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New school cloth diapers

  • Jan 30, 2009
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My good friend got me interested in trying cloth diapers on our first baby. I was willing to try but thought it would be too much trouble and hassle to deal with as a new mother. Boy was I wrong! Cloth diapers nowadays are so much easier to use than they were when I was a baby. Now they use velcro (no pins) and have adorable designs. I thought that washing them would be a pain but I don't really notice it taking much time at all. I still use disposable ones when we are out and about but I highly recommend people to give cloth diapers a try. Check out cottonbabies.com and see how cute they are!

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July 13, 2010
My kids are long out of diapers, but I also would have thought they were a hassle. Thanks for the review and giving new parents another point of view!
 
January 30, 2009
And they come in so many cute and fun colors!
 
January 30, 2009
Those are RIDICULOUSLY cute!! I can't wait till my friends start having babies.... I'll definitely have to purchase some of these. This may sound a little ridiculous (because I don't have kids and have never really baby sat for long periods of time), but I looked on the website and it didn't really offer information on the cleaning process - it just said to check labels for each kind of diaper. Which ones do you recommend and are there any special cleaning procedures that have to be used? Thanks for this!! PS. The one w/ the little button type decor is SOOO CUTE!! = )
 
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Quick Tip by . September 30, 2011
posted in Eco-Babyz
Love cloth! saves lots of money, saves on emergency trips to the store for MORE diapers, great on the environment, fun stylish designs that you can't get from disposables. We've had less leaks, less messy explosions and yes, even less diaper rashes.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
One of the biggest benefits of cloth diapers is that they're a HUGE money saver, even when compared to cheap store brand disposables, and factoring in water and detergent use. By my calculations, we're saving about $1,095 over the course of 2.5 years (until we're potty trained, hopefully). The savings are even bigger if you compare to premium disposables! I was a skeptic, we used disposables for the first 6 months, I regret it. It's much easier and more convenient than I thought!
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Cloth diapers are reusable and can be made from natural fibers, manmade materials, or a combination of both. They are often made from industrial cotton which may be bleached white or left the fiber’s natural color. Other natural fiber cloth materials include wool, bamboo, and unbleached hemp. Manmade materials such as an internal absorbent layer of microfiber toweling or an external waterproof layer of polyurethane laminate (PUL) may be used. Polyester fleece and faux suedecloth are often used inside cloth diapers as a "stay-dry" wicking liner because of the non-absorbent properties of those synthetic fibers.

Traditionally, cloth diapers consisted of a folded square or rectangle of cloth, fastened with safety pins. Modern cloth diapers come in a host of shapes, including preformed cloth diapers, all-in-one diapers with waterproof exteriors, and pocket or "stuffable" diapers, which consist of a water-resistant outer shell sewn with an opening for insertion of absorbent material inserts. Closure methods include snap closures and hook and loop fasteners (such as Velcro).

Cloth diapers require dry storage as well, and equipment and supplies for cleaning. Cloth diapers place less stress on landfills as compared to single-use disposable diapers, but also require washing in water with detergent to be properly cleaned. The method of "dry-pailing" after removal of solid waste and washing on a cold or warm wash removes most bacteria. Sun exposure ...
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