- August 5, 2011 at 9:01 pm #24128
Amy Erin BorovoyMember
We’ve been using g-diapers since our daughter was 3 weeks old and we ADORE them. We use them all the time: day, night, daycare (yay, BH was willing!), traveling; and though you definitely do more laundry, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
I’d never judge any family for doing what works for them, but after only three weeks of disposables in the beginning, I myself just couldn’t even imagine generating that much garbage for the next few years. We use cloth wipes, too, and keep them in a wipes warmer to always have them at the ready. And we just set the poopy diaper down on the floor in the cover until the diaper change is over and then deal with the rinsing. We do diaper laundry twice a week.
The g-diapers are a great solution to try if you’re on the fence — they have flushable/compostable inserts, or you can use the cloth inserts of your choice, so you can choose what’s convenient for you. And I know families where one partner wasn’t convinced, and they tried the flushable inserts first, then converted the reluctant one to cloth inserts. I myself never use the flushables, the cloth are just as easy for me.
My sister loves her BumGeniuses, and I’m in a mama group where everyone cloth diapers and everybody has their own system they swear by (Thirsties covers & diaper service, Fuzzibunz, etc.). It also depends on your lifestyle and how heavy a wetter your baby is. I loved the flexibility of the g-diapers and they’re super cute, and I did a cost-comparison and due to a sale my local health food store was having, they were actually the cheapest option for me. And we’ll use again for #2!
Don’t be intimidated by the baffling array of choices and info — best to buy secondhand / borrow a few different kinds and just try them before you invest in a system. Whatever you choose, good luck!August 6, 2011 at 5:55 pm #24129
Oh, yes, for wipes, we cut up a flannel sheet into little squares and keep a small cup of water near the changing table. We wet the wipes and then use them. They are really soft, much softer than most wipes available. And if you don’t have an old flannel sheet around, they are super cheap at garage sales (reuse and recycle!).August 6, 2011 at 7:07 pm #24130
We’re doing cloth diapers and using a diaper service that picks up and dorps up the diapers so that takes the hassle of washing them out of it. I totally recommend it! Search online to see if there are options in your community. We did the math and found that economically it was very close in cost to using disposables.
Good luck with your decision!August 22, 2011 at 10:32 am #24131
Wow, thanks for all the great advice! I’ve bought g-diapers to give those a try when the time comes… but it’s nice to know there are SOOO many options!September 23, 2011 at 1:44 pm #24132
I’ve been cloth diapering for a year using the old-school prefolds. I wouldn’t choose any other way! It is awesome and easy. We’re so in the routine that it was a hassle to use ‘sposies on a vacation when we had to. I would do it all over again with the same system.June 21, 2013 at 8:24 am #24133
Does anybody know what is the BH cloth diaper policy? my baby goes to BH in PR and they treat the cloth diapers in a not very environmental friendly way, they do not want to even touch the liner and dispose it, they have been double bagging the entire diaper and contents (which completely defeats the purpose of cloth diapering if you are generating all that plastic trash). They keep telling me it is their policy but i have not seen it.June 24, 2013 at 5:19 am #24134
Hi prbaby! If you have any concerns about the cloth diapering practices at the center, I’d encourage you to discuss them with your director. He or she will be able to explain any related center policies to you and address your concerns.September 24, 2013 at 9:24 am #24135
We use fuzzibunz and the center has been on board and great since the beginning, we just usually bring in about two days worth along with the pail liner and grab them daily. I really think cloth has been great and affordable option! I really thought about cloth A. for the environment and B.comfort, it really does cut down on diaper rash. As far as washing I find it super easy, we also have a spray hose hooked up to the tiolet and use the soft rock soap so it is minimal extra effort I feel good about
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