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Old 08-27-2012, 10:08 AM   #11
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Re: Cloth diapers suck...

I think its great your husband is at least talking to others.

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Old 08-27-2012, 10:18 AM   #12
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Shivering in your own pee! Generally the thought is that the temperature inside the diaper can get too hot, causing rashes. Cloth is cooler than disposables. A wool or fleece cover is the coolest. But if your room temp is comfortable I don't think you'll have a problem.

But I do use a disposable now and then, and sometimes at night. I used to be all or nothing but I'm over it!!!

What about trying a newborn rental program? You could see if you like it and it would be cheaper than disposables. Then you can get your deposit back or use the money to buy bigger ones. Just make sure you choose a program with a cash back deposit, not just store credit.

Maybe you would find this article helpful...

http://dirtydiaperlaundry.com/cloth-...king-the-bank/
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:25 PM   #13
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Wow... You've all already provided me with a lot of great info! Thank you for the warm welcomes
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:32 PM   #14
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Oh I had exactly the same experience! Everyone I talked to basically told me I would hate cloth and quit immediately. I don't know anyone who used cloth except my mother in law, who wasn't a fan. I convinced my hubby to try cloth with me, despite everyone telling him it was crazy and dumb.

Well we are 7 months in and never used a disposable except the first day in the hospital (we felt bad even touching his belly button, hehehe). There has been a learning curve. We started out with prefolds and a diaper service, and now have a mix of fitteds, pockets, prefolds and hybrids we wash at home. Totally doable, and so far those naysayers were totally wrong.

Just be sure you ask other cd moms if there is a problem, because a lot of seemingly big issues are really easy fixes.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:51 PM   #15
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Re: Cloth diapers suck...

Like someone mentioned, there are diaper rentals available, where you can try out different styles/brands to see what you like without a big commitment.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:57 PM   #16
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Re: Cloth diapers suck...

Thank you! I'm liking the idea of renting nb diapers to start, so I can try a few brands/systems without completely committing. You're all increasing my confidence as it sounds like many of you have overcome similar reservations.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:57 PM   #17
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Look on youtube! There are TONS of videos about it. i chose cloth straight out because of what I've read about disposables. My mother clothed me because I was too sensitive to use disposables. She also discouaraged me, saying they were a lot of work and a hassle. I chose my stash to have prefolds, pockets, and fitteds. Some work on the go, some great for at night, some great for day time. You really have to figure out what works great for you. I would buy a few from each catagory that interests you. They don't have to be high end ones. Start there, and see which ones work for your family! Good luck!
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I second looking on YouTube! In the research stage, I found it so helpful to be able to see someone explain how to stuff, fasten, spray and wash cloth diapers. I was able to watch some with my husband and I think that took away some of the "unknown" for him.

I was also super fortunate to have a real life friend that used cloth. She so kindly lent me 5 diapers to try and we were sold.

The mamas here give fantastic advice if you run into any problems!
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:41 PM   #19
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No one in my family or friends cd. I just did it . My dh was pm board though. Two years later we have two im cloth and im now using mama cloth for the first time this month and am starting family cloth for me and littles.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:01 PM   #20
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Re: Cloth diapers suck...

I've done both, and still do both when I don't have time to do laundry, but I prefer the cloth. It's a little extra work, but both my girls got raw skin and rub marks where the paper disposible rubbed on them wrong in a few areas. I much prefer the soft cloth ones, if for no other reason than that, it would be worth it to me. I almost quite cloth diapering a few times because it is hard to keep the diapers clean with a front loader (but many other people don't have a problem with front loaders), and because both my daughters had bad diaper rashes due to food allergies and it's a pain to use fleece liners that move when using diaper cream (diaper cream clogs cloth diapers and is not safe for the diaper fibers), so it was just easier with sposies. However, sposies never hold the amount of pee my children can produce, nor their messy blowouts (and we sprang for the name brand disposibles) so after so many leaks and blow-outs, it's just easier to stick to cloth for us. Good luck!
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