Cloth Diapering

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Cloth Diapering

I am sure there has to be a few gals on this board that cloth diaper or plan too.

Well I finally got DH on board Woo Hoo!!! Well my wonderful 3 yr old will pee on the potty all day long but refuses to poo so I am thinking about ordering a few Flip trainers for him to start with the new lo will be able to use them when he is old enough too..

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I cloth diaper my 12 month old and did when my 6 year old was in diapers too. I plan on CDing with this LO as well. I've used all of the ones from my first and added some more with my 2nd so I should be pretty set having 2 in cloth soon. I love using cloth!

We have tons of prefolds with an assortment of covers, though wool has worked the best for us. We got some flips with DS2 and I'm on the fence with those as I'm not a fan of the cover but love the insert. And my husband friendly stash includes some fuzzi bunz (OS & sized) and Bum Genius. We have some other random pockets and fitted ones that complete our stash. Yay for getting your husband on board!

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We are planning to cloth diaper as well! I know absolutely nothing about it, but my sister's been cloth diapering for a while now so she'll be my coach. Smile

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http://www.cottonbabies.com/product_info.php?cPath=60&products_id=3110

I ordered 2 of these I can't wait until they come in stock!

I plan on using pockets to start I may change over but for now I am ordering Kawaii's heavy duty. You can't beat the price and seem to have wonderful reviews.

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I had both of mine in cloth (I didn't start until DD#1 was 18 months, which was 1 month before DD#2 was born). I did mostly pockets or AIO's. My girls were such heavy wetters that PFs were a JOKE for us, as was anything that was primarily cotton. We need to move ASAP so we can get our washer & dryer out of storage. MUST have laundry at home, to do cloth diapers!

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I'm wanting to try CDing this time. My Aunt in law is making CDs for her daughter and is sending me some to try with Zayne so we can decide. It'll be a LOT cheaper that's for sure!

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I haven't posted much on this board but wanted to chime in on this conversation! I cloth diapered DD and loved it. I learned so much the first time around, so this time I have a better idea of what I want to do....although there are some new options out there, such as the Flip diapers, that weren't available last time. My favorites were Bum Genius, although they're too big for a newborn, even on the smallest setting. When DD was really tiny I used PFs and Thirsties covers, which worked well. Unfortunately I sold almost my entire stash, so I will be starting from scratch this time.

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A lot of places have samples packs that you can buy and try out a bunch of different types of CD's. This is a great way to try a bunch before you buy lots and not like the kind you bought.

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"Dixiemom1st" wrote:

A lot of places have samples packs that you can buy and try out a bunch of different types of CD's. This is a great way to try a bunch before you buy lots and not like the kind you bought.

Yes, totally this. We bought 2 different sample packs when DS1 was born so we could try out different stuff before investing in anything. Such a great idea. I got mine from cottonbabies.com or kellyscloset.com way back in the day.

So many new products came on the market in the 5 year span between my 2 kids as well.

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OK, what are these flip diapers I keep hearing about?! I haven't used cloth for about 2 years now, and apparently lots of stuff has come out that people are raving about. Are they pockets? AI0s?

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"mommyof1.5" wrote:

OK, what are these flip diapers I keep hearing about?! I haven't used cloth for about 2 years now, and apparently lots of stuff has come out that people are raving about. Are they pockets? AI0s?

The covers similar to what you use with prefolds (adjustable so they grow with you) but instead of a prefold they come with an insert like the ones you use with a pocket. The inserts are pretty thick and can be folded over on one end to adjust sizing. They (the inserts) are also lined on one side to keep moisture under control. Easy to use as you just pop the insert on top of the cover and you are good to go. Also less bulky than some prefolds. Idea being that you can use the cover numerous times and just change out the insert.

Worth checking out for sure. I'm not a big fan of the covers as they cause my LO to be get a rash easy, similar to most covers I've tried that aren't wool or lined in some way. But we got a dozen of them as a gift and I am loving the inserts as stuffing for my Bum Genius!

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"jolly11sd" wrote:

The covers similar to what you use with prefolds (adjustable so they grow with you) but instead of a prefold they come with an insert like the ones you use with a pocket. The inserts are pretty thick and can be folded over on one end to adjust sizing. They (the inserts) are also lined on one side to keep moisture under control. Easy to use as you just pop the insert on top of the cover and you are good to go. Also less bulky than some prefolds. Idea being that you can use the cover numerous times and just change out the insert.

Worth checking out for sure. I'm not a big fan of the covers as they cause my LO to be get a rash easy, similar to most covers I've tried that aren't wool or lined in some way. But we got a dozen of them as a gift and I am loving the inserts as stuffing for my Bum Genius!

Is the interior of the flips made of PUL? I can only imagine the havoc that would cause on baby skin. I have LOVED the idea of just using something like a FB as a cover, using inserts that aren't necessarily tucked under microfleece. Are they also gusseted?

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I just started cloth diapering #5 about 7 months ago ( used our tax refund to get a good stash ) and I LOVE it. I went cheap, bought the prefolds and FLIP covers.

But now with the lo on the way, first of all, I know for a fact that my dd is not going to be out of diapers by April. So, I'm defintely going to need to get more cloth diapers. I have one bum genuis AIO diaper, but to be honest, it's the last one I reach for.

I'm thinking of how many diapers a newborn goes through in a day and I guess I'm going to have to get a whole new stash of diapers. I'm just on the fence as to which kind of diaper to invest in with a newborn. The best idea of course would be to get something that will "grow" with the baby. So many things to consider!

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"blessedmomof5" wrote:

I'm thinking of how many diapers a newborn goes through in a day and I guess I'm going to have to get a whole new stash of diapers. I'm just on the fence as to which kind of diaper to invest in with a newborn. The best idea of course would be to get something that will "grow" with the baby. So many things to consider!

I tried to do that, and even though mine were SUPER chunky babies, I couldn't figure out how to get one size to work well on a newborn. I purchased an entire NB stash used from a website that I love, and re-sold after we were done with them. For the sizes after that, the OS are awesome Smile Just my opinion, and it's been a while, so I am sure there have been better/newer options. Happy hunting!