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Old 02-01-2010, 08:37 PM   #121
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Re: Hawaiian mamas, where are you?

Big Island East Side....near Hilo? We are moving to BI next week...Kona side tho...

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Old 03-05-2010, 05:33 AM   #122
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I'm moving to Oahu in July- what should I know about cloth diapering on the island?
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Don't let your baby go playing outside in just a diaper. The Hawaiian dirt stains.
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I'm moving to Oahu in July- what should I know about cloth diapering on the island?
Like PP said - hawaii dirt stains, major! Ever heard of Red Dirt Shirts - yep, this is the dirt they use to stain those shirts....

There is a pretty good trade on CL of CDs. There are actually quite a lot of us here who CD. We do have 1 good (expensive) CD store, Babyawearness (they have a website you can check out). I go up there to check out the newest, latest things coming out - then order online if I want to get them. Better to get your dipes online and have them shipped, especially if you are getting them from DS. We do have aTON of sun, so if you line dry or need to sun your dipes you are in luck. Getting most of the soaps people like is not too hard, we do have a few great whole foods type stores that carry a lot of choices. We do also have a Whole Foods.

Where are you moving to? If there is anything we can help you with once you get here, let us know. I had fantastic help form several DS Mamas when we got here. 2 of them are my best girls here!
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Old 03-06-2010, 03:18 AM   #125
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Hard Water! Ugh! Such a pain to wash diapers in & keep the stink away!

I do let my DS run around outside in diapers though. They're too cute & it's just too hot to wear clothes a lot of the time!
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:24 PM   #126
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Hard Water! Ugh! Such a pain to wash diapers in & keep the stink away!

I do let my DS run around outside in diapers though. They're too cute & it's just too hot to wear clothes a lot of the time!
Do you mind me asking where you live? We moved to SAlt Lake about the same time we started CDing and I suspect (sorry I'm a dope) we have hard water. Not even sure.
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Yep, Salt Lake. I've used RLR now on just my inserts & even gone to the extreme of washing my inserts in Tide once. I continue to do my usual washing in Calgon & Rockin Green. But, I'm sure I'll have to do an insert Tide wash occasionally.
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Yep, Salt Lake. I've used RLR now on just my inserts & even gone to the extreme of washing my inserts in Tide once. I continue to do my usual washing in Calgon & Rockin Green. But, I'm sure I'll have to do an insert Tide wash occasionally.
ok so at least I know we have hard water now
We have coin op and a lot of the time I hand wash in the tub. I have been using infant pfs in my pockets and prem pfs and covers the rest of the time. I also use hemp doublers and recently had to re-boil/dawn them. I havent had a real problem with stink since I did away with MF. I also just ordered some bamboo/zorb inserts so I hope those don't stink. I am loving having DD wake up and not reeking of ammonia
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I've also gotten rid of most (but not all) of my mf inserts and gone to bamboo/zorb, bamboo sherpa & I think the last I ordered are a bambo/hemp mix. Love them! I'm all pockets & AI2s. I line dry my pockets & dryer dry inserts & the AI2 diapers. I wash every 3 days (maybe 2). We have a top loader (old model) so I rinse once & then hot wash & cold rinse. Though I think I'm going to start doing a first rinse with just the poopy ones, then rinse again with all of the rest before washing. I work FT so have to spray out the poopies (from daycare) when I get home every night. They're sometimes pretty stuck on so I think that contributes to the stink. I feel lucky though that my sitter puts up with my cloth obsession;-)
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:06 PM   #130
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totally lucky. My DD goes to my grandma during the day and she will not use cloth. She wouldn't even use the babyfood I made and insisted she buy for her own house. Whatever. I have better things to fight about. I'm lucky she watches the kid for free. Give and take right?

ETA~its totally cool that there are other CDing mamas on the island LOL. Sometimes I feel like the only one. NONE if my friends CD.
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