Disposable users just lazy?

Amy - posted on 07/09/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )

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Whenever I tell anyone that I use cloth diapers they are so amazed, They all say that they could never do it. It's only a couple more loads of laundry a week. I don't know what the big deal is.

I use flushable liners which made it a little easier to deal with poop and I do admit that I use disposables at night because i feel that they keep my baby's skin drier. Does anybody else think that people that only use disposables are lazy? I'm trying to enlighten others on using CD's and I've already converted one friend!

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Christine - posted on 07/15/2009

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I don't think it's "lazy" either, I do "pampers" at night since baby sleeps in my bed and I don't want to have to wash my sheets everyday too...I love my cloth diapers. DD was sick this past weekend and I did "pampers" for 2 days and she ended up with diaper rash, did cloth over night and it was gone...did I mention I love cloth diapers? :)

Jocelyn - posted on 07/14/2009

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i don't think it's so much being "lazy" (although i know a few that fit that description lol) i think it's more that the general public are just not informed/misinformed. and if you are going to start cding, and you don't have anyone around you to help, the choices can be very overwhelming!
i didn't find it much harder than disposable, i use cloth during the day, with flushable liners (helpful for poop!) and one disposable at night. it's only an extra load of laundry every 3 days or some. i'm preg again, and i think i found a new diaper that will make it even easier this time around! it's a one-size, where you just snap a new liner into the shell when you need to do a diaper change. you only have to change the shell twice a day. i don't really know how much easier that could get LOL.

Kelly - posted on 07/11/2009

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I read before on a previous post that I think sums up our sentiments nicely: Using disposable diapers is like eating at a fast food restaurant, You know it's bad for you, but you do it anyway because you don't want to take the time to do what's right.

Good for all of us! Spread the cloth diapering word, mamas!

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Jennifer - posted on 07/13/2009

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Quoting Sierra:

it IS intimidating! there are SO many brands online and it's like this big cult where people use CD, BG, AIO, DD, DS and all of these weird codes!!!


I really really agree with this.  Before my baby was born, I knew I wanted to use cloth.  So I got online and started looking.....2 months later I was still looking and almost ready to give up.  Not because of fear of leaks, etc.  I was ready to give up because I thought I would never understand all the options, codes, abbreviations, etc.  I finally picked a brand, ordered a bunch, and STOPPED LOOKING.  Maybe it's just me, but so many options can just be scary!  Sometimes I wonder if there are better options, but I just keep using what I have and enjoying them.

Jennifer - posted on 07/13/2009

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Quoting Sierra:

it IS intimidating! there are SO many brands online and it's like this big cult where people use CD, BG, AIO, DD, DS and all of these weird codes!!!


I really really agree with this.  Before my baby was born, I knew I wanted to use cloth.  So I got online and started looking.....2 months later I was still looking and almost ready to give up.  Not because of fear of leaks, etc.  I was ready to give up because I thought I would never understand all the options, codes, abbreviations, etc.  I finally picked a brand, ordered a bunch, and STOPPED LOOKING.  Maybe it's just me, but so many options can just be scary!  Sometimes I wonder if there are better options, but I just keep using what I have and enjoying them.

Sierra - posted on 07/11/2009

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uniformed or rather misinformed would be better. we are all told what a hassle it will be with the leaking, and rashes and what not. it's like a big secret that cloth diapers outperform disposables any day. there is lot of propaganda due to the fact that disposable diapers are a billion dollar business.

as far as using disposables at night, i don't know how you do it!? my son leaks right through them! bamboo velour is great for overnight against baby's skin.

and you are right heather, it IS intimidating! there are SO many brands online and it's like this big cult where people use CD, BG, AIO, DD, DS and all of these weird codes!!!

I think if they were available at target, LOTS of people would use cloth diapers. especially since they are so cute!!!

Amy - posted on 07/11/2009

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Wow I didn't know those celebrities use cloth diapers! I wish they would speak up about it, they would probably have more influence on people than I would...

Megan - posted on 07/11/2009

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I do find that name dropping helps alert people too. When celebrities choose cloth it is because they WANT to... They generally have more money than sense and have no financial reason to go to cloth- but that do anyways. I wish more people were aware that folks like Tori Spelling, Matthew McConaughey, Brooke Sheilds, Anne Heche, Melissa Joan Hart, and bunches more.

Megan - posted on 07/11/2009

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I don't think they are "lazy"- i think most people are misinformed. People think that using cloth diapers is a huge hassle that takes hours of your time washing poopy diapers... and they aren't willing to go out and learn (often) I cant tell you how many times friends have seen my pocket diapers on my baby and said "Oh, those are your cloth diapers? But they are so cute! People really do think you HAVE TO use pins and plastic pants and learn fancy folds. And Misinformation is spread out there too.- I have read articles that claim that babies get less diaper rash in disposables and need changed less often and have less blowouts. However my baby has the exact opposite... and most cloth moms I speak to agree with me.

Even my grandma raised her eyebrows when i said- i am gonna use cloth with my baby. She thought disposables were the greatest invention ever- but hadnt seen the new cloth ones. My uncle even muttered "see how long THAT lasts..." People really just don't know. I am glad I took the leap and I am working on building an independent website to help inform people of cloth diapers, the how to, and what options are available. I hope other people can learn about them... and realize that they really aren't so much work!

Heather - posted on 07/11/2009

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I wanted to do cding from the beginning, but couldn't find a retailer near me that carried the pocket diapers (you almost can't find ANY cloth diapers retail!) and was really intimidated at the thought of investing in a diaper system without KNOWING what I was buying like you would if you were able to see and touch them before hand. I registered for some bum genius diapers on Target (was the only brand I could find there) and got lucky... someone bought me three diapers. I also purchased some of the G diapers. This way, I got to try both before I made up my mind... I felt MUCH better informed after using a few different kinds - I think that the more we reinforce the IDEA of cloth, the more people will choose it. So give cloth diapers to someone else for their baby shower, and see what happens! I can almost guarantee that most that try it will go for it.

Lynlee - posted on 07/10/2009

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Sometimes it is laziness - we love our buy it use it throw it away mentality but mostly it is lack of info. A friend of mine said she would never use cloth as she didnt want her baby sitting in soaking wet nappies all the time - obviously she was thinking of those sheet type ones...

Shanda - posted on 07/10/2009

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I think it has more to do with being uninformed about modern cloth diapers. Most people think that the only option are flats or prefolds, pins and those plastic pants! When my ODS was born, I was given 8 weeks of diaper service as a gift. Obviously, it was all prefolds. I tried and tried and couldn't figure it out-- I ended up having to change his clothes a half dozen times a day because the poop leaked every time. Really, my problem was just that the covers the service sold totally sucked, and I was unaware what else was out there. If a friend hadn't shown me her fuzzi bunz, I never would have tried cloth again!

Jacqueline - posted on 07/10/2009

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I do not think they are lazy, just different circumstances. I am a stay at home mom and a way to not spend so much since we are going to one income is using the clothe diapers. The only thing I do not understand is when they say they cannot do it because it is gross but they have to wipe the baby's butt anyway and you just flush it down the toilet!

Amy - posted on 07/10/2009

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Yeah lazy is probably not the right word, uninformed is probablt more accurate. My friend that I got turned onto them never thought she would but decided to try it to save money. That's mainly why I decided to.



Mel, I use cloth wipes. They are easy enough to toss in your diaper bucket and wash them with your diapers. I have a little squirt bottle at my change table that I use to wet them. Playtex makes feminine cleansing wipes that are flushable but they are pretty expensive compared to baby wipes and I don't know if they would be gentle enough for baby's skin.

Elizabeth - posted on 07/10/2009

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I wouldn't say those people are lazy BUT when we go camping or when hurricanes come and I use them it defenitely does feel lazy.

Natalie - posted on 07/10/2009

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I agree with Julie, I think it may jus be ignorance/lack of info, and I'm speaking of myself as an example. I now use cloths in the day and disposables at night, but for the first 4 months I used disp's only, and actually had no intention of using cloth nappies. I had no idea using cloths could be so easy! I use AIO pocket nappies which are just so easy to use. I think when people think of cloths they think only of the way our mothers and grandmothers did it. I know that's what I thought, and it was only when I started looking into it more, did I see how much times have changed...

Mel - posted on 07/10/2009

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I just don't think peoople are educated or just don't want to know about them, even after explaing how easy they are. I/we have been using mio cloth nappies with the flushable liners for 2 yrs.





I would love to see flushable wipes as this would make it even easier!!! I must say though, When i do get an extremly/mega dirty nappy i can see why people do use disposable and on the odd occasion have considered throwing out the cloth. lol



I have had my hand shaked with congratulations before as it is not herd of.

Julie - posted on 07/10/2009

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I wouldn't say "lazy" cause I was one of those people 9 mos ago. I raised 4 children to potty training without EVER even seeing a cloth diaper or touching one with my own 2 hands. Now I make my own pockets! I just was unaware of how easy it really is. I think that is the problem, a lot of people are just unaware.

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