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Modern cloth diapers are so different from your grandmother’s diapers you would hardly believe it. They come in bright colors and prints, fasten with snaps instead of pins, and can be washed in your washing machine with very little trouble. Here are some common myths surrounding cloth diapers, and the straight poop on how they really work.
When washed with a good additive free detergent such as Allen’s Naturally or Rockin’ Green, cloth diapers are easy to keep clean. Breastfeed poo can go straight in the washer, but solids go in the toilet before the diaper goes in the pail, so you don’t have to worry about putting your washer under too much strain. Wash your diapers at least every three days to keep stinkies at bay, and try drying them in the sun occasionally, which both disinfects and removes stains.
Cloth Diapers = Pins Plastic Pants: FALSE
Cloth diapers are now made of high tech fabrics and fasten with snaps or Velcro. In fact, cloth diapers today are nearly as convenient as disposables. The most convenient brands (Applecheeks, Thirsties, Bamboo Baby) allow you to just throw them in the pail in one piece when they’re wet. Any loose diaper inserts will shimmy out in the wash.
Cloth Diapers Can Help Kids Potty Train Sooner: TRUE
SAP, or sodium polyacrylate, is the super absorbent polymer crystals in the core of disposable diapers. This substance wicks and traps moisture away from baby’s skin to help him feel dry, but it has also been linked to health problems such as endocrine disruption, which can cause a host of illnesses later in life. Cloth diapers also wick moisture away from baby’s skin, but they let baby feel wet enough that he knows when he has peed, and that makes him more likely to want to use the potty instead.
Cloth Diapers Don’t Save That Much Money: FALSE
Cloth diapers cost $10 20 apiece up front, which can be intimidating. But cloth diapers can be used with multiple kids. If you diapered 3 children for 2.5 years each using cloth diapers, your total cost would probably come to about $1,000. Disposables for the same kids would run you an intimidating $7,500.
Cloth Diapers Save 1 Ton of Trash Per Year: TRUE
Cloth diapers keep 1 ton of trash per year per kid out of the landfill. This fact alone is enough to keep many moms coming back to cloth diapers, so they have a healthy earth to pass down to their kids. Disposable diapers take about 500 years to decompose, which means your great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great grandchildren will still be living with the first disposable diapers ever created 40 years ago. That is the definition of unsustainable.
Cloth Diapers Are Hard To Wash: FALSE
Modern cloth diapers can be washed in your home washer and dryer. They are stored until wash day in a flip top plastic pail and can be kept in a pail liner made of the same PUL (polyurethane laminated polyester fabric) that diapers are now made of. This means no mess: just pull the pail liner bag out of the pail on wash day and dump the whole thing in the washer. The bag gets washed along with your diapers, and you didn’t have to touch a thing.
Cloth Diapers Are Healthier for Babies: TRUE
Disposable diapers are made of bleached wood pulp (which contains the carcinogen dioxin), SAP or sodium polyacrylate (which has been linked to chemical burns in Pampers DryMax diapers, toxic shock syndrome in feminine products, and endocrine disruption to give children diseases induced by hormonal imbalances), and plastic (which requires crude oil to create neither healthy for your baby nor good for the economy). Cloth diapers are made of polyester or cotton or wool or fleece on top, and microfiber or hemp or bamboo or cotton on the inside.
I just started cloth diapering my 2.5 year old 2 months ago. We BOTH love it! And even my husband will change them. I started cloth diapering because buying diapers was getting ridiculous and we just couldn afford it anymore. My DD loves being able to pick the color/print she wears (we use bumGenius 4.0 and Kawaii pockets). Plus, if I ever have to put her in a disposable anymore (for a babysitter who uncomfortable with cloth or if I wasn able to do laundry in time) her Air Jordan 2011 whole bum erupts in an awful looking rash. A couple hours in a cloth diaper, even without a rash cream, will clear it up completely. Our baby boy is due in two months and I can wait to use them for him, too! I was hoping DD would be potty trained by then, but she not showing ANY interest, no matter what I try. Luckily, my dipes are one size, so I can use the same ones for both of them. HOWEVER, without my diaper sprayer, I don think I could handle the poopy diapers. The sprayer is just as amazing as the diapers, IMO.
Like Kristin, we started cloth diapering late too. My DS is 21 mos. now we just started 3 months ago. I wish I switched sooner!! His extra sensitive skin (he has eczema)was always breaking out and getting diaper rash in disposables. Once my favorite brand changed their diaper and it was leaking and the gel inside was sticking to DS boy parts, I had enough! I spoke to some of my friends who cloth diaper and never looked back. I only wish I known how easy cloth was when my 10 year old was a baby!
I may not have another child to pass my cloth down to after DS is potty trained, but my brother is interested in using cloth when he has kids, so we just pass them down to them!
I also love that DS doesn smell like pee when he wet it just smells like wet cloth! Gotta love Tide scented diapers!
We have cloth diapered since my daughter was born. We use bum genius 4.0 and we have about 5 kushies brand as back ups. I love LOVE my bum genius. We have about 30 diapers even though it was expensive up front, we have only bought disposables 3 times EVER and my daughter is almost 15 months.
We have started using a disposable over night because it keeps her drier for longer she in her night time diaper almost 12 hrs. now (ya for sleeping through the night!). She a heavy wetter over night the cloth just don absorb 12 hrs of wetness.
Other than that, I love the bum genius cloth diapers they come in adorable colors that I try to coordinate with her outfits. They are so simple easy to use care for/wash. Like I said, we have 30 wash her diapers once a week. You could also try a diaper sprayer. Or, for the lazy mama, just turn your first rinse cycle into a cold wash cycle without detergent to get the extra poo out before doing a hot wash + double rinse with detergent. Just get whatever poo you can into the toilet and then wash them extra. It also helps if you wash your diapers a little more often (every 2 3 days) during this stage to make sure the extra poo doesn create a bacteria problem in your diapers. Good luck!
We are cloth diapering our first child now. We started when he was 1.5 weeks old. Although I was REALLY nervous about starting since I didn know anyone else cloth diapering, my husband and I were dedicated to doing this mainly because all the disposable diaper chemicals freak me and I didn want them against my precious baby skinn and privates. Also we wanted to save money. Nearly 3 months later I can say that we LOVE cloth diapering! Right now we using mainly prefolds with a snappi and Thirsties Duo Wraps, but as soon as our little guy gets bigger he be in BumGenius 4.0s and a few other random pocket diapers or fitted diapers with Thirsties Duo Wrap covers. Seriously these diapers are amazing and my husband actually loves diapering this way too. He can even put on a prefold and snappi better than I can at times! Ladies and Gents, this is NOT a difficult way to diaper your children.
Used KOBE 9 cloth diapers Air Jordan Women Size for two of my kids but will not go back. We had a flip up plastic diaper pail and it stunk terribly after just a few wet diapers were in it. We got the best cloth diapers we could, fuzzibunz, but the pee smell was never fully out of them, even after leaving them out in the sun for a whole day after washing hoping to air them out. Air Jordan 6 Rings As soon as my child peed in them, the whole thing stunk terribly like ammonia, and even before peeing the diapers didn smell great since the scent would linger even after washing (even though I have a good washer, top loading, so lack of water in a front loader wasn an issue). Dealing with poop was utterly nasty. It was a pain to have dirty poop diapers to clean out and try to transfer to the diaper pail while having a baby crawling around me. Any outing was a pain having to keep my dirty diapers with me and make sure I had remembered them whenever we would leave someplace (or there is $20 I out). Heaven forbid I would forget to do the laundry (every other day) and then my baby would need to be put in a disposable anyway. BTW, with all those wet diapers in a pail, you also have to watch out for mold growth. My baby still did get diaper rash from the cloth diapers, very badly. I got chewed out from people over his rash b/c the disposable would wick the moisture away right away, but cloth would let the moisture sit against his skin too much and his skin couldn handle that, even with frequent changes. I also didn see savings when running the washer and dryer every other day, using our earth resources to power those, especially considering my baby in disposable only needs four diapers per day (compared with up to eight diaper changes a day in cloth), and at 7 cents a diaper that I got on amazon, that is 28 cents a day to use disposables and not use electricity, water, and much work and smell to have cloth diapers.
The too much water I did a test on our meter where only the diaper laundry was going, no other water used till diapers were done. 31 gallons use for all 3 cycles diapers go through (pre wash, hot wash, and double rinse). For us, that $34 and change a YEAR washing every other day. Our town is actually wind powered energy I don feel guilty about using electricity to wash diapers.
Kristi it sounds like you had ammonia issues. More than likely due to detergent build up. But Air Jordan Future could be a number of reasons. For those who haven started and this issue scares them: It pretty easy to trouble shoot. And if you still confused call up a cloth diaper shop and they be more than happy to help! My diaper pail never smells unless you stick your nose in it yeah doing that anytime soon. Leaving it open also helps the stink stay down.