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So, we've been cloth diapering dd since she was born (she's now 11 wks), and I can count on one hand the number of poop blowouts we've had (a few of the runnier ones have managed to escape through a leghole, but hardly ever).<br>
But for the last two weeks I've been on vacation, and we finally decided to go with disposables - mostly because we didn't want to pack an extra suitcase of diapers (I'm using mostly pockets and fitteds, so they take up a fair amount of space) and didn't want to worry so much about laundry, storage, etc, while on vacation. With the disposables, we're averaging almost one blowout a day! Argh! It's driving me nuts. Three more days and we'll be back home to our cloth diapers... and for future trips, I might seriously consider taking them with us, especially when dd is a little older and won't go through so many in a day.<br><br>
I never thought I'd appreciate this aspect of cloth diapering so much!
 

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Yeah. My girlfriend, whose 14 mos son is in sposies, remarked the other day that she always packs a couple of backup outfits in the diaper bag on outings. "why?" I asked. "Well," she said, "because of the poop blowouts, of course!" Seriously, I can't remember the last blowout DD has had.<br><br>
we're going on a 2 week vacation (road trip) this weekend.... Hopefully we have better luck with sposie blowouts than you've had!
 

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Dh bought one pack of sposies when our 11 weeker was born. We hadn't used cd from birth with our son so dh was a little worried that we might "need" sposies. That whole small pack didn't even get used. I got so frustrated by the many blowouts that she had in those early days (during dh changes) that I used cloth only. Those early days have motivated me beyond belief!!
 

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Isn't it great? I used sposies w/my first until he was 18 mos. When he was a newborn, we often had to change our sheets in the middle of the night due to blowouts. He blew out many times a day. It sucked.<br><br>
Now w/my 5 week old, we never have blowouts. He's a heavy wetter, so I've had a few urine leaks, but you don't have to change your sheets in the middle of the night for those! It's amazing. CD rocks.
 

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Dd has only had 1 blowout <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> (and it was not the diapers fault, I put the cover on too loose). I forgot about all those blowouts! We're about to go on vacation for 2 weeks too, and are using disposables for the same reasons, I hope we have better luck. Any brands worse/better than others?
 

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Yeah, that has been my experience with disposables when we go on trips, too. Now if I end up using them, I bring our regular covers and put them on over the sposies, especially for nights! It was my husband's idea (or rather, he expressed disbelief when I told him that disposables don't need covers...he said, "But I don't trust them!"). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My dd had more blowouts with sposies, too, and she's not even breastfed. I did find that the Parents Choice diapers (given to us) don't work as well as the Huggies or White Cloud (what I bought when WE went on vacation)<br><br>
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we used seventh gen sposies for a week and dd got a horrible rash. i might take cloths on vacation next time!
 

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I think I must be doing something wrong then, because since finally getting some cloth diapers a little over a week ago we have not had a day we have not had a blow out. With disposables we were only getting 1-2 blowouts a week. So what is the secret that I am missing? I really want to get this right before #3 shows up so I can prove to DH that cloths are worth it.<br>
BTW our favorite disposables are Luvs.
 

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And sposies STINK! I always pack cloth when traveling; we use sposies for traveling/flying days. At the end of the journey, I can't wait to put cloth on Carl's bum. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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They REEK!
 

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....even the nonperfumed ones!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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gotta love the cloth <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> My brother is expecting - well, actually his gf is expecting, he's just along for the hormonal ride <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I keep trying to convince them to use cloth. He is a proud member of the "eeewww, cloth diapers" club <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> He keeps saying how gross it is to touch a poopy diaper and wash them, etc. So I ask him what he's going to do with the clothes that get poopy when the sposies blow out on them. He amazed me and actually started THINKING about it! I guess my saying that at least the poop is contained in a diapers and easier to clean than a blow out up the back, changed his mind a little <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'm soooooo looking forward to this benefit of cd'ing a newborn. We didn't start cd's until dd was 12 months, so we had already suffered through all the sposie blowouts. However, we still always use sposies on vacation, because we always have to fly to see family, and the cloth takes up so much more room in the diaper bag/suitcase <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: I think we might have to reconsider that position with the next baby.<br><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think I must be doing something wrong then, because since finally getting some cloth diapers a little over a week ago we have not had a day we have not had a blow out. With disposables we were only getting 1-2 blowouts a week. So what is the secret that I am missing?</div>
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What kind of cloth are you using? That might have something to do with it...
 

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I agree that disposables really do smell bad. Some people think that they have that sweet baby smell, I really don't get that.<br><br>
What kind of cloth are you using? That might have something to do with it...[/QUOTE]<br><br><br>
We have 10 kushies, 2 Angel luv, and 3 snugwee. Only the snugwee so far have not had major blow outs. It comes out the legs and the top of the back of the kushies and the Angel luvs.
 

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kushies aren't the greatest... What are you using for a cover? I really liked BSWWs when I was using fitteds and CPFs.
 

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I went on a road trip weekend and and 10 day vaca to Disney/Orlando AND Puerto Rico on CLOTH! It is a tiny bit more work but worth it! Sorry for the little brag there but I was so damn proud of myself! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Everyone kept telling me I couldn't do it, which of course gave me even more motivation to do it. I brought 10 prefolds & 7 pockets and wetbags of course!. My LO did have the biggest suitcase though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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er...i'm a big fan of huggies, does that count?<br><br>
we had horrible rashes with cloth...switched to huggies and all was well. (several disposables messed with their skin, too.)<br><br>
can't use diaper wipes, either...must be a wet cloth. er...not exactly true. i'd BUY the wipes...use them for facial washing on ME...and then wash them in the washer and reuse for the baby.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">And sposies STINK! I always pack cloth when traveling; we use sposies for traveling/flying days. At the end of the journey, I can't wait to put cloth on Carl's bum. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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I didn't have too much of a problem with odour with disposables. LCoth, I hate the smell. I'ts awful! They do save money, though, and fewer rash problems.<br><br>
I didn't have any particualr blowout problem with disposables. And I used them exclusively for over a year.<br><br>
Cloth, I had more problerms with, but still not too bad.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">kushies aren't the greatest... What are you using for a cover? I really liked BSWWs when I was using fitteds and CPFs.</div>
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The kushies are AIO, so I though I did not need a cover. We also have never used a cover with the snugwee even though I think they are really only fitted or pocket diapers, but like I said earlier they have never leaked on us and they are what I put ds to bed in. With the Angel luv I have a nasty plastic thing made by diaperaps. I really want to get some nice wool covers or something else non plastic, but my diaper budget is shot for at least another 1-2 months. So I have to find a way to make what I have work. For when I do get some spending money what are some better easy to learn diapers? Also are you suppose to use a cover over all cloth diapers?
 
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