For those times you can't do cloth...

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cactuswren's picture
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For those times you can't do cloth...

I know posting on a cloth board about disposables is kind of weird, but I also know that a lot of you do use them at night or while traveling, etc. and I just really had to tell somebody who would be interested...I am seriously in love (as in love with a disposable as you can be) with the Comforts for Baby Chlorine-Free diapers. They're the Kroger/Fry's store brand, so I guess you can't get them everywhere, but I really want to support them so they stick around, because wow. They never leak, they don't smell, and they're half or less of the price of all the other chlorine-free brands like 7th Gen and Earth's Best (which I cannot express enough hate for--leak city!) I was forced recently while traveling to buy another kind of regular disposable and OMG THE SMELL...:puke2:...I couldn't believe it. One pee and I was rushing to change her. Awful awful awful. I went back to Fry's as soon as I got home and bought more Comforts, and am just saving the others for dire emergencies.

They're also marginally better for the environment AND the baby, since they have fewer nasty chemicals in them. All in all, if we're stuck in sposies (which we are now due to DD's severe diaper rash issues that just increased exponentially once she weaned), then I'm really, REALLY glad I found these. Word to the wise. Wink

Kayla1981's picture
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Thank you for posting this! I wonder if I can find them in our Kroger Marketplace.

I'm ashamed to say we are doing sposies right now. My nausea and morning sickness is so bad that I just could not face the poop twice. Spraying was out of the question and washing was going to be tough. I can hardly stand the smell of her clean disposable, forget about it when it has poop in it. I literally change her diaper with my shirt over my nose (which she thinks is quiet funny I have to add). We do have issues with rashes so we occasionally use them to help clear her up but I finally own some CJ's BUTTer so I'm hoping that will help cut down on my need for sposies.

I don't like sposies but I throw up enough as is. I will definitely look for those! I use Pampers... Don't hate me. :oops:

alwayssmile's picture
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We use Huggies. Or rather I have a bunch of Huggies size 3 left over from before we switched and I've kept them all. I hope I can make them still work for Aiden with us moving because I know there's no way I can wash diapers with all this travel!

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Nothing wrong with that! I'm using far more sposies than I'd like right now but I try to use cloth when I can and when I can't...well, what can you do? Nothing to feel badly about.
We don't have those around here or I'd try them Wink As it is I just use whatever is cheapest. Target or Shopko brand, Luvs or Huggies/Pampers with a coupon. The other day I found a BOX of Pampers prints on clearance for $6 so I got those. I'm really not too picky.

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Nothing to feel badly about at all Kayla! We love pampers. We use one at night for him every night, and absolutely whenever we are traveling. He is generally in cloth the rest of the time. He is my third kid, and though we have had a super easy relationship with cloth, I am not puritanical about it any more.

I am an amazon mom/prime person, and to order a case and have it show up on my doorstep for a fraction of the cost of the store is like magic. Love it.

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With all our stink issues, and then the weird bite/pimple things Beni has had recently, she's been in sposies a lot too. Of course, here in Laos, you can't get any enviro friendly ones... you can get really cheap ones or you can get Pampers when in Thailand. I have mostly been using the Pampers. And with our stink issues, and the fact that we're about to travel for three weeks over the holidays- I am really looking forward to three weeks in sposies. Doing the cloth when pg and having super nose is not the most fun, although, I'm lucky it hasn't made me chuck.

tori729's picture
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Good to know! We don't have Kroger around here but just in case I ever am near one...
I really hate the sposie smell as well. Blech!

abacaxi's picture
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Another option that works really well is GroVia Biosoakers. They're plastic-free & chlorine-free inserts that just stick into whatever covers you're already using. I used them with Softbums covers on a 6 day road trip recently and had no problems at all with leakage or odor (except once, when dh installed it incorrectly and there was a poop-plosion, but that was entirely user error). Supposedly they are also biodegradable and compostable, though I haven't actually tried composting them.

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Where do you get these magical inserts? Somewhere local perhaps? I imagine they'd be far less leaky than sposies. I do not want to deal with leaky sposies while on a 6 hour plane trip, again. Ugh.

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"abacaxi" wrote:

Another option that works really well is GroVia Biosoakers. They're plastic-free & chlorine-free inserts that just stick into whatever covers you're already using. I used them with Softbums covers on a 6 day road trip recently and had no problems at all with leakage or odor (except once, when dh installed it incorrectly and there was a poop-plosion, but that was entirely user error). Supposedly they are also biodegradable and compostable, though I haven't actually tried composting them.

I'm going to have to look into those as an option if my laundromat washing doesn't go so well. Only a little over 24 hours in disposables and DH and I are both cussing them from the smell and the fact that they're leaving red marks on his belly. Sad of course poor kid doesn't have enough of a butt to hold up his pants without cloth. Lol

abacaxi's picture
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I got some from The Green Pampered Baby back when they had free shipping in Tucson. That has since changed for these inserts (though still valid on other products). Erin, they're local, so you might be able to pick them up.

You can also get them from Go Go Natural, which is in Scottsdale (or somewhere else in the Phoenix area) and has really fast shipping. I bought a 50 pack from there for my recent trip. I ordered on a Monday, they were in my mailbox that Wednesday.

Kayla1981's picture
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Thanks again for posting this! I bought two small packs last week at Kroger and they were even cheaper than Pampers. Awesome! We've been using them and they have worked just as well as Pampers too, they just feel little different. Jordan hasn't noticed though. I still have some Pampers left over so I've been using those at night but when we run out I will just go with the Comfort diapers.

I'm happy to say that as of yesterday she is back in cloth. My nausea and vomiting isn't gone yet but I feel like I can handle it a little better now.

"Potter75" wrote:

Nothing to feel badly about at all Kayla! We love pampers. We use one at night for him every night, and absolutely whenever we are traveling. He is generally in cloth the rest of the time. He is my third kid, and though we have had a super easy relationship with cloth, I am not puritanical about it any more.

I am an amazon mom/prime person, and to order a case and have it show up on my doorstep for a fraction of the cost of the store is like magic. Love it.

It's just that I always feel good when I put a cloth diaper on her. I know it's clean, soft, reusable, etc. We have always used sposies at night but using cloth during the day means we have significantly cut back on the number of diapers we throw away. I do have to say that I'm really glad sposies are available to me b/c we use them when traveling, when we need to use Desitin, and at night so we don't have to worry about so many leaks. (We still get some.) I don't mean to make it sound like I judge others who use them all the time b/c I know they are not for everyone. I guess I can be a little hard on myself though!

"Marite13" wrote:

With all our stink issues, and then the weird bite/pimple things Beni has had recently, she's been in sposies a lot too. Of course, here in Laos, you can't get any enviro friendly ones... you can get really cheap ones or you can get Pampers when in Thailand. I have mostly been using the Pampers. And with our stink issues, and the fact that we're about to travel for three weeks over the holidays- I am really looking forward to three weeks in sposies. Doing the cloth when pg and having super nose is not the most fun, although, I'm lucky it hasn't made me chuck.

I will admit that it was kind of nice to have a break from the washing! It's never been that big of a deal but there have been days that I have felt so miserable, I seriously spent most of the day on the couch trying not to move too much. Poor Jason has picked up a lot of the slack around here so that was one less thing to add to his plate. Now that I'm doing a little better, I feel like I can take it back on. I still have a super nose but I'm a little less sensitive to the smell and sight of certain things.

cactuswren's picture
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Yay! I'm glad you found some and they're working for you. See why I had to share? A diaper that works so well AND is so cheap AND is as eco/baby friendly as you can get in a sposie...well, I couldn't keep it to myself Smile

I'm glad you're still able to part-time cloth, though. We gave up entirely sometime in the fall; once she had weaned and was on full-time solids, the rash issues had just gotten just too bad (near-constant bleeding? I'm sorry: no), and in sposies the only time she gets a rash is if she's on antibiotics (yeast--ugh) or a rare weird situation like a bad diaper change right before nap (daycare helper). Otherwise, she never gets anything that a little Earth Mama ointment can't take care of. I take comfort in the fact that she was in cloth for her entire first year, though. I really, really believe in it (obviously, since I'm still hanging around here!) but I just ended up with an outlier on the sensitivity charts. It's life, and you're exactly right--I'm thankful to have options. We all just do the best we can!

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Thanks for the recommendation. There are no Krogers around here, but since we only used disposables when travelling, and that's often to Michigan, we can go to a Krogers to try to find them. With my first, the Pampers seemed to fit better than other brands, so I just stuck with those.