View Full Version : Cloth diapers, Do you use?, and where to find a good price.
08-15-2002, 07:47 AM
I need a good all in one that won't break my bank account. If you use cloth, why? How are the all-in-ones?
I used the good old cloth w/nylon pants and pins. But as I will be chasing to older siblings around I would like something easier.
Any suggestions? Goods and bads, pros and cons.
08-18-2002, 02:46 PM
I used cloth nappies (diapers) with both my kids and will use them again for #3. I just use the standard folded nap with an overnap (I used Australian made ones called Fuffies, which were fluffy synthetic but could breathe) and pins. I tried fitted nappies with velcro (I had a couple) but they leaked and took longer to dry, I also used these overnaps that you just stuck a folded nappy into and velcro-fastened, they were easy to put on
but they leaked a bit too, plus the overnap was expensive, they cost about NZ$20 (about US$12) each.
With my first baby I was super-strict about not using disposables, but with Lily (#2) I did have a pack on hand for emergencies, and sometimes would use them if I was going out and knew I wouldn't have chance to change her nappy for a while. It's great to hear that other people are using cloth, I was the only person I knew who did!
08-24-2002, 09:08 PM
Nearly 12 years ago I had my first child in Australia; next January I'll be having this second one in the USA -- so I am very interested in anyone's recommendations on good cloth nappies (diapers) too!
For my first child, I used cloth. I started out doing it all by hand with bucket, boiling water etc -- the foldable type nappies with pins. This was a huge amount of labour & I worried all the time about them being sterile. However, she did not suffer excessive rashes etc. I used the fluffies over-things too but I found them really leaky -- then worried if I used plastic ones, about causing rashes.
My eventual compromise was that I used one disposable overnight only, because it kept her so dry she would sleep right through. When I used cloth at night, she would wake every hour or two.
What I plan to do this time is buy some really good, shaped, properly-sealing cloth ones, even if they cost a little more. They have really improved in the more-than-a-decade since my first child was born. If I find similar sleeping-through problems, I might keep a packet of biodegradable disposables on hand, just for that single overnight use. But I have read that, even though slightly better for the environment than the standard disposables, they are not perfect -- they still get sealed up in the landfill and don't get to degrade properly or fully.
I hope I stick to my resolve. Disposables are so much easier, and I would never feel it was my business to criticise others for using them, because we all have differing levels of stress, burdens etc to deal with. But my conscience would trouble me badly if I used them all the time, and now that I've been vegan these past seven years (I wasn't vegan with the first baby) I am more used to the strenuous effort that goes with trying to attain your ideals.
Well, we'll see if I live up to what I'm planning.
09-11-2002, 06:26 AM
I have diaper my first two in cloth and plan on doing it again with number 3. I started as other above with nasty foldables and pins and plastic pants. I have learned alot and half way through number two started with the best system ever invented kissaloves diapers with fleece liner and cover. They are awesome! No leaks, dry cool bottom even all night! I love them and the best palce I found to by them is www. diaperware.com the ladies name is Inge she is a WAHM and only sells WAHM items. You can tell her I sent you and she will probebly send you some little extras in your package!
good luck on your diapering days!
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