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that I am soooo excited about cloth diapering?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
When we were done with diapers with my son I was so happy to never see a diaper again. When my dd was done with diaper I was so happy that I would never have to look at a diaper again.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> This time I just can't wait to start buying cloth and putting them its tiny little bum. Odd huh? ( BTW I didn't use cloth with either of my older children. I wanted to with my dd but had a hard time figuring out and finding what I'd need. )<br><br>
Maybe it's just because I finally get to do something I wanted to do with my children and it won't feel so wasteful like disposibles. I don't know. But I do know that any tips or advice you can give me I will devour. I've been reading the cloth diapering forum ( holy over-whelming!) and any thread I see about cloth diapers.<br><br>
I must be crazy to be so excited about dirty diapers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I think it's normal to be excited. I am excited about everything from diapering to washing those little socks and onesies. I am also scared to death to be honest even though this pregnancy was completely planned. But, the good and the excitement definately outweigh the scared to death.
 

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I think it's because cloth diapers are like clothes - you can get different colors and styles and make them look cute. Disposables are more like napkins or toilet paper ... you don't get excited about that.
 

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Wow better you than me! I can't stand cloth diapers...i babysat a boy who had them and all they did was leak all over me! Also, i really don't like the smell of them when they are clean (it's a weird chemical-type smell) when they are dirty they smell about the same haha. Anyway, i like the idea that cloth diapers don't go in landfills, but i guess at the same time they are going into the water supply. Unfortunatey it's a lose lose situation haha.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wow better you than me! I can't stand cloth diapers...i babysat a boy who had them and all they did was leak all over me! Also, i really don't like the smell of them when they are clean (it's a weird chemical-type smell) when they are dirty they smell about the same haha. Anyway, i like the idea that cloth diapers don't go in landfills, but i guess at the same time they are going into the water supply. Unfortunatey it's a lose lose situation haha.</div>
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really? I used cloth with my DS and once in a while when going out for a day I would use sposies. The sposies leaked, the cloth never leaked. Maybe the mother you babysat for was using some odd product to clean them.
 

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II'm not so excited about the diapering...ds is still very much in diapers so eh, it's just adding one more. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> But, cd's should not have any smell after they are washed, and they definitely don't leak if they fit properly and are properly taken care of.<br><br>
I'm super excited to make baby food again... I didn't get to really with DD cause by the time she wanted solids she went through purees and onto table food in like 2 weeks (she was over a year old), but I had a blast making pureed food for DS (and dd would eat his leftovers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ), and want to do it again! Just watch, this little guy will be like his sister and never want to eat baby food...<br><br>
I'm also super excited to nurse again, everyone thinks I'm crazy...cause except for the month of october I've been either pregnant or breastfeeding (or both) for over 5 years now...but I was actually sad when DD weaned in sept. so I can't wait to nurse another one.
 

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i'm not excited about cloth diapering b/c i was unable to find a diaper service around here so we are using sposies again.....<br><br>
the little diapers are cute, but i already have one DD in diapers, and in 3 months i will have 2!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think it's because cloth diapers are like clothes - you can get different colors and styles and make them look cute. Disposables are more like napkins or toilet paper ... you don't get excited about that.</div>
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Yeah, but true!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i'm not excited about cloth diapering b/c i was unable to find a diaper service around here so we are using sposies again.....<br><br>
the little diapers are cute, but i already have one DD in diapers, and in 3 months i will have 2!</div>
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That's too bad <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> . Are you unable to wash your own?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm super excited to make baby food again... I didn't get to really with DD cause by the time she wanted solids she went through purees and onto table food in like 2 weeks (she was over a year old), but I had a blast making pureed food for DS (and dd would eat his leftovers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ), and want to do it again! Just watch, this little guy will be like his sister and never want to eat baby food...<br></div>
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I'm excited because this time I actually have a chest freezer and can make ahead more than 2 months' worth.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wow better you than me! I can't stand cloth diapers...i babysat a boy who had them and all they did was leak all over me! Also, i really don't like the smell of them when they are clean (it's a weird chemical-type smell) when they are dirty they smell about the same haha. Anyway, i like the idea that cloth diapers don't go in landfills, but i guess at the same time they are going into the water supply. Unfortunatey it's a lose lose situation haha.</div>
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That sounds odd. I've never heard of this nor experienced it myself. I wonder what kind of diapers she was using? Diapers have come a looooooong way.
 

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I know me too. I am not really excited about anything other than diapers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">. I really just had the baby for an excuse to compulsivly buy product.
 

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i am excited about the diapers too! i was on the phone with my friends in the states who just had a baby last weekend and when she said "i had no time to research cloth diaper, and well we are doing so much laundry already we may stick to disposables".... i started to go into this long dialogue about the options of cloth and different ones that i heard were good (thanks to all of you who have given me advice).... i think i might have annoyed her! haha
 

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Nah, not strange at all! I was excited about it too when I first found out I was pregnant. I started looking at all the cloth diapers I planned to buy ... but now that I'll be living with my IL's for the next year, I won't be able to cloth diaper so my excitement was killed.
 

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with ds i was totally excited by cd's and spent hours pouring over the different kinds. though what i ended up prefering after a couple tries with fancy dipes was plain old prefolds, so i guess it was a waste of time. but it was fun.<br><br>
i'm not excited this time around- but then i don't have anything to buy since i hung on to all of ds covers and someone gave me some infant prefolds (with ds i had a service for the first 3 months and when that stopped i went straight to the regular size, which he still wears). though i should count how many infant size i have, infants do go through alot of diapers. the person who gave them to me had a tiny baby and so used preemie size during the first few months. (i gave those away. ds was 9lb. 7oz. and those tiny little things looked more like handkerchiefs than diapers to me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) it would be nice to get a few fitteds for in the beginning, i haven't tried those. so now i hope i don't have enough! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> off to count... how many infant diapers is everyone getting? is 5 dozen enough?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">off to count... how many infant diapers is everyone getting? is 5 dozen enough?</div>
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I've heard that 36 is enough, so I sure hope 5 dozen would be!<br><br>
I used disposables for the first couple of months with my son, so I'm not sure, but I don't think a newborn usually goes through more than 12 a day.<br><br>
I have a handful of covers, 4 preemie FB, and 6 small FB, plus inserts and a ton of prefolds. Oh, and a bunch of small fitteds, 6 maybe? I'm hoping that will cover us.
 

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i'll only have 24-ish nb dipes, but with 2 in cloth i'll be doing laundry every day anyways, so it should work out.<br><br>
whoever it was that said that their experience with cloth was negative - i've used the odd dipe on ds that leaks every time and never quite smells right (never chemical-y, though, since i don't use harsh stuff to wash them) and i figure some dipes just suck. most of the types i've tried work really well, though, and i hate the smell of sposies. having done cloth for 18+ months now, there's no way i'd switch to sposies! (unless i had quints or something crazy, then i'd try to at least sometimes use cloth)
 

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I had a marvelous stash of Fuzzi Bunz (I think the best ever), and GAVE THEM AWAY sure that I would never need them again. Am feeling burned and may not go to cloth. I don't know, it's one more way I feel like I was almost at the top of the mountain, and now I'm at the bottom again...<br><br>
I do love the FBs and all the stuff that goes with it. Never did newborn cloth though only 6 mos and up. Found out FB is doing mama cloth though. Definitely tempted there.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That's too bad <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> . Are you unable to wash your own?</div>
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hubby and i both work....ALOT....so we just wouldnt have the time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> so then we would need twice as many diapers so we wouldnt run out and we are soooooo strapped for money right now it just isnt an option.<br><br>
syracuse NY isnt a very crunchy place
 

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I've heard that 36 is enough, so I sure hope 5 dozen would be!</div>
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I know through the diaper service we got 80 each week, but of course I can wash more than once a week. I counted up my infant prefolds last night and I have 3 dozen. But it takes time to wash and dry them, so I'd probably have to do a load of diapers every other day. That's more than I'll want to do pp, so I think I'll buy atleast another dozen, maybe two. Right now I only wash my 19mo's 3 dozen diapers once a week, he goes potty atleast 50% of the time. I think I'm going to get some more covers too. With ds I just had 4 which did the job, but when it was one of those explosive poo days I'd run out. No fun.
 
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