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I was just wondering how many diapers you guys used a day or a month...........like how many boxes of newborns, or size 1 did you go through?
Also did anyone cloth diaper twins? I didn't with my DS, but was wondering how hard/time consuming it will be? Also I'm having twin boys, and didn't know if you liked a certain cloth diaper for boys rather than girls! I have gotten great advice already just would love more imput!
Because now I'm losing my job in two weeks, and not sure if I can afford the start up costs of cloth?
We cloth diaper. We didn't at first. Things were just too crazy and hectic. We started when they were a few months old and have barely used disposables since. I always have disposables in the house in case they are sick, I forget to wash, they have diaper rash from teething etc. I absolutely love my cloth diapers and dont' think it's any more work to do it for two than it is for one. We went through a ton of disposables in the beginning. I used to buy a big box at Sam's and we'd use them before the girls grew out of them.
I think you have to give a few a try and figure out what works for you. I tried Bum Genius, which a lot of people seem to like, and hated them. The quality of the diaper and how it fit both seemed really poor to me. I used some Thirstie covers, which I liked. Once I tried a Best Bottoms though, I got rid of the couple Thirsties I had and haven't used anything since. I made my own inserts for the Best Bottoms. I seem to have an issue with microfiber getting stinky. I've never once gotten stink issues from my home made inserts. I used Zorb fabric, which is sold on a website, and another fabric over that so it doesn't touch the girls' skin. You'd need a surger (sp?) sewing machine to do that though.
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We use a diaper service in our town and use the Thirsties covers as well. The cloths were a little big when the babies were first born (6lbs and 5lbs 14oz), so we used premie and newborn disposable diapers for about 5-6 weeks. Now they are in size 1. At first we went through about 10-12 diapers/kid/day, but now we're around 6-8. We don't cloth diaper them at night though and we usually don't if we're going out somewhere and we'll be gone for a while. I don't find the cloth diapering any harder or more time consuming that disposables. It's just that if we're going out, I don't want to lug around a stinky wet bag and I usually don't have room in my diaper bag for it!
in the beginning we changed them 10-12 times per day. I still change them more than some of my friends change their kids. I change them 8-10 times per day. We use a lot of diapers but they have never had a diaper rash lol
lissy uses cloth as well for her twin boys. she does have sposies for emergencies but i'd say 95% of the time they are in cloth. she chose bum genius 3.0 one size for the babies and it seems to be working out fine. i like them a lot actually.
i, however, liked some different brands and if it were me, i'd use the oso cozy diapers with a thirties cover. they are by size so you do have to buy new every once in a while but they are the most cost effective that i found other than chinese pre-folds. and they are SUPER easy for daddy to put on as well as others that might be helping you out.
to me, using cloth is such a 'no-brainer' if you have access to a washing machine full time. if you are in an apt, it might be too difficult to deal with. also, i bought her a laundry rack to hang dry her diapers to save on dryer time when the weather is nice out.
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