Cloth Diapers!

Aha! I know I chatted about this before.. but since there are so many new, fabulous, amazing Moms.. I thought I would ask again - cloth diapers!

Have you used them?

Have you never?

Do you swear by them?

Do you think it's too much of a hassle?

Weigh in Mamas.. because THIS Mama to Be is going to try them :)​

01
    10/11/13
    Comment deleted
      Can't say I've used them yet, but I also am planning to cloth diaper! Are you going to use a rental service, buy a bunch, make them?

      I'm making mine from old tshirts I've collected as well as some sweatshirts, sweaters, towels etc + elastic and velcro. Thinking about buying rubber pants from Amazon for the outside non-leak layer, but I've heard of people using shower curtains sewn into their diapers also. That's supposed to make them a little slower to dry though.

      Regardless of how you're doing it, good luck!
      2
      10/11/13
      Ooo.. all great ideas and SO happy someone else is diving into this venture too - maybe we can help each other along the way :) I am fortunate in that my best friend MAKES them.. and has USED them for 3 of her own kiddos.. needless to say, she reminds me I am covered.. covers and all and is itching to take us through the whole process before the baby comes :) My husband is leery.. to be honest.. but I want to give it a good go... I think it's a lot greener, both for the environment AND baby.. so less likely to have diaper rash issues and problems in the region.. we also own an electric car.. so call me green :) haha
      3
      10/11/13
      I think helping one another sounds like a great idea. You sound very lucky to have such a lovely friend covering you there! Hubby is still squeamish about the whole idea of changing diapers period on my end. I think it's going to make for some funny moments once the baby arrives. (Big bad infantry Marine gags at the sight of dirty diaper, lol.) I also try to do a lot of green projects. If I ever bring home an electric car though, I'm pretty well convinced hubby will set it on fire, hahaha. That's the one place he's not budging.

      Have you decided how/if you're going to do the 'initial' cleaning? Like, with one of those showerhead attached to toilet sprayers or just throwing them in the wash?
      2
      10/11/13
      lol! That's so funny about your husband.. amazing what "gets to them" isn't it :) I bet when the time comes he will adjust just fine.. and when your little one is 13 or so it will be so funny to remind him about! Logistically I have planned a bit.. my bff uses their washer.. she also has hanging bag as well - I have heard you can send these out, or I even thought about taking the dirty bag TO a cleaner, as opposed to cleaning them here.. I know I will have plenty of diapers on hand.. so I think once I get somewhat of a routine down, I would know how many I need when :)

      I love that we both seem GREEN! I feel like it just fits me a little better.. also, poopy diapers still stink up something at sometime.. no matter if they are cloth or not! ha

      Have you decided your cleaning route as well?
      2
      03/05/14
      Comment deleted
      10/13/13
      Hahaha! Hubby luckily has been pretty god about cleaning up after the cats since pregnancy, thankfully. That's too funny though!
      2
      10/12/13
      Comment deleted
      rubber pants? shower curtains? I understand this will provide a moisture proof barrier outside but what is that doing to the baby's skin? cloth diapers are meant to not only help with the 'green' aspect - waste reduction etc... but they are also meant to allow the baby's skin to breathe. covering that with plastic seems to defeat that purpose. I am not promoting either cloth nor disposable diapers but I fear covering cloth diapers with a moisture proof/resistant barrier may yield more diaper rash or other issues.
      0
        10/11/13
        I really like the idea of taking them to a laundromat since my own washing machine is already walking the line of being old, but I'll still probably use it on occasion.

        That's true with the smell! I'm thinking about making a big version of the transportable 'wet bag' to hopefully hold the smell in. I haven't figured out all the specifics yet, to be honest!
        2
          10/13/13
          Amanda Hurley
          I have not used them. I am too "on the go" and I feel they are too much hassle. I have had friends, however, who swear by them. Go for it. I have heard it saves A LOT of money in the long run.
          5
            10/13/13
            8Theresa Gould
            We used our washing machine to wash them. We usually washed them twice. Breastfed infant poo is much easier to clean/wash....at least until they start eating solids as that's when consistency changes and one of those sprayers will definitely come in handy.
            2
            About Meg
            Birth: September 29
            On Moms.com since: Aug 5, 2013
            I am a new Mama.. married to my sweet Husband! I am a barre3 addict and a Team Leader here on Moms.com! I feel so blessed to do what I love and live life with the ones who make it magical.