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Cloth vs Disposable Diapers Aidan&Sophie'sMomma 2 kids; Hampton, Virginia 1688 posts
6th Dec '12

Really thinking of at least trying cloth diapers this time around. Wasnt even an option last time because we didnt ahve a washer&dryer.
MY pros.
Cute Covers.
Cheap.
We now have a washer&Dryer.



MY cons/?
Up to how old can they wear cloth?
Messy?
make clothes fit weird in the butt area?
so puffy!
how many do you get? is THAT expensive?

Aidan&Sophie'sMomma 2 kids; Hampton, Virginia 1688 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:" Cloth PRO- No stupid poop explosions... HUGE pro."

REALLY !NOOOO explosions?!
what about pee leaks?

XavierRose Due January 14; 2 kids; Gilbert, Arizona 1716 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Aidan'sMomma!:" REALLY !NOOOO explosions?! what about pee leaks?"


as long as they are on right, no leaks. Pro-saves a ton of money, many different options, no rashes, not messy clean up



ETA: I have one size diapers, so they go up to potty training age, but they also make sized diapers that come in s,m,l and go up just as big. And I have over 20 diapers, but mine were more expensive. Alva and Sunbaby diapers are pretty cheap and people say good things about them.

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
6th Dec '12

Pro, you can do cover's and prefolds. no you don't have to put the pre-fold on, you can trifold! you can get a stash of 3-4 covers and 24 prefolds for under 100 bucks.
pro-can be used from birth till potty training ( most)
Pro- no blow outs!
Pro- you know what the diaper is made out of

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
6th Dec '12

You can use them through PTing. They can be as cheap or as expensive as your budget allows. It also depends on your philosophies. I spend a little more because I only buy WAHM diapers. So mine range from $10-25. Many mamas on ere get theirs for $4-6 through coops and Chinese suppliers.



They are gonna be messier cause yes you have to plop the poop out when it's solid. But bf babies don't need to do anything. Just throw the inthe diaper Paul and wash as normal. You do need special soap. And you can't use regular store bought diaper rash cream. But u can use special creams or coconut oil. They're really not THAT puffy. You can get some pretty slim ones.

Aidan&Sophie'sMomma 2 kids; Hampton, Virginia 1688 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting XavierRose:" as long as they are on right, no leaks. Pro-saves a ton of money, many different options, no rashes, not messy clean up"


no rashes!? really?! and the clean up isnt messy! wow

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting lolajessup:" You can use them through PTing. They can be as cheap or as expensive as your budget allows. It also depends ... [snip!] ... rash cream. But u can use special creams or coconut oil. They're really not THAT puffy. You can get some pretty slim ones."

even with sposies it says on the pack to dump solids in the toilet.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
6th Dec '12

My list-
Pro-
Cute
No poop explosions
Very few leaks and usually my fault or a new insert that hasnt been fully prepped
Cheaper (at least until i became an addict and bought way more than i need)
Use same diapers for my infant and toddler (yep my 2 month old and 2.5 year old were able to wear the exact same diaper)
Never running out of diapers
Less smell



Cons-
Bulk and some clothes are harder to fit

Aidan&Sophie'sMomma 2 kids; Hampton, Virginia 1688 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting lolajessup:" You can use them through PTing. They can be as cheap or as expensive as your budget allows. It also depends ... [snip!] ... rash cream. But u can use special creams or coconut oil. They're really not THAT puffy. You can get some pretty slim ones."


ok, so... stages i guess ill put it..
BF baby poop.
you dont need to rinse it or anything? you just put them in the diaper pall then when its full wash them instead of toss them? i feel like i would want to rinse the poop ones right away and then wash them soon lol
how many times a week would you do a load of diapers? i know it depends on how many you have as well. how many would one need?
why do you need special soap and cream?

XavierRose Due January 14; 2 kids; Gilbert, Arizona 1716 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Aidan'sMomma!:" no rashes!? really?! and the clean up isnt messy! wow"


very rarely. And I buy my diaper rash cream at target, its CD safe. And clean-up isn't bad. I use flushable liners for poop, and if its a bit runny I just spray it out. I never touch poop, and shake out the inserts, so never touch pee (I use pockets)

♥ Mrs. S ♥ Due September 20; 2 kids; Venezuela 13654 posts
6th Dec '12

I love cloth. We CD's for over a year. They are cute, good for the environment and easy to use.
Once my second was born and I was washing 2 kids diapers our water bill went up sooo much that I just quit because buying disposable was cheaper.



They can wear cloth until they are potty trained.
We had some explosions but that would have happened in a disposable as well.

XavierRose Due January 14; 2 kids; Gilbert, Arizona 1716 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Aidan'sMomma!:" ok, so... stages i guess ill put it.. BF baby poop. you dont need to rinse it or anything? you just ... [snip!] ... of diapers? i know it depends on how many you have as well. how many would one need? why do you need special soap and cream?"


I have over 20. Do a wash every 2-3 days. You need special detergent and cream because regular ones can make them repel instead of absorb. I use California baby cream, which I get at target or Babies R Us, and I use Mountain Green detergent, but you can use All Free and Clear

Aidan&Sophie'sMomma 2 kids; Hampton, Virginia 1688 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Jennybananna:" My list- Pro- Cute No poop explosions Very few leaks and usually my fault or a new insert that hasnt ... [snip!] ... able to wear the exact same diaper) Never running out of diapers Less smell Cons- Bulk and some clothes are harder to fit "

less smell? really?! wow im learning alot lol i only like luvs really. because they dont smell when he wears other diapers i smell his pee easily :/



i dont get the whole, trifold and pocket,flushable inserts stuff haha.



They wear the SAME DIAPER!? there is... 2 or 3 parts of the CD? the inserts and the diaper and cover? or is the cover the diaper?

Aidan&Sophie'sMomma 2 kids; Hampton, Virginia 1688 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting XavierRose:" I have over 20. Do a wash every 2-3 days. You need special detergent and cream because regular ones ... [snip!] ... baby cream, which I get at target or Babies R Us, and I use Mountain Green detergent, but you can use All Free and Clear"

so some soaps will make the diapers like, waterproof or whatever and others make them soak it up like suppose to? i dont really understand the cream still... does some cream get wiped off really bad by the CD or something? can you use powder still in CD?

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
6th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting furrbabiesmommy:</b>" even with sposies it says on the pack to dump solids in the toilet."</blockquote>



Does anyone really do that haha.