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How much laundry is cloth diapers? Mandy Schlatterer Due March 27 (girl); 2 kids; New Port Richey, Florida 1375 posts
8th Dec '12

Dh is saying no because I'm a laundry slacker. Is it a ton if laundry?

GoldenGirls 1 child; North Carolina 1225 posts
8th Dec '12

I do cloth dipes every other day. I do a load of laundry at least once a day.

Alayah's mommy ♥ Due September 29 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Grand Rapids, Michigan 4882 posts
8th Dec '12

I would think so unless you buy tons of diapers. My friend washes hers everyday but I think she only has about ten or so diapers.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11930 posts
8th Dec '12

Depends on amount of diapers you have and how many kids using them. We have over two dozen diapers right now and two kids in them. I do laundry every other day. Before our second was born I could do it every two days. Honestly I just got use to it.

GoldenGirls 1 child; North Carolina 1225 posts
8th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Alayah's mommy ♥:</b>" I would think so unless you buy tons of diapers. My friend washes hers everyday but I think she only has about ten or so diapers."</blockquote>




This! You will find with cloth diapers, that you have your favorites. I was having issues with ammonia, only washing every 3 days, so I started doing it every other day and it has helped.

Mandy Schlatterer Due March 27 (girl); 2 kids; New Port Richey, Florida 1375 posts
8th Dec '12

How much do they range? Is it weird to buy used?

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 63167 posts
status 8th Dec '12

I don't have to, but I wash daily. It's not bad at all.

TTC since May 2014; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Castlewood, Virginia 3395 posts
8th Dec '12

I don't think so. When she was smaller I washed every other day. Now I have about 50ish diapers and wash 2 times a week. (we don't go through all the diapers, I just don't like to let it get backed up). I have 6 people in my family so we always tons of laundry. Lol

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11930 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting Mandy Schlatterer:" How much do they range? Is it weird to buy used?"

Not werid to buy used. Price depends what diapers you want. Pre-folds are cheapest, but do take some time to get use to and require covers. Fitteds are next in line easier then pre-folds just snap on baby plus a cover. All-in-ones, hybrids, and all-in-twos are usually most expensive but also more convenient as there are no covers needed. Just put on baby like disposable diaper.



We started out with pre-folds with our oldest but husband hated them so we went with fitteds then one-size (one-size diapers fit from infant to potty training). We did get a handful of all-in-ones. With this baby we started right away with newborn fitteds, and will go to one-size after she doesn't fit in newborn anymore. We also have six covers, three per kid.



One has to add in cost of wetbag, and cloth diaper safe detergent too. We have two wetbags. Big one for home, small for going out. We use soap nuts for detergent, which is pretty cheap lol.

Michelle Parchert Due May 12 (boy); 1 child; Australia 44 posts
8th Dec '12

I wouldn't buy used mostly cause of hygiene. I do a load of DDs nappies most days (I put disposables on her overnight) and I don't find the extra washing an issue. They're smaller loads than mine and DHs clothes anyway

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11930 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting Michelle Parchert:" I wouldn't buy used mostly cause of hygiene. I do a load of DDs nappies most days (I put disposables ... [snip!] ... on her overnight) and I don't find the extra washing an issue. They're smaller loads than mine and DHs clothes anyway"


That's like saying don't buy used clothes or toys because someone else had it. Cloth diaper can be washed and even stripped using vinegar and baking soda.