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Okay, just thinking theoretically here....

DH is applying for a 2yr teaching position in Hong Kong (we met in Hong Kong, and we consider it our 2nd home,
it). If he got it (this is all VERY hypothetical, this specific position is VERY VERY competitive, nothing like teaching in China/Korea.... these are well-paid, $50K+ US jobs with housing allowances, health insurance, etc..)... we'd go when in utero Katie would be 1 and Libby would be 2 1/2.

I was just thinking about this and wondered.... would I take my whole cd stash to cd Katie? We'd have a washing machine, but no one uses dryers there, so I'd have to hang them (inside, probably a 40+ story apartment building...).

I think I would do it, because I *know* that sposies are not cheap there.... and because I can't stand sposies. But it would be very weird to take up 1 of her 2 suitcases with cloth diapers!!!


Would you?

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We are planning on moving overseas in a year or two and I am definitely planning on CDing. Not only due to the increased expense of DDs, but also the waste issue - it's just not accepted as it is here in the U.S. to have that much garbage. Americans already have such a bad reputation overseas, I certainly don't want to add to it. Plus, everyone there does it (at least where we're going), so it is a way to identify with our neighbors.

Hope your DH gets the job - it sounds like it would be a great experience!
 

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I would bring the whole kit and caboodle of cloth
. Honestly, kids need waaaay less clothing than we have for them typically, and with so many cute dipes, who needs more than t-shirts and the odd dress or leggings
? Also, i would think that children's clothing would not cost too much there, and that probably your family would gift her with stuff, too.
 

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I live overseas in Switzerland. We do not have a dryer. Cloth diapering works with no problems. I lived in Korea for 2 years too. NO problems with washing drying clothes there either (no dryer-just racks on the balcony as you said). Minor change... you'll love it! Best of luck, I am excited for you!

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Yep, I'd do it in a heartbeat ... I was in the church nursery last night and could smell the reek of the used sposies in the can ... I don't think I could ever go back to sposies. I'd also take all with you!
Think of all the converts you could score too by drying out on your balcony!
 

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We moved overseas when ds was 4 months old. He has been cloth diapered since he as born with the exception of the 1 week it took us to fly abroad and find a flat. (we even cloth diapered during our recent move back to the US - 2 days of travel and all!)

Not having a dryer is no problem - it just takes a little getting used to.

I say go for it!
 

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Good thoughts guys


I know I could never go back to sposies.... and I was reading on an expat community board and it looks like several of the moms there (expats) are cd'ers and ap'ers! They were talking about their slings (no room for a stroller in HK!! You'd get run over!) and carriers and cd's!


The only part that would bother me would be the luggage space! But I know great places to shop there, and that's half the fun right? And really, we would take hardly anything other than clothes... I can't find much clothes there, their XL is a size 8/10. Umm, yeah. Nothing like trying on an XL tshirt and having it be the size of your toddler's tshirt!

Keith would just find a tailor and get pants made along the way.... he's 6'1" and can't find any pants when we're in Asia


Sigh, I gotta stop talking about this. It's too much to get my hopes up about and we just don't know how realistic this is....

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Kimberly,

First I know the excitement. I love that feeling of planning a big move back to a country you love! I hope it works out for you.

Second, if you do get to go, you can consider vacume bags for your dipes. We did this with ours and they seemed to suffer no permanant damage. We were a little worried about security checks but the bags we got (Samsonite I think) you just roll to release the air so no equipment needed it they were opened up. It drastically reduced the space they occupied. Anyway, just an idea ....
 

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We are hoping (praying, fingers crossed) that DH will sign with a team in Japan for next season so we would be there for about 9 months. I would TOTALLY cd! I feel like our stash is good enough to take us through Maxi PL and if happen to have another one on the way by then most of our stash is one sized. I am sure if we knew this was happening for sure I would go on a little shopping spree for stuff before we left


But the teams pay for housing with washers and dryers and I cant think of anything that would make it different from CDing here!

Ohhhhh I hope it happens!
 

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I am moving overseas (in about 3 weeks!) and I am going to continue to CD! I have him in sposies right now because we are traveling so much in the next few days and I DISPISE them! I can't wait to get him back into his soft cuddly cloth!
 
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