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DH and I are expecting our first child and are working towards my being a SAHM. I might have to work a few hours a week, but am not going back full-time. I really want to try cloth diapers and have read quite a bit about them on the internet, but want some advice from real life moms. Am I insane for even considering it or have others of you have good experiances? If so, what do you prefer to use.
Thanks for the advice....
I replied to one of your posts on another board but wanted to add..
I am a single full time student mom and even though it might seem easier to just toss a diaper in the garbage you will see that it is just as easy to use cloth. Once you find your "system" of doing things its a breeze..
I used cloth diapers with my first 6 babies, and really liked them most of the time (I did use disposables when we were away from him, and with #7 because I was working full-time and he had teenage siblings who were more willing to work with disposables - it was survival). Looking at wearing diapers from the baby's point of view.....what seems more comfortable? What would you rather have on your bottom? When I thought about it, it seemed like cloth was much "friendlier". We didn't have a clothes drier when my oldest was a baby (poor college students) so her diapers were a bit "stiff", but disposables weren't really an option at the time. Once we had a drier I didn't mind the laundering and stuff at all. For a couple of my babies we had a diaper service, and that was heaven! Good luck with your decision.
Girl, I wouldn't have it ANY other way! I absolutely LOVE cloth diapering!! We only use disposeables during outings. I highly recommend the Fuzzi Bunz. They are great with the hemparoo inserts, and are greatly absorbant. They have cute colors and snaps, and are just adorable!!
We also use unbleached cloth prefolds (if you're going that route - DO buy over the 'net at a cloth diapering place DON'T buy store bought cloth diapers, they are WAY TOO thin and don't work for crap!) And I use Bummis and Prorap covers.
I also use a various amount of SAHM.com diapers www.sahmdiapers.com she's got great fitteds!! Feel free to PM me with any questions!!
Is it too much of a work, if I'm going to consider using cloth diapers? Sorry for my lack of knowledge. but, what if your baby accidentally pooped, how will you clean the cloth diaper? enlightened me pls? thanks!
"He who cares to teach must never cease to learn."
Is it too much of a work, if I'm going to consider using cloth diapers? Sorry for my lack of knowledge. but, what if your baby accidentally pooped, how will you clean the cloth diaper? enlightened me pls? thanks! [/b]
I use Kushies and they sell paper-like liners to put in the cloth diapers, when the liner is soiled I just throw it out, I soak my diapers in a pail with baking soda before washing and this helps get some of the stains out. After they have soaked, I spin them out and then wash and dry them.
I am cloth diapering with Kushies (its cheap). I am using the 8 layer ones with a nylon layer in the middle. I bought them at a consignment store washed but never used. 30 for 60$ AND 5 new AIOs for 16$ Originally I was going to use Mother Ease, but then I found kushies to be ok.
EVERYONE has their own preference on diapers and covers, but if you don't have alot of money go with prefolds! OR kushies OR used diapers (make sure the elastic and the velcro or snaps is still strong).