443 days ago.
I have four (5 in oct) kids. I used cloth nappies with them all... still have one in them basically 24 hours a day and one using them only at night. I have used all sorts of cloth diapers. Now, we use the all in ones by 'babyland'. The diapers as cloth with the plastic adhered to the inside of the diaper, and you slid the insert in the back end. Any time I looked into these diapers I was totally put off by the cost of them, as most went for $15.00 up to $40 big ones (a piece!!!) I initially bought some from a home business because she had a sale where they we about 8 bucks each, but then got smart and looked up wholesaler distributers online. As most diapers are, they are made in China, so I opened an account with a place called DH Gate and ordered 10 diapers (with bamboo inserts) for 25.00 and that included shipping. (that is about 2.50 PER DIAPER). Plus I got to choose the colors I wanted. You can buy softy mink ones too... lots of fun colors and they work great. SO easy to use the inserts (esp. taking them out) and so easy to wash. Plus IF they do get stained or wrecked... it was two bucks for the diaper!
478 days ago.
anyone interested in getting this room up and going again? I have a 6mnth old little girl. Just started using the Bumgenius 4.0s a few weeks ago.
546 days ago.
I know it has been quite awhile since you asked, but Planet wise makes fabulous wet bags, I also just received my weehugger bag and will let you know how it works out. First impression is, it looks nothing like the photo on the swaddlebees site, but hoping the quality will make up for it. As for doubling up, try adding a hemp insert at night if you are having leaking issues.
719 days ago.
I am on the hunt for a good wet bag, any ideas? and even though my kids are bad wetters at night should i add 2 inserts at night JIC?
723 days ago.
My dd is2 and incompletely potty trained, but used cloth with her. I used bumGenius and loved them...they are still in good shape and will use them with my next. When she was brand new we used dispo. Diapers but at about a month went to cloth. Never had diaper rash or leaks. I only had 3 dozen and would wash 2x week. We also used some dispos. My inlaws refused to use cloth when they had her. Every little bit helps.
758 days ago.
How much did you initially invest in your cloth diapers?
845 days ago.
gina- with my son, i found at different growth stages, his diapers that were bulletproof a week before would no longer be. It may be the fit, it could be they are losing the waterproofing, or it might just be 'too much' for the diaper to handle. Try a few different styles, if you are able to & really don't want to give up cloth. I hope through trial & error you are able to find something that works!!
884 days ago.
Agreed. They ARE SO pricey!! But, I've got some Aristocrats, they are just 1 size & are $30ish each, so I'm thinking...if the little to big are 1 size, maybe it would be worth it? I don't know. At this point, I have quite a bit of wool, so I'm strongly considering the Kissaluvs Marvels 1 size, they are less hard on the wallet @ $17 ea. :) I'm just so excited to CD this little man! With my older son, we didn't start until he was just over 4 months. :)
903 days ago.
Hi there. Wondering if anyone has any input on the 'little beetles little to big' one size wool diaper covers? I'm dying to go wool with this little one (due in 10 wks) as I wasn't brave enough last time around, but feel it's the way to go this time. I just don't want to spend a fortune on wool that I don't like!! Any input pos/neg would be greatly appreciated!! :D
996 days ago.
I have been cloth diapering for 16 years and love it! I buy one pack of disposable every mnth for those times when frequent changes aren't convenient, like trips to the zoo, etc. My fave diaper is fuzzi bunz. I mostly use good old fashioned prefolds and pins, but I have a few gdiapers and I love them! I was a full load of diapers about twice a week. We use the bucket method; a wet bucket with about 1/4 cup borax and 1/4 cup all free & clear. When the bucket is full, I just dump the whole thing in the washer.
1012 days ago.
JLea they say on average you will use 12 daipers a day... that's one every two hours and I read somewhere 6 covers per size does well. I myself am planning on at least 6-7 dozen to last me a week.
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1026 days ago.
I am due in October and cant wait to cloth diaper!! I have finally narrowed down my choices to Grovia Hybrids so we have the option of disposable and Rumparooz! I am super excited about rumparooz! They claim to have NO Leaks! They have inner and outer gussets to keep in even the runniest breastfed poo! I was watching reviews on youtube earlier and one of the reviewers actually woke her daughter from a nap to change her and she had a poop-splosion and yet, it was completely contained!
1026 days ago.
MyBaby- It really is a matter of finding a system that works best for you & your baby. Some babies have chunky legs thus some diapers not being a good fit...I would buy a couple different kinds (there are literally HUNDREDS!) and try them out to see what you like best, then go ahead and get your stash! :) A few great websites are :Diaperswappers, Weebunz, and I have a TON more I can share w/you if you need! Also, check your local baby/childrens consignment shops, you can find diapers for close to nothing! Good luck! :D
1026 days ago.
i want to use cloth diapers so bad being that this is my fourth child and i have never done so. my husband dosent agree he says they will leak badley does anyone have advice on this??
1058 days ago.
I just wanted to say thanks to whoever recommended the diaperswappers website! My lil man will be here in 2 months and I feel pretty prepared!
1118 days ago.
We use Smartipants and Indian prefolds, both of which are great. We don't have many leaks.
1118 days ago.
I make my own detergent. If you're interested, get in touch and I'll tell you what formula I use. It's soooo much cheaper and does a great job!
1119 days ago.
Jleah, we use prefolds and tthe Bummis covers. We ahve both the Super Whisper Wrap and the Super Brites and we love them both about the same. They were cheaper for us as well. We could get away with two dozen diapers, but we have four to six dozen so that I can get away with doing diapers once a week. Prefolds are cheap enough that it is worth it for us since I work full time. We use the newspaper fold I think its called, and then pins or snappi. The hubby likes the snappi, but I like the pins. I grew up changing prefolds with pins so I was comfortable with that already. :)
1119 days ago.
One more question for anyone who uses prefolds. Do you simply lay the prefold into the cover or actually wrap the cloth diaper and pin it or use a snappy? If you pin it what folding technique do you use? I'm just wondering if one way is more efficient than the rest!
1119 days ago.
I've invested in 8 pocket diapers so far. 3 bumgenius, 3 fuzzi bunz, and 2 happy heinys....all are one size. The plan is to use these at night, when out and about, and when someone other than myself of DH will be with him. I plan on getting prefolds to use the majority of the time. I'm ordering them from Green Mountain Diapers. Any suggestions on how many newborn and small sizes I need? I believe they only come in dozens and I'm hoping 2 dozen of each size will be plenty so I can get away with washing every other day? Also, what are the best covers you ladies have used for prefolds? I hear thirties are good.
1127 days ago.
We use the 'old fashioned' prefolds and pins and don't have leaks. We use the bummis super whisper wrap or superbrite covers with them. Everything was super cheap and have gotten us through 1.5 babies. (Our second little one is in them now whereas my 2yr old is out of diapers.) We actually have gone on two trips and used the cloth for both trips away from home.
1128 days ago.
Biernacks~ Not true. My diapers don't leak (bum genius, fuzzi bunz, rumparoos, swaddlebees, blueberry, I have used alot of different brands!) and I use cloth over night with no problems. I think perhaps your book is refering to oldfashioned cloth diapers, modern cloth is so different.
1132 days ago.
Biernacks, I use bumgenius all in one pocket nappies and they don't leak... although eventually the elastic around the legs start to give when you have used them for a few years! We use disposables at night as they seem to be able to hold more pee! lol. Otherwise our cloth nappies have been brilliant for our twins. If you can borrow someone's to try or get a starter pack you should be right. I have 15 nappies for my boys and wash every second day now that they are bigger (20 months old). I am sure that it has saved us heaps with buying nappies, I know there is the argument for all the extra washing you do, etc and the cost of it and powder, etc.... but when you have babies you do A LOT of washing! Anyway, good luck!
1133 days ago.
I have a book about what to expect during the first year of life since I'm still pregnant with my first and they gave pros and cons for both disposable and cloth diapers. It said that cloth diapers usually leak a lot and sometimes a waterproof pad has to be inserted on the inside. Is this true?
1134 days ago.
bumgenius 3.0 aio is what we use and we love them! they are very absorbent and fit our 1 1/2 month old daughter very well. we also have some thirsties aio but they run pretty big and don;t fit her very well, but they leak out the sides alot and we won't be spending any more of our money on them. We will be getting more BG aio though, definitely worth the money, cloth diapering was one of the best decisions we could've made for our daughter. I suggest getting a hemp doubler for nights though, if your baby is anything like ours she pees alot at night and before we started using the doublers at night she would leak, since we've been using them she hasn't leaked once though :)