Anyone Use Cloth Diapers?

Anna - posted on 03/06/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My daughter goes through so many diapers a day that my husband and I are considering switching to cloth. Anyone else use cloth diapers? Love them or hate them? Do they actually save much money? Thanks!

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Aphie - posted on 03/11/2009

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We used cloth from the moment we used up the pack of disposables our hospital made us buy and haven't looked back. My son's 10 months now, and I can't stop raving about them. :)

Katie - posted on 03/10/2009

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I love cloth diapers. I started cloth diapering my daughter when she was 6 months old and she is almost 19 and  will only ever do cloth with future children. I have many favorites and my top 2 are Fuzzi Bunz and G diapers. I really like snaps better than velcro and didn't like One size bum genius personally. I suggest to research and if you can go to stores that carry them before purchasing so you can see them in person before getting any. Good luck!!

Debbie - posted on 03/10/2009

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I use the velcro ones. I have trouble with the snaps - can't seem to do them up fast enough with a wiggly baby. The snaps nappy I have also has a terrible fit, but i think that's the brand that I chose.

Orangegloves - posted on 03/10/2009

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I dont like the velco ones, I found that the velcro would rub on her belly if it wasnt in the right place and with a wriggler that's not easy to get right with some nappies! I use Motherease. I got loads of mine off ebay at fabulous prices. I also bought a big chunk of fleece and made my own liners, easy and cheaper than buying them. Fleece stays dry against the skin so she gets no nappy rash, also solids just fall off fleece, you dont have to do anything but shake it over the toilet most of the time, and the poo drops in by itself! Fab!

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I have twins and did not have a lot of money to invest in diapers so I went with Dappi diapers and covers.  They work great.  I do use disposables at night.  I also have a sprayer on my toilet to deal with "dirty" diapers and I love it.

Angela - posted on 03/10/2009

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i absolutely love cloth!! i find that prefolds with a cover are the least expensive way to go...however, they are quite bulky, so i am more partial to fitteds with covers. personally, i like thirsties fitteds and their covers. i find that bumGenius and Fuzzibuns pocket diapers work extrememely well for nitetime. both my girls (2yrs and 8 1/2 months) sleep at least 12 hrs at nite and these don't leak or give them rashes.



cloth diapers are a bit of an investment to begin with, but they make up for it over time! i am so thankful that i never have to buy diapers again. or wipes, for that matter. there are some great deal on cloth wipes, or you can cut up some old cotton shirts, rags, whatnot to use as wipes, and then you reuse! it's so great.



some websites i love are: www.cottonbabies.com



i hope this helped! seriously, i'm a bit obsessed with cloth diapering now, so feel free to ask anything!! best of luck!

Anna - posted on 03/10/2009

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I think I am going to try the BumGenius Organic AIO Snaps... I've read that several people don't like the velcro closures. What do ya'll think?

Nichelle - posted on 03/09/2009

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We love our cloth diapers. We use bumGenius One Size Pocket Diapers. So easy to use and even easier to clean. Spent about $250 to get started with them (www.cottonbabies.com) and haven't had to really buy diapers since. We do use 1 disposable for night time. My daughter sleeps 12 hours during the night (not solid, I wish) but changing her during the night just makes her not want to go back to sleep. They are a great investment, especially if you are having another baby close in age. When we change a diaper we throw it into a diaper pail (a white trash can). When we have gone through a days worth, we throw them in the wash. One cycle on cold, one cycle on hot, each using 1/8 cup soap (HE washer). Dry on medium. So easy, but depending on what diapers you choose, depends on how the manufacturer wants them cleaned. BumGenius does allow you to by them, try one, and if you don't like it you can send them all back. So you really have nothing to lose! :) Good luck to you!

Anna - posted on 03/08/2009

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Thanks for the input... I think I am going to buy a couple and just try them. We'll see how my little one likes them.

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I love cloth diapers, and was very happy I decided to try them (first-time mom), even though most of my family thought I'd hate it and give up quickly. We used disposables until my daughter was big enough for the size small, so I've used both cloth and disposable and honestly I prefer cloth. She doesn't get diaper rash or cry because she's wet. We use Fuzzi Bunz and the fleece wicks moisture away from the body, they also have snaps - so no velcro to stick to stuff in the wash. It is just as easy to use cloth (as long as you have your own washer/dryer) as disposables, and we really have saved money. I hope you give it a try, if only buying a few pairs to experiment with - you'll be surprised how easy and natural it feels.

Crystal - posted on 03/06/2009

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Hi, yes totally love cloth!! I use the BG and Green Kids I also have some WildChild AIOs, i use the BG and WildChild during the day time and i use my GK with two bamboo inserts at night and not a leak even after 12hrs! I personally find the BG to be smaller then the GK which are also OSFA. I find them just as convenient as disposibles and have only had to battle nappy rash at teething time which is the same with disposibles. I find i do save money but they are addictive and somtimes its hard to stop buying them LOL.

Debbie - posted on 03/06/2009

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I use Happy Heinys for daytime and Bumgenius for nighttime. I found that the one size works best for me. I think there are lots of other really great brands out there - but those are the only 2 brands I had access to over here.



I always use a flushable nappy liner which helps to keep the fleece from getting mucky - then some cold water rinsing usually helps (some mums use a spraying hose which attaches to the toilet). If the liner isn't soiled, I wash it with the rest of the nappies and use it again until it gets muck on it or falls apart. Other mums keep a spatula by the toilet to scrape off solid waste from the nappy and flush it away.

Anna - posted on 03/06/2009

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Which ones do you use Debbie? I was looking at Happy Heinys or BumGenius, but there are so many options out there. Also, what about for "dirty" (opposed to just wet) diapers- how do you clean them?

Debbie - posted on 03/06/2009

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Cloth nappies rock! I love them! I hardly have any problems with nappy rash or leaks, and the nappies come in such great colours and patterns and are so easy to use. I think they are just as convenient as disposables - at the end of the day, I just dump them all in the machine to wash in hot water and an extra rinse cycle, and hang them up to dry the next morning - no big deal. The initial expense is high, but now I have used each of the nappies at least 100 times (my son is about a year old) - so even with the cost of washing them, they are already saving me money.

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