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Old Mar 18th, 2017, 15:44 PM   31
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I also try to stick to natural fabrics. Ecoable is from China and uses bamboo or hemp for the inserts. BubbyBums is made in the USA and uses cotton, hemp, and bamboo for the soakers.

There is no properly natural "stay dry" fabric, and I think "stay dry" is just kinder and better for babies under 6-8 months old who have no hope of benefiting from feeling wetness.
I'm going to make the "stay dry" liners mostly to keep the cloth diapers stain free and to be able to use diaper cream.



 
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I tried that. They turned into fleece baby thongs every time lmao, wadded up



 
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Hehe I find that our flushable liners do that diaper thong thing.. We like the fleece inserts personally, they work well for us (only occasionally "thonging up" ). Our Walmart has been out of the cheap blankets too I hope they get them back! Yeah our son is incredibly wild during changes (and everything else) so I find the flats easier because we fold them ahead of time.. my husband taught him that when you tap on his chest twice and say stay down he is supposed to listen..so he acts like he's being tortured but mostly stays there so we can diaper him lol... though most other people have trouble changing him. I just bought some cheap pockets on ebay (no inserts, ill use the FSTs or prefolds) for when other people watch the kids. They certainly are the easiest. My mom acts like it's a maze putting on the diaper and cover (even though its technically like a fitted after we fold it) she says it's the snappi that she has trouble with.. so cheap pockets here we come! I think what I hated most about pockets was the microfiber they came with, so definitely smart move on using natural fibers! It sounds like you've got a good start up going on I love the cloth wipes too, my husband ehh.. but I think they're great. We made ours too, they are so nice.

I definitely agree with you and suggest just jumping in instead of buying a few and doing a half and half deal... that's what I did per people's advice in the beginning but it was just silly... if you want to do it like you know you do, you will do it. You've already got it all down, nothing to be scared of... and there's always the resale value of cloth diapers on the b/s/t forums and Facebook pages!

Another option for 'stripping' is Grovia Mighty Bubbles or RLR... I've never had to strip with bleach, at least not my natural diapers... microfiber i had all sorts of issues with. I did use Funk Rock and liked it too



 
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What fabrics did you ladies use for wipes or did you buy wipes? I'm concerned about them fraying. I plan to get a lot some AIOs for DH and family members. I'm definitely going to have to practice the prefolds thing, YouTube makes it look easy but knowing me I'll confused myself lol



 
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Hehe I find that our flushable liners do that diaper thong thing.. We like the fleece inserts personally, they work well for us (only occasionally "thonging up" ). Our Walmart has been out of the cheap blankets too I hope they get them back! Yeah our son is incredibly wild during changes (and everything else) so I find the flats easier because we fold them ahead of time.. my husband taught him that when you tap on his chest twice and say stay down he is supposed to listen..so he acts like he's being tortured but mostly stays there so we can diaper him lol... though most other people have trouble changing him. I just bought some cheap pockets on ebay (no inserts, ill use the FSTs or prefolds) for when other people watch the kids. They certainly are the easiest. My mom acts like it's a maze putting on the diaper and cover (even though its technically like a fitted after we fold it) she says it's the snappi that she has trouble with.. so cheap pockets here we come! I think what I hated most about pockets was the microfiber they came with, so definitely smart move on using natural fibers! It sounds like you've got a good start up going on I love the cloth wipes too, my husband ehh.. but I think they're great. We made ours too, they are so nice.

I definitely agree with you and suggest just jumping in instead of buying a few and doing a half and half deal... that's what I did per people's advice in the beginning but it was just silly... if you want to do it like you know you do, you will do it. You've already got it all down, nothing to be scared of... and there's always the resale value of cloth diapers on the b/s/t forums and Facebook pages!

Another option for 'stripping' is Grovia Mighty Bubbles or RLR... I've never had to strip with bleach, at least not my natural diapers... microfiber i had all sorts of issues with. I did use Funk Rock and liked it too
So you never use bleach in your cloth diapers? That's amazing , today I bought a bottle of bleach just because people keep telling me is the only way to do a good strip cloth and sanitize them. I don't like bleach and never use it so I was very confused when all the information and people talk wonders about bleach. What kind of wipes solution are you using? I just cut my cotton fabric and I have 35 cloth wipes already. Just for $2.29

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What fabrics did you ladies use for wipes or did you buy wipes? I'm concerned about them fraying. I plan to get a lot some AIOs for DH and family members. I'm definitely going to have to practice the prefolds thing, YouTube makes it look easy but knowing me I'll confused myself lol
I just bought 100%cotton fabric and bamboo/cotton fabric. I haven't try it yet but what I read is that basically whatever fabric you want to use is ok.



 
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Marie I don't intend to use bleach, most of what I read said it wasn't good for the diapers? Or maybe that's for the pockets and AIO/AI2s.... I don't like bleach lol

Are you going to sew the edges so they don't fray or does the kind you bought not fray? I'm worried about the edges fraying/unravelling but maybe it depends on the kind of fabric?



 
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Marie I don't intend to use bleach, most of what I read said it wasn't good for the diapers? Or maybe that's for the pockets and AIO/AI2s.... I don't like bleach lol

Are you going to sew the edges so they don't fray or does the kind you bought not fray? I'm worried about the edges fraying/unravelling but maybe it depends on the kind of fabric?
Ugh all this information is going to blow my mind. Haha I bought the bleach just to play safe but I want to avoid it to the maximum.
Mine is going to fray if I don't sew them but I heard that fleece fabric don't need to be sew and don't fray.
What kind of detergent are you going to use?



 
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I'm going with the funk rock ones from Amazon. I have an HE washer so a lot of detergents I actually can't use. I use arm and hammer for our clothes, and I've read mixed reviews on whether it's good for cloth. I think I'll just play it safe and get detergents made for cloth....less chemicals that way anyhow lol

I think I may go with some fleece for wipes, it's usually on sale in the summer anyways lol



 
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I'm going with the funk rock ones from Amazon. I have an HE washer so a lot of detergents I actually can't use. I use arm and hammer for our clothes, and I've read mixed reviews on whether it's good for cloth. I think I'll just play it safe and get detergents made for cloth....less chemicals that way anyhow lol

I think I may go with some fleece for wipes, it's usually on sale in the summer anyways lol
Surprisingly, I have soft water so I can't use detergent that is intended for hard water and I also have an He machine. My DH want me to try cheer powder detergent rather than tide (brand that is very popular around the internet) so I will be testing my washing routine. If cheer doesn't work I will try rockin green or country save. Funk rock seems like a good option I also have it in my wish list on Amazon.
BTW.. Have you figured it out what kind of wash routine are you going to follow?



 
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Old Mar 18th, 2017, 23:20 PM   40
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For detergent "playing it safe" is using a strong conventional detergent like Tide or Persil, not using a cloth detergent. Once you get a problem from a bad wash routine it isn't fun to fix! And god forbid the problem manifest as ammonia burns on baby's flesh rather than dingy grey diapers coming out of the wash.

What exactly are you afraid of happening to your cloth with a proper detergent?

For wipes I just used cheap cotton wash cloths. Not cute, but they got the job done. The products sold as cloth diaper wipes were too small to be useful for me.



 
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