cloth diapering

my sweet lil one in a cloth diaper - he loves showing off his nemo diaper
@syndibee (799)
United States
September 21, 2007 11:52am CST
how many of us are there on mylot that choose to cloth diaper? if you don't cloth diaper have you even seen modern cloth diapers??
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7 responses
@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
21 Sep 07
They are all I have ever used or ever will. I have been babysitting for about 40 years and refuse to use disposables as they hold up potty training and are one of the largest destroyers of the environment. Due to the fact so many are using the disp.I make my own diapers from flannel,so much cheaper,and I have a large supply of plastic pants. I also reward my customers,(I am a locksmith)with a free key cut or a discount on my services if they are using them.
@syndibee (799)
• United States
21 Sep 07
i'm so with you on the disposables destroying our environment, i wish more people would research the option of cloth. i also make my own, and i'm a work at home mom who makes them so i use all the fancy fabrics of diapers today. so good of you to offer that incentive to your customers!!
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@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
21 Sep 07
Thank you for your answer. If you don't mind my asking,what is the weather like during the winter in your area?I am in the process of selling my place and moving south to get away from the cold and snow. Do you also use plastic pants with the diapers?
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@syndibee (799)
• United States
24 Sep 07
i am in central NC and love the climate. it gets cold here but never stays cold. i've seen some snow, but it's never stayed. it's a little hard to get used to here because the weather often is hot for a spell then suddenly it will get cold for a couple days then hot again..or the other way around. i don't use plastic pants, there are so many updated options now. when people want to get back to basics they will use wool covers which are sooo adorable and waterproof too when treated correctly. then there is fleece which also takes the place of plastic pants and then there's fabric with laminate added to make them waterproof. the picture of the diaper i have on this discussion is one of the laminated fabric diapers.
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• United States
24 Sep 07
My daughter's friend used cloth diapers and so will my daughter when she has a baby. I used cloth diapers but my kids are grown.
@syndibee (799)
• United States
24 Sep 07
i'm hoping my daughter will use cloth on her little one, we'll just have to wait and see. she's been programmed by our uninformed society that cloth is gross and disposable is desirable.
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• United States
5 Oct 07
I currently have two babies in cloth. For my daughter (2 and half) we use Green Acre Design pockets stuffed with premium prefolds and prefolds and wool shorties/longies. For my 9 week old son, we mostly use prefolds and BSWW covers or prefolds and wool. We do have a few GAD pockets for him too. FWIW though, I knit and that's how we are able to afford so many knitted pieces. Otherwise I would never be able to.
@syndibee (799)
• United States
6 Oct 07
ooh lucky you, i'm a beginner knitter because as a WAHM i want to expand my offerings. but i'm afraid it will be a while before i can offer anything knit lol. i just can't get the feel for those circular needles.
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@shaggin (37310)
• United States
3 Dec 07
I love cloth diapers. I used them on my daughter until she was 2 1/2 years old and my son is 6 weeks old and I am using them on him as well. They are very easy to use and I believe are much better for the enviornment.
@badkat83 (1621)
• United States
29 Sep 07
well my son is now 15, but i used cloth diapers when he was litte. yup. it was alot of work, but it saved me money. i eventually changed to regular diapers. not many people i know used the old cloth.
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• United States
26 May 08
I love cloth diapers !! I have a new blog about cloth diapering and how to make your own and more. http://clothdiapersbusiness.blogspot.com
• United States
10 Dec 07
My daughter is almost 14 months old. For the first 12 months I used disposables (and wish I hadn't!). They were convenient, but I was constantly battling diaper rashes, infections, stinky diaper pails, and my own personal guilt. Then, about a month ago, I discovered gDiapers and fell in love with them. Right now I am in the process of using up a case of Seventh Generation disposables I had on hand, and my intention was to start stocking up on gDiapers and inserts, but now I am thinking I might go with AIO cloth diapers. For the last few days I have been searching the internet like a madwoman--reading reviews, comparing prices, and gathering as much information as I can. After much careful consideration, I think I have decided to go with Berry Plush AIOs. From what I can tell they are SUPER absorbant, even without the optional soaker, very soft, and absolutely adorable. Not to mention all the rave reviews they've gotten. Can anyone advise me? Are there any particular brands (or styles) that you're really wild about? I'm going to start stocking up but I'm open to trying a few different brands. I can't believe how addicting this is. I wish I had discovered these "new" types of cloth diapers a long time ago. I'm afraid my husband is going to think I've lost my mind when I tell him I'm switching to cloth diapers though. They seem very expnsive until you realize the amount of money you'll be saving over the course of a year.