Goodbye Cloth Diaper

Philippines
January 31, 2013 7:39am CST
Nowadays, there are modern cloth diaper available in the market and we are using this one for our son. This is not only saving us lots of money and saving the environment but it really gave many advantage in the part of our son. At age of two, he is already potty trained well. He doesn't pee at night and can poop on his own. However at night, we still put his cloth diaper for safety purpose in case he pee on his sleep. As of now, for many months, he doesn't pee in bed anymore. I think it is already time to say goodbye to his cloth diapers. I hope this gave other parents the idea of using cloth diapers. Good day mylotters.
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7 responses
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
2 Feb 13
What is wrong with the old "fashioned" cloth diaper? I doubt a cloth diaper will make a child earlier potty trained. Some kids are already at the age of 2, others will never be (do you know how many adults (mainly men) are still peeing in bed?!).
• Philippines
3 Feb 13
I think there's nothing wrong with the old fashioned cloth diaper. Now there are available in the market that are bit fashionable. good that my son does not pee in bed anymore. One way to prevent this is to let them pee before they went to bed.
@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
2 Feb 13
Whew! That was 14 years ago for me. Well, I usually use some kind of gauze cloth for my babies during their that time. This is a very absorbent kind of diaper cloth which I bought by a dozen. I only use commercial diapers when we have to travel. Have a nice day!
• Philippines
2 Feb 13
That is what we did before. When going out, disposable but when at home the reusable one. the design of the modern cloth diaper now is not the gauze type ones. You can check it on my photos. They are using microfiber inserts. One advantage of this one is that kids can fel the wetness making them uncomfortable and learning them for the potty training. Now, we are already graduated in using diapers.
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
1 Feb 13
All my kids used the disposable diaper. Well, actually my eldest did use the cloth diaper when he was a baby but I seldom put it on him coz I do not want to be washing them all the time. They also started to be free from using it by the time they reached 2 years old. One funny experience I had with my youngest was, one night I forgot to put the diaper on him coz he was just using underwear during daytime as he was already potty- trained. Then, when I woke up in the morning, I realized that I have forgotten about his diaper and immediately rushed to see if he pissed on the bed. Luckily, he didn't. So it was the start of being free from the diapers.
• Philippines
1 Feb 13
Just like my son, every morning we checked if he peed but the diaper was completely dried. One night he peed and wakes us up because he was crying for having wet diaper. just for safety reason, we put it every night now. That is one of the advantage of using cloth diaper, they will be potty trained at early age. Howeer, I think parents still have the great factor for they are the one that potty train the kids.
@bluespygirl (2112)
• Philippines
1 Feb 13
It is nice to hear that your child is potty trained even at a young age of two! Potty training is one of my woes being a mother. You see, I had hard time training them. But two of them are in their teens and my youngest is already eight years old so I can say that I had "graduated" to that stage of parenting. I had some cloth diapers too when my kids are babies. It is expensive but if you will do some computation, you will realize that you will save a lot. Besides, it is "cooler" to use too that the disposable ones.
• Philippines
1 Feb 13
That is one thing I pointed out. At first you really look at it as expensive becuase of the price per set but imagine how many set you are just buying for the entire years of diapering them compared to the price of disposable diapers you are going to buy. Furthermore, you are just like throwing money when throwing disposables in the garbage.
• Philippines
1 Feb 13
Wow, nice of you thanks for the info I will try your suggestion I am really concerned of my budget, earning more money is now hard so I want to make the best of my penny and save more.
• Philippines
1 Feb 13
We really saved a lot in using cloth diaper. Just for the computation ot theoretical purpose, you will be just spending about 8000 pesos for 30 pieces of diapers and you can use them from birth until they are already potty trained. That was really huge savings up to about 50000 pesos.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
31 Jan 13
I used cloth diapers when my son was young, but that was 12-14 years ago. If I had a child today I wouldnt...
• Philippines
1 Feb 13
If wwe will have another child we will use the cloth diapers instead of disposable. It is safer but you need to be patient in washing the diapers especially on the fisrt months of baby.
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
31 Jan 13
When my kids were small, I used both cloth and disposable diapers. At home, I used the cloth diapers and only the disposable ones when we were out somewhere. They were more work but they saved a lot of money and like you mentioned...the environment. That was nearly 30 years ago. I hope they have upgraded them now so that you no longer need those pins to fasten them on. I was always afraid of them opening up and pricking the baby. I would imagine they have velcro fastners now??
• Philippines
1 Feb 13
Yes there are already modern type of cloth diapers that looks like disposable ones. They are using snap buttons and adjustable to any size. Just take a look on my phots and you will see the moder type of cloth diapers. It was made of shell or the outer cover with inserts as the absorbent of the pee. they are easy to clean too. you may visit this site for other info. http://www.chemistdad.com/2012/10/disposable-or-cloth-diaper.html