How do I make this work?

Katie - posted on 07/13/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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We've been doing cloth diapers since about 2 months and my son is now almost 11 mos old. We've had nothing but problems though. :/
I bought Thirsties diaper covers, prefolds, and use snappis. I don't know if I am doing it wrong or if the covers are just really crappy but I have to change my little man every half hour or so. And even then most of the time he has wet right through the cover. We go through 3 or 4 outfits a day easily. I do so much laundry... lol

So the question is am I missing something? -I'm kind of just learning as I go. Or what? I'm not thinking it should be this hard!

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Mazy - posted on 07/18/2011

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I use G pants with folded up (into thirds) pre-fold birdseye cotton white diapers as the soakers. I rarely have it come through unless they are sleeping. The pre-folds were fairly cheap. You can get them (and the rubber pants that Teresa mentioned) at any baby store like Toys R Us, Target, etc.

Also, could I suggest EC or early toilet training? If he's walking, you might want to start if you can get his pee schedule down. I did this with my son when we switched him to cloth (I wasn't too serious about it though) & it did save on the laundry. Best of luck, lady!!

Teresa - posted on 07/13/2011

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Yeah something isn't right. You may have a heavy wetter on your hands or maybe your diapers aren't good enough. What kind of prefolds are you using? If they aren't good quality, I can see you having the problems you are having. If he is just a heavy wetter, used a booster or doubler to catch the extra output. Hemp doublers are trim and so absorbent but even just another folded up diaper will work just fine.

I have never used thirsties covers. With my first 4 kids I used pull on rubber pants. They were CHEAP and effective.

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Mazy - posted on 07/25/2011

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My husband wasn't that big on actually doing the EC himself, though he really supported me doing it! So, for my first it was like a "part time" thing & my husband became more involved in it after he turned one & was walking really well & was able to get on & off his own potty. It worked great for my older son, however my second one wont be bothered with it...I think it can depend on the kid :)

Katie - posted on 07/18/2011

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Thank you for the advice. My hubby and I have been talking about EC. We both work opposite shifts so the little man won't have to do Daycare. I just don't know if Daddy is ready to tackle that! lol

Katie - posted on 07/14/2011

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Ok. Awesome. I will try that. I hadn't even considered that he was a heavy wetter. He does go through a lot of diapers. lol Glad it's not all me. :)
Any suggestions on where to find these?
Thank you for taking the time. I think this will be a great help!

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