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Old 08-22-2015, 12:02 PM   #1
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Diapering older children/toddlers

For those of you who have diapered one or more older children/toddlers, I have a few questions for you. Do you kids ever complain about wearing cloth because of comfort or bulk? Or do your children ever not want to wear cloth?

I am curious because I have cloth diapered my DS since birth but recently took like 6 months off due to being pregnant and just not wanting to deal with cloth diapers for a while. However I've spent around $380 on my whole stash and just in the short time he was in disposables, even bargain prices I was kind of shocked about the price. And with this new little one coming we can't afford to in disposables, and since I already have most of what I need for two in diapers I am going back to cloth again.

My DS is almost two, and after being in super thin disposables for 6 months I just worry about him not wanting to be back in cloth. Even when I get them fairly trim they never compare to disposables, and I know they probably never will. So do kids really prefer one over the other once they get to that age, or this just my crazy hormone riddled prego brain making me paranoid about nothing?

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When I only had DS, I used cloth at home and disposables when we went out (mostly because I was afraid of leaks, etc.). However, now that I have 2 in diapers, it is just way to expensive for me to keep buying disposables. I have a few really "cheap" disposables that I've used in an emergency and DS hates them. I've always avoided getting the "cute" disposables such as Thomas the Train, etc. because I figured they would defeat the purpose of potty training. My thought was "Why PT when you can wear a cute Thomas the Train disposable?" Since he knows that all I have is a few cheap disposables, he actually prefers cloth to the disposables.
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Re: Diapering older children/toddlers

My niece is 5 and wets the bed. Yes she does complain but I don't give her a choice. Every time I have her in sposies she leaks.

My son is 4 and just potty training. He hasn't complained about night time bulk. He hasn't worn more than 2-3 sposies since he was a nb though. To him the bulk is normal.
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I would say its possible but I would just try and see what he thinks. No cloth diaper, even with stay dry, is as dry as a sposie -- I could see that coming up.
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Re: Diapering older children/toddlers

Thanks for the replies ladies. So far he has spent half of yesterday in cloth and is in cloth again today. He doesn't seem to be upset or more uncomfortable. I can tell it is a bit tougher for him to walk and run normally because it is an adjustment in the width of the diaper. Hes thankfully never really complained about wetness unless the diaper is completely soaked, and it never really gets to that level as I change him regularly.

I guess we will just wait and see.
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Mine don't seem to notice the bulk going back and forth between cloth and disposables. The only thing my DS seems to find annoying is if the lower teeth of the snappi are right over his penis. He hates that.
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