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Old Mar 6th, 2017, 20:27 PM   1
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Cloth diapers


I need some advice.
My sister want me to try cloth diapers and I'm really curious about it but at the same time a little scared of the outcome. DH is not onboard and keep telling is a bad idea but I'm willing to try.
What are you experiences?
What are the downsides?
What are the advantages?
It is really hard to change cloth diaper when there's poop in it? (My mayor worrisome)
Do you have any suggestions of what brand is good?
Can I use the dryer machine?



 
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Old Mar 6th, 2017, 20:43 PM   2
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I don't have personal experience yet, but we are planning to cloth diaper when this baby comes. I've watched a lot of YouTube videos on it and those have been really helpful in giving a realistic look at what cloth diapering is like! Sorry DH isn't on board. :/ Hopefully he'll come around.



 
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Not sure if you have Pinterest, but there are hundreds of blogs on cloth diapering there! I've been researching it quite a bit, I plan to try it with this one



 
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Thank you ladies I will look your suggestions. Did you have any concerns? What motivated you to try?



 
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For me, I'm going to be a SAHM starting this summer, so it makes sense to do something that saves so much money. Plus its better for baby, I didn't realize the amount of chemicals that were in disposables.... and the fact that it helps the environment is also very encouraging. But to be honest? BECAUSE THEYRE SO CUTE!!!



 
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Old Mar 6th, 2017, 21:14 PM   6
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Thank you ladies I will look your suggestions. Did you have any concerns? What motivated you to try?
I want to because it'll be cheaper in the long run, although it might be a bigger cost up front. You can use the same set for multiple children. My main concern is the amount of work it takes to clean them, especially poopy diapers. But from what I've seen and friends I've talked to, it really isn't that much extra work.



 
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Old Mar 6th, 2017, 23:12 PM   7
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Used them from day 1 with my first - if you that's how you start, you don't know any different. I bought Bambooty sized nappies and the small has done 4 kids, the medium both my boys and my youngest is just 3 and refusing to toilet train (lazy but that's a whole other thing!).

In relation to changing poopy nappy, it's no harder than disposable and I found the cloth don't smell as much as the disposable - I can smell a poop in a disposable from a million miles While baby's are on liquid only diet, the poop is pretty much liquid too! I just used to rinse (either in a bucket or the machine) then do a normal wash with bicarb soda (no detergent). Super easy. Probably had to do a wash every other day with a new born but now with my 3yo I wash twice a week. I try to line dry because using the dryer is expensive, damages the nappies and kind of offsets the environmentally friendly aspect in my mind.

What are the downsides? I guess the upfront cost. If you can afford to take the hit at once you should be in front financially inside 12 months.

The advantages - cost (amplified if you plan on having more than 1 baby but still substantial savings with a single child), environmentally friendly, easy (my dad can use them), kinder on baby's skin (I wouldn't like my bum wrapped in plastic all day).



 
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Thank you all! I've been reading as you suggested and looking for good brand of cloth diapers and I decided to give it a try. My downside now is that I regret to haven't started sooner with my DD and this baby is probably my last one. However, the savings costs are huge and I'm currently an SAHM so it shouldn't be a problem. Also, I checked on Pinterest and they are a tons of suggestions to cloth diapering while living in an apartment. (My case now).
What are the best cloth diapers for newborn?



 
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From what I've read (haven't been able to try it yet) it's best to buy brands that carry newborn sizes. I decided I would use disposables for the first month (because those first few weeks when sleep is precious I don't want to deal with laundry or learning diapers, plus the cord is there). Most diapers start at 8lbs so I figure after the first month or so they'll start to fit. I'm putting a variety of styles/brands on my Amazon baby registry so I can try different types. I plan to order some this month and try them on DD2 while we start potty training



 
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From what I've read (haven't been able to try it yet) it's best to buy brands that carry newborn sizes. I decided I would use disposables for the first month (because those first few weeks when sleep is precious I don't want to deal with laundry or learning diapers, plus the cord is there). Most diapers start at 8lbs so I figure after the first month or so they'll start to fit. I'm putting a variety of styles/brands on my Amazon baby registry so I can try different types. I plan to order some this month and try them on DD2 while we start potty training
That's exactly what I was planning to do until my DH is refusing to Cloth diapering.
I didn't want to expend on cloth diapers when baby is a newborn since I read it requires approximately 36 diapers and the usual stash for one sizes is 24. So it would be a lot of money for such a short amount of time. Did you find good brand on Amazon? What I found on Amazon mostly are the brand from china and this doesn't last much or hold well.



 
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