What type of diapers do/did you use on your babies and why did you choose those:

@Sissygrl (10914)
Canada
April 21, 2007 9:59pm CST
Do you use cloth or disposable ? and if you use disposable, what brand do you use and why did you choose that brand over the others ? I use pampers. They seem to hold everything in better then the others that i've tried, as well they feel softer so more gentle on my babies skin.
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@lillake (1634)
• United States
22 Apr 07
I use cloth. My oldest had a horrible reaction to disposables so i switched. Since then I've taken the time to learn more about disposable diapers and have been horrified. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/135776/cloth_diapers_better_for_the_environment.html
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• Canada
22 Apr 07
I use disposables with my 10 month old and have since she was born. Right from the start I used Huggies and I have yet to have a problem. I sware by them and reccomend them to anyone. Friends of mine who had their child(ren) sooner then me tried every brand out there and Huggies was the best for them too! I also use the Huggies wipes, body wash, lotions, shampoo, etc. I LOVE the Huggies company. My friends and I have given them a TON of business lol.
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
22 Apr 07
We use disposable diapers on my son. I would love to use cloth on him because I think they are better for everyone, but we can't right now for several reasons. Instead we usually use Huggies Supremes. We've recently started using Huggies overnights, too, and we like them so far. We use Pampers Baby Dry sometimes during the day, but never at night. He leaks out of them at night. Basically, we buy Pampers Baby Dries if they are on sale and we have coupons. We recently got a really good deal on them at Target so we stocked up. We don't EVER use Cruisers. We liked the way they fit, and they didn't leak, but they gave him a terrible rash. We've tried just about every diaper they sell at target or Walmart. We liked the Target brand when he was in 1's and 2's, but because he is so tall we stopped using them when he got into 3's. They are shorter than the Huggies and Pampers, so he made a big mess out the back. Same thing with Luvs and any other store brand we've tried. Now we've got a bunch of size 3 Target diapers and some Cruisers in the basement, so hopefully our next baby doesn't have a problem with either of them. :)
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• United States
22 Apr 07
I used pampers on my last one and on my oldest along with the old fashion cloth diapers on my middle two I used just strickly cloth diapers I could not afford both cloth and pampers at the same time when I had two in diapers at the same time
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@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
22 Apr 07
I use disposable with my daughter. We use either Luvs or White Cloud. Both of those brands have worked really well for us and they are very affordable. I wish I had done better research before I had my daughter and used cloth diapers. They sound like they have drastically improved. I'm thinking about getting some to get us through potty training.
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• Canada
22 Apr 07
When I had my first child we wanted to go with cloth diapers as I figured it would be cheaper but it turned out she was allergic to them and at that time it was our first child and we didn't have a lot of money so we went with the cheapest brands we could find . As I had more children I realized that there were better brands that actually worked and would hold in the pee to help them through the night as with my first I was forever getting up every couple of hours to change her as she would wake up wet if I didn't . I like you , love the Pampers brand and that is all I use now . I find it is the only diaper that will hold everything in so that when they wake up in the morning they are not all wet from the pee . I have used almost all the brands out there and have never found anything better and it is the one brand that my children are not allergic to as the other cheaper brands seem to cause my little one's to break out . Huggies does not break them out but I don't find it holds anything .
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@biwasaki (1745)
• United States
22 Apr 07
I use disposable diapers on both my son and daughter. The only brand that I use on them is Huggies. It holds everything in and I've never had a problem with leakage.
• United States
3 May 07
For quite some time I used a diaper service (cloth) for all 3 of my babies when they were very small. I cannot imagine wearing those scratchy, uncomfortable plastic things against my own bum let alone a little soft baby's! Unfortunately they don't offer a diaper service anymore and I have to confess I'd be less likely to "wash my own". I always used disposables to go out in public though and sometimes at night when they got a little older and would seem to soak their cloth diaper. My favorites were Huggies but who knows what works best now as they're always changing!
@mememama (3077)
• United States
2 May 07
I use cloth diapers, mostly fuzzi bunz http://www.fuzzibunz.com/ They are real easy to use. I wash them on a cold cycle, then a hot cycle with a little bit of detergent every other day. I line dry the cover part to make them last longer, and if it's nice outside everything dries on the line, otherwise I toss the inserts in the dryer. They are way more environmentally friendly http://www.realdiaperassociation.org/diaperfacts.php In 1988, over 18 billion diapers were sold and consumed in the United States that year.4 Based on our calculations (listed below under "Cost: National Costs"), we estimate that 27.4 billion disposable diapers are consumed every year in the U.S.13 The instructions on a disposable diaper package advice that all fecal matter should be deposited in the toilet before discarding, yet less than one half of one percent of all waste from single-use diapers goes into the sewage system.4 Over 92% of all single-use diapers end up in a landfill.4 In 1988, nearly $300 million dollars were spent annually just to discard disposable diapers, whereas cotton diapers are reused 50 to 200 times before being turned into rags.4 No one knows how long it takes for a disposable diaper to decompose, but it is estimated to be about 250-500 years, long after your children, grandchildren and great, great, great grandchildren will be gone.5 Disposable diapers are the third largest single consumer item in landfills, and represent about 4% of solid waste. In a house with a child in diapers, disposables make up 50% of household waste.5 Disposable diapers generate sixty times more solid waste and use twenty times more raw materials, like crude oil and wood pulp.3 The manufacture and use of disposable diapers amounts to 2.3 times more water wasted than cloth.3 Over 300 pounds of wood, 50 pounds of petroleum feedstocks and 20 pounds of chlorine are used to produce disposable diapers for one baby EACH YEAR.6 In 1991, an attempt towards recycling disposable diapers was made in the city of Seattle, involving 800 families, 30 day care centers, a hospital and a Seattle-based recycler for a period of one year. The conclusion made by Procter & Gamble was that recycling disposable diapers was not an economically feasible task on any scale.17 and better for your childs health Disposable diapers contain traces of Dioxin, an extremely toxic by-product of the paper-bleaching process. It is a carcinogenic chemical, listed by the EPA as the most toxic of all cancer-linked chemicals. It is banned in most countries, but not the U.S..1 Disposable diapers contain Tributyl-tin (TBT) - a toxic pollutant known to cause hormonal problems in humans and animals.2 Disposable diapers contain sodium polyacrylate, a type of super absorbent polymer (SAP), which becomes a gel-like substance when wet. A similar substance had been used in super-absorbancy tampons until the early 1980s when it was revealed that the material increased the risk of toxic shock syndrome.3 In May 2000, the Archives of Disease in Childhood published research showing that scrotal temperature is increased in boys wearing disposable diapers, and that prolonged use of disposable diapers will blunt or completely abolish the physiological testicular cooling mechanism important for normal spermatogenesis.18
@all4ucnc (861)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I use Huggies . . . With my son I started him out on Pampers, but every time I would change him, he would have white stuff from inside the diaper all over him, That's if I got to change him before they leaked. I then tried LUVS but hated the smell of them, they use a powder in them, and they made my daughter break out bad. So I used Huggies with both my kids, they fit nice And I hardly ever had a leakage problem. I had a package of disposables too . . . But I used them as burp rags, and emergency diaper changing when we were out and about.