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Well, I can see her perspective....all is going fine, she switches to cloth, and suddenly her little baby has a rash. Plus she's changing him all the time, so there's so much more work, etc. Can't say I blame her for not wanting to give it more time, and if she doesn't feel the cloth love, she might never have interest again. Especially since she used DDs for weeks, she may not really be that dedicated to cloth.<br><br>
That said, hmmm...I'm sure others will have different opinions here, but when someone wants to "try" cloth diapering, I make sure the stuff I suggest is practically foolproof. I have heard about FBs repelling, wicking, leaking, etc, so I don't think I'd suggest those for a newbie. I'd have to suggest something simple like ME dipes, with an air-flo cover, because I know that those almost certainly aren't going to leak, and are very easy to care for, and relatively inexpensive. Something I try to emphasize to those just starting out is that I don't have any leaks, and I don't change any more than I would in disposables (ie every 2-3 hours). My current CDed baby has never had a diaper rash, and he's almost 10 months old.<br><br>
So, I guess I'd try to tell her that it can be just as simple as those disposables (without all the trips to the store!), and encourage her to try a few different things. But I'd also try to be understanding at this point too, since I'm sure she's just trying to do the best by her child.<br><br>
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That's so funny Kimisaur!<br><br>
I would *TOTALLY* give a new cd'er fuzzibunz... and I have TONS of MEOS and Airflows.... they'd be the last ones I'd try to win someone over with!<br><br>
I don't know why though!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would *TOTALLY* give a new cd'er fuzzibunz... and I have TONS of MEOS and Airflows.... they'd be the last ones I'd try to win someone over with!<br><br>
I don't know why though!</div>
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I think it's all in the mystery of the fuzz....it either works like a dream, or it doesn't and you spend all your time trying to figure it out! ;-)<br><br>
More proof that sometimes experimenting is a good thing, and for me, certainly part of the fun.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">wth is she stuffing them with? Even with a super soaker, she shouldn't have to change him that often!</div>
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DS is 9 weeks and will burn through a FB and JB and be soaked, sometimes just minutes later. Gotta love my super soaker boy. I usually put in two JBs...thinking about getting rid of the FB inserts all together. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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I'd tell her that if that's how often she's changing a cloth diaper then that is how often she SHOULD be changing a 'sposie as well, and that the urine is still there in the 'sposie, just sucked in by those creepy little gel balls, but there none the less. YUCK !
 
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