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susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8400 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting Naturally Alternative~27w:" Detergent: I found this recipe I've been meaning to try: http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2009/08/cloth-diaper-detergent/ I need to invest in some 5gal buckets for detergents and such."


That is the recipe I used, but in an extremely large quantity. I haven't had any issues with it so far, but I do use 2 tbsp instead of 1 (what the site I got it from recommended) because there were stink issues with just one TBSP. We do big loads, though, and have a top loader.

~The Lunar Flower~ Due January 13; 1 child; Alabama 6738 posts
30th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Reasoner:</b>" So I have about $90 to buy a stash for my little man he is about 15 lbs or so I was thinking of just ... [snip!] ... thinking of just getting flats and some covers where would be the best place to buy online and what size flats should I get"</blockquote>



You'd do better joining a co-op & buying pockets for as low as $3.50 a piece. You could get those in one size rather than having to get several sizes. I bought prefolds from cottonbabies.com




MOSES! Do you still have that white sunbaby? If so I want it! Out of all of my dipes the 2 sunbabys & my fleece bmb covers fit DS the best. He has slightly pudgey thighs but is very small in the waist. He's still on the smallest setting for all of his diapers at 5 1/2 months old(at his 4 month checkup he was almost 16lbs & 26 inches tall I think). I measured him a couple weeks ago & he was 27 inches tall then. I love the 2 sunbabys I got from you. Sooooo soft <3

Mama Reasoner 19 kids; Bath Springs, Tennessee 1246 posts
30th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Reasoner:</b>" So I have about $90 to buy a stash for my ... [snip!] ... think). I measured him a couple weeks ago & he was 27 inches tall then. I love the 2 sunbabys I got from you. Sooooo soft <3"</blockquote>




I'm so scared of coops I've heard so many horror stories in here about them. Is there one that you recommend that is trustworthy? I would definitely rather do
pockets

~The Lunar Flower~ Due January 13; 1 child; Alabama 6738 posts
30th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Reasoner:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... horror stories in here about them. Is there one that you recommend that is trustworthy? I would definitely rather do pockets"</blockquote>



Kickass Crunchy Co-op on facebook is the one I use. If you go to the cloth diaper swap thread you can buy used ones for cheaper too. Also check your local craigslist, you'd be surprised how many people sell them that way.

Mama Reasoner 19 kids; Bath Springs, Tennessee 1246 posts
30th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Reasoner:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~The ... [snip!] ... you can buy used ones for cheaper too. Also check your local craigslist, you'd be surprised how many people sell them that way."</blockquote>




Oh okay I have the crunchy coop added already, and I have checked Craigslist no one selling anything cheap enough, and I forgot about the cloth diaper thread. I have been doing some research for a while I just haven't really had the money to buy until now plus my ex didn't wanna do cloth....

zombie. 2 kids; Leadville, Colorado 23606 posts
30th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Moses.:</b>" I have used it many times without any issues. I use it on my clothes when I cannot get to Sams for Eco's since Big Lots is right down the street."</blockquote>




The ecos is good? How mych is it? How many loads do you get and how much do yoy use?

zombie. 2 kids; Leadville, Colorado 23606 posts
30th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Reasoner:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... been doing some research for a while I just haven't really had the money to buy until now plus my ex didn't wanna do cloth...."</blockquote>




Im in a kawaii coop thats pretty good.
Sunbabydiapers.com is pretty inexpensive. I got 12 pockets with 12 inserts for $69.00 and free shipping.
Also dhgate.com has pockets pretty inexpensive.

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Reasoner:</b>" So I have about $90 to buy a stash for my ... [snip!] ... think). I measured him a couple weeks ago & he was 27 inches tall then. I love the 2 sunbabys I got from you. Sooooo soft <3"


I do actually :D I am going to have more sunbaby's too once I go through this giant box :P

Ecstasy 18 kids; Cuba 7748 posts
30th Apr '13

1st world problems...



A mama locally is selling blueberry mini deluxe diapers for $12 a piece - EUC..



Im not expecting or even TTC or awhile but im DYING to buy them.



Im in Australia and they cost $24ish online + shipping...



Should i do it? :oops:



Im in no hurry and dont 'need' them.. they'd just be a good stash filler..



Or i could just wait & buy new ones?

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting zombie.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Moses.:</b>" I have used it many times without any issues. ... [snip!] ... down the street."</blockquote> The ecos is good? How mych is it? How many loads do you get and how much do yoy use?"


The Eco's is $13 for a giant 100something load bottle at Sam's. For diapers I'd get probably 150 loads. But, I use cloth safe detergent on everything. It's the only detergent allowed in my machine, even though I am not currently cloth diapering :lol: I use a mix of Trader Joe's, Eco's and the Sun F&C. And Country Save when I can find it locally.

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting Mama Reasoner:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... been doing some research for a while I just haven't really had the money to buy until now plus my ex didn't wanna do cloth...."


When do you need diapers? If you want to wait, I am going to be going through two giant boxes I have. I am selling them to just recoup my money, not make anything off of them.

zombie. 2 kids; Leadville, Colorado 23606 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting Moses.:" The Eco's is $13 for a giant 100something load bottle at Sam's. For diapers I'd get probably 150 loads. ... [snip!] ... cloth diapering :lol: I use a mix of Trader Joe's, Eco's and the Sun F&C. And Country Save when I can find it locally."


okay :) thank you. i currently have a diff brand of cloth safe.. xtra i think it is but i wanna finish thtat off and switch to ecos then, do you use vinegar as a softner? idk how much to use.




also how do you girks get the liquid infant ebf poop off your diapers?

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting zombie.:" okay :) thank you. i currently have a diff brand of cloth safe.. xtra i think it is but i wanna finish ... [snip!] ... do you use vinegar as a softner? idk how much to use. also how do you girks get the liquid infant ebf poop off your diapers?"


I always sprayed my diapers before wash. And I always used a half cup of vinegar in the rinse :)

zombie. 2 kids; Leadville, Colorado 23606 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting Moses.:" I always sprayed my diapers before wash. And I always used a half cup of vinegar in the rinse :)"



Thank you :) YOu guys are very helpful! Ive posted in a few groups on FB but get skipped over. Is EO okay to add to your vinegar or is that a big no no?

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting zombie.:" Thank you :) YOu guys are very helpful! Ive posted in a few groups on FB but get skipped over. Is EO okay to add to your vinegar or is that a big no no?"


EO? Blank here lol