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Aug. 15th, 2013



giving diapers giving hope site

if anyone still gets this on thier news feed..check out this site. they help ppl get cloth diapers who cant afford them other wise.. http://www.givingdiapersgivinghope.org/

Feb. 15th, 2011


bumgenius AIO - how to wash?

I bought 3 BumGenius deluxe, the AIO version with the sewn in liner they have on clearance for $10 right now. This One to be exact. 

I've only used fitted diapers so far, mostly Tiny Tush, and they wash up beautifully. This is my first time using AIOs. When I pull the fitteds out of the dryer they smell wonderful, no detergent smell or anything, but these AIO's have a very faint smell to them... Its faint, but there. I'm worried they're not getting as clean as the fitteds.

I pre-rinse them by hand in a bucket of cold water, then wash them on hot with cloth diaper safe detergent, and rinse them with vinegar. I pull the AIO's inside out to expose the built in liner. I dry in the dryer because I live in MN and its winter. I've used/washed them about 7 times now, I have a small stash so I wash daily.  I prepped them as according to the instructions they came with. I even rinsed the extra extra good by hand in the cold water  trying to figure this out, but it didn't make a difference.

They don't down right stink or anything... its just that compared to my fitteds, they don't smell as fresh & clean. Just this slight hint of something, not sure what the smell is. My non-cloth friend thought I was absolutly crazy last night because I was just smelling and smelling this diaper, lol. Is there a secret to washing AIOs? Or is it just a natural difference in the cotton fabric in my fitteds vs the fabric in the AIOs. Are all AIOs this way?

By the way, what is the fabric they use in the bumgenius anyway (other than the pul), does anyone know? The website does not specify.

Jan. 13th, 2011



I'm 25 wks pregnant , with our second child. i'm very interested in cloth diapering and am looking for any helpful information. are there any websites or books that i can find, like what specific type of detergent to use or make sure what the detergent has or doesn't have in it, which diaper we should use, etc.
Thanks in advance

Jan. 1st, 2011


Wetbags 20% off

I have way too many wetbags, ready to ship, in my house so I'm giving you a great discount on them.

20% off with the code: 2011

Aug. 12th, 2010



Am I washing these correctily?

We recently switched to cloth for my two-year-old daughter. We are using perfect-size Fuzzibunz diapers with inserts. My problem is that even after they are washed, they still have a faint smell or urine and feces. There are no visible stains.

Here is how I usually wash them:

1. Rinse cycle in cold water
2. Wash in hot water
3. Rinse in cold
4. Rinse in cold
5. Dry inserts in dryer on low heat, hang dry outer diapers

Any suggestions as to why this is happening? They LOOK clean, but they sure don't smell it.

Jul. 6th, 2010



Fuzzi Bunz One Size

I apologize if this has been covered.

My baby is now 1 month old and weighs about 8.5 pounds.

We bought one size fuzzi bunz, however the size adjustment on the website isn't computing for me. Can someone explain how to size these? I feel completely stupid. The super adjustable diaper is apparently too complicated for me.

There are 3 elastic bands, one for each leg and one waist. The website says to set the legs to 6 and the waist to 4. The elastic has numbers on each side (top and bottom). Do I set both sides (top and bottom) of the leg elastic to 6 or only one side? (top or bottom?). Same with waist, do I set the elastic to 4 on each side or only one side?

I know this is probably insanely simple and people will probably just tell me to 'try them on and adjust as needed' but if someone can give me some slightly better instructions I'd appreciate it.


Jun. 24th, 2010




Hello:). I have another question for you ladies.

We are doing great with cloth diapering and even my hubby enjoys it and shows all his friends the baby's diapers. I just started introducing solids (he's also breastfed). His poo is getting to an icky stage where I need to do something before putting it in the wetbag.

My questions:
Which works better, sprayer or dunking?
Do you use liners for this weird stage of not yet solid poo? If so, which brand of liners would you recommend?

Thanks for your help!!!

May. 1st, 2010



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Me again:). Thank you all for your input on my previous post.

My brain feels fried, I've been reading all the old posts and websites I can find. And all the details still feel fuzzy! :(

The good news is hubby now sees things my way ;). I have gotten some thirsties covers and now am going to order some prefolds from abbyslane.com.
My questions:
1. Do I want regular prefolds or premium? I want them to last as long as possible.
2. What is a cheap alternative for a wetbag? I don't have the funds to get one atm.

Thank you so much! Hopefully I can CD within the week!

Apr. 25th, 2010



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Hi all!

I was excited to find this community (won't get accepted to clothdiapering due to lack of personal journal use)because I have a few newbie questions about cloth diapering.

I am currently thinking of getting into cloth because I think it could cut down on our costs. From what I've seen, I was thinking that Econobums would be my best choice for what I need (cheap and simple). Does this brand work well? What are your experiences?

However, the family and my my hubby think it would be way too much hassle. Hubby thinks the cost of cleaning the dipes would be equal to that of using disposables. Are there any sites that break down and compare the costs? I haven't had any luck with google.

Also, he thinks there might be negative things happening to our washer/dryer. Blah, not much support for this idea of mine.

Any advice for dealing with SO's that are against cloth? A way to convert them? Just smack them in the head? ;)

Thank you so much for your help!

ETA: Am I correct in thinking that all you need to do is provide a wetbag and diapers for a daycare and it is fine?

Apr. 22nd, 2010

preg kick


Hoping to start CD soon

Hello all, I just joined here...
DS is about 3 1/2 months old and soon we will be moving to a new apt where we will have access to our own W/D. We've been putting off cloth diapers until then since we only get to do laundry once per week at my in-law's house. Sometimes we have to skip a week, and it is really inconvenient, and I just didn't think it would be the best way to start cloth diapering.
So, my question is that before this move, I want to get an idea of what to go with. I've been looking on cottonbabies.com and a few other websites for price comparison, but I was thinking that I want to try a few different options first.
I'm familiar with pre-folds and covers, as that's what my parents used with my baby brother 10 years ago. They had a diaper service though, and never really had to worry about washing them and they got the first set of covers for free. I've been looking around, but I really don't know what/where to buy something like those with all the different options available. They also had those snappies things that the diaper company they used gave them for free.
Then I keep reading about these pocket and AIO diapers. The AIO sounds like it would be easier.
I guess I'm wondering what would be the most economical way to start this, and would it be better to do pre-folds with a cover or something like an AIO (or similar). Also, I haven't seen the type of covers they used with my little brother. He had ones that basically pulled up and over, no velcro or snaps needed. I take it these aren't common anymore?
And I almost forgot to ask, I'm not sure how much he weighs, but DS is loosely fitting into 6mo size clothing. Honestly, he's not really filling them out, it's just because he's SO long ~27/28in @15 weeks old. Most days he's pretty skinny with the occasional bloat right before he has a massive poop. What does this mean for diaper size? If it helps, he's fitting pretty well into the size 2 disposables right now. Should I try a one size diaper? I want to make this as easy and economical as possible, but I want it to be comfortable for my little guy too.
FWIW, hubby has given me the go-ahead to get something as long as it's not too pricey, and I was considering trying out a few different options, maybe one or two of the top recommended to see which we like best.

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