Jun 25, 2009

Cloth Diapering

Prince Charming finally agreed that I could try cloth diapering! (although he probably won't change any poopy diapers) LOL. Now I have to find a cost effective way to get started. Anyone have any advice? I have been looking at some All-in-one, one size, cloth diapers online, but I am open to suggestions from anyone more experienced than I am.

Prince Charming is too funny. His reaction to this whole thing was, "How in the world did I end up married to a cloth diapering, breast feeding, nuts, roots and treebark momma?" He says it jokingly of course and I just laugh at him. I guess I had him fooled into thinking I was normal or something. LOL now that was a neat trick!

8 comments:

Ali said...

Haha, my hubby has said similar things ;-)

The most cost effective, that I know of is probably prefolds and Blueberry one size covers. I use those but I also use bumgenius 3.0's (one-size), those are my favorite. I have heard that the one size diapers only tend to last through one baby because the elastic goes out or the aplix (velcro) goes bad. But if you get one like the fuzzibunz, they use snaps and they also guarantee the elastic I think - they will send you new elastic if you need to replace it. I have one of those (the one sizes came out after I bought my bg's) and I love it. I did use some fuzzibuns sized diapers that were given to us when Jimmy was real little and they were nice, never had a diaper rash. As far as saving money, definitely check out diaperswappers.com, you can find great deals. Hope this helps a bit!

Emily said...

My friend Lauren decided to cloth diaper her third and found a lot of good places. One popular one I've heard of is diaperswap.com

daisiesforu said...

I have also heard great things about diaperswapers. Also a friend of mine got alot of stuff off of freecycle so that might be an option also.

daisiesforu said...

I have also heard great things about diaperswapers. Also a friend of mine got alot of stuff off of freecycle so that might be an option also.

Anonymous said...

*lol* ... Sounds like something Joe would say... If I was like that... Which I am too lazy to be good like that! *lol*

Michelle said...

I like it all...I actually have a really good post on this on my blog...probably search cloth diapers on the left tool bar, towards the bottom.

I say try a whole bunch of different ones. What one person likes, someone else may dislike.

Tasha said...

I bought the bum genius one size diapers and Ben already grew out of them. His poor little legs can't take the imprints from the elastic anymore. I am back to disposables. I do however like the fuzzibuns. I like them a lot better than bum genius.

You can sew can't you? There are lots of templates out there to teach you how to maske your own too.

Jeff9 said...

The best way to clean cloth diapers is to pre-rinse them off in the toilet using a Hand Bathroom Bidet Sprayer. So convenient and if you are trying to help the environment (and your pocket book) you can give it a double whammy by virtually eliminating toilet paper use at the same time as you benefit from using it on the diapers, by using it on yourself. I think Dr. Oz on Oprah said it best: "if you had pee or poop on your hand, you wouldn't wipe it off with paper, would you? You'd wash it off" Available at http://www.bathroomsprayers.com they come in an inexpensive kit and can be installed without a plumber. And after using one of these you won't know how you lasted all those years with wadded up handfuls of toilet paper. Now we're talking green and helping the environment without any pain. One review: http://jonathanandandrea.blogspot.com/2009/04/spray-it-or-scrub-it.html

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