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What do you think about cloth diapers

  • Alora
    Oct 18, 2017

    Love it. So cost effective. And super easy as long as you have about 3 dozen. Be sure to keep bleach and borax on hand.

  • Heidi
    Oct 18, 2017

    Absolutely love them! Smart Bottoms are our favorite brand. A little more expensive up front, but excellent resale value.

  • Nikki
    Oct 18, 2017

    We cloth diaper at home and use Huggies when we're out and about. It's a good way to save money, but if all diapers were free, I'd be exclusively on Huggies. ;)

  • Nikki
    Oct 18, 2017

    We use Flip covers and Gerber cloths pad folded. It's cheap and super easy to clean.

  • Megan
    Oct 18, 2017

    I use BumGenius Freetime diapers. They are awesome! They’re an all-in-one type diaper, so it’s a little less work than pre-folds and wraps. Definitely a little costly upfront, but you save so much money in the long run.

  • April
    Oct 19, 2017

    I love them! We have saved over $2,000 by using cloth diapers and wipes.

  • Ian
    Oct 19, 2017

    We like them a lot, although when we had our second, we went into survival mode and stuck with disposable diapers for the time being. He is over two months now, so perhaps we will get back into cloth diapers.

  • Nataly
    Oct 19, 2017

    I use them and I LOVE them!

  • Natalie
    Oct 19, 2017

    Great question! I am also wondering... What is the cheapest and best detergent to use with cloth diapers?

  • Jessica
    Oct 19, 2017

    I'm having a hard time keeping them from retaining trace odors

  • April
    Oct 19, 2017

    I use Tide. When they get stained, just hang them to dry them out in the sun. This also gets odors out.

  • April
    Oct 19, 2017

    Jessica- are you doing a rinse cycle first?

  • Christine
    Oct 19, 2017

    I use Costco brand ultra free and clear. Both of mine have been cloth diapered since birth, except for a few disposables here and there. Let me tell you, I never had to deal with a blowout until I put my kid in disposables. Cloth contains the mess.

  • Crystal
    Oct 19, 2017

    I loved the idea and benefits but it didn't work well for me. With my first I used a cloth diaper service. I cleaned the outer shell diaper and they would pick up the insert cloth. It was messy and I ended up changing her diaper so often. And clothes because there were more messes. Also we were not home enough to get the pick up and delivery on a good schedule so I didn't have enough supply or I'd have too much. I did it for over a year and I decided not to do it with my 2nd.

  • Holly
    Oct 19, 2017

    I'm using Nora's Nursery brand cloth diaper and am really happy. I did have to wait until she was two months old. Before that her legs were just too small for the leg holes and pee would spill out. I haven't had a problem now though!

  • Christine
    Oct 19, 2017

    There are Facebook groups called “Thinking About Cloth Diapers” and “All About Cloth Diapers Chat”. You should join them. They also do giveaways.

  • Srey
    Oct 21, 2017

    We’re using all AIO (all-in-ones) for the most convenience. We’ve been using Thirsties for our newborn. We started using BottomBumpers as well once she gained enough weight, but they leak sometimes. We found out it’s because our daughter has skinny legs, so we started tightening them up more which has improved. For our Stage 2 diapers, we will continue to use the BottomBumpers and have Bumkins to add to the lot. I have enough diapers to run a wash every two days...about 20. We also started supplementing with disposables at night, so our daughter will sleep longer. She’s really sensitive to a dirty or wet diaper.

  • Rochelle
    Oct 21, 2017

    Nope

  • Alyssa
    Oct 28, 2017

    Love them! Even my impatient husband likes them. We use diaperkind service for the first 3 months (they are an awesome resource and you can get starter bundles from them) and after that we will home launder. Charlie's soap is supposed to be the best. Pre-folds are also supposed to be much more leak proof than all in ones. Reach out to diaperkind, they even have a cloth 101 class. The research can be completely overwhelming and they totally simplified everything.

  • Tori
    Nov 05, 2017

    I love them!