Originally Posted by pumpkinpatch73
Okay.....I'm seriously considering switching to cloth diapers when Tyler outgrows size one. I do have a small "variety" pack of different cloth diapers, etc. I know that the AIO (all in ones) are the best, but I've also read some reviews that some brands may be AIO's but they're not very good.
I'm not dead set on this decision yet, but I think that I would like to do it. Supposedly you'll save money in the long run - but I'm not sure - being that they're not cheap to buy. (AIO's at least....) Pricing them on ebay, I can get a decent price, but I'd also like to find a store that has them locally. We're going to Babies R Us tonight, but if I remember correctly, they really didn't have much of a selection.
Anyone have any *personal experience* on cloth diapers? (Not the old fashioned ones where we pin them together, etc.....but rather the newer ones that are supposed to be easier/better?)
Used cloth diapers and loved them. Saved money and landfill space. The stuff that they use in the disposable diapers is toxic.
If you go on the net and search out natural baby products you can find info on the new diapers that fit into these cute little cotton holders, no pins needed.
They cost more. They don't keep the baby as dry. However, you are not exposing your child to the harmful chemicals of the disposable diapers.
There was a strange mass in the road one day, green goo that just kept growing. HAZMAT was called out. It turned out that a case of disposable diapers had fallen off of someone's truck in the rain and they got wet. By looking at the mass no one could tell that it was diapers. True story on the news here in town.
Diaper service will save you about $1,200, and washing your own will save you about $1,800.
Just count the number of times that you change a child a day and add it up. It is amazing how much it costs to use disposables. Sure they are convenient, but they are also not safe.
"Disposable" diapers contain trace amounts of the carcinogen DIOXIN, as well as large amounts of chemicals for absorbency and perfumes. Cloth diapers are natural fibres and, if washed professionally, they will have the proper Ph and no chemical residues.
You can buy cloth diapers with velcro, fitted, ones that come with an outside barrier, all different kinds of cloth, different sizes, etc.
If you search the net you can find everything you need to know about the cloth versus disposable diaper debate
Good luck in your search.