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So, I want to do cloth diapers with our soon to be little one. I've heard Fuzzi Bunz are good, or something similar. I loath the idea of spending almost $4000 on disposable diapers, and creating many many cubic meters of diaper waste in the landfill. I just won't do it. It takes 500 years for them to decompose!<br><br><br><br>
Anyone who's done this "kid" thing before have any advice on brands they like? I think for the first couple weeks when we have our newborn, we'll do disposable until we get the hang of it, then move on to cloth from there. We'll probably also have some disposables around for going out, or over to friend's houses, or whatever, but 90-95% cloth is what I'm aiming for.<br><br><br><br>
There are "natural" brown disposables, do they work well?<br><br><br><br>
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I've tried quite a few different brands..we personally use a type called wonderoos (I can give you the website for their outlet if you would like) they are almost the same as fuzzi bunz (which we have tried too) but I find that these let my daughter's skin "breathe" a bit better. they are also a one size fits most (8-35lbs I believe they say) so I wouldn't have to buy a ton of sizes like w/another brand. we did try the old plastic pant and all too, but since my baby is a heavy wetter, the wonderoos do it better. for the inserts I use the cotton babies. the entire system to me is as easy as disposables, and even my hubby changes poops and isn't afraid to start a load in the wash! we have our next coming soon, and will be in disposables for the first month or so (same as my daughter) and then off to cloth full time. I only use disposables after that if we are going to be out all day. I don't know anything about natural disposables. we just use pampers bc they have the least amount of stuff in it that irritates her skin. hope that helps.
 

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we've used 7th generation disposables when traveling and now that he's older ocassionally as a nighttime diaper. they've worked really well for us. no leaks or other problems. my son is not a very messy diaper kid or heavy wetter so he may not be the best judge.<br><br><br><br>
we've used motherease diapers and love them. they snap on and come with doublers and covers...i think you buy a whole "system" of diff sizes. we got them free at the free store from a mom who was done with them so i am not sure of cost etc.<br><br><br><br>
we also used a diaper service for the first few months while we got used to sleep deprivation and new parenting...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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i second 7th generation disposables...<br><br><br><br>
they're the "brown" ones...<br><br><br><br>
they always worked well!
 

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We use Fuzzi Bunz. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them. They are cute, they are soft, they are easy to care for (but do follow the instructions to keep them soft), they are adjustable... the only negative is the price (they're about $14/diaper). However compare that with what you would spend on disposables and you still come out ahead. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I ordered mine from <a href="http://www.nurturedfamily.com" target="_blank">www.nurturedfamily.com</a>. As the number of diapers you order goes up, the price goes down slightly. Also you get a free liner per diaper.<br><br><br><br>
Have fun!!
 

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We use Fuzzi Bunz. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them. They are cute, they are soft, they are easy to care for (but do follow the instructions to keep them soft), they are adjustable... the only negative is the price (they're about $14/diaper). However compare that with what you would spend on disposables and you still come out ahead. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I ordered mine from <a href="http://www.nurturedfamily.com" target="_blank">www.nurturedfamily.com</a>. As the number of diapers you order goes up, the price goes down slightly. Also you get a free liner per diaper.<br><br><br><br>
Have fun!!
 

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Fuzzi buns get my vote<br><br>
Also "happy heinies" you get referred to a local rep so you have someone live to buy from<br><br>
Prowraps are good for cheap ones.<br><br><br><br>
If you use any fabric softner, or detergent that has it in there (dreft, ivory snow) DONT it will kill the absorbability<br><br><br><br>
7th generation also work well.
 

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Great, thanks everyone! We've got ourselves on a Gift Registry at the Fuzzi Bunz website, so people can know what we need for diapers. That way we don't have to buy as many.<br><br><br><br>
They're adjustable, right? If we buy the infant size, will they last up to 9 months or a year? or will we have to re-buy a bigger size later? I have a friend that used them, and I remember there being many snaps on the sides, so they seem really versatile.
 

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I know that they come (or used to) in sizes small, med, and large. I know they are pretty adjustable in the amount of snaps per size. My daughter was in the mediums at 5mths..but she is large for her size anyway. hence, we use the wonderoos..one size fits most. good luck!
 

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When I have kids I plan on cloth diapering. Disposables just remind me of maxi pads, and even with the all natural ones I hated the crinkley plasticy feel of them. And that was just one week out of the month, and not even on my entire hip region. I can't imagine living in something like that day in, day out, for 2+ yrs! I prefer cotton on my bum and I'm sure my kids would too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I just want to say that we are doing BumGenius diapers at our house and we love them. DD was a preemie so we had to do xs Happy Heinys for a while but we are so glad to be able to use the BumGenius from when she was 6 lbs and to now.
 

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You could always try this idea:<br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elimination_communication" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elimination_communication</a>
 

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Ack! they wouldn't let me post the url's. What I WAS SAYING was that I used cloth diapers with my last 3 boys. I guess since the board won't let me post the links you'll have to google these, Benjamuffins, Julie's Stuff, Luke's Drawers Fitted Cloth Diapers. I was totally hooked on these. Some are so cute!
 

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We are using a diaper service (Tiny Tots) for our cloth diapers, but we also sometimes use gDiapers as an alternative to disposables. These are flushable diapers and so can be convenient when out and about and it is less desirable to carry around soiled cloth diapers.<br><br><br><br>
The pee pee diapers can actually be composted.
 

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Keeping a child in diapers as long as the giant diaper companies want you too is just manipulation. They seem to want to strech it till the kid is in school. Most women in nations where diapers are not available potty train their children before they can even walk. Infant potty training is very easy. You can basically potty train a baby in an afternoon. Kids go to the bathroom in their diapers because they are allowed to. Well, it is an alternative-- here is a web ring on infant potty training. it is very informative. IPT is also environmentally friendly (no diapers) it is kinder than trying to train a child during the rebellious terrible twos, and it is socially responsible. I think it is the ultimate in "green" living. <a href="http://www.timl.com/tt/" target="_blank">http://www.timl.com/tt/</a>
 

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Have you used that system Gita? My grandma told me that my dad was potty trained at 9 months. She must have used a tecnique similar to that one. I wish that I had known about the method and had enough patience to use it when my kids were young. Potty training was rough for us.
 
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