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Cloth Diapering/Baby Wearing

Post your questions and thoughts on Cloth and baby wearing. We can always use some new tricks and feedback. Maybe even trade out some diapers if you need a differnt style to try!

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Booty rashes and CD 6 Replies

Started by Kimberly Crews. Last reply by Kimberly Crews Apr 14, 2010.

Baby Wearing for Big People 5 Replies

Started by Kimberly Crews. Last reply by Laura Anne Farley Jun 8, 2009.

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Started by happyhippimama. Last reply by Melanie Parker Mar 1, 2009.

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Comment by Gina Grothoff on October 12, 2008 at 10:14am
I plan to use cloth diapers for baby number 3 due in Jan- I did not with my other two. I have two bags of cloth diapers given to me by friends (that I need to find as they are stored away somewhere)
feeling a bit uncertain but know it is the better choice for my baby and the environment. We have an extremely limited budget right now- love any low cost tips on cloth diapering- And maybe links I can share with family members who want to buy us things for the baby- like sites or places to get really good cloth diapers and covers. Thanks!
Comment by Laura Anne Farley on October 12, 2008 at 8:49pm
I have pockets and all in one's. I can get the Imse Vimse Covers which I like but I haven't tried any other covers to compare. I'll go throught he diapers you have with you and see if Ican help at all. Cara would be good to ask too!
Comment by Tammy Hallihan on October 13, 2008 at 8:27pm
We've cloth diapered all 3 of our kiddos. I'm a huge Fuzzi Bunz fan and it's all we use.
Comment by Charlotte Woody on November 3, 2008 at 3:16pm
How does one convince their husband to use the cloth diapers that are already set up to use and sitting next to the changing pad??? :) I need to hide the disposables he keeps buying...Any suggestions on making the transition more "Daddy friendly"!?
Comment by Laura Anne Farley on November 3, 2008 at 3:19pm
Sure! What kind of diapers are they. My husband woukldn't do the contours are prefolds but actually loves the pockets etc. Probably b/c they are easy and I set them up ahead of time and then I wash them so he doesn't have to dispose of stinky diapers
Comment by Charlotte Woody on November 3, 2008 at 3:27pm
I actually have several types - in an attempt to find what he would prefer! I even have g diapers! I like the prefolds with just a cover but I've been trying to encourage the all in ones and like you, am setting everyhting up ahead of time so it must be a disposal issue with him -the mess. 8 week old breast fed babies make a little more of a mess than he'd like to deal with, I guess.
Comment by Melanie Parker on November 4, 2008 at 12:37am
I have been cloth diapering for about 3 months now and love the pocket style diaper (Happy Heiny, Drybees, etc) My husband and I find them very economical as well. I buy all of my diapers and supplies from Laura Anne and have found her to be very helpful and passionate about cloth diaper advocation. The cloth has worked especially well with my breastfeeding, as we tend to use many, many diapers each day. I can see the savings adding up with each diaper change. And the amount of waste that we have eliminated by using cloth is astounding! The cloth wipes on babybootywear.com are great too!
Comment by Leslie on November 11, 2008 at 11:47am
How easy is it to wash these yourself and do they leak more than disposables, how quick are they to change vs. diposables (if you don't by the form fitted ones). I am very interested and just may go this route this 3d baby time, but haven't decided for sure yet. I am all for the reduced waste/trash. I only see one diaper service in Charlotte area but haven't called to see how much the cost is to use them. I have seen the wide variety of cloth diaper types online but the sight I checked out didn't make it easy to find prices. Still looking into.
Comment by Laura Anne Farley on November 11, 2008 at 10:17pm
pocket style diapers or all in ones are as easy and quick as disposables. Washing is simple- take all your diapers and inserts and any bags you use and rinse cold then hot was cold rinse with a small amount of detergent. If you'd like I can show you some different products and accessories. I have several brands that I market. You would not need a diaper service. I have prices on my site and package prices. Over the course of 2 years in diaposable, roughly $1600 is spent vs cloth at roughly $350-400 and you have diapers for multiple children.
Comment by Melanie Parker on November 11, 2008 at 11:03pm
I find the cloth to be just as convenient as disposables...and no more midnight runs to Wal-mart for diapers!


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