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    My husband and I decided we are going to use cloth diapers but we do not know anything about it. Does anyone have any recommendations on which brands/kinds to use? Any tips or thing we should know before switching?

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    I ONLY buy our cloth diapers from Nicki’s Daipers. I believe they are online only. We have used both Nicki’s diapers all in one and Imagine diapers with the covers and snap in inserts. It can be really confusing at first but I am really glad we did it. We also used cloth wipes with a wipe solution. We would still be cloth diapering if it weren’t for our house fire a few months ago that really through me off track with everything. I am pregnant again and plan to cloth diaper with our 3rd too. I can go into more details about diapers/ wipes if you have specific questions. If you do end up shopping through Nicki’s diapers, they have an an amazing rewards program and always offer different gifts and free shipping with a certain amount spent. I haven’t ordered from them in a few months but I always used the code, “FIVE” and they give 5% off (not much but you might as well save what you can.)

  • #8682

    My family decided not to do cloth diapers because the vinyl covers that go over them can burn legs in the heat, but I hope someone can clarify otherwise and solve this issue for you. I wouldn’t go without buying cloth diapers though. They are good to have around in case you have a bad financial week or can’t get to the store to get regular diapers. I had to make do once or twice with cloth diapers. I also used mine as burp cloths or under the bottom when the child is getting their diaper changed so furniture didn’t get messy. Anyway, I hope all goes well with it. I hope you don’t think I was trying to turn you away from it, far from it. It just wasn’t the right thing for us to do, with the information we were given.

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      Mrs Pear, there are loads of options other than vinyl, including wool. Plus the “new” cloth diapers are not at all like the old plastic pants. We have never had difficulty with any sort of burns and find that we had way more trouble with skin break down using disposables if we ran out of cloth. We have been cloth diapering since our girl was born (she is nearly two), and absolutely love it! We use a service, so I only wash our night time diapers. I’ve found prefolds and covers to be easiest for us, but also have a coupld all in ones and a few other styles. My least favorite is pockets because of the stuffing and only using the diaper once before washing it. With a prefold, you can use the cover over and over until it gets soiled. Anyways, I know this thread is a little old, but I’m a total cloth addict and would love to answer any more questions you may have!!

  • #8880

    I used cloth diapers on my second child and I’m in my 9 months using them. I prefer BumGenius brand pocket style diapers. The fit is perfect and I love how I have the option of adding more inserts into the diaper if needed. I can also change up the insert from microfiber to bamboo which is great for nighttime. I’ll be honest and say a couple days I’ve experienced burn out with the cloth. The process of rinsing, washing and stuffing diapers can get old after awhile. I switched to disposables for one day which helped my burn out feeling. And after paying for a bag of disposables I realized once again why I chose cloth over disposables. IT SAVES SO MUCH MONEY!

  • #12344

    I done cloth diapers with my last child. They saved my husband and me a ton of money. The diapers that are disposable diapers that can only be used once, they cost so much and you are just throwing away your money. I do not know where my mother got the cloth diapers because I had been talking about going to cloth diapers. What I like about them is that they can be reused over and over. They get washed just like clothes but of course in Dreft.

    I am all about recycling and the disposable diapers that have plastic, it takes years for them to breakdown in a land field. I just find that cloth diapers are easier.

  • #12589

    A few hints on cloth from a Mom of five with loads of experience.
    1) I never stuff the diapers. I just put the liners or prefolds on top of the covers right against baby’s skin. I have never had a problem. It is less hassle and I go through a lot less diaper covers.
    2) I just scrap solids into the toilet with a paint scraper. I don’t rinse or presoak.
    3) I wash the diapers and covers together in the washing machine with soap nuts using the presoak and double rinse features. We have a top loader big washer.
    4)I hang dry all with covers and dry the diapers on high in the dryer or hang dry them with the covers.

  • #14274

    We use All in one cloth diapers (Exactly like a disposable, but it goes into the washer instead of trash – no stuffing required) My son fit best into Blueberry brand diapers in the beginning, but now we can get a good fit into Smart Bottoms brand too. There are lower cost brands that work just as well, but you may not get as much life out of them. Not a big deal if you plan to only cloth one baby. We decided to go with these brands because we hope to cloth more than one baby with them, and they are US brands. Us or China made shouldn’t be a more important factor than making the decision to switch to cloth though. What ever you can afford or are willing to spend is perfectly fine 🙂 Cloth is healthier for babies butt and the earth. I hope you love them!

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