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I have questions..I find them to be rather stupid but Ill ask anyways..<br><br>
What do you all do with the #2 diapers?..<br>
How do you get them clean(and please dont say wash them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ,cause thats just obvious)?...More on the lines of good and clean so they can actually be used again.<br>
Are you washing diapers daily? I hate laundry esp. now that we moved our laundry is downstairs,and on our electric bill. so we are down to just about 1 load a month per person....<br>
How are they for over nights? (I co sleep I dont want to wake up to surprises, I already get wacked in the head)<br>
Are they cheap, we dont have lots of money to spend..or are the easy to make and cheaper that way??<br><br>
Thanks for any input you may have... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I don't CD, but there is a whole section on MDC about cloth diapering.<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=221" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...s=&forumid=221</a><br>
Good luck getting the answers you are looking for!
 

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Get thee to the Diapering Forum post haste!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I switched to cloth when dd was already 21 months. And even now that she's potty learning and we're almost done with them, it was SOOO worth it.<br><br>
For me, it was about saving money. But for some mamas here, it's practically a religion!<br><br>
Just start a thread in the diapering forum with <span style="text-decoration:underline;">all</span> your questions, and you'll get a ton of info.
 

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Welocme to the wild world of CDing!<br><br>
I swish #2 dipaers out into the tiolet and then put in the diaper pail. I wash every other day or every third day. For overnight I use a pocket diaper and stuff it with 2 soakers and a prefold (it makes for a huge bum, but whatever gets the job done <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ). Wool is also great for overnight.<br><br>
Cloth can get expensive, but there are some great WAHM's out there who have reasonable prices. I like:<br><br><a href="http://cherrybombbaby.com/" target="_blank">http://cherrybombbaby.com/</a><br><a href="http://sunflowerderrieres.com/" target="_blank">http://sunflowerderrieres.com/</a><br><a href="http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/" target="_blank">http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/</a><br><a href="http://www.wholefamilymarket.com/" target="_blank">http://www.wholefamilymarket.com/</a><br><br>
Good luck and head over to the diapering forum, there are some awesome mamas who will be happy to help!
 

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For an exclusively breastfed baby solids don't have to be removed from diapers. Run a cold rinse to wash away the poo, then run a hot wash cycle. You may have to run an additional cold rinse. Also, it's often a good idea to use a little less laundry detergtent than you do for clothes.<br><br>
When your baby starts eating solid food you do want to remove the solid waste from the diapers. For many months I used a plastic scraper from the hardware store to get what I could into the toilet, then the soiled dipe went into the diaper pail. Then I decided to splurge and got this, which I love (some MDCers have made their own):<br><a href="http://www.pottypail.com" target="_blank">www.pottypail.com</a><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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When we first started CDing we only had 12 diapers, so yes we washed every day. I recommend having 2-3 dozen so you don't have to wash daily. I also recommend getting into a routine with your diaper washing and stick with it to keep the diaper laundry from getting overwhelming.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">How are they for over nights? (I co sleep I dont want to wake up to surprises, I already get wacked in the head)</div>
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If you are using prefolds I recommend doubler diapering or using a doubler with the prefold. It sometimes takes a little experimentation to see what cover works best for your situation. The folks in the diapering forum are good about helping with this kind of thing.<br><br>
Leaks can happen (but they shouldn't be a regular occurrance once you get your diapering situation worked out) so have something on the bed for protection. I need to do this anyway for breastfeeding leaks and spit-up.<br>
We use a doubled up fleece blanket underneath me and the baby for this purpose. I generally put a prefold or a doubled up flannel baby under the baby and change this periodically, but don't change the fleece blanket often at all.<br>
Are they cheap, we dont have lots of money to spend..or are the easy to make and cheaper that way??<br><br>
You asked about cost. SOme people spend lots of money on CD. THis is just for fun and not something you have to do. Go with prefolds if you want to go the economical route. If you want to try fitteds, I like ecobaby grow-with-me one size diapers from Montana's Diaper Store <a href="http://www.mtdiaperstore.com" target="_blank">www.mtdiaperstore.com</a><br><br>
Another diaper site I like is Nicki's Diapers <a href="http://www.nickisdiapers.com" target="_blank">www.nickisdiapers.com</a><br><br>
A good place to read about the benefits of cloth is the real diaper association. DD is fussing so I can't go look up the link but google it.<br><br>
Good luck with your decision-making on this!
 

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I have a webpage devoted to CDing that covers my wash routine, which I do about once a week, and other questions. The link is in my sig!
 

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Post in the diapering board and check out the archives! WE are always happy to help over there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Sorry, I know you said you don't want to hear this, but all I do with poopy diapers is wash them normally. They get good and clean and I certainly use them again.<br><br>
I have more than 2 dozen diapers so I don't have to wash every day. I hate doing clothes laundry too but I love diaper laundry!<br><br>
For overnight, try an Under the Nile fitted diaper with a Disana wool soaker over it and it probably won't leak.<br><br>
Cloth diapers can be as affordable or as expensive as you want. Making your own is definitely the least expensive option. Definitely check out the diaper making forum!
 

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When our cloth diapers are wet or pooey, they come off baby and go straight into our diaper pail which is just a regular cheap footpedal garbage pail (30L size... sorry, Canadian, no idea what that is in gallons) we have a plastic one that has a removable hard plastic liner. cost us $15 CAD at Walmart. When the pail is full (roughly every 3-4 days) I grab the liner out take it to the basement and tip the diapers into the washer. Use extra water for the size of the load to make sure there`s lots of water to get everything really clean. I have a prewash setting so I start with the temp set on cold, do the prewash and then after it`s full the first time I have to go and flick the switch over to hot/ warm for the regular part of the wash. When they're done I shift them over to the dryer or hang them on the line depending on weather. There are a few things that don't go through the dryer that get hung above the washer on one of those little circular gadgety things that has a bunch of clothespins on them that hang from arms (50 cents at a garage sale!)<br><br>
Diapers definately can be made cheaply (about half my stash is homemade and half is prefolds that I'm converting to prefitteds.) a great resource for making your own cheaply is at the fern and faerie website. I can post a link for you in a bit... I think it's in the stickies over in the diaper making forum too.<br><br>
Diaper laundry is pretty easy to deal with. After our DD starts eating solids we plan on buying a mini shower to rinse the poo off into the toilet before putting them in the pail. That's just a little hand held sprayer thing that attaches to the water line of the toilet. I hear they're dead simple to install.
 

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What do you all do with the #2 diapers?..<br><br>
Dump the poo in the toilet and then toss the diaper in the pail.<br><br>
How do you get them clean?<br><br>
cold rinse (regular cold wash if lots of poopy dipes) followed by a hot wash w/detergent and 1-2 rinses. Dry on hot.<br><br>
Are you washing diapers daily?<br><br>
I wash every other day on average.<br><br>
How are they for over nights? (I co sleep I dont want to wake up to surprises, I already get wacked in the head)<br><br>
We have never had a diaper leak overnight.<br><br><br>
Are they cheap, we dont have lots of money to spend..or are the easy to make and cheaper that way??<br><br>
They can be cheap. I go for pockets and AIO's myself but there are much cheaper alternatives, including making your own <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I've found cd'ing to be really simple. My kids have HORRIBLY sensetive skin and cloth is the only thing that doesn't reak havoc on their little bums. I almost always use either a disposable or fleece liner with every diaper. The disposable liners are great when you are first learning, especially since some can be washed and reused if they're just wet. If there is poop on them, just throw the liner away. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Poop comes off of the fleece liners really easily.<br><br>
My wash routine is: Every 2-3 days, I throw all dipes and covers in. Hot wash/cold rinse with 1 -2 teaspoons of Purex detergent, and about 5 drops of tea tree oil. Then throw them in the dryer. Once a month, I use one squirt of Dawn dish liquid instead of my regular detergent because the dawn helps get rid of any buildup that may have occurred. That's it! Simple, huh?<br><br>
At night, my kids would leak right out of a sposie. But, with a premium prefold with a fleece topped doubler and either dappi pants or a wool cover, the bed stays perfectly dry.<br><br>
Also, I got a LOT of diapers off of Freecycle. As a matter of fact, my whole diapering stash was FREE because I got lots of hand-me-downs, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> HTH.
 
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