Cloth or disposable?

Kelly - posted on 01/02/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )





My little one will be turning two in a couple weeks. I know that he is almost out of the diaper stage however, I still want to switch him and plus, I will be planning on having another. I want to switch from disposable to cloth #1. Because it's much more cost effective, #2. After research on disposables I hate all the chemicals in them, my son has always suffered horrific and serious diaper rash no matter how often I changed him and no matter what treatment was used (even prescription creams) now I know why, because disposables are chemical cesspools, and #3. It's much better for the environment.

So now is the question, what is the best cloth diaper. After reading a million reviews it seems like Drybees receives the greatest positive review ratio. Does any moms with experience in this area have any suggestions? Also, where can I find the most cost efficient start up investment for these? I've already checked out e-bay and amazon and wholesale co. No luck. Any input will be greatly appreciated!!


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Kelly - posted on 01/03/2010




Thank you! I think I will try a few varieties. So do think I should stay away from prefolds? I saw a 100 piece set on Amazon called "Real Nappies" it got 5 out of 5 stars. The set is $500.00 which is a good price for the volume but if I made that kind of investment and didn't like them, then that wouldn't be good. Have either of you heard of this brand.... Also for the e-bay one (Tina)... I have a VERY heavy wetter.... do you think those would work for him?

Tina - posted on 01/02/2010




These are great. I just switched my daughter- if you should choose to buy these please note that 2 liners get you to the absorbency of a regular diaper. I have not had a problem with these. Even messy poops rinse out without a problem.
The only thing to be noted is that Diaper Cream is a NO-No with any of the Fleece Liner Diapers as it makes them waterproof and they will leak.- But I have not found a need for diaper cream using them as they keep the babies bunz nice and dry! It's a bonus that they are easy to wash and dry superfast!

Kendra - posted on 01/02/2010





my son is now almost ten months old, and we have been using cloth diapers as soon as he could fit into them (8 pounds) I'm not sure where you're from, but we used Bum Genius "Bummies" and they are excellent. There are two varieties. We used the One Size because they go from 8-35 pounds with snaps in the front and liners to make them bigger and smaller. We chose them so we didn't have to buy them twice. looking forward to anymore questions :-)

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