Cloth Diapers vs. Disposables

Sonya - posted on 02/10/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Hi,
I am currently using disposable diapers but have been seriously considering switching to cloth ones.

I'm wondering what have been peoples experiences with cloth diapers?

thanks

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Christy - posted on 02/28/2009

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G-diapers are good for outings since you can just flush the liner.  We use disposables at night, but other than that he is in the bumgenius 3.0's (the one-size diaper)  They are the greatest... worth the initial cost because it ends up saving you so much money.  Plus, they are adorable on!!!  Make sure you use the soaps they recommed for cloth diapers- we use Charlie's Soap.  The detergent can't have any additives or it messes with the leakage protection.

Abby - posted on 02/23/2009

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Lovin my cloth!  I use Goodmamas fitteds with fleece and wool covers during the day and Bum Genius pocket diapers at night.  Make life easier on yourself, install a diaper sprayer on your toilet to get the poo out when you baby starts on solids.  Also, use a really good detergent (I like Charlies Soap) and rinse like crazy!

Sonya - posted on 02/19/2009

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thanks for all the advice...we got some fuzzi bunz and some prefolds and i just can't believe how easy it is and that i didn't start out from the get go using cloth!

Erin - posted on 02/15/2009

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We use cloth diapers (a mixture of prefolds and pocket diapers) and have enjoyed it thus far. Some daycare places won't do cloth, but our daycare lady uses the pocket diapers we give her and it works great. Of course this means more laundry, but I don't mind. Breastmilk poop washes right out so you don't have to worry about it. Not sure about formula poop...

Janelle - posted on 02/15/2009

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we have been using cloth since our little one was born. we use "happy hienys" and bum genius. they are pocket diapers and one size. so they will grow with our girl.
using cloth diapers means no diaper rashes and faster potty training .
and they are fun to buy lol also you can use them again on your second,third child!
they wont be in your land fill 50 years from now like disposables.
i just love using them. Yes they have to washed so u make have to one extra load of laundry but hey totally worth it!www.happyheinys.com/ www.bumgenius.com/
check out there sites. :)

Sonya - posted on 02/13/2009

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thanks for all the tips. we start going cloth tomorrow, so fingers crossed we have success!

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G diapers and flush the inserts or compost them!    Just have to have the right size or they leak!

Jamie - posted on 02/12/2009

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i also like the gdiapers.  i use a cheap prefold in them.   I have just about everything, prefolds and plastic pants, bum genius, happy hienys, and disposable.  gdiapers with cloth inserts have been my favorite.  

Sarah - posted on 02/11/2009

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we use cloth during the day and one disposable at night.  we also do disposables if we'll be away from home.  you have to change cloth more frequently because they can feel when they're wet, but that actually helps them learn to potty train sooner.  good luck!

Janine - posted on 02/11/2009

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I used a diaper service in my city. Ti was great, no mess or laundry to deal with. they used a silver in the diaper and it was great, really absorbant. We switched though because of cost and my daughter would wake up in the morning with a very wet back. I would use cloth again, but only until 3 months. 

Kyla - posted on 02/11/2009

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I like the gdiapers. They are a biodegradable material so they break down in 50-150 days as opposed to 500 years for regular disposable. you can actually flush them or compost them too!

Sara - posted on 02/10/2009

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I am using cloth prefolds with Bummis covers and like them alot. I have two heavy pee'ers so I am still using disposables at night until i find the right combo of cloth and soakers that will make it over night. But during the day I find no problems with cloth.

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They now make cloth diapers with a liner you place in them...so you just replace the liner whenever you change her. Those are pretty cool and definitely take up less space than disposable diapers. Plus, no cleaning poop from the cloth diapers.

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