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  1. #1
    Dave & Holly Renodin
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    Default Cloth Diaper advice


    Okay, you budget-minded moms! I need some advice, tips, secrets or whatever you've got regarding cloth diapering your baby!
    I am due to give birth in a few weeks and would like to save money by using cloth with this baby (we have two before this one, so I know the money it costs to use disposables!)

    What kind of diapers did you prefer?
    How did you wash your diapers?
    How many are needed?

    Thanks SO much!

    Holly



  2. #2
    Misty-Dawne
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    Hi holly, If you are planning to breastfeed your baby, cloth is fantastic!! Formula fed babies, it doesn't work so well. I washed my diapers (I have used cloth on 3 out of 5) I used Gerber brand diapers and had two dozen and 7 covers. The velcro brand covers were really nice because pins weren't necessery. I All free laundry soap, but any unscented will work. Don't buy the really expensive baby soap, unless you know that the others aren't working. Misty





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    kaewilli
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    Hi Holly!



    Congrats on baby number 3!! My husband and i have one for now, but

    would love to have 3 when all is said and done!!



    We have used cloth diapers for Mason and we love them. I ordered them

    off cottonbabies.com. And i used diaperpin.com to learn how to fold

    and care for the diapers. The best thing for our money was the

    Chinese pre-folds and generic plastic diaper covers (we got 3 covers

    for each size). we bought 40 small diapers (we used them until Mason

    was 4 months old) and 50 large diapers (MAson will be in these until

    we potty train him). We do laundry every 3 days having 50 diapers. I

    do use disposable diapers when we go out and he wears them overnight,

    it just makes it so much easier on us!! I pay VERY close attention to

    our budget, and i know for a fact that we only spend $20 at the most

    on disposables every month (that's on a busy month when we go out a lot!!)





    as far as cleaning them I use our regular laundry detergent and you

    don't use fabric softener, instead you use white vinegar (very

    cheap!!). That helps keep the pee smell away. You can also put

    baking soda on the diapers when they are in the pail to keep the smell

    down (I buy mine at the 99 cent store, 2 for $1!!)



    I hope that helps you. feel free to e-mail me at Kaewilli@cox.net if

    you have any specific questions. just put "cloth diapers" in the

    subject so i don't accidently delete it thinking it's junk mail .



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Dave & Holly Renodin"

    <dhrenodin5@...> wrote:

    >

    > Okay, you budget-minded moms! I need some advice, tips, secrets or

    whatever you've got regarding cloth diapering your baby!

    > I am due to give birth in a few weeks and would like to save money

    by using cloth with this baby (we have two before this one, so I know

    the money it costs to use disposables!)

    >

    > What kind of diapers did you prefer?

    > How did you wash your diapers?

    > How many are needed?

    >

    > Thanks SO much!

    >

    > Holly

    >










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    kaewilli
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    Default Cloth Diaper advice

    Hi Holly!



    Congrats on baby number 3!!



    I ordered my diapers from cottonbabies.com and got my info on care and

    folding from diaperpin.com. We use Chinese pre-folded cloth diapers,

    generic covers, and snappies instead of diaper pins. also, go ahead

    and buy a "minni shower sprayer" that they sell on cottonbabies.com

    It's the best 39.99 you'll ever spend!! it has kept me from scrubbing

    on my hands and kness!



    As far as cleaning goes, i use my regular detergant. I add vinegar to

    the wash (all this info is on the diaperpin.com website)



    We do use disposable diapers for going out and for overnight, it

    caused the least amount of hassle on us!! WE don't spend more than

    $20 a month on disposable diapers for my now 1 year old! i love it.

    I bought 50 pre-fold diapers (the cheapest ones, and we have had no

    problems with them) and i only have to do the wash every 3 days.



    If you have any specific questions, you can e-mail me at

    kaewilli@cox.net. just put "cloth diapers" in the subject line



    We've been doing it for a year now and i love it!!! I am a real

    advocate for it, but i understand that it's not for everyone! I wish

    you luck! feel free to e-mail me with any questions or concerns and i

    will do my best to help!!



    Kimberly



    mommy to Mason









    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Dave & Holly Renodin"

    <dhrenodin5@...> wrote:

    >

    > Okay, you budget-minded moms! I need some advice, tips, secrets or

    whatever you've got regarding cloth diapering your baby!

    > I am due to give birth in a few weeks and would like to save money


    by using cloth with this baby (we have two before this one, so I know

    the money it costs to use disposables!)

    >

    > What kind of diapers did you prefer?

    > How did you wash your diapers?

    > How many are needed?

    >

    > Thanks SO much!

    >

    > Holly

    >










  5. #5
    COOLCATPANTHER
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    No help here on the questions you ask. But a suggestion!! Anyone who asks

    what you want or need for the baby, tell them cloth diapers!! This will

    help out with the initial up front costs of buying them. Even if they get a

    brand or type you might not want, it will give you a chance to try various

    ones and see if you like something else better. And some of them can be

    used as burp clothes or soakers too.



    __________________________________________________ __________________

    >

    > 6. Cloth Diaper advice

    > Posted by: "Dave & Holly Renodin" dhrenodin5@integra.net hollyrenodin

    > Date: Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:25 pm ((PDT))

    >

    > Okay, you budget-minded moms! I need some advice, tips, secrets or

    > whatever you've got regarding cloth diapering your baby!

    > I am due to give birth in a few weeks and would like to save money by

    > using cloth with this baby (we have two before this one, so I know the

    > money it costs to use disposables!)

    >

    > What kind of diapers did you prefer?

    > How did you wash your diapers?

    > How many are needed?

    >

    > Thanks SO much!

    >

    > Holly








  6. #6
    docnsure
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    Default Cloth Diaper advice

    With my oldest child I used cloth and disposables. She was on a schedule and I

    could time

    her BM's so I would change her to a disposable right before that time. That

    made the cloth

    diapers a whole lot easier to deal with if they were just peed in. And yes I

    used disposable

    when we went out. they now have the cloth diapers that are pre-folded and have

    velcro on

    the sides.





    > Okay, you budget-minded moms! I need some advice, tips, secrets or whatever

    you've got

    regarding cloth diapering your baby!

    > I am due to give birth in a few weeks and would like to save money by using

    cloth with this

    baby (we have two before this one, so I know the money it costs to use

    disposables!)

    >

    > What kind of diapers did you prefer?

    > How did you wash your diapers?

    > How many are needed?

    >

    > Thanks SO much!

    >

    > Holly

    >










  7. #7
    kaewilli
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    Default cloth diaper advice

    Hi Holly!



    Congrats on baby number 3!!



    My husband and i have been using cloth diapers on our son for a year

    now and we love them. It is great for our budget!



    We bought ours off cottonbabies.com and i got the folding and cleaning

    info off diaperpin.com.



    my best advice for going with cloth is to invest in the mini shower

    sprayer you can buy from cottonbabies.com. go with the shower sprayer,

    not the other one, we had problems with that one attaching to the

    toilet. with the shower sprayer you don't have to scrub the diapers!

    i love it!!



    we bought the chinease pre-folds and the generic covers. we bought 40

    smalls (he was in those until he was 4 months old) and 50 large (he'll

    be in those until he's potty trained). WE only have to do laundry

    every 3 days. we bought 3 covers of each size. I wash the covers in

    the sink each night and hang them to dry in the shower.



    i am a huge advocate of cloth diapers, although i understand that they

    are not for everyone. My son was both breastfed and later he was

    formula fed for 2 months and i never had any problems using cloth

    diapers like one of the other ladies did.



    We do use disposable diapers when we go out and we use them overnight

    because we found it was easier on us that way. But my husband and i

    never spend more than $20 a month on disposable diapers.



    if you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at

    Kaewill@cox.net. just put "cloth diapers" in the subject line so i

    don't think it's spam mail



    HTH

    Kimberly








 

 

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