Merry - posted on 01/11/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )
Hi everyone, here's my story so far and be prepared, there's a lot of questions too!
I have a son Eric, he was exclusively disposable diapered.
Worked well but I hate the amount of garbage I make with diapers alone, and I also hate the price!
So I'm due with a girl in may.
I have been debating to myself about cloth diapers. And if I can get all my questions answered and get this figured out I think I would be quite happily cloth diapering her!
Ok so here's the questions
I have a TON of some type of standerd cloth diapers.
My mom was a foster mom to infants and she used these as spit up rags.
I have No idea what style, brand, etc they are.
They look like rectangles, with a thicker portion lengthwise in the center.
So sort of like three long rectangles side by side with the center one thick.
What are these?
I know I need diaper covers to go over them.
I need some ideas on CHEAP covers, and likely I'll need one size fits all styles.
Eric was bron at a regular albs but by 1mo he was 10lbs, 2 mo he was 14 lbs, 3 mo he was 18lbs, and 4mo he was 20lbs!
By four months e was using size 5 disposable diapers!
His thighs were HUGE!
So if my little girl is like her brother I'm thinking I'll be needing one size diaper covers.
Soooooooo, what brand works best for changing baby sizes, good around thick thighs. And cheap. :)
Ok next question is how do I use these diapers in the covers? Like what special fold do I need to learn?
I hear things about all these different folds and I am clueless!
Last question is, when I have a pee diaper, do I just put it in some diaper pail and if so, how long can it sit before i need to do laundry?
And for a poop diaper, do I do the same? I hear some say rinse it off first, some say that's not necessary..... Help!
And what about the cover, do I use it once? Or repeat use until it gets wet or poopy? Can the covers go in the regular wash?
How many covers do I need?
Oh man I'm so sorry if you can't follow all that I know it's a lot, but I just have to be prepared and I need to find this stuff out before I can decide on cloth diapers.
HELP ME! :)