13 years ago
thao nguyen

cloth diapers and diaper liners?

I am thinking about switching to cloth diapers. I have no idea how to use them. Any suggestion about brands? Should I use diaper liners? If you are using them, how long it takes to use up 1 roll ? I am trying to cut down the cost of disposable diapers, so the cost of diaper liners is a matter for me too. Please help. Thank you so much.
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13 years ago
momstaxi
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I use bumgenius one-size pocket diapers and prefolds with Thirsties covers. All-in-ones take a LONG time to dry. I prefer the pocket diapers and the prefolds. I use Imse Vimse liners for the poop. It takes me about 4 months to go through two rolls of those. My daughter usually poops only once a day so sometimes when she's already pooped I don't use liners for the rest of the day. http://www.abbyslane.com http://www.punkinbutt.com http://www.cottonbabies.com http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.com http://www.treecitydiapers.com
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13 years ago
Ava's Mama
since cost is a matter to you - i would suggest prefolds or flats you will find the aio, aio 1sizes can be up to $20+ you will need quality prefolds and quality diaper covers (not plastic gerber pants) i would recommend unbleached prefolds - i have found they are the softest and most absorbent compared to bleached prefolds - i would recommend the premiums they are the thickest depending on the age and size of your baby you may be able to get away with dappi diaper covers they are $3 a piece they worked great for me for 6 mos - they are short in the rise when i went to the largest size, they are too large in the waist so it will be a month or 2 before i can go back to using them in the meantime i am using a snappiwrap, bumpy, wool soakers, and the large dappi covers with her thinner diapers and i use a stacinator deluxe fleece cover for nights - i have a very heavy wetter so i have 2, and i alternate between changes - sometimes i only have to use 1 but other times i have had to use both - i could get away with just 2...but they had the CUTEST pink one.....(if you are like me, you will find you really dont NEED the additional covers....but they are SO CUTE) i dont use liners - i found an unopened pack at a thrift store and use them when i remember to - i rarely remember to some people use paper towels, but i dont bother i also use cloth wipes - baby wash cloths (i keep them separate from her reg washcloths) i started out mixing my own wipe solution - but she got a little irritated, so now i just use plain water i have spent less than $500 on everything - i found most of my diapers on craigslist - do not get the ones from walmart or kmart - you will probably have to order them online, you can try this site: babiesinthesun.com there are many other websites out there too, just do some searches - the cheapest starter kit i found was montana diaper company - i do not remember their website or what brand of covers - some run small so do your research first snappiwraps (which are no longer made) are very generous - i am not sure if the litewraps replaced them, i have not yet had the chance to ask my diaper contact - but they are from the same company, so i am guessing they are the same, just maybe a new name o and you do not need diaper pins, get a snappi (not related to snappiwrap covers)
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13 years ago
Anonymous
Welcome to the club! I love cloth--I would never go back to stinky, rashy, leaky disposables. I have never used diaper liners. I use washable liners sometimes to wick moisture away from baby's butt, but the paper liners would negate that. I love plain old prefolds with a cheap PUL cover. If you don't yet speak the language, head on over to www.diaperpin.com and get it all decoded. Everything you need to know is there, even a calculator for figuring out how much you'll save over disposables! Woo-hoo! I'm super-cheap, so I even make my own diapers. I've made fitteds, wraps and wool soakers. Again, if I'm speaking Martian, the websites I listed will help you figure it all out. Good call, Ava's mommy. The cardinal rule of cloth diapering is "never buy diapers from the local mega-mart." They are crap--they're meant to be used as burp rags, and they're not even very good for that. Since we're naming brands, I love proraps and Bummis SWW. Also, my friend sent me a Sugar Peas wrap and I haven't used it yet, but I love it. I'll use it for a pattern if I like it--it looks very adjustable.
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13 years ago
Anonymous
We used the old fashion cloth diapers with the pins and a liner to cover it up. We washed it out in the toilet then placed in soapy bucket with lid to soak. I washed every other day. BTW, Carpet cleaner sprayed on the stain spots before putting in the wash works wonders on stains. I use it still on the spit up and other stains like dirt, grass on my older son. My neighbor used the cloth with the velcro with a liner to cover it. She likes those but those are about double in price. We nor does my neighbor use the rolls. That is all new stuff that are sold to help keep the clean process down, but I find if you change them fairly soon and use a wipes to get the poo on the diaper first I find no need for them. Just extra cost a month. And if you look at the price of those compaired to lets say Luv's you spend about the same in detergent, diapers, ect. Just more the deal with.
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13 years ago
hamsterbabies
My sister in law used Viva paper towels that perforate into rectangles successfully for years. She always used diaper liners. But, she also used the regular cloth diapers that you pin and the plastic diaper covers. I couldn't stand that method myself. I used the all-in-one cloth diapers for a bit. The Kushies brand at Walmart were very cute and very reasonable prices. www.cottonbabies.com has a lot of information about cloth diapering. Good luck!
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5 years ago
kohr
Please forgive me, my babies are all grown yet i actually ought to placed on diapers 24 / 7 because of medical motives so I take care of the comparable subject concerns for myself. I made my own diapers, comparable concern, only on a lots better scale. I used fleece because of the fact the outer layer and a quick nap terry for the layer next to my dermis. interior I used distinctive layers of terry for the absorbency. Flannel will additionally artwork for the layer next to the exterior and the interior soaker layers. via gazing the revenues at Jo-Anns you may get just about something for the nicely suited cost. the subsequent ones I make i visit aim to make out of all flannel to work out if there is any great distinction in the absorbency of the diaper as an entire. The polar fleece is fairly thick in comparison to micro fleece and that i'm uncertain it could be as absorbent pound for pound because of the fact the micro fleece or flannel could be. I applaud you for staying faraway from disposables. whilst an lively grownup I placed on fabric everywhere i opt for the exception of holiday for corporation. I artwork a 40+ hour artwork week and placed on a diaper each and all of the time. i will purely think of what disposables do the our landfills and that i wasn't approximately to characteristic diapers that are 4 situations the dimensions of infant diapers to that subject. I even have not tried making an all in a single yet, i've got considered it so i does not ought to attend to the water-resistant pants, my purely project is in the laundry with the spin cycle, could each and all of the rinse water get spun out of the diaper? could they take longer to dry? purely a pair of recommendations. sturdy good fortune, and that i'm hoping you do no longer recommendations my enter.
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