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Cloth Diapering?? Suggestions? August 30, 2008 9:08 PM

My husband and I are starting to get serious about starting a family.  I'd like any information any of you have about cloth diapers.  I hear that you can potty train quicker (sometimes a year quicker!) if you use them, they're better for the baby and the environment, and that it's actually cheaper to use an organic cotton cloth diaper service than to buy disposable diapers.  Do any of you know about this?

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cloth diapering August 31, 2008 7:31 AM

there is a website called diaperswappers.com which is supposed to be very helpful. good luck!!!

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Cloth diapers September 03, 2008 10:14 AM

Hi I cloth diapered my five years old son and am currently cloth diapering my 8 mnt old daughter. I love cloth! My son potty trained at 18 mnts old and neighter he or my daughter have ever experienced a diaper rash. My best advise is buy AIO(all-in-ones)Kushies are great, they are the best way to go especially for a first time parent they have absorbant liners attached to waterproof cover so they are just like changing a disposeable you just throw it in the wash instead of the trash. Congrats on thinking in the right direction. Remember just one disposeable takes over 500 years to decompose.

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cloth September 10, 2008 9:44 AM

Yes! My son was in cloth diapers until I had to start working....his father left us when our son was 1 month old....so when he was 3 months old I had to work....and anyhow, even though it wasn't for long, I believe it made quite the impact on his ph........no diaper rashes, or any other nasty things. He's been wearing 7th generation unbleached diapers now, and even though they are not great for the environment(I am aware of all the reasons to cloth diaper my child, and if I could, I would!)they are less irritating to his little butt.

I put organic cloth diapers on my wish list for the baby shower and my sister generously bought me 3 dozen! Yay! You will need a lot of them, as you have to change cloth ones more often than disposables. I really miss using cloth on m son, but at least I did use them for some time

Good luck to you!

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Cloth Diapering September 11, 2008 12:05 PM

I just switched from traditional disposable diapers to gDiapers. http://www.gdiapers.com/ I love them. Its a hybrid system that is a cloth diaper with a biodegradable insert that you can flush, compost or throw in the trash. I've heard that you can use a cloth pad instead of the disposable inserts as well. The cloth "little g's" velcro in the back so the baby cant really pull the diaper off. My son hated the pampers. He was always pulling off the tabs and wasting a diaper. He is relatively easy going withthe gDiaper and hasn't tried to pull it off. Plus the colors are so cute.

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keila September 17, 2008 11:40 AM

Thanks for the info on gdiapers. I have seen them, but have not had any feedback. I will certainly go to those......that is as soon as I can afford it! I know it will pay off in the long run.....but times are tough as we all know. Anyhow, thanks again.

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