cloth diapers

Chantelle - posted on 01/23/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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looking for advice on cloth diapers mainly which are best. Is there one size that will fit my daughter intell shes potty trained, which is better the ones with bottons or ? how many should i get and how many liners how do i use them and what brand do you suggest?

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Laura - posted on 01/29/2010

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The Bumgenius comes in organic (not usually a must-have for me but....) they have snaps instead of the velcro and I LOVE that!

I still use disposables at night and occassionally if I run out of the cloth before laundry is done (I only have 8, but I just do laundry every day and it doesn't matter much).

Tammy - posted on 01/28/2010

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Hi, I started cd'ing my son when he was about one month old, using flat square cloth nappies with a waterproof cover. I would use and still use one disposable at night, i find this much easier as i dont have to worry about combating with a leaking nappy during the night and extra stuffing. After a few months of using the flat squares i got tired of them for a couple reasons-

1) They are pretty bulky so you either have to stretch the jumpsuit over them or not have any bottoms on.

2) You have to change them everytime they pee



I am not sure where you live but I researched the internet and found there were quite alot for sale on ebay australia. I ended up getting an AIO's (All-In-One) from a brand called Sunny Baby. They are quite cheap, only about $12ea, and last from newborn until toddler stage. I am pretty sure with these you can choose either snaps or velcro, but personally i like the snaps because velcro needs to be replaced and bubs can learn to rip it off when they are older, it can also get caught on other nappies when they are getting washed if they are not done up properly. The all in one is fantastic because it already has a PUL waterproof cover, comes in heaps of colours and the insert is quite absorbent so i only need to change my son every 2-3 hours or so. I can give you the ebay store name where i bought mine from if you like.

Jeannie - posted on 01/25/2010

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Also, we used happy heinys extra small when he was new, the onesize were too big at first

Vicki - posted on 01/25/2010

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So many different options! I have some pocket type nappies called Greenkids (Australian made). I also use ordinary old terry squares with knitted or PUL covers. Alightly more fiddly to put on but cheap and dry quickly! Whenever anyone says cloth is too hard I tell them my grandmother managed without a washing machine - she only got a wringer when her first was 6 months old. We should be able to cope with our fancy modern washing machines!

Roxanne - posted on 01/24/2010

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bumgenius are so fantastic!!so highly recomend them!!one size fits all, totally ajustable, cost a bit to start with but still way cheaper than disposable!!!!i started with 4 to see if i liked them, loved them and have just got a few more every few months, i have about 18 now and its more than enough, i wash every 3 days or so, the less diapers the more washing!!
i love them anyway!!:)

Jeannie - posted on 01/24/2010

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we use bumgenius one size pockets. They wash and dry quicker. Check out diaperswappers.com they are a wonderful source of info.

Chantelle - posted on 01/24/2010

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i was wondering how much it will be and how many i need my daughter is a pretty big girl lol how do i use them ?? is it easy to adjust to ? where can i get them? can't wait to switch :D

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I know there are tons of modern cloth nappies (diapers) brands out there and just as many people who are fans of each and every brand. I had the same questions myself when I was expecting and instead of buying different sizes in fitted nappies before my baby was born (because I didn't know how big or small he would be) I ended up just buying 24 terry cloth squares and some waterproof (PUL) covers for daytime and woollen covers for nighttime. I have found them so easy that I ended up just buying some more terry squares and they are just about all that I use now (I now have about 40 and wash every three days or so with plenty of spares). I love that they are good for him no matter how big he gets, they are so easy to wash, dirt cheap and when he is toilet trained I will have a great supply of cleaning rags. I have heard really good things about Bumgenious brand (they have a one size fits most style) and have personally used Pea pods which were great (they have the button snaps and are pretty adjustable) but they came in three sizes and my little monster just outgrew them so quickly and I found it expensive to keep upsizing. I'm sure you will get plenty of suggestions, there are about as many brands and styles as there are mothers and babies! Good for you for thinking about using cloth diapers, your earth, your baby's skin and your wallet will thank you for it.

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