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Friday, May 1, 2009

Cloth or Disposable??

Cloth diapering? I have NO idea if I should do this, not do this & if I do, how to do this... I've seen a lot of people going this route..w/my first we did the disposable. I would love to be more 'green' (haha insert gross baby poo joke here) but I honestly don't know how you go about w/the cleaning of these things..I could see myself just throwing them away which would ruin the whole cloth diaper vs disposable debate. Any advice?

Oh my goodness, you are asking the wrong person here!! I tried cloth diapering with my first child for about 2 seconds! It was not gonna happen. I just couldn't do it.

I know it is the right thing to do for the environment and it's probably even better for the babies. There are so many women out there now who are cloth-diapering again. Maybe some of them read this and can help you out.

You said something that is exactly like me. "I could see myself throwing them away". I take the easy way out with lots of things and I have been known to throw out pans that sat in the fridge too long, rather then clean them. I am NOT the one to give advice on diapering.

Okay, girls....can you help her out with some real advice??



Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

This brings back so many memories for me. I might not be the one to speak, having raised my children on cloth diapers.They were not popular when my children were babies.

If I were to have a baby in my home now, I probably would use cloth diapers mostly and disposables when on vacations or long trips away from home.
It is so much more economical to have cloth diapers.
I have always wondered if babies could talk which would they prefer? lol. I thank you for letting me share my thoughts.

Lina said...

Check into diaper service (not even sure if this is around anymore--my kids are 27, 25, 21). I used a diaper service that delivered fresh, clean, thick, white cloth diapers right to my home...and they took the dirty diapers away! Now yes, you need to flush the chunks (I'm sorry I'm being so gross but you are a Mom...you can HANDLE it!)but totally worth it. I think I was given diaper service as a gift, and continued after the gift ran out. I was NOT rich (in fact, looking back, we were kinda poor) but it was worth the expense, and it was cheaper than disposables. Of course, most economical would be cloth you wash yourself. But if we are talking about the environment, diaper service would meet the need. Check into it!

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

cadence1228 said...

Thanks so much! I'm thinking it's going to be cloth for us!

nancygrayce said...

Well, back in the stone ages, all we had were cloth diapers....that's not all, they weren't folded! We folded, placed on baby, pulled a diaper pin through our hair and pinned those suckers on. Then we put rubber pants over those!

AND to make matters worse, when they pooped, we washed them out in the toilet! YUCK!!! Am I glad those days are over, YES!!!!!