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Rqotd - 8/14

If the modern cloth diaper hadn't been invented and all that was readily available were flats and pins, would you still cloth diaper?

alwayssmile's picture
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I don't know if I would have started cloth diapering if there were just flats. If by some miracle I had tried them, I probably would have stuck with them. I've been enjoying using flats. They're really trim and they work amazingly well! Not to mention easy to wash and fast to dry! I'm very grateful for the modern cloth diaper though because I love my pockets!

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No. Straight up, just no. I've never tried flats and I don't see it happening any time soon. I love the ease of pockets, and I know I wouldn't have been able to convince DH to switch to cloth if we would have had to do flats.

Joined: 10/24/10
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I'm really scared of pins! That would be the only part that would keep me from cloth diapering.

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Yup, I use flats fairly often anyway. I find my terry ones are a bit bulkier but not too much more than my pockets. I have always known cloth was the way I was going to go nappy wise.

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"ambie719" wrote:

No. Straight up, just no. I've never tried flats and I don't see it happening any time soon. I love the ease of pockets, and I know I wouldn't have been able to convince DH to switch to cloth if we would have had to do flats.

Same. DH barely puuts up with pockets.

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Yep! Before I started researching cloth, I just assumed that's all there was because I knew about cloth from when my sister was in diapers 22 years ago. I'm quite happy that I don't have to use pins and plastic pullup pants but I would still have done it because I'm that stubborn. I do love my prefolds, modern covers, and snappis though!

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I have never tried Flats, but probably! I've been saying since I was about 14 that I was going to cloth diaper my kids. I'm just weird and think about stupid things like that. lol

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I would have. I would have been a little bit freaked out about the pins but willing to give it a shot!

That said, I'm certainly not complaining that CD options have gotten easier in the past few years! I think flats/PFs are really the smartest option, but to be totally honest, I do

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Definitely. The new stuff certainly is more convenient, but you can't argue with the washability of flats, and all my other reasons for wanting to cloth diaper still stand.

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No. Straight up, just no. I've never tried flats and I don't see it happening any time soon. I love the ease of pockets, and I know I wouldn't have been able to convince DH to switch to cloth if we would have had to do flats.

This. When I first looked into cloth, I imagined my cousins running around in huge rubber pants and saggy diapers and said heck no! Then I learned there were must easier ways of doing it! I am surprised that I do use prefolds some, mostly for the newborn stage, but I could never do even those out and about and on trips, etc.

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I think I probably would. I don't use prefolds or flats and don't really have a desire to, but I think I'd still be convinced to cloth by the savings and environment. That's such a good question though, I hadn't ever thought about it before!

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Absolutely. I helped cloth diaper my much-younger brothers with pins & flats. It isn't that bad Biggrin

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Nope, I wouldn't have even tried it. That's actually what took me so long to use cloth in the first place, I pictured pins and all of that. If I would have tried it I certainly wouldn't have kept it up. It seems my kids get rashes from prefolds, which is the opposite of what I always heard is 'supposed' to happen but they do. Maybe if there was someway to know right when they pee but even changing every 2 hours they get rashes that they don't get as much with pockets (though they do still if it's overnight, just got some baby powder to try for that).

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I probably would have tried them, but not sure if I would have done it full time-- I might not have stuck with it either. I didn't like the way their skin stayed wet when I used them. We had some serious rash problems in the beginning as it was, and I don't think that would have helped.

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"daniellec.parker" wrote:

I probably would have tried them, but not sure if I would have done it full time-- I might not have stuck with it either. I didn't like the way their skin stayed wet when I used them. We had some serious rash problems in the beginning as it was, and I don't think that would have helped.

This is just about word for word what I was going to say. I'm cheap, and so cloth would have appealed to me. However, after using flats at first with DD and having to order stay dry liners because she got rashes easily, I don't think we would have stayed in cloth for very long.

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Yeah, I'm really cheap too, but not cheap enough to do flats and pins. I can get diapers for $4-5 a pack after coupons so I wouldn't be suffering too much if I *had* to use sposies.