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Diapers ~ oh the options!

Ok so I am only 10w 1d but I am looking at diapering options already bc there are so many out there!

My inital thought is not to resort to disposables ~ I want to use something more eco-friendly. I am certain at *some* point disposables might appear easier ~ leaving Bean with relatives or long days out doing something. I don't mind a hefty "start-up fee" for cloth or gdiapers to save money long term and also we are hoping to have a second so the reusable factor rocks!

However I am trying to investigate all options first. I know there are cloth diapers ~ there are so many kinds though! Pocket diapers, staight cloth diapers, etc. But I came across a site called eee.gdiapers.com and they seem super easy AND biodegradable within 60 days! (Maybe even 34 days I can't remember right now..) The cloth diapers seem like they could be a little more complicated.. Both cloth & gdiapers have the cutest designs.

So I would LOVE love love feedback from *any* moms who have experience using diapers other than disposables and any more info on the difference in cloth diapers..

Thanks in advance!

PS for more info, go to www.gdiapers.com

Comments

sorry i went with disposables, i am somewhat disappointed with myself for that, but you do what you have to do.
Hi new friend!

I haven't tried gdiapers, but have been using cloth on my last 2 children and plan on it again with this new one. I have used mostly pocket diapers. They are not so scary. You can go with the one sized that takes you from birth to potty, but I feel the fit is better to use small or nb for the new baby then use the one size when they out grow the smalls.

On a brand new baby, I really like a flat diaper with a cover. It's not as bulky and plump on their tiny butts. When they start to pee more, I use a fitted with a cover, or switch to the nb/small sized pockets.

I like Fuzzi Bunz, BumGenious 3.0s, and Snap-EZ diapers. I stuff them with either the inserts they come with, or prefolds for night time. Also use microfiber towels from the walmart auto section.

I have tried Thirsties, but it would be better on a little baby than the toddler I used them on... They are a fitted and require a cover.

The only thing to remember as far as washing: no fabric softner!
You DO NOT need to use a wet pail. I throw mine in a laundry basket, but you could use a diaper pail or "wet bag" to contain the smells. When you have enough for a load, you just throw them in. I don't even pull the inserts out, they come out in the wash! Use less detergent than you would for clothes and check the rinse cycle to make sure there aren't a lot of suds in the rinse. I usually do a second rinse or wash them a second time without detergent (2 rinses)

When they are on solid food (like 1 year old or eating meats) you may need to scrape the solid poop before putting the diaper in the pail. You can use popsickle sticks for this, I just grab it with toilet paper.