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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”

      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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