• Kimberly

    posted on June 20, 2013 at 11:36 am

    “after removing any solid waste” :)

    THAT’S the part that makes *my* head spin. Please clarify….! lol.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Kimberly, Sorry I missed this question! Sometimes it just falls off, other times you have to dunk the diaper in the toilet. Just ordered a diaper sprayer. Excited to see how it works.

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  • alica

    posted on June 20, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    My daughter just turned 4 months today and we have been usually cloth diapers from the get go. I really like them, and feel that they don’t require much more work at all. I have a variety of covers that I use from G Diapers, thirsties, Bum genius, to grovia. We live in an apartment complex with a washer and dryer that requires quarters, therefore it was cheaper for us to use a diaper service for our prefolds. Once a week I set all the dirty diapers (oh and they deliver cloth wipes too) and wipes outside and they replace it with a full bag of clean ones. We have luckily not experienced any diaper rashes yet (I also use a similar wipe solution as you had mentioned) and any time I see a little bit of red down there, I’ll wipe a little extra bit of coconut oil on the area. Yes, they are a little bit more bulky, but I think it’s kinda cute. Plus bottom line, I’m doing my part to better the environment that my daughter will have to live in much longer than me :)

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  • Laura

    posted on June 20, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Both my daughters toilet trained earlier than the other toddlers around them, I think because cloth diapers helped their awareness of the process. We used some pull-up cloth absorbent pants at night once they were toilet trained during the days, and those weren’t wet very often. I salute you new parents for swimming against the tide and using cloth diapers. It used to kill me that those “studies” of cloth vs. plastic compared what it takes to make plastic vs. what it takes to make cloth and compared them one to one. Hello? Cloth are used many times!

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  • Annemarie

    posted on June 20, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    My son is now 10 years old. Wish I would have seen this article 10 years ago. I used the all in ones. The ones that fit through the various stages and ages. LOVED them. But I think if I had to do it all over again, I would have done the pre-folds. But, then again, we weren’t the type to “find out what sex the baby was” ahead of time, I make and bake my own bread, and we hardly eat out at restaurants…call me old-fashioned, but clothe diapers were no more work than “running out” of the store bought ones. Every once in a while we would put him in disposables, but not very often.

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  • Anonymous

    posted on June 20, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    I went with best bottom diapers to try them out (tried Kushies at first, hate them). Decided that I am much too tired to cloth diaper at the moment. Maybe if we decide to have a second child. Love the best bottom! Google them.

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  • christianne

    posted on June 20, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    You never cease to amaze me! How do you do it all? I know, with lots of love!

    You deserve a ton of ‘atta girls’

    Hugs,
    Christianne
    ps. my mouth is still open from reading about your homemade wipes! :)

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  • Ameila

    posted on July 1, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I do think that today the new mothers are much to used to having things easy for them and therefore they aren’t as willing to try something that is possible better for their child and the environment. When the day comes that they can’t send the disposable diapers to the landfills we will see how fast they change. I found some good ones at
    <a href=http://www.gogonatural.com and they were everything I wanted.
    Thanks for the post on the wipes….do you have a post for your laundry soap?

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    Amy Reply:

    @Ameila, No post for the laundry soap yet but I will get it up. I have the pics; just need to write up the post. :)

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