T.D. asks from Deltona, FL on December 26, 2006
Cloth Diapers - Altamonte Springs,FL
I am just wondering if anyone has used cloth diapers. If you have, please let me know what you thought of them and how you found them. We are wanting to use the cloth diapers at home, and if needed while we are out the disposable ones. I don't want the cloth ones that you have to fold and pin, I like the ones that have velcro or snap. Thanks.
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L.M. answers from Seattle on December 27, 2006
Hi, I used cloth diapers for my son (who is know almost 3). I really like the concept, but it is a lot of work.
I have the ones that have velcro tabs with colorful patterns. If you would like to try them out on a trial basis, let me know and I'd be happy to loan them to you.
All the best, L.
H.S. answers from Miami on March 01, 2008
T., there is a new AWESOME diaper service which makes using cloth diapers a breeze!!! I bought the diaper champ to keep the diapers in until they delivered my new ones and took away my used ones. It is called Diaper Duty and they're listed under services or local businesses here on MamaSource because a mom owns it here in Fort Lauderdale. They just started up and not many moms know about it yet. I have been using them for seven months and love it. Also, this month's issue of Mothering Magazine has a huge article on cloth diapering. It is the best resource for mothers regarding ALL the issues without any big corporate bias going on. If you call Brian Lewis with Diaper Duty, he will come out and do a whole consultation with you. You still have to purchase your own wraps, so do your research there. If you like the ones they offer, there is no shipping and the price is right. I prefer different brands, myself.
L.H. answers from Miami on December 27, 2006
another great resource is the baby bargains board- there's a diapering forum there, too- I don't have the site offhand but google 'denise alan field baby bargains' the url is 'windsorspeak' and its a long one lol!
the next site has nothing to do with diapers but will come in very handy & diapers are actually discussed too
enjoy this time of preparation & research!
A.M. answers from Lakeland on December 26, 2006
here is what I found on google... i have never seen them in the store..
www.CottonBabies.com The top ranked cloth diaper store. Free shipping & more!
Online Cloth Diaper Store
www.clothdiaper.com Great selection of cloth diapers. Money saving package deals. More.
Easy Cloth Diapering
www.ComfyBummy.com We help you with Try Before You Buy & an Easy Cloth Diaper Buying Guide
A.F. answers from Lakeland on December 27, 2006
Hi , T. ...
I have not used them , BUT I know a ton of moms who DO use them religiously ... they say they're much more economical , once you've bought them , that is ... and I hear the hemp inserts are really absorbent. There are websites that sell them and they have the cutest covers.
Anyway , I digress ... I have heard so many great things about them that I would consider them for our next baby. :0)
P.P. answers from Orlando on December 27, 2006
HI T., MY NAME IS P., I AM THE MOTHER OF SIX,AND YES I DID USE CLOTH DIAPERS, I FOUND THEM TO BE VERY CONVIENT, AS LONG AS I USED THEM I NEVER HAD TO WORRY ABOUT DIAPER RASH. THE ONLY DRAW BACK WITH CLOTH DIAPERS IS, YOU DIFFINITELY CAN NOT BE A CAREER WOMAN AND USE THEM, BECAUSE THEY ARE VERY TIME CONSUMING, UNLESS YOU HAVE A DIAPER SERVICE, AND IF THAT'S THE CASE THEN THEY WILL HAVE TO SERVICES YOU TWO TO THREE TIMES A WEEK. AS THE CHILD GROW OLDER THE NEED FOR SERVICE ON SUCH A FREQENT BASES WILL BEGAN TO DEMINISH. YOU'LL HAVE TO KEEP A BUCKET OF WATER FOR THE SOILED ONES OR DUMP THE POOP EVERY TIME INTO THE TOILET. IT'S DIFFIMITELY NOTHING LIKE DISPOSALABLE DIAPERS. YOU MUST COUNT UP THE COST BEFORE YOU BUILD THE TOWER, OR ASK YOUR SELF, HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW. A TASK LIKE THIS IS FOR A SURE TIME CONSUMING. HOWEVER IT'S WORTH EVERY MOMENT. ONE THING I'VE LEARNED ABOUT BEING A MOM, THERE IS A WHOLE LOT OF SACRAFICE INVOVLED. YOU BECOME THE SACRAFICED LAMB. IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL, YOU WILL LOOSE YOUR INDENITY IN YOUR FAMILY. I GUESS THAT'S WHY SOMETIMES IT'S OKAY TO GET A CAREER AND THAN HAVE KIDS, BECAUSE BY THAN YOU WILL HAVE ENJOYED WHO YOU WANTED TO BE, BY THAN IT'S TIME FOR A SEAONS OR A FEW TO BE WHAT YOUR FAMUILY NEED YOU TO BE. T. I WISH YOU THE BEST WITH YOUR NEW CHILD. AND T., TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME, SO THAT YOU WILL NOT GET OVERWHELMED TO FAST.
T.F. answers from San Francisco on December 27, 2006
Hi, I used cloth diapers with my first child and will use them again on my second due in April. Florida is not a cloth diaper friendly state so you will have to order them online and wash them yourself. Where I live there are numerous diaper services that deliver your clean diapers and pick up your dirty diaper which makes it really convenient. You've been given some good resources in the other responses but you can always Google cloth diaper services. You no longer need to use pins for cloth diapers. You'll use a diaper cover and there are many out there. I would start with a few Pro-Wrap (Velcro) and work from there. Do your research. They are so much more economical and environmentally friendly than disposable diapers. Also be sure to purchase a Diaper Champ not a Diaper Genie. The Diaper Genie requires it's own bag and it gets expensive.
M.A. answers from Fort Myers on December 26, 2006
I use cloth diapers and really like them.
There is a bulletin board full of people who use them and ratings on different types:
H.R. answers from Port St. Lucie on December 27, 2006
I used cloth diapers for my twin girls exclusively for 2 years. I am so glad I did, especially for economic reasons. I did buy a lot of different ones (I guess I was addicted) and I bought them all online. My favorite were definitely Fuzzibunz ( www.fuzzibunzworld.com ) My second favorite were chumbas ( www.chumbas.com ) I always prefered slimmer ones, rather than bulky ones. (Some were so bulky they wouldn't go well under clothes.) I always used chumbas when we left the house. I never used a single pin either, only velcro and snaps. I personally wouldn't ever buy them from Walgreen's or a store such as that. I used a bunch of diapers from this site also ( www.jacksmagicbeanstalk.com ) Most of these websites have directions and lots of information about using the diapers. There are message boards also with a lot of helpful moms.
Those are my top 3 choices as far as where to buy them. I loved using cloth and I will do it in the future as well. I never had any problems with them...no serious accidents in public or anything like that. Hope I helped some!