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Old 07-10-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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Cloth Diapers

I just have to share my best BUDGET baby advice. My daughter is now potty trained (26 months), so I just sold all my cloth diapers. When I bought them, I bought some used online, then I bought about a dozen new - Sunbaby (they are a LOT CHEAPER, like $6/diaper new). Anyway, when I sold my diapers, I think I actually got more than I paid for them! How awesome is that??!?!?! After using them for 2 years, rarely buying disposables, I made money! So, with the water usage, I probably only spent $100 diapering my DD for almost 2 years! (I didn't start until she was 4 months).

So anyway, if anyone is thinking of doing it - TAKE THE PLUNGE! It was so nice economically (which is why I started it), but so nice knowing too that it was better for the environment!
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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Seriously, people buy USED diapers. Like buying used underwear. Ewwww!
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:35 PM   #3
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Seriously, people buy USED diapers. Like buying used underwear. Ewwww!
Because what you're going to use them for is really high class and requires a virgin cloth? Bleach it. Parenting is no time to be germaphobic.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:52 PM   #4
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I love my cloth diapers! It's saved us thousands between two kids!
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:39 PM   #5
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Seriously, people buy USED diapers. Like buying used underwear. Ewwww!
How is it different from all of the people who use a diaper service that delivers clean cloth diapers each week? Those diapers are washed in super hot water and bleached too.

That being said, I don't cloth diaper. But I work full time, and don't want to deal with the hassle of washing them.

To the OP, I have a 26 month old DD as well. We haven't even started potty training yet, so that's awesome that your DD is already trained. Any tips?
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:56 PM   #6
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Cloth diapering makes potty training easier because babies bottom feels wetter and more uncomfortable. At least that is my theory.

I use bum genius myself I got all in ones and pockets and ended up selling the organic all in ones and buying more pockets, I sold the used all in ones that I didn't like that much (too long to dry) for 10$ a piece and had several people who wanted them at that price!
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:00 AM   #7
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I love using cloth! Been a huge money saver for us also. Our diapers have been through multiple babies so not sure I'll have too many worth selling but we've still saved hundreds. Maybe thousands
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Totally agree. We have a huge CD stash but I'll get at least 80% of it back.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:23 PM   #9
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I have Sunbaby diapers too, love them! Bought them new and paid $150 for 24 shells and 48 inserts. Have been doing it for about 4 months now and couldn't be easier. And what a savings!
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I'll be a first time mom in September, so forgive my ignorance, but what do you do with poop in the diaper?? Do you scrap it into the toilet before washing it?

I've always been curious about cloth diapers but never knew how they worked. Also how do they stay up? Is there velcro?

As you can tell, I have absolutely no idea!
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Depends on the poop
While a baby is strictly breasted, there is no need to do anything, just toss in the wash.
For a baby that is formula fed or has started solids, you can dunk and swish (gross) or get a diaper sprayer And spray the poop off into the toilet. It is really easy.
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I'll be a first time mom in September, so forgive my ignorance, but what do you do with poop in the diaper?? Do you scrap it into the toilet before washing it?

I've always been curious about cloth diapers but never knew how they worked. Also how do they stay up? Is there velcro?

As you can tell, I have absolutely no idea!
No worries!! With the poop you can actually buy a diaper sprayer and spray it off. I didn't (too cheap), so I just swished it in the toilet. It actually didn't bother me. (Now, when it came to cleaning up poopy undies - that is icky! ).

There are many different kinds of diapers. I used pocket. After baby goes in diaper, you throw everything into the 'wet bag', then just toss the whole bag in wash. They have both velcro and snaps. Personally, I HATED the velcro. (I thought I would like it the best). They are so easy, even my dad could change a diaper. The pocket and all-in-ones are just like disposables when you put them on.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I didn't do cloth with my 1st, but I wish I had. The diapers are oh so cute.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:35 AM   #13
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I'll be a first time mom in September, so forgive my ignorance, but what do you do with poop in the diaper?? Do you scrap it into the toilet before washing it?:
With all types of solid or semisolid matter (ashes, grease, jelly, etc.) you should scrape off as much as you can before getting out the bottle of cleaning fluid or throwing the garment into the wash.

Admittedly it is gross when dealing with feces or vomitus, but the more you clean off first, the less gets caught in other items, or left behind, after the washing machine rinse cycle is done or the carpet shampooer finishes sucking up.

When you do use cleaning fluid, sop up as much as you can using tissue or absorbent cloth that you dispose of immediately, rather than let it dry where it is.

More on keeping things clean:
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:32 PM   #14
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I used my cloth diapers mostly as burp clothes and sold them at my garage sale (bleached and clean) they went fast. DD was trained at 18 months, we bought a potty that stars appeared when she went in it, she really liked that. Plus she wanted Arthur panties really bad so I told her no more diapers and that was it.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:54 PM   #15
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I love my cloth diapers. Unfortunately I'm not sure I have saved any money. I ended up getting sucked into the higher priced ones lol. Oh well, it's fun.
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