Does anyone regret doing cloth diapers? I'm still not sure if should.

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Jennifer - posted on 07/09/2009

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Not at all. Way cheaper and not as big a pain in the butt as some would think.

ME - posted on 07/09/2009

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If you don't like the cloth diapers...Try G-diapers...They have a replacable, disposable, biodigradable core, and a cloth reuseable outside part with a plastic liner. I use them with DS all day, and then use a disposable diaper for overnight...but I feel much better since I found them and mostly got rid of the disposable ones!

Shayna - posted on 07/09/2009

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Yes, sometimes I wonder if it is all worth it. I did it for two reasons 1) I am/was hoping it would be cheaper and 2) I liked the idea of cotton touching my baby vs some chemically stuffed G-d knows what.
I don't know if I saved any money on it and I think I would have liked it much better if we lived in a house and I could hang them to dry vs drying them in the dryer.
For the most part I am happy with my decision, though.

Tina - posted on 07/08/2009

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I swear by cloth nappies.It saves so much money by not using disposables.My bub doesnt get any nappy rash using them which also saves money on creams too. You can always give your self a break by using disposables sometimes. I do that coz sometimes i want a break from the washing. Im not sure how it would go when igo back to work in April though. Coz the last thing i'll want to do at the end of the day is nappy washing..we'll see though :)

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Thank you all so much for your feedback. I definitely wanted to try it out. I'm all for going green but just wanted to make sure I wasn't going in over my head. I'm really excited about it now, especially at the thought of my baby being ready to potty train earlier, it makes perfect sense. Thanks again!

Stina - posted on 07/08/2009

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I love cloth... but we do use a combination of cloth and disposable. Disposable at night, cloth during the day. With the first two, I used almost exclusively cloth diapers untill we had to do coin laundry. (no diaper service in my area) During that time we had to use disposable and I hated having to go to the store and get more diapers so often. Expensive! so now, that I can wash my diapers again, I enjoy not getting diapers every week... and DD 2months... doesn't care wich ones I use.

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I started cloth at 5 months with my first and will do the same with my second. I also use 7th generation disposables which are less processed and full of chemicals than other diapers out there. I just end up doing an extra load every few days and line dry when possible. I use a bucket with a wet sack that I can pull out each day at day care. We do pocket diapers at night and for naps, and fitted or prefolds with a cover during the day. I also have cloth hiney wipes. My first potty trained before 2 because she knew when she was wet.

Lori - posted on 07/08/2009

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I love using cloth, and don't regret it at all! We also use a diaper service, and while it is more expensive than washing ourselves, it's much more convenient, and also conserves more water. We had some bad poop blow outs the few times we've had to use disposables.

Kim - posted on 07/08/2009

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I used disposable dipes w/ #1 and for the first 5 months of #2's life. I'm so glad I switched to cloth. I use one size pockets so I don't have to buy new ones as dd grows. I love the colors and styles out there. Washing isn't a pain since we breastfeed. Sometimes she gets solids so sometimes I can flush bm's. Hubby is even enjoying CD!!

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I don't regret it at all!! And, yes... as silly as it sounds, I too get a kick out of hanging out a load of cloth nappies :) I have used MCNs since my little man was about 5 weeks old. I love them. They are very easy to wash and have saved me SO much money in disposables (and I love a cute, padded bum).

Good luck with the arrival of your little one!

Vicki - posted on 07/07/2009

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No way, cloth diapering is the best decision I could've ever made!! They work wonderfully! Though I will admit I wouldn't have chosen cloth if I had to wash them myself, mainly because I only have access to coin laundry and at three dollars a load it would get mighty pricey. I use a cloth diaper service, and they do everything. And it's only 25$ a week.

My boy has had NO diaper rash, he can tell when he is wet, and wakes up in the morning with a dry diaper! Not to mention the environmental benefits, and the benefit of keeping baby's tushy away from whatever it is in those "disposible" diapers out there.

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