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Thread: Baby cloth form fitting diapers thoughts

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    Baby cloth form fitting diapers thoughts

    I went out this week and bought all the stuff I think to make those adorable reusable baby diapers, the kind with PUL. You know the kind with snaps and such. I just wondered if I need to return these items or not. My concerns are will anyone use them for there babies? I thought I could make some for my youngest grandson, but my dh says no one will use them. Any thoughts on this? Are they worth making them?

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    Do you have a pattern?

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    Why not ask the parents before you make a decision. I've noticed a trend towards cloth diapers lately. Think of all the dirty diapers you'd keep from the landfill.

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    So much depends if the mother is going to stay home or not. I had a diaper service for 90 days - the baby sitter would not use cloth diapers for my girls, so I used them only at home. You have to have a lot of them - and a very good diaper pail! My niece had twins - she works full time and no way she would be able to keep up with the diapers. So she used paper diapers. All you can do is ask the new parents what they want to do. It saved a lot of money - but it does take a lot of time.

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    Nancy's notions has a pattern, don't know if I would have used them or not...such a relief on 3rd kid to go to paper LOL
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    I think there are a lot of younger parents who are using these diapers. Our daughter/husband used for their first child and will use again for their second. They were concerned about cost and landfill issues with disposables. This new type of diapers is certainly easier to use than the old cloth diapers. Ask the parents!

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    I agree I would check with the parents. I started out with cloth, but my son got such a horrible rash, his poor little butt was raw. Switched to disposable and it was as soft as a baby's behind! Too bad for the landfill, but my son's little rump was more important to me!

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    My daughter is using them and they are sold at substantial prices but do offer an alternative to filling the land fills with plastic. The savings over buying non-reusable diapers is also substantial over the course of "diapering time." I did make some for her, but found that it was not such a fun project and bought more than I made. Few daycares will accept cloth diapers, but the one she uses is fine with them.

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    My DD decided she would use cloth diapers and cute covers until the reality of laundry and hamper. LOL.
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    Its a great idea....I used cloth on my three. Much better for the environment however...if the child is going to be in day care they generally are not allowed at day care. Its difficult for parents to have two diaper systems going. However those diapers might be great "swimming diapers". Not sure about that though...I'm a grandma and not up on such things.
    My daughter is very Earth consious and was very upset that the day care would not use cloth as that was her intentions. THey ended up going with earth friendly diapers found on Amazon. There is a diaper club on Amazon that will give you Prime Shipping free for 12 months if you sign up for auto delivery. According to daughter it was cheaper than the big box stores.

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    My son and daughter in law used them for their first child who is now 17 months. They used them for most of the first year and now are using throw aways. There is a trend to go back to cloth diapers with the snaps and they are very expensive in the stores to buy so making them would be a great idea. There is also a trend to use soakers over the diapers so I made several of them for my young grandson while they were using cloth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psquared52 View Post
    I think there are a lot of younger parents who are using these diapers. Our daughter/husband used for their first child and will use again for their second. They were concerned about cost and landfill issues with disposables. This new type of diapers is certainly easier to use than the old cloth diapers. Ask the parents!
    Let us hope more young people will become more concerned about the environment their children will have to live in. These new ones are terrific.
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    I used cloth diapers when we were at home and disposable diapers when we were out and about. I remember three clotheslines of diapers swaying in the breeze. Romanticising it for sure, but it worked for us as we did not have much extra money those days.

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    I used cloth on my kids and covered with the "plastic pants". I found them very convenient - running low on diapers? - do a load of wash! Much easier than constantly dragging home huge boxes of product and then carrying the same quantity (plus a little more!) to the garbage. As a bonus, I have all of these cotton diapers to use as nice soft cloths yet today.

    My kids are fully grown now and I don't have any grandchildren yet. My daughter will use eco-friendly products so would be thrilled with a gift like yours. My son - hmmm - what will my future daughter-in-law do?

    I agree with all that folks said above. The parents will know if that is the way they want to go. And, if it is what they want they will be thrilled that you are offering to make them for them!

    Please let us know what happens!

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    Eco friendly mo s will and they make great pool diapers also!

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    When I had my kids 27 yrs. ago, I started out w/ disposable and quickly switched to cloth to save money. I was a stay at home Mom, so one more load of wash/week wasn't a big deal. I used Rubber Duckie brand outer covers, both the velcro closure and the full panty, at night. I'm not sure if this company is still in existence. It worked real slick, just fold the diaper in thirds, lay in the outer layer and velcro closed. They were all washable and came in fun bright colors. I still have many of those cloth diapers to this day, they are wonderful for cleaning: windows, cleaning in the bathroom, etc.

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    The diaper covers are a bit of work. The liners need to be made thick so they do not soak through. My neice uses over plastic ones as decorative panties. Good luck. Pegeth
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    You don't need to buy a pattern do a search online there are many free ones out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squires1042 View Post
    You don't need to buy a pattern do a search online there are many free ones out there.
    Thats what I did. My daughter used them and really liked them on her first and intends to use them again on the next little one. Grandma (me) sewed with love and daughter liked saving both money and our environment.

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    One of my favorite subjects. I would make some and every young mother you can... I am so happy to have convinced a young mom recently. I live in a low income rural area and the attitude about washing diaper is ridiculous. I will be helping this new mom make diapers this spring, as soon as their septic system is fixed. She wants the fancy ones of course. I prefer the folded rectangle with PUL diaper covers. BUT, at least I got one more mom to try it... Good luck.

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    When my children were babies, I couldn't use anything but cloth diapers. Both of them were allergic to something in the disposable diapers. I am sure I saved lots of money.

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    I have a neice who used them for her four children. However you should talk to the mom first. Most young people dont want to be bothered with cloth diapers. And if they work and the baby goes to child care it is usually required that they use disposable diapers. Which is too bad, because cloth diapers and the covers made with PUL are a thousand times better than what I used for my son. And they save the parents a fortune instead of buying disposable diapers. Our landfills will have all the disposable diapers in them a hundred years from now, it's sad.

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    my daughter-in-law has put them on olivia since birth. she will be 2 in august. the next child (whenever that will be,) will probably use them, too. the only time she relies on plastic is when traveling for a period of days.
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    I made 30 diapers using flannel and PUL. Bought a snap press and snaps and had fun. My daughter loved using them on her baby girl. Mom just has to be sure to check often for wetness since you can't really tell when the diaper is wet. It saved them quite a bit of money. She used paper diapers only when going out with the baby. The kind I made use a diaper insert (between the flannel and PUL) that you can pull out and launder separately. Found instructions online.

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    I had the opposite problem with both my boys. They developed rashes with the disposable diapers. Switched to cloth and had no more problems.

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