flexibility, low cost. There are solutions for all of these. My dd started in Mediums and is still there and I would bet will be there until she potty learns. Depending on your child's size and if they have already slimmed down from learning to crawl and walk, you may need only one size or maybe a couple, if you decide on sized diapers.<br><br>
4. What do you wash them in (cleansers) and how do you get stains out? Washing has been the easiest part for me. Throw them in a cold rinse/wash with some baking soda or oxyclean. Wash on hot with a tiny bit of Tide, extra rinse. Hang to dry. No stains, no smells. I did have 2 stains with blueberry poops once, Put them out in the sun for a day, and the stains are gone.<br><br>
Good Luck!
 

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I bet most wahms would take a timely money order if you make arrangements with them. Or if you have a bank account you can use paypal. If none of that's an option, check your phone book to see if you have a brick & mortar cloth diaper store near you (but beware, they're few and far between ime).<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">2. The main reason I put CDing out of my mind is that DH is really against it and he does almost all of the laundry.. He's been on board with me nursing my almost three year old, cosleeping and everything else so I figured I'd let him have his way on this one. So, how can I convince him that CDing wouldn't be so hard. I know that I will be doing the CD laundry because he works so many hours. I couldn't wait for him to do that but he won't believe me because I hate laundry.</div>
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Believe it or not, you may really like diaper laundry. It's fun and new for a while, then it just becomes routine.<br>
I do a cold prewash with whatever baking soda comes out of the diaper pail with the dirty diapers. Then a long hot wash with our detergent (Arm & Hammer Fabricare - this month it's the dye and perfume free stuff) and an extra rinse or two. Every few washes I throw in some Calgon water softener because we have really hard water. Once a month or so I do a strip wash (to get rid of any buildup) with Sportswash (that you can usually find in the sporting goods section of Walmart or some other camping-type store). It sounds kinda complicated, but it's really not. No more than trying to get my toddler into his carseat when he doesn't want to cooperate. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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You'd probably need at least 24-36 diapers, 5-8 covers for your babe. Cost completely depends on what kind of diapers you go for. Check out <a href="http://www.gbronline.com/entomatada/fluffystuff/index.html" target="_blank">this page</a> for different varieties and cost estimates. Once you get a feel for which direction you want to go, the mamas here will give you lots of good suggestions for what you want.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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My wash routine's above. When ds has his icky toddler poops, I scrape off as much as I can into the toilet, then throw into the diaper pail. The cold pre-wash helps get most of the poop off and lessen stains. I also line-dry my diapers (and other laundry) when I can and the sun is a magic stain remover. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> But then again I'm not super picky about stains.<br><br>
Lanna<br><br><br>
eta: If you need/want more reasons to help convince you and your dh, I'm sure someone here has links to some articles on disposables (the chemicals in them, the garbage produced, etc.).
 

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1. Are there any places to buy good cd's that aren't online? We've chosen to not have credit or debit cards and that makes online purchases a pain.<br><br>
I pruchased diapers from clothdiapersbysara.com. She was really quick at shipping them out, and I paid with a money order. She is a WAHM, so that was a huge plus!<br><br>
2. The main reason I put CDing out of my mind is that DH is really against it and he does almost all of the laundry.. He's been on board with me nursing my almost three year old, cosleeping and everything else so I figured I'd let him have his way on this one. So, how can I convince him that CDing wouldn't be so hard. I know that I will be doing the CD laundry because he works so many hours. I couldn't wait for him to do that but he won't believe me because I hate laundry.<br><br>
You are soooo lucky that your dh does your laundry, lol. It is hard to get mine even to help with the dishes! Maybe he can continue washing the clothes, and you handle the diapers? Although, it is not really that hard at all to do.<br><br>
3. I'd be CDing my ten month old. What would I need to buy and how many? What would the approx. cost be?<br><br>
It all depends on how often you will be washing them. I believe, when my dd was 10 months, I was doing laundry about every other day and she went through at 12 or so a day? I can't really remember though, lol, sorry!<br><br>
4. What do you wash them in (cleansers) and how do you get stains out?<br><br>
I use Great Value, a walmart brand detergent. I only need a little bit to get some terrific suds.
 
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