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GlowingTamra#2 Due September 5 (girl); 17 kids; Pennsylvania 12835 posts
15th May '12
Quoting Mombom:" Cloth diapers 20 years ago used to be a lot less expensive, when they involved pins and plastic diaper ... [snip!] ... things and just buy the prefolds, but my mom gave me some money, so I used it to buy diapers. I hope I am happy with them!"


My mom used gerber prefolds, rubber pants and pins for 6/7 kids. That is what I started with with my first daughter, but she started to get bad rashes, so I quit cloth diapering.

Thankfully, this time I know that there is MUCH more to it these days:)

NicoThunders 2 kids; Michigan 12847 posts
15th May '12
Quoting Daphne Westcott:" ok so for interest sake i just googled and found a place near us that sells cloth diapers and no they ... [snip!] ... on cloth diaper here it would be $13 one where i pay $11 for a hundred disposable napies but they are still very cute though"



Yeah they can be really expensive. Most of the one's I've bought are around 10$, but I do have a few that were in the $30's.
They also re-sell quite well (hard to find prints of certain brands can go for a few HUNDRED dollars).



We used disposables with my first, and didn't switch to cloth with my second until she was about 7-8months old, but I wish we would have done it from birth.
No nasty chemicals on her butt, way better for the environment (since the disposables will never break down. They need sunlight and air for that, which they do not get sitting down in a landfill).



And they're super cute. ^_^
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dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
15th May '12
Quoting Daphne Westcott:" ok so for interest sake i just googled and found a place near us that sells cloth diapers and no they ... [snip!] ... on cloth diaper here it would be $13 one where i pay $11 for a hundred disposable napies but they are still very cute though"


the initial cost can seem big for cloth diapers, but because you can reuse them, you do end up saving up to thousands of dollars in the end.

NicoThunders 2 kids; Michigan 12847 posts
15th May '12
Quoting dream:" the initial cost can seem big for cloth diapers, but because you can reuse them, you do end up saving up to thousands of dollars in the end."


:!::!:



And if you just use prefolds and cute covers you'll save A LOT more.

The Rachel 36 kids; Tulsa, Oklahoma 43666 posts
15th May '12

plus there is a resale value :)

Daphne Westcott 17 kids; Johannesburg, South Africa 410 posts
15th May '12

guess i never considered thart i only thought about the whole having to hand was them to clean them and that grossed me out

The Rachel 36 kids; Tulsa, Oklahoma 43666 posts
15th May '12
Quoting Daphne Westcott:" guess i never considered thart i only thought about the whole having to hand was them to clean them and that grossed me out"

hand wash?

NicoThunders 2 kids; Michigan 12847 posts
15th May '12
Quoting Daphne Westcott:" guess i never considered thart i only thought about the whole having to hand was them to clean them and that grossed me out"


Open diaper, dump poop into toilet (which you should technically be doing with disposables as well. The disposable diaper companies recommend it).
Sometimes I might need to swish the diaper is water (though they make sprayers that attach to your toilet so you don't have to swish) pull out the insert (if it has one) and toss in the pail.
On wash day throw in the washer, totally not gross at all. :D

Daphne Westcott 17 kids; Johannesburg, South Africa 410 posts
15th May '12
Quoting The Rachel:" hand wash?"

yes im talking about the old cloth diapers you had to hand wash im not sure how these cute ones work you know

NicoThunders 2 kids; Michigan 12847 posts
15th May '12
Quoting Daphne Westcott:" yes im talking about the old cloth diapers you had to hand wash im not sure how these cute ones work you know"


Cloth diapers have never had to be hand washed. Well, maybe before washing machines were invented, lol. Even my grandma didn't hand wash hers.

The Rachel 36 kids; Tulsa, Oklahoma 43666 posts
15th May '12
Quoting NicoThunders:" Cloth diapers have never had to be hand washed. Well, maybe before washing machines were invented, lol. Even my grandma didn't hand wash hers."


:!: this

Daphne Westcott 17 kids; Johannesburg, South Africa 410 posts
15th May '12
Quoting NicoThunders:" Cloth diapers have never had to be hand washed. Well, maybe before washing machines were invented, lol. Even my grandma didn't hand wash hers."

well my mother used cloth diapers and she had to hand was so it did happen lol

The Rachel 36 kids; Tulsa, Oklahoma 43666 posts
15th May '12
Quoting Daphne Westcott:" well my mother used cloth diapers and she had to hand was so it did happen lol"


not saying it didn't happen, just that they didnt HAVE to be handwashed :)

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
15th May '12
Quoting Daphne Westcott:" guess i never considered thart i only thought about the whole having to hand was them to clean them and that grossed me out"


only have to hand wash if you don't have a washing machine or don't have access to one. and in that case, I'd use disposables too. Actually, they have something called a "diaper service" that will pick up your diapers, wash them and give you fresh ones .. I've heard of that .. but not sure how cost effective it is then.

Wraith_Fodder 2 kids; Watertown, New York 53 posts
9th Sep '12

I know this post is old, but does anyone realize shes from south africa?