10-19-2013 10:58 PM
This will be our third kid in cloth diapers. We're totally going to CD this one just like the last two. It actually hasn't been too much extra work for us. In the past disposables have plagued us with blowouts, yeast infections, and diaper rashes that we don't deal with doing our own diaper laundry, so I'm just sticking with it since I'll be doing CD with my second still for a foreseeable yearish since the kiddos are only going to be 16 months apart. IME they really haven't added that much work to my day either since I just dump the bag in the washer, add soap, and walk away for awhile and then come back and rinse them again. Disposables were leaking/ blowing out on us so much I was doing just as much laundry anyways, bwahaha!
We totally got into it to save money. We were without a working washer for a month, because the part had to get ordered over the holidays and I accidentally mailed it to our old house so it had to be forwarded. During those four weeks when we bought diapers I seriously spent like $140 in disposables and wipes because my kids pee and poop so much, and both girls were still in diapers, lol. I just sewed up a bunch of new diapers for this next kid so we have enough to take out our worn out ones (because being washed every other day for 2 1/2 years will do that to you, lol) and I've got enough diapers now to go birth to potty training for this next kiddo for only about $60! And they're so cute and fluffy
Seriously, when people say cloth diapers and baby wraps are addictive, they aren't joking. DH has actually restricted me to a $0 diaper budget, lol. It's a good thing he hasn't touched the fabric budget yet so I can just keep sewing more, haha.
Here are the ones I made so I have enough for two kids again. I think this brings me up to like 35 diapers aroundish...
10-21-2013 08:46 AM
This is my first pregnancy and I am thinking about cloth diapers. Since I'm having twins I would like to cut down on the problems associated with the disposables. Plus I've read that it's much better for their little behinds! I was just wondering what your procedure is? Do you have extra cloth that you layer in the diapers? Do you have to flush the solids and them put them in the hamper to wash? Or do you just throw the whole thing in and maybe wash twice... or is that why you rinse again? Do you line dry them or throw in the dryer? I know I have many more questions, but that's all I can think of now. Any ideas for the first timer? Thank you!
10-21-2013 06:17 PM
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10-22-2013 08:56 AM
Wow! Thank you for all that info! I do have hard water, but we have learned that if we add a little 20 Mule Team Borax to the water when it is filling that it makes the water a little softer and lets the detergent do it's job. This last weekend I went to an event called Little Feet Repeats (like a baby yard sale event) and they had cloth diapers there,so I got a pack of two that I thought looked like I could use. It sounds exactly like the all in twos that you are talking about. I will have to get many more plus the inserts. I am glad you mentioned that there are different materials for the inserts. That is not something that I thought of looking into! I will look into facebook and more mommy forums, but I greatly apperciate your infomation!! I think the more people I talk to the more I'm really going to like this! It helps to talk to people that are actually doing it! Thank you again!!
12-31-2013 01:45 PM
We are going to do G diapers using disposable and cloth inserts. I can see how they can become addictive because they are sooo stinkin' cute! Can you tell me how many cloth diapers you go through per day at different stages - example, 10/day for newborn, etc.??
01-01-2014 07:17 AM
Usually for the NB stage we go through anywhere from 8-12 a day because they pooped so much. So I'd plan on 12 to be on the safe side for NBs. Now that DD2 is a toddler it's more like 6 diapers a day. With the AI2 systems (where you can rotate between covers and reuse them if they aren't pooped in) we usually use 3 covers for the whole day now, during the NB stage we would use 7 or 8 covers a day but my kids poop a lot. Around 2 months my kids started pooping less often and we changed less often and were able to reuse covers more often.
01-02-2014 12:18 PM
01-14-2014 03:16 PM
Cloth Diapering seems all the rage these days, economical and friendly to the enviroment. I am planning on CD, its my first, and have bought Flip by BG. I like the insert feature (less to wash) and they are much cheaper than many others. From what I can tell I will be able to insert the prefold as well as the Flip inserts. I will wait until the babe is 2 weeks old before I began CD-ing as the meconium stains the CDs. Just a personal preference for me though. I have been told many daycares will take infants who are CD'd when the new (non-prefolds) are used. The Flips also have disposable inserts for the day cares, grand parents, ect.