cloth diapers vs disposable diapers?
Nancy - posted 4 hours ago
I need feedback, too, please. I just read a really frightening article about the chemicals that are in disposable diapers, so I'm trying to figure out how much harder it will be to switch to cloth. My daughter is also toilet training (unsuccessfully!), so I'm curious how the cloth training pants are, too. Take a look at this article that I read:
Katrina - posted on 11/13/2009
I prefer cloth. Right now I'm using GDiapers with cloth inserts, which I love! I choose to do cloth because it's better for the environment, better for baby, and cheaper. I try to stay completely natural when it come to the kids. I don't like the idea of putting something unnatural like plastic on my baby's bum, especially something that they were all of the time. So anyways, cloth diapering is more work b/c you have to wash the diapers. You can get a diaper service which should run you about $20 a week which would be even better for the environment because they use less water. Depending what you use will determine the amount of work it is outside of washing. The ones I use I have take a Little GPant out in a snap-in liner and put in a cloth insert. I do them all at once so it take no longer than a disposable to change my little one. There are also pocket diapers like from BumGenius or Fuzzy Buns where you insert a soaker pad inside the diaper and thats it. (Take it out to wash it) There are tons of options and now a days its really easy to do.
Really there are a million options out there for cloth diapering... if you have questions just message me.
Hannah - posted on 11/09/2009
i definatly prefer disposable. i have tried both and disposable diapers are really not that expensive and cloth diapers cost a lot if you buy enough to not have to do laundry constantly and all the things that go with it like the liners and stuff. plus you have to constantly be changing the diaper if its cloth cause the pee soaks through after only one time peeing. do you know how many times a baby pees a day? and its really gross to handle the dirty cloths cause they get soaked im telling you. so it really does take more time to change the cloth diapers because you will be constantly doing so(and it takes longer to take them on and off too). its a waist of time and unless you want pee soaked cloths laying around stinking up the hamper, i would definatly recommend disposable. if you cant afford $10 every other week for disposables than you probably shouldnt have a baby. and really its a waist of water and engery to be doing laundry constantly too unless you do it by hand... but like i said its a waist of time
Anna - posted on 11/09/2009
I used disposables only at night for the first 3-4 months but used cloth during the day. Now I use only cloth, unless we are travelling. The benefits of cloth are: they save you heaps of money, especially if you use them for more than one child, it is much more environmentally responsible, and you don't have to worry about the nasty chemicals that go into disposables. Also, cloth diapered babies toilet train faster because they don't like the wet feeling when they pee. If you get the fitted kind that do up with snaps, it is just as easy to use as a disposable. I don't find the washing too much of a hassle but you want to get a drier if you live in a rainy area.
I like the fuzzibunz style of diaper the best but also have a big pile of the plain flat kind that you fold and pin - they are cheap and good to have as a back-up.
Tammy - posted on 11/09/2009
I use both cloth and disposables. Cloth during the day, disposables at night and when we go out. Cloth is alot cheaper, better for the environment and doesn't really take much more time than disposables. It also depends on the age of bub if they are formula or breastfed. When they are younger they go through more cloth as opposed to when bub is older as their bladder is smaller and if they are on formula they pee more frequently. I haven't had any problems with nappy rash or anything, and hasn't affected his mobility.
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