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Cloth Diapering?

Do I have any other cloth crazy moms here???? We cloth diapered DD from when she was 10 days old until she potty trained at 2.5 years old. I love cloth!!!! I'm so excited to yank out those x-sm fitteds again. Ahhhhhh...SO cute! If we have a boy he'll be all girled up in the flower diapers thought. LOL! I have a weakness for prints!

Let's talk cloth!

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I did 50% of the time. By that I mean, DS was in cloth anytime I was home or with him.

It totally saved money, but I need suggestions on infant cloth diapers. We mostly used bum Genius and they didn't really fit till he was about 3-5 months old.

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"elleon17" wrote:

It totally saved money, but I need suggestions on infant cloth diapers. We mostly used bum Genius and they didn't really fit till he was about 3-5 months old.

Ya, we didn't buy the one size diapers until DD was in a medium sized one. I always worried how they'd fit the wee ones. When I was pg with DD a local cloth diaper shop was closing so I bought a bunch of Thirsties sized fab fitteds and covers. They were SO great for newborns as the fitted and cover provided with 2 lines of defense. We rarely got leaks. Thisties has since changed their sizing. Sad The ones we got were x-sm, sm, m, lg etc. They now have size 1 and size 2....I have some size 2s that I used on DD when she was older but never tried the size 1 on a wee one yet.

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I kind of wish I had made the investment with my first, BUT... we don't have a washer and dryer. I just can't see keeping all those diapers laying around all week until taking a trip to the laundromat! Not to mention I would have to buy a weeks worth instead of just a few days. I have to admit that I do feel guilty... I'm on baby #6 and I'm chucking diapers into the landfill... thousands and thousands of diapers over the past few years... BLAH!

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Oh. My. Word. You have 5 kids and no washing machine? I'd FREAK out. LOL. I don't mind doing laundry...but I wouldn't like 'laundry day' of that magnitude. Because I work from home I often do laundry while doing my day job. It makes it seem like less work.

As for the diapers, when DD was wee I washed every second day because they go through like 10-12 diapers a day. When she got older I'd do it twice a week. I am sort of a cloth diaper hoarder....

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This is my tub-o-diapers when we were storing them away on potty training day. I ended up needing 2 totes because of all the wool covers and such.

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LOL, yep, no washing machine! The only time it really sucks is when a kid pukes in their bed... yeah that sucks big time!! Other then that it actually works well doing it at the laundromat because it's so efficient. They have double and triple load machines, so we do a triple load of whites, a triple load of darks, and then we just rotate through bedding and such with towels for another load. Three machines all run at once, then into the drier, and then head home.

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Oh yes! I have cloth diapered the whole time! We did use disposables at night after the first couple of months. I never found ones that wouldn't leak. All ever used were the one sized diapers. Mainly AIO's, but few pockets. I never understood the ones with covers, I may be a little more adventurous with this baby and try a few new ones. After two kids, mine are looking a little rough and are stretched out. After the busyness of Christmas, I am going to attempt to see a few of my own!

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Yes Leah, pockets and AIOs only work for SO long at night before they just can't take it. We discovered that when my daughter was 1. Then we switched to a fitted and wool at night and it was GREAT. When we used pockets we were getting leaks every night for a week or two. Then we switched and never got a leak again! So great!

I have sewn a few diapers myself but I never like them as much as the ones I buy. I even liked the ones my friend sewed with the SAME pattern as mine better than my own. LOL

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"pollo_la" wrote:

LOL, yep, no washing machine! The only time it really sucks is when a kid pukes in their bed... yeah that sucks big time!! Other then that it actually works well doing it at the laundromat because it's so efficient. They have double and triple load machines, so we do a triple load of whites, a triple load of darks, and then we just rotate through bedding and such with towels for another load. Three machines all run at once, then into the drier, and then head home.

I hear you on the easier part! The laundromat I go to (which isn't the closest to home) has a 6 loader, I have a giant rubbermaid bucket and generally do laundry once every two weeks. I leave DS at home with DH and am home within an hour and a half.

If we move into a place with washer dryer hookups though I would love to cloth diaper, because it is so much more cost effective.

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A laundromat wouldn't be SO bad without kids in tow. It's bringing those little rugrats that gets troublesome.

I was so disappointed when DD potty trained because DH FINALLY put up a clothesline a month or two prior. I wished I'd had it for the whole of cloth diapering!

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Hey you can't be TOO upset that your dd potty trained!! Wink But yes, the clothes line would have been awesome for cloth diapering.

Actually the laundromat isn't too bad with kids in tow. They have a little kid area with bean bags and such at ours, and the kids can sit and read and color. My middle ones love to help me with putting the coins and the clothes in the machines and such. I always sort everything before I go, so it's easy once I'm there... And I'm spoiled... DH goes much of the time!!! SmileSmileSmile

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I've really been thinking about using cloth diapers. Any info would be helpful!!! Where can u get them??

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"StarShine65712" wrote:

I've really been thinking about using cloth diapers. Any info would be helpful!!! Where can u get them??

We actually have a cloth diapering store in town, or you can order online. I've heard places like Target in some states are carrying them...or was that Walmart? If you PM me your area Star I can do some research for you. I know people also buy them on ebay sometimes!

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I bought quite a few of mine at Cloth Diapers Store - Cloth Diapers & Cloth Diaper Covers by bumGenius, Fuzzi bunz, Thirsties and GroVia. They have sales and giveaways on their Facebook page too!

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Ooooh, they have TotsBots. They are my current addiction. They are awesome because the insert is attached so you don't have to match inserts with pockets (DH hates that part) and they also come in GREAT prints. I need the new London print!

NEW Tots Bots Easy Fit Hook & Loop

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[QUOTE=Heatherbella]Ooooh, they have TotsBots. They are my current addiction. They are awesome because the insert is attached so you don't have to match inserts with pockets (DH hates that part) and they also come in GREAT prints. I need the new London print!

Yay! I'm a cloth diaper addict too!! I started when DS was about two and started DD2 the day she was born. I've only bought one small pack of diapers in the last 20 months. I love TotsBots too. It was the first thing I noticed in your picture. I only have 1 and it's the same apple print that you have.

I feel like I've missed so much in the last few days. I could talk about CD for hours, but I'm too tired right now. I'll be back tomorrow. Smile

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I wish I was a big enough person to cloth diaper. The covers are so dang cute!!!

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Cloth Diapering is not as hard or scary as most people think!

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"Momma Leah" wrote:

Cloth Diapering is not as hard or scary as most people think!

So easy! I love how you aren't throwing your money away buying garbage. If we used disposables we'd have to also buy garbage tags as we'd be over the weekly limit for garbage in our municipality. I also love how you never have to run out to the store late at night to pick up more diapers...just throw them in the wash!