Part time cloth - recommendations?

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Registered: 04-28-2011
Part time cloth - recommendations?
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Tue, 04-03-2012 - 10:20am
I am starting to work on potty training with my one year old. I've used disposables until now (and will likely continue to use them overnight and maybe for naps) but I've read that they can really interfere with the PT process since baby stays too dry. At home I plan to use cloth training pants but need a plan for outings. I think cloth diapers would be a good compromise, catching the mess but allowing DD to feel wet. I would be willing to wash them daily so I think I only need a few diapers. I found an affordable kit: econobum by bum genius that has 3 covers 12 prefolds has anyone used this kit or this brand? Is it fairly easy to use? I've never used cloth but am a quick learner ;-). Does it sound like there is enough to last say 8 hours? Is there something better?
Thanks in advance for reviews/recommendations. Everyone I know is using disposables and waiting until 2 yrs or more to PT so I'm on my own.
Thanks again

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Registered: 10-13-2006
Thu, 04-05-2012 - 7:02pm
I also liked the Bummi's SWW. What I do is have 2 covers in rotation at a time. Then at each diaper change I switch the cover and leave the other to air out on the changing pad. They get tossed in the diaper pail at the end of the day or when they get poop on them.

Training pants washed with diapers are fine. I never did clothes, but it would be ok if you can wash them in hot and don't use fabric softener. My diaper wash cycle is a bit more intense than for clothes, so you might wear the clothes out faster if you wash them often with diapers.
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Registered: 04-28-2011
Thu, 04-05-2012 - 7:36pm
Great thanks. I wouldn't wash anything fancy with diaps, just jogging pants and the odd shirt. Basically I don't want to hurt the diapers :-)
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Registered: 09-21-2011
Fri, 04-06-2012 - 9:44am
The diaps are more durable than almost any article of clothing you will try to wash with them. No joke.

We also have a couple of covers out at a time and swap between them.

It is great to hear that your DD responded so well to the cloth!!

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