I shop @ www.happyhippie.com somtimes. Click on kids/mothers and you'll find all kinds of stuff. I bought my cloth diapers from babymarketplace. Pretty cheap stuff on there!
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I am kinda poor and have been for awhile now..lol. Do any of these places have really good prices? Im looking into used dipe's right now on ebay. With 2 kids, child support, school,ah things are tight. Any suggestions? I must get back to cloth. I hate the fact my son uses disp. when my daughter had the luxury of cotton.
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Soon to be New Mama Needs Help! May 02, 2005 8:35 AM
Ohhh I need some help in this department! My baby is due in October. My husband and I decided we'd like to give cloth diapering a try. Hubby said he'd do it as long as it's not too complicated (meaning as easy to put on as a disposable). My mom and dad had a bad experience with it when I was a babe and think I'm crazy for even considering it. Now I KNOW, because I've looked into it, that there are some fantastic fitted cloth diapers out there that work much better than a diaper service diaper. My problem now is too many choices! I don't know which ones to try! We're in the process of me becoming a SAHM, my hubby getting out of the military and into a new civilian job, we're moving accross the country and buying a new house, so we really don't have the money to buy a bunch of different diapers until we find a style we like. I'm looking for some suggestions for you parents that have been there! We're looking for diapers that are fitted around the leg (with elastic or something similar) to keep messes in, have snaps or something similar built in, don't require folding and absorb well (maybe with the option of adding more absorbancy for night?). Organic would be nice, but not neccessary. All-in-ones would make things easier for my hubby, but I'd still consider the 2-part ones for cost reasons. Your help would be much appreciated because I'm feeling very overwhelmed by all of the choices out there and I have no one at home that knows anything about it!
P.S. How many do I need??? What size??? What are your secret tricks for washing them???
I would suggest getting some all-in-ones for your husband, and then getting separate fitted diapers and covers for yourself. My favorite AIOs are Very Baby, and you can get them with organic cotton inners from www.rockinghorsebabies.com They’re a little on the expensive side, but all you need are a few for dh, right? You can get well-made, inexpensive AIOs from www.bum-ware.com but they’re not available in organic. You can make up for the cost of the AIOs by buying inexpensive, absorbent fitted diapers for yourself from:
http://www.sckoon.com (these have velcro instead of snaps, but they’re VERY inexpensive)
http://www.underthenile.com/underthenile (these also have velcro instead of snaps).
Get some doublers for nighttime.
I’d say 2 dozen diapers is a bare minimum. If you use pull-up wool covers, you’ll need 4 of them. If you use any other kind of cover you’ll need at least 6 of them, minimum. (No matter what kind of covers you get, I definitely recommend at least one wool pull-up cover for nighttime.) Look at the size charts on the diaper web sites to see what size to buy. I don’t use any special tricks when I wash cotton diapers. I just wash them like anything else. Just don’t use bleach or fabric softener! I recommend a natural detergent, like Bi-O-Kleen.
Your parents probably think that the only options are flat, rectangular prefold diapers and pins and plastic pants. I think they’re in for a surprise!
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