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post #11 of 20 Old 07-01-2013, 11:23 AM
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You can buy a sprayer that attaches to the toilet plumbing so you spray all the poop into the toilet prior to washing the diapers. All the kids I watch only use liners if they need diaper cream (the creams stain diapers) as their parents all have sprayers they use.
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post #12 of 20 Old 07-01-2013, 05:25 PM
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Disposable diapers (nappies if you're from the UK) were the best thing that ever happened!!!
Someone did a thing once and discovered that the costs of laundry, water usage, power and washing soaps made them more expensive to use and less environmentally friendly than disposables
Someone bought me a load when I had my first child and he got really bad nappy rash - I tried with each child with same results also way too bulky when they were starting to walk so I gave up
They make great horse wiping cloths!!
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I do a load a day (which I do everday anyway)... I have found that the cheap free and clear purex is one of the better diaper detergents which is great because its cheap ($4.50ish for a big bottle) and I line dry my diapers and most of my other cloths... so it DOES save me money. Before jumping into cloth diapering we were spending $38+ (sams club) on diapers every two weeks. And the shear poundage of diapers was gross. We have a garbage trailer we have to haul in to empty and those diapers were making that fill sooo much faster ($$$). My son isn't walking yet so I don't know how the diapers will affect him in that reguard but they have definetly already paid for themselves... The only diaper rash little man has had was from antibiotics and it cleared up with some zinc oxide.. which I still use with my CD, I just make sure I strip after using it.. I know cloth diapering isn't for everyone but it works for me (the extra bulk is a gripe but I just cloth in bigger cloths no biggie). And I am pretty impressed with how disposable-like they make them these days, because when I first contemplated CD I was thinking towels folded and held with safety pins. Lol
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I used to use mcns but my son only needs a nappy at night now I loved them I used to make them and have the minky and embroidery on them they much healthier for babies because disposables are full of nasty chemicals and apparently is linked to infertility. Plus my kids were allegic to disposables
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i used to use mcns but my son only needs a nappy at night now I loved them I used to make them and have the minky and embroidery on them they much healthier for babies because disposables are full of nasty chemicals and apparently is linked to infertility. Plus my kids were allegic to disposables
I'm sorry, but can you people a legitimate scientific study that proves a definitive link to disposable diapers and infertility? That sounds like a ton of BS meant to scare you into using cloth diapers.
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post #16 of 20 Old 07-07-2013, 02:50 PM
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I did cloth diapers and they were great. I did not buy the prestitched, thickly layered, elasticized, patterned things. I bought pure cotton square diapers and folded them myself. They wash easily and dry quickly. At night, I would double up for extra absorption. I bought waterproof covers for them for when we went out shopping or where-ever.

During the day, after rinsing in the toilet, I put them in a pail of water with either bleach or vinegar where they stayed until wash time. Never any smell and after washing, they were sparkling clean.

My kids toilet trained early: they learned that being wet was not fun. And I never had problems with diaper rash, but I did not let them stay in wet diapers at all.

I hated disposables and only used them when we travelled overnight.
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I commend you NM.. I couldn't cloth diaper that way. I like the convenience of my prestitched elastisized patterened things lol. Im not a fan of all the trash real disposables create, but I do love how convenient they are, so this is my compromise
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I'm sorry, but can you people a legitimate scientific study that proves a definitive link to disposable diapers and infertility? That sounds like a ton of BS meant to scare you into using cloth diapers.
Nope.... because the experts themselves say it's SPECULATION!!

Here is the only REPUTABLE article I found (I discounted all the "articles" being peddled by the makers of cloth diapers).

Infertility Attributed to Diaper Use - ABC News
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post #19 of 20 Old 07-08-2013, 07:25 AM
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Peppers, I don't know how the prestitched diapers are convenient. I never found them to be. I tried them and found them to be so much work for washing and drying. Folding the squares is quick once you know how.
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OP, you should NEVER ever put diapers in with any other laundry, and for that matter? Same with underwear too.

That machine does NOT get out all of the fecal matter for one thing...and it is getting in your washcloths, towels and other clothing too.

As well as if white cotton should be bleaching lightly to boot.

But underwear should be washed in small loads, not ever with any type of toweling, or clothing...invites some nasty germs into your closet/drawers and onto your dishes as well.

I did cloth diapers with 4, and the old fold as you used kind, some pre-folded, and the plastic pants too. Those need to be line dried only.

But nix the diapers in with everything else when you wash them.
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