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Old 10-22-2010, 03:35 PM   #11
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walmart carries kushies biodegradable/flushable liners in big rolls. -very handy.

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Old 10-22-2010, 04:34 PM   #12
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What a great thing you are doing.

I would be happy to answer any questions the best I can. $150pp will make a great stash. If you can buy used, then the stashes could be even bigger but I imagine that might complicate things.

The easiest thing I have found are all in ones, they are most like disposables in how easy they are to use.

Pockets are great because you can change how absorbant the diaper is.

Prefolds and covers are great simple stashes. Easy to wash and dry.

As far as liners go, check into fleece liners. You can buy them or even make them. In the long run, they will wind up being cheaper than the flushable liners.

You might also want to look into cloth wipes, in my experience, I found it easier to throw everything into the diaper pail then trying to throw a wipe in the trash and the diaper into the pail.

Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:56 PM   #13
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Once again, thanks to you all!!! I am getting more excited by the day, just waiting for some DS recommends to come in the mail, and then I will have enough to do 2 20 dipe starter stashes -- all in Kawaii, 'cause that's what I am trying first. I had to decide to give a mom about 10 BGs OR 20 Kawaii, and after talking to a lot of people, it seems 2 days of a not as great stash is better than 1 day of a great stash. And if the moms were washing dipes every single day, the diaper life probably wouldn't be much better than a Kawaii anyway. So I took the advice and made microfleece liners out of a little blanket, I posted a pick in another thread, but here it is in case you missed it, with my cheapo wet bag, that will have to be lined with a plastic grocery bag, but still. So I'm getting there! And now, I guess, I'm going to be off to Walmart!

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Old 10-22-2010, 08:30 PM   #14
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If you have a Jo-Ann's fabric store in your area, they sell PUL which you can use to make wet bags. Very creative idea on the garbage bags but that won't last long at all and will get pretty smelly pretty quickly.
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I'm so excited to have stumbled across this thread. I actually volunteer at a crisis pregnancy center two mornings a week. I've so wanted to introduce cloth diapering there, but don't know where to start. I've mentioned it to a few of the other volunteers without seeing much interest.

I just think getting girls set up with diapers they could use over and over would really benefit them and our landfills. I've thought of teaching a cloth diapering class. I could even teach them how to use a t-shirt or receiving blanket as a diaper in a pinch.

I'd love to hear how you introduced the idea and got it started.
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If you email me, I can give you my phone number -- that would probably be easiest. Also, you wouldn't have to worry about paying for a call since I have lots of free minutes so you could also send me your number (or the number of your crisis pregnancy center where I could call you if you would be more comfortable with that)

We learned lots from 2 previous unsuccessful attempts. We are having more success now. I would love to share with you. God with you!

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ps -- your chances of success would be great, so blessed to have someone starting the program that is familiar with cloth and its pitfalls, and how to give advice. If it wasn't for this board, I'd be sunk!

And if you look under my name and follow the "on a mission" thread, it explains how we are getting started, as well as tons of fab advice from the mamas here.
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