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Cloth diapering controversy. Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
19th Aug '13

So, DD is 16 months old and SO and I have recently decided to cloth diaper her until she is potty trained. I am REALLY excited about it. We are doing it mostly to save money. I told my mom about our decision and her friend because they are the ones that keep her while I work. I didn't really get a thrilled reaction from either. They brought up the cost, how much I will be washing, and whatever else.



Was anyone against your decision to cloth diaper? What happens when someone else has to keep your child? Do they go with it as you wish or did they use disposables while they kept LO? Ugh.

Mrs.Rachael +2.5 Due November 28 (girl); 18 kids; Shreveport, Louisiana 10326 posts
19th Aug '13

I only have one RL friend who actually supports it, the rest of my friends and family are against it. I usually send disposables if they are going to be watching them, especially if they are watching them for free. But if I am paying for a sitter I have them use the cloth, since they are paid to follow my wishes vs freely offering their time.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
19th Aug '13

Yep my whole family. No one thought I would keep with it either. Well we have been cding almost 2 years now :)



You can get flips for 7.25 right now on cotton babies seconds sale. 4 of those and 2 dozen prefolds and you got a whole stash.

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
19th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Rachael +2.5:</b>" I only have one RL friend who actually supports it, the rest of my friends and family are against it. ... [snip!] ... if I am paying for a sitter I have them use the cloth, since they are paid to follow my wishes vs freely offering their time."</blockquote>




They both ended up saying they would do it, but they weren't happy. They finally understood my reason for it and everything, but it discouraged me a bit. My mom seemed a little more ok with it and she watches her the most. I hope it all goes well. Idk why I didn't think of babysitters not wanting to take all the extra steps.

~Manda Panda +3 1/2~ 16 kids; Arkansas 39074 posts
19th Aug '13

My favorite "anti" comment
"You know they're gonna poop in that right?!" Seriously?! Um I'd hope so? LOL
Anyways yes. But because they thought they were old school kinds still. Anyways, I am that kind of person that does things even MORE because someone says I can't. I would get some super easy styles for the ones against it to try. Like velcro AIOs or velcro pockets you have stuffed already for them. Just tell them all they have to do is put in a bag (like they would throw away a sposie) and you'll take care of the rest at home. There's really nothing different they'd have to do.

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
19th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I Stab People:</b>" Yep my whole family. No one thought I would keep with it either. Well we have been cding almost 2 years ... [snip!] ... You can get flips for 7.25 right now on cotton babies seconds sale. 4 of those and 2 dozen prefolds and you got a whole stash."</blockquote>




I'll look into that if it's still good on Friday because that's pay day :). I'm getting 12 diapers from a mama on here. I'm excited about it. Lol

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
19th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Manda Panda +3 1/2~:</b>" My favorite "anti" comment "You know they're gonna poop in that right?!" Seriously?! Um I'd hope so? ... [snip!] ... they would throw away a sposie) and you'll take care of the rest at home. There's really nothing different they'd have to do. "</blockquote>




That's what I was thinking anyway, that I'd just take care of the diapers at home. My mom's friend said "eww. Why cloth?" I mean they are pooping in the diapers anyway. Sometimes there's a blowout and it gets everywhere. Idk, I guess I don't really see what the big deal is. SO is a little nervous about the cleaning process just because he doesn't know how to yet. We are researching everything we will need to know because we don't know a single person who cloth diapers.

~Manda Panda +3 1/2~ 16 kids; Arkansas 39074 posts
19th Aug '13
Quoting Kimber's Mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Manda Panda +3 1/2~:</b>" My favorite "anti" comment "You know ... [snip!] ... know how to yet. We are researching everything we will need to know because we don't know a single person who cloth diapers."


I had WAY WAY less blowouts in cloth. The only ones were when I wasn't getting the prefold folded right with a EBF baby. That's it really.
It's basically the same as if you're potty training a kid and they poop in their pants. You rinse it out, put it in the laundry basket and wash with the next load. The main thing is the right detergent and extra rinses :)

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
19th Aug '13
Quoting Kimber's Mommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Manda Panda +3 1/2~:</b>" My favorite "anti" comment "You know ... [snip!] ... know how to yet. We are researching everything we will need to know because we don't know a single person who cloth diapers."


you wont really see many blow outs in cloth, i was suprised at that too. my son will blow out any disposable, but has only leaked poop maybe 1-2 times the whole time we have been CDing

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
19th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I Stab People:</b>" you wont really see many blow outs in cloth, i was suprised at that too. my son will blow out any disposable, but has only leaked poop maybe 1-2 times the whole time we have been CDing"</blockquote>



She's only ever had two blowouts, but what annoys the shit out of me is when I've JUST changed her and she has a really "big" pee and the diaper falls apart. Then you have to clean up all that gel crap.