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Thread: Cloth diapers

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    Super Member crkathleen's Avatar
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    I was thinking about going with cloth diapers instead of disposibles. I know cloth diapers have changed since my sister used them on her twins 18 years ago lol. Does anyone have any experience making them and can recommend a pattern?
    Kathleen ~ Due Dec. 30th

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    I don't have the info, but know my neice has used cloth diapers with all four of her little ones. The are much better than when my kids were little. There are great covers, etc. Someone here will give you the links or else send me a private message and I will try to call my neice for the info.


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    Senior Member lindy-2's Avatar
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    dont have a pattern but make sure you have a good diper pail with a lid that seals and put vinigar in with the water to keep oderes down. or try to toilet train them my freind had her daughter traned at 4months

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    Super Member Airwick156's Avatar
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    I used cloth diapers on my kids but my baby will be 30 in August. Congratulations on your bun in the oven.

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    Senior Member vbourck's Avatar
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    When my first grandbaby was born almost 3 years ago, my daughter wanted to use cloth diapers. Here is a pattern I used/adapted. I tried the sewn in liner, but they took too long tp dry so made "pocket" diapers instead.

    I searched online and there is lots of info and free patterns. I practised first using cotton flannel blankets and towels from the thrift store. Then JoAnns had a 70%(!) off sale on suedecloth, so I bought several yards to use for the lining, and cute flannel prints for the outside. Then I made diaper covers(we used to call them rubber pants!) that are made of waterproof fabric called PUL that close with velcro.
    Here are two more sites with lots of info.

    I used cloth diapers when my adult chuldren were babies, was so glad my daughter chose the same. But I never had such fun, cute cloth diapers as they have now.
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    Super Member Candace's Avatar
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    Supposedly the best fabric to use for diapers is hemp fabric. Google hemp diapers and see if they're what you're looking for. It's pricey but worth it, so I hear.

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    Super Member deranged_damsel's Avatar
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    get PUL for the outside fabric, automotive morcrofiber shop towels (sams club or home depot) for the absorbent core, and whatever you like for the liner fabric, flannel is soft, but cottons stain.


    OOH! and get plastic snaps instead of velcro ;)

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    I'm using cloth diapers with my son now. I did make a lot of diapers using this: http://www.favoritethings.net/patter...en/the_nappies

    However, I really recommend just buying them. I shop mostly at cottonbabies.com. The purchased diapers just work so much better than anything you can make yourself for a reasonable price, in my experience. Cloth diapers have gone high-tech! I've tried several brands, and my favorite is Bum Genius one-size diapers with the snap closure. I've also had good luck with there all-in-ones, and with FuzziBunz diapers. If it sounds like I'm speaking a foreign language, just let me know. I LOVE cloth diapers, and would be happy to give you any information you want. I can talk about them all day long! I've also tried G diapers, Flip diapers, and the old-fashioned prefolds with a diaper cover. Bum Genius is best (IMO), followed by FuzziBunz, but if you poke around online, you'll find lots of different brands in different price ranges to try.

    Reply or send me a PM if you want to talk more or want more advice or info, and congrats on the baby!

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    Super Member Peckish's Avatar
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    Oohhhhhh I'm so OLLLLD!! :( I've never heard of ANY of those!

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    Super Member Jennifer22206's Avatar
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    I tried them with my 2 and a half year old. She had skin sensitivities, so we just went with disposables. MUCH easier.

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