Cloth Diapering?

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Mom2009's picture
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Cloth Diapering?

Anyone planning to CD?

I tried to w/ DS and ultimately failed for two reasons 1) He has super sensitive skin and was allergic to whatever was in the cloth diapers, or maybe it was his own pee, I never could figure it out. We could only successfully use Huggies or LUVs and not have a major, painful rash to deal with. and 2) I couldn't handle CD with poopy diapers...seriously gagged every time...wet ones were no issue, just the poop. I probably would have stuck it out anyhow had he not had major allergic reactions while CD.

Now that I've found hybrid diapers, I'm planning to try that with baby girl. Specifically using the thin cloth liners that lets the pee leek through to the soaker pad, but catches poop, at which point you throw away the liner. Thinking of going with gDiapers.

Anyone else?

BokkieNYC's picture
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I've been thinking about doing the hybrid diapers as well. Haven't researched the different brands that are available yet.

Maddz's picture
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I thought about CD but DH and I decided we didn't want to deal with them and that we would rather spend the $$ and all that negative stuff with disposables. I think changing poopy diapers would be AWFUL! EWWW. but the hybrids sound good... But DH decided no to all of those Smile

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*Lurker*

I CD my older two and will be doing it with our next Smile I'm really excited because the newborn CDs are so cute lol.

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I'm doing CD. I'm sewing my own. You can use liners with any regular cloth diaper. They sell the liners in rolls. I plan to use them once we start solids just for the poop issues. Breast fed poop you can just put right in the washer, but with the liners you can just put them in the toilet with the poop on them, then wash. Smile

Mom2009's picture
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Unfortunately, we've got a 100% formula fed babe here. My body didn't even produce milk at all with my son, and this time bc of my work situation I just can't make it bf work even if my body does decided to actually produce. Formula poop is awful!! I hadn't thought of using liners. That may would work well for me! I've thought of sewing them myself but I'm really not that great of a seamstress. It would have to be exceptionally easy for me to get it right. However, I did buy a book that had all the patterns for all the different kinds of cloth diapers for those folks who do choose to sew them. I may give sewing one a spin and try it out on my friend's baby to see if it works or not. Smile

After looking into the responses to gDiapers as opposed to other hybrid diapers in surveys and research, I don't know that I want to use gDipaers after all. GroVia is looking better now, as is sewing my own, though I don't know how much money it would actually save me to just sew my own. Hmmmm...need to look into that.

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There's a company called Wazoodle that I get all my cloth diaper supplies from. They have kits where they sell you all the parts already pre-cut and all you do is sew them together. Takes me about 20-30 min to sew the whole diaper from end to end, if I'm not distracted. The only part you have to cut is the elastic they send. I take a little longer though as I'm not a perfect seamstress either and sometimes make mistakes. Also, I don't have a serger so I have to top stitch which takes a little longer. I switch colours for that. The medium kit I have now I'm top-stitching in red. That way when I get other kits, all will have a different top stitch colour to tell the different sizes apart.

I buy the bamboo kits and plan to make 12 of each size to start.

Precut Diaper Kits - Precuts & Kits - Diaper Supplies

You can also buy the cut peices individually. You can get the liner and PUL and elastic, then you just use the same pattern as their fitted bamboo diaper, but you can make a cover instead. Or you can buy the pre-cut PUL and add it to the bamboo kit and make an AIO diaper.

Very reasonable. I figured out that if I bought kits for 24 diapers of each size, plus supplies to make 6 covers of each size, in total it would only cost me $600 or so. Not bad.

BokkieNYC's picture
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Now I really wish I had my sewing machine!

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We CDed with DS and will with this one also. I loved it!! It's especially great if you BF bc the poo is water soluble so you don't have to do anything with it. Just toss it in the bin and wash. We had to switch DS to disposables when he developed "toddlers diarrhea". I can't believe how expensive diapers are and can't wait to get back to cloth!

Mom2009's picture
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I'm learning that I totally didn't do my research when preparing to CD my DS. Wow!! If only I knew then what I know now!!!