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29 April 2008 @ 09:14 pm
Cloth Diapering  
 I'm getting interested in cloth diapering for my next baby and have been reading up on it a little bit.  Where do you gals buy your diapers from? How many do you have? I read that you need about two dozen, does that seem right? Do you really think it saves a lot of money and is as easy as disposables??

Thanks for your help/opinions!
 
 
 
Crystalkhristle on April 30th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
I bought all of my diapers used from CL or from the clothdiapering community. I used prefolds/covers when Molly was little, but then switched to Fuzzi Bunz when she was about 18 months old because it made diaper changes easier/quicker. It saved a TON of money (mainly because I bought them used and kept them in nice shape and sold them for the same amount I paid for them when I was through), but I'll admit that it isn't as easy as disposables. Not that it is hard or anything. If we were going to have another baby, I'd CD again without hesitation. I really suggest checking out user the memories are worth checking out and everyone is really helpful!
Crystalkhristle on April 30th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
I fail at lj tags.

"I really suggest checking out user clothdiapering"
elmosm_elmo on April 30th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
Hello. The clothdiapering comm. that the first poster mentioned id very helpful. There is a ton of information & such on their bio page.

We 100% cloth diapered Boogie from the time that we came from the hospital until approx. 3 months ago. She developed some type of egzema/dermatitis type rash on her booty, lower back, & inner thighs. So, she is CD'd at home & wears disposables for sleeping & going out. With the rash thing....if her skin is in contact with the tinkle or poo for more than a few moments, her skin will react & the rash will become visible & then it raises & starts to itch, which irritates Boogie.

Anyhow....I made most of my cloth diapers & now we only use prefolds. I told her that I was not going to make her any more diapers & that if she got to big for the ones that she has, then she had better leanr how to use the big girl potty & fast!!! *grin*

Anyhow...the diapers that I made were mostly fitteds & I made covers, using both velco & snap closures. As I stated a moment ago, we now use prefolds & snappis.

best of luck. Hope that my sleepy rambles helped.

be well. **OH...we DID save alot of money, especially because I made so many of them myself. If it had not saved us money...my hubby would have made a BIG FUSS about it!!! He is extremely frugal!!! hahaha
bardockabardocka on April 30th, 2008 07:07 am (UTC)
clothdiapering is a great community.
mizknits makes some awesome wool covers.

When I started cloth SOS were all the rage. They are one the best cloth diapers I've used.
http://sosdiapers.wahmweb.com/store/Default.asp

I've noticed the new rage in the CD community are Good mama's. I think this is the site...
http://www.thegoodmama.com/

I hope this info helps.

You should also check out http://hyenacart.com/

Also, join ljcoops and search yahoo groups for cloth diaper coops, you can get some great deals on prefolds which are one of my favorite kinds of cloth diapers. Indian prefolds and wool covers are awesome. I would also recommend snappis instead of pins for your prefolds.

Blah, I'm half asleep too. I hope this helped though.

I think if you're careful you can save money with cloth. If you're crazy you can spend over $100 on a diaper.



LyteRaelyterae on April 30th, 2008 12:13 pm (UTC)
When Becca was first born we used Fuzzi Bunz, and I loved them. But long story really short our first few months were awful (supply problems, depression,etc) and I was overhwelmed so I started using disposables and didn't go back to cloth. I wish we would have now just because of the cost. We are tenatively planning on cloth diapering baby #2.
naomiastrogeek on April 30th, 2008 12:45 pm (UTC)
I get all my diapers and supplies from http://www.tinytush.com . I have no idea of they are the cheapest, but I've always had good service, fast shipping and they have a good range. I have never got around to crunching the numbers to figure out whether the amount of water and electricity we use for laundry makes it cheaper or more expensive than disposables, but I doubt I'm spending $10-15 a week which is what a bag of disposables costs these days, isn't it?