We used disposables with DS1, I had considered cloth but couldn't convince DH. DS2 has a lot of skin sensitivies and eczema and was getting rashes that wouldn't go away, so I finally managed to convince DH to make the switch. DS1 is still in sposies just because he is going to be potty training in like the next month or so. The cloth diapers really aren't that much work, they are an investment up front but we'll be saving tons of money in long run, especially when we have another baby. Plus they're so cute and colorful
I CD DS. We switched at 3.5 months and boy do I wish I had switched sooner! We were constantly getting blowouts with disposables....and guess what, none with cloth! Man, not having to scrub clothes and whatever DS was sitting/laying in at the time is just dreamy for me.
CDs are SO different than what they used to be. They are a lot easier to use. I spent $400 on my whole stash including all the wet bags, pail liners, my pail, etc (you could easily get away with a lot less of that stuff lol). I am already saving money too! I only wash diapers every 3 days. I dump them in the washer, run a cold prerinse, a hot wash with detergent, and another extra cold rinse. Dry on low or hang outside. Very, very easy. The only thing I'll get for the next baby is some newborn prefolds and a couple of small covers because my stash is larger prefolds and one size pocket diapers (that don't fit till about 10lbs).
If anyone is interested in learn more about cloth, there's a great cloth diapering board here on pg.org!
~Jackie, mommy to Aiden (11/2/10) and Zoe (VBAC 11/27/12)
DS has been 'part time' in CDs since about 3 months. We've always used sposies at night. The last few months have been difficult though, he had a horrible rash that wouldn't go away, turned out it was eczema AND yeast... finally got it cleared up, bleached all the CDs and got him back in his cloth about a month ago... but I think the yeast is back... agghhh!! And when he goes to daycare in a month CDs won't be an option... so I think our cloth days are numbered...
Despite the yeast issues, I've loved having him in cloth - the laundry wasn't too bad, I ended up sewing about half his stash and that was fun, they're pretty darn cute - and the big bonus for me is that he's such a skinny guy that all his pants will fall down unless he's in cloth!!
I hope to CD the newbie as well - starting a bit younger, but probably not right from birth.
DD has been in cloth since she was about a month old. We had free disposables from my baby shower (even though we told people not to give them to us ), so we used those until they were gone.
Now that she's older, we do use disposables when we go out of the house, and for potty training purposes (I haven't found really good cloth training pants yet), but she's still in cloth when we can manage it. I just can't imagine spending so much money on diapers each month! And we can use our CDs again for baby #2 (and 3, and 4, or however many we end up having ). It just makes so much sense money-wise. I haven't found doing diaper laundry to be a burden, but then again I'm a SAHM and we only have one child.
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