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PaintingAStoryA question

What style of cloth diaper do you prefer and why? 4 years ago

indigostringssome advice about cloth diapers

Seriously, you are dealing with yucky poop regardless if you use cloth or disposable. The only difference is that you are tossing things into a washer instead of the trash. Don’t let some poopy messes dissuade you from saving a ton of money and our landfill space. Human waste is NOT supposed to be in landfills. It belongs in the sewage system. The washer takes care of everything. Give an extra rinse and line-dry.

My son is almost 2, and he has NEVER had a diaper rash. Not even ONE. 6 years ago

writergrlAbsolutely worth doing!

I had wanted to cloth diaper both of my boys from the beginning. But, I was creeped out by the thought of storing dirty cloth diapers in my garage. Why would I want to keep THAT around? So, the plausible option seemed to be a diaper service. Unfortunately, none were available when I had both of my boys.

Once my youngest weaned from my breast, he developed a terrible irritation on his bottom. Each diaper change was a heart-wrenching experience. He would scream and writhe and his poor bottom was red, irritated and, at its worst, bleeding. My mother-in-law took one look at it and told me my husband’s bottom looked the same when he weaned. The explination: he developed an allergy to disposables. I spoke with our family doctor and he confirmed that it isn’t uncommon to happen.

So, I researched and started using cloth diapers. The “creep” factor immediately dissapeared. It’s not a big deal. Once the initial cost (a little over $150 for us) was put forth, it was comforting knowing that they would pay for themselves within a month or two. No more disposables. Strictly cloth.

And, on a happy note, my little one has a cute baby butt again! 7 years ago

indigostringsFuzzi Bunz

I just started yesterday, but I think so far it’s worth doing. One thing I know for sure… he looks adorable in them! I can’t get enough of them. I keep showing people his little tushie that’s always a different color.

There’s been some wetness here and there, but I think I am still getting used to the fitting and tonight I gave him 2 inserts so he doesn’t leak like last night. 7 years ago

TypicalSituationGoing on 2 years

I have cloth diapered both kiddos.. and still am. I started when my 2 y o was about 3 months old and am now using them on both kids. I have used disposables occasionally for trips, but I can’t stand them now! I feel like I am just throwing money away. 8 years ago

connieuFinding the right system

Not all cloth diapers are created equal, so after a bit of trial and error, we’re using Fuzzi Bunz with Cotton Babies inserts. We’d tried everything from prefolds and covers to Kushies AIOs to Happy Heinys, but Fuzzi Bunz seem to be the easiest for us. We’ve been using them for the past six weeks and have been extremely happy.

We’re still using the leftover disposables we had originally purchased, but expect to be fully on cloth once those run out. (For anyone interested, I’ve got a lot of 6 Happy Heinys for sale on eBay.) 8 years ago


I just got an aristocrats cover last week and I must say that if I had known how good they are I would have used only them for covers. I have not bought any disposables since dec, and only used one when I forgot the diaper bag on a trip to ikea (they have complimentary disposies). I have been loving it and will not go back. Now all I have to do is find a daycare that will use cloth….... 8 years ago

VangoesEverywherewith three in diapers

Which would you rather wear next to your skin? 8 years ago

cintono regrets

We’ve been cd’ing my daughter since she was born, and I love it! We used disposables for 6 weeks when we were out of town, and I was happy to get home to our cloth diapers.

I use prefolds with covers from a service, as well as things I own myself – pocket diapers, hemp doublers, fleece liners, etc. Weird, but buying this stuff is kind of addictive. 8 years ago

Jennybennypretty much doing this

I just got two fuzzi bunz for night and I haven’t put my daughter into a throw away toilet in over a week.I feel alot better not having the chemicals and oh so much garbage in my house and around my daughter. Potty training is supposed to be alot easier too. 8 years ago

JennybennyCloth is best

I sometimes use disposibles and feel guilty everytime, They are wasteful and contain so many chemicals. I really like the search for the best, and cutest cloth for my daughters bottom. Plus I am getting good at making them. 8 years ago

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