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So I was never really into cloth diapering but the more and more I read about it... I am interested. Do you know of any good sites where I can get more information on this. I don't even really know how it works. lol, i feel so dumb saying this... but I don't... So anything would be greatly appreciated <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Thanks <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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I've never had a baby before let alone used cloth diapers. But I have done web searches in the past and this is what I came up with.<br><br><a href="http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.com/basics.htm" target="_blank">Diapering basics</a><br><br><a href="http://www.breastfeeding123.com/how-to-buy-used-or-sew-your-own-cloth-diapers/" target="_blank">How to buy used or sew your own cloth diapers</a><br><br><a href="http://www.realdiaperassociation.org/diaperfacts.php" target="_blank">Why choose cloth diapers</a><br><br><a href="http://www.diaperpin.com/howto.asp" target="_blank">Cloth diaper FAQ</a><br><br>
I hope someone with actual diapering experience chimes in. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Thanks so much! Im gonna go research those sites!!!
 

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Our Diapering forum here on MDC is a wealth of knowledge. You can go in there and ask away. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks! I feel so enlightened just from reading (just about everything) on pinstripes and polkadots site...
 

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In my experience, it was hard to get into CDing the first time around. I investigated it off and on for well over a year before I finally made the leap. All the jargon and options were confusing to me. However, I love it and I'm glad I did it. Remember, there's no law that says that you MUST go exclusively to cloth once you start. It was a relief to me (and especially DH) to realize that I could still use sposies for overnight or long trips or even if I just felt like having a "day off" from CD.<br><br>
Anyway, read away and ask lots of questions. You can always call me out here or PM me if you want--when I first started I had a ton of questions and I remember sometimes it was hard to get people to answer because they get tired of the same newbie questions over and over. I never mind so give me a holler if you need help!<br><br>
Oh--prefolds and covers are a good jumping off point, too. I eventually moved into some of the "fancier" dipes like pockets, but I have a special love for prefolds. There's just something earthy and old-fashiony about them.
 

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Well after doing just one nights worth of research (and talking to my mommy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">) I am sold on CD! I had never thought of the *real* numbers of disposable dipes that are polluting the world when that can easily be avoided wit CD.... And I have an idea they can be super cute too (there is the girlie girl in me!) Now I just have to research a little more about getting into the swing of things and what would be best for me for the time being...
 

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I know when I started using cloth when DS was born, I did all sorts of internet research because I was the only one in my area who used cloth (or so I thought, turns out there WAS another person...). Since that time, I've started a cloth diapering group that meets monthly and so many of the parents who come credit the group's existence for their continued use with cloth, and a LOT of people have reported that being able to see the different diapers in person made a world of difference for them - it's one thing to see things online, but another to see them in person.<br><br>
So, I usually recommend that people check to see if there are any similar groups in their areas, because that kind of support locally is really nice.<br><br>
I have a TON of info on my website: <a href="http://diapering.wallypop.net/infohowto.html" target="_blank">http://diapering.wallypop.net/infohowto.html</a><br><br>
My favorite is the total geek-out calculations of the cost of cloth vs disposable, including laundry costs... <a href="http://diapering.wallypop.net/infocostcomparison.html" target="_blank">http://diapering.wallypop.net/infocostcomparison.html</a><br><br><br>
Diaper Decisions has a Cloth Diapers Near You directory: <a href="http://www.diaperdecisions.com/" target="_blank">http://www.diaperdecisions.com/</a><br><br>
Motherhood naturally has a good resource guide as well: <a href="http://www.motherhoodnaturally.com/clothdiaperinfo.htm" target="_blank">http://www.motherhoodnaturally.com/clothdiaperinfo.htm</a>
 
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