Cloth Diapers

Shannon - posted on 02/11/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I am eleven weeks pregnant and I have decided that I am going with cloth diapers this time. I don't need advice on the pros and cons I have researched all that and made my decision. I more want advice on what are the best kind of diapers to get, and the best way to santize them and take care of them. Also things like liners and doubling up, I would like to get more educated on that sort of thing. Does anyone have any advice???

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Lisa - posted on 02/15/2010

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why dont you see if there is a nappy group near you my local councel has one and they supply several diffrent types with care instructions.

I bought a few off ebay (people sell odd ones) and tried them but my favourite by far was lamb nappys made of bamboo cotton and best still the care instructions were put in washing machine and wash (I put mine though a 60 to kill bacteria). Apparently you dont need to soak them now day because washing machine technology has come on in leaps and bounds.. They can be tumble dried or left in the sun outside to bleach back to normal colour

The only advice that I didnt know was DONT USE COMFORT/SOFTENER as it coat the fibers and can stop absorbency.

Most nappys come with liners but some are loose others are in built. On top of these I use paper liners that can be flushed away. Thje idea of scrapping baby poo off of fleece liners didnt appeal to me.

Anyway dont worry if you get your nappys from a company they will provide all care instructions but I suggest ebay first as companys do offers on there and you can save a fortune

Chelsea - posted on 02/15/2010

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my sister uses cloth diapers and she loved them, i dont remember where she got them but they came with these really cute liners so you can avoid leaks and they adjusted in size for growing babies. if you like i can find out more. i was thinking about going cloth for my next baby, havent decided yet though. good luck, i know worth its it

Shannon - posted on 02/15/2010

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thanks everyone for all the great responses keep them coming, it is such a great encouragement thank you so much! I have thought about diaper service but I thought I might as well go ahead and wash them myself because (I have a nine month old now) who is constantly soiling out of her diaper and I am having to wash that kind of stuff already....so while it isn't the same thing it kinda has me broke in to just doing it myself lol. I just feel like in the long run I will really save a whole lot of money that way too.

Rose - posted on 02/14/2010

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I have to say you are brave and yes it is the best way to go , when I was younger and having my girls yes i used diapers the best were the thicker in the middle and I just saw some at target they are the square with a thicker (slightly) in the center its trifold and you just fold to the center and make the leg area so it fits the child the hard part i always thought was wearing rubber pants over the diaper when we went somewhere so as not to wet anyone elses furniture carpet and floor, and if you went to the store the same also wearing pants and leggings u wanted to wear the rubber pants over the diaper so as not to wet the clothes, well have fun and do they still have diaper service so that you did not have to wash out soiled diapers although you did anyway so as not to smell any worse than it will, not trying to discourage you have already done the math and yes it is the best route to go, especially for the environment kudos to u and good luck....

Dawn - posted on 02/11/2010

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Oh my goodness, there are so many more options today, then when I had my children in cloth diapers. I wish there was liners! I don't have any advise, but just want to say how delighted I am that you have made this decision. I think it is much more sanitary and makes for a much more attentive mother. You have to pay closer attention to you baby and the benefits cannot be measured.

Janet - posted on 02/11/2010

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As a Grandma I did the research; lots of nice ones, but apparently different ones

fit different kids better; buy a few of a couple of different ones, and then figure what is best for you. In the old days, we used flannelette flat diapers, did not have a dryer, and they dried fast, folded different way for different sizes, and doubled up when they were older or at night. They still make them, but there are sure some neat pant types out there too.

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