Cloth diapering

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Cloth diapering
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Mon, 10-29-2012 - 7:33pm

I just wondered if any other first time moms were planning on trying cloth diapers.  I had never really thought about it but it got brought up in my Feb group and I thought it was a great idea.  I checked into some of the websites that promote cloth diapering and I think it's a lot easier than when I was a baby.  My parents did the cloth diapers with the diaper pins that you had to fold and pin.  I bought some diapers to start, but I'm going to need to buy a few more.  I bought Kawaii pocket diapers and I plan to buy a few bumgenius and fuzzibunz.  I want to get a variety so I can see what ones work better.  I'm a big recycler at my house and make my husband's friends recycle their garbage when they are here, which is frequently!  I think it's a great idea, but hopefully I still think that after trying it.  I will probably have to do disposable at daycare, but you never know, some in home daycares are ok as long as you make it easy for them.  Just wondered if anyone else had thought about this or was thinking of trying it.

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Wed, 10-31-2012 - 5:39pm
i'm hoping to try it. i have a stash of regular diapers ready to start with, but hope to use cloth once he's big enough. it will kind of depend on the daycare we select and if they are able to support cloth diapers or not. i'm thinking the hybrid would be perfect. just replace the liners and be good to go. i have received some great information and advice from some friends who've cloth diapered and it really does seem worth the effort. plus, we have two washers at home, so that will help with the "gross factor." :)

Diane

Expecting #1 (a boy!) on January 16, 2013

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Wed, 10-31-2012 - 12:02pm
Katie you'll have to let me know how the different brands are. I wasn't sure if I wanted to buy any of the smaller diapers because they only go up to 18 pounds. I'm guessing I will get a bunch of diapers for my shower as well. I was going to say please no diapers, but that way if the baby is way too small for the ones I've bought then I can just use those up first. I'm still debating on buying a few smaller ones, but haven't yet committed to them.

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Mon, 10-29-2012 - 11:36pm

We are cloth diapering, in fact I have a whole drawer full ready to go. We decided to do pockets, prefolds, and covers. I feel like an expert now so feel free to ask any questions. Since I am expecting a 6 lb baby so far we have Rumparooz, Thirsties Duo, Bummis Newborn covers, Bumgenius, Fuzzibunz, Softbums, Wahamies, Happy Hiney (old style so it is not OS), preemie prefolds, infant prefolds, snappis, more cloth wipes that one baby can use, bamboo inserts, a capri cover, fleece liners, and probably more that I forgot about. I know I will be getting more as my little girl grows since alot of these only go up to 18 lbs. I will tell you how I like each one once I start using them, although I can tell you right now I would be using the bumgenius for a while since it is sooooo much bigger than the others.

We are cloth diapering for the money savings, environmental impact, and for the reason that there are less chemicals. I found the cloth diapering board around here to be a little slow so I joined a cloth diapering board on a different site for my area and FB is really helpful too.