So Excited!

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So Excited!

So DH and I have decided to cloth diaper, and I've been researching for a while, but totally confused no matter how much I read. :ahhh: Then today, I spent a bunch of time on the CD board and looking at other websites and it was like a breakthrough! I finally felt like I could easily conquer CDing. THEN, I realized that we have a CLOTH DIAPER STORE literally RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD. ROFL! I've never noticed it before! They offer free classes, and stock all different kinds and brands of CDs.

I know it sounds stupid, but I was just so excited to find all of this stuff in one day! LOL DH and I are going to visit the CD store this Saturday, and hopefully start buying some stuff! YAY!
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That's fantastic! The best thing I did when contemplating CDing was take a CD class at a local store that one of my friends owns. Now, some other moms that CD and I go to the meetings to answer questions from new CD moms if need be and to show off our babies' cloth butts.

Yay for having a breakthrough!

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It feels so good to make decisions doesn't it!? When I was pregnant with DS I knew I wanted to CD but I didn't know if it would be totally horrible and gross etc. But I bought about 7 used CD's and when he was 7 weeks old I started and I have really not turned back - he is almost 2! There are lots of kinds so trial and error is your best approach... as well as asking other moms. Starting early has the added benefit of the infant poops not being all that gross to deal with. (Once DS was over 1 or so I started using the flushable paper liner so that I could easily lift out the solids and not have to worry about spraying or scraping diapers). Anyway - good luck!
My favourite side benefit of CD'ing was the decision to have a stash of baby grade cloths that we use instead of disposable wipes. Disposable wipes are so thing and not always that large (either too large or too small) that I greatly prefer just using cloth wipes and throwing them in the laundry with the CD!
I am looking forward to CD'ing with baby #2 this time around -but hopefully DS will potty train over the summer so that I don't have to invest in my CD's. Smile

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It would be totally worth it to see if your local cloth diaper store has a cloth diaper trial program. For a reasonable fee, I was given a huge selection of cloth diapers to try for a couple of weeks. It was so good because the style of diaper that I expected to like ended up being my least favourite, and the style that I hadn't even considered ended up being my favourite and what we ultimately went with. It saved me a fortune and made our cloth diaper experience far less frustrating that it otherwise would have been. Doesn't hurt to ask, anyway!

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Yes, this store does have a trial package - actually two different ones. They each contain different brands/types of diapers and covers, and at the end of the 2 weeks, you return what you don't want and keep what you do want. Then you're credited for the ones you've returned and you can then buy the ones you want. Smile I might do it. Smile

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It does feel good to make a decision, doesn't it?

Have you considered a cloth diaper service? Is there such thing in your area?

I ask this because we have found that using a diaper service for the first couple months is super helpful. Why? Because you don't have to worry about washing or soaking or anything, they get delivered to your door step, and our kids seem to grow out of one or two sizes of diapers in the first 2-3 months. Considering the cost of diapers, it end up being about the same cost to have the wash them for you, then to buy them and wash them yourself.

Also, I have found that some cloth diapers last longer than others. There is a place near us that makes and sells diapers that really work for our kids, but after one kid, we are finding that they disintegrate in the washing machine. On the other hand, the way more expensive bamboo ones that we got from a friend (Mother ease One-size), who used them on her kids already, are doing great. Then again, The bigger diapers are only fitting DD and DS properly now (18mo and 3yo no longer in diapers), and are so bulky, that we tend to only use them at night on DS.