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Old 09-07-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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Hi all!

I'm completely new to the cloth diapering experience. I have an almost 2 year that I'm trying to potty train but she's fighting me tooth and nail. She's been in disposables since birth and now she's figured out how to rip the elastic straps off and proceeds to poo everywhere! It's a joy...

My husband and I are also expecting another little one come November and we're ready to cloth diaper.

I thought about it with Stella but was overwhelmed and decided not to at the last minute. Now I'm ready to see it through but I need some serious guidance!

What does everyone else recommend??

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Old 09-07-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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Hi there! I am also pretty new to cloth but I'll tell you how I got started. There are a bunch of places to look at reviews of different dipes but that will get overwhelming. I found the best way to get started was to buy a few different kinds and try it out. You can always sell them here! For the cheapest route, start with prefolds and covers. Prefolds are not waterproof so you'll need a cover. I personally do pockets and all in ones but I have an older baby that doesn't need as much changing as a newborn would. good luck! It's addicting!
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I think u also need to look at ur budget & what it would allow. If u are going to have more kids & such. We have pocket os & love (older & bigger).
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:08 AM   #5
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Re: Hello! Already looking for advice! :)

Thanks everyone!

It does seems a bit overwhelming but I think I'm getting the basics down.

I'm have a pretty good idea on what I want to do (prefolds, pockets, covers) but I still feel a little lost.

I'm going to buy some cloth for our little one today and see how she handles them. Hopefully this will be a positive experience and I won't to clean up poo everyday after nap time.
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Re: Hello! Already looking for advice! :)

Hi! Welcome! I agree it's nice to try some different things, and I recently found out there are places where you can rent diapers or get trial diapers! This is so cool - wish I had known before I bought so many myself.

Personally, my favorites are AI2 (all in two) systems like Softbums and Flip (I like both).
For your older child... some children are not ready before age 2. You could wait a bit for the PL. To prevent her taking off and making a mess, you might try snap side trainers? Other snap diapers are also supposed to be harder to remove than velcro/aplix or disposables.

Here is the site where I found out about trials, and some of the sites that were listed there that offer trials or rentals of diapers.

http://www.hauteclothedbuns.com/wher...cloth-diapers/

www.itsybitsybums.com
Itsy Bitsy Bums has newborn rentals and diaper trial packages.

momsmilkboutique.com
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http://www.sweetbottomsbaby.com/
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http://www.diaperjunction.com/
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:51 PM   #8
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My favorite diaper hands down (we have tried a lot) are the Bumgenius 4.0's Pocket diapers. We buy ours from nicki's diapers (online) because they have an amazing return policy for diapers that you have used! Good Luck! Happy cloth diapering!
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