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    Default Cloth Diapers are Awesome!

    Like the title says cloth diapers are awesome. I have been wearing them exclusively for about 6-9 months. It was the best decision I have made related to diapers. I heard that they were a ton of work and that there would be problems with them.

    I started out with a diaper I bought from Snap-EZ. I was not that fond of the fit of that diaper and the quality was extremely lacking. As a seamstress I was able to see the big flaws in the manufacturing of that diaper. I decided that I wanted to try my hand at sewing my own diapers and so I bought a pattern. That pattern had some issues as well so I decided to design my own pattern. I finally struck gold!

    I use a pocket style diaper so you have just a shell that you put inserts into to get the absorbency. I started out with a hemp fabric covered by flannel. I used about 3-5 inserts in each diaper depending on how long I needed it to last. Now I am using a fabric called Zorb 2 and I have to say I am really liking it. There are a few kinks to work out but I think I am on the way to having a great insert design.

    The main reason that I decided to go with cloth diapers was because of my skins reaction to disposable diapers. I had constant rashes and was miserable.
    The rashes have disappeared and I could not be happier.

    The second reason is that cost. I was spending about 200 a month on diapers and I just could not afford that. With cloth diapers there is a big initial investment but it does pay off. For example I would spend 1200-1500 on disposable diapers each year. With cloth I can spend 1100 and have all the diapers I would need for several years.

    It may seem like it is a lot of work to cloth diaper but I would rather do some more laundry than have to deal with constantly taking out garbage bags of diapers.

    All in all it was the best decision I have ever made and I will never go back. That is not to say I will never use disposables they have their place, but I love my cloth diapers.

    What are you thoughts on cloth diapers?

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    I wouldn't mind going with cloth to help curb the costs. I'm just waiting for a real legitimate product that is made for adults and adult bladders. I've been hesitant to buy modern cloth diapers because they look rather thin.

    I have a prefolds set that I use and enjoy and can customize the thickness pretty easily.

    Dependeco diapers seem to be the popular choice but they seem not to contain the liquid as many complaints have said.

    I'll Always love disposables, and probably won't completely convert, but I am interested in helping the costs of disposables by wearing cloth.

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    Take away odor control and convenience, flat cloth diapers (newspaper fold) win hands down for me at night. Forget pointing direction or sleeping side, with cloth and plastic pants I simply sleep with at worse an occasional minor leak. I can’t say the same for disposables.

    Newspaper fold -
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqiEq_lddCE

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    Try the Rearz Nightime Prefold nighttime diapers. They have a 10 layer center with a 4 layer side.

    http://www.rearz.ca/adult-nighttime-...ers-p-338.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_L View Post
    Try the Rearz Nightime Prefold nighttime diapers. They have a 10 layer center with a 4 layer side.

    http://www.rearz.ca/adult-nighttime-...ers-p-338.html
    They’re no doubt excellent diapers. But I prefer single layer that tend to dry faster on the lines or rack. Plus I was raised in flat diapers, so .... And now as in my youth, to get the necessary bulk for overnight I wear multiple folded as shown.

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    Cloth diapers rule! I like traditional prefolds with plastic pants. So comfy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeTaLMaNN1983 View Post
    I wouldn't mind going with cloth to help curb the costs. I'm just waiting for a real legitimate product that is made for adults and adult bladders. I've been hesitant to buy modern cloth diapers because they look rather thin.

    I have a prefolds set that I use and enjoy and can customize the thickness pretty easily.

    Dependeco diapers seem to be the popular choice but they seem not to contain the liquid as many complaints have said.

    I'll Always love disposables, and probably won't completely convert, but I am interested in helping the costs of disposables by wearing cloth.
    I actually hate dependeco diapers. They leak so bad. I actually started selling my cloth diapers that I design. I have taken many of the adult cloth diapers and seen what is not good about them and designed my own. So far people seem to like them a lot. If you want a link to them you can PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binkygirl View Post
    What are you thoughts on cloth diapers?
    Ive actually recently done the same thing in reguards to switching to cloth. It came down to just wanting to have a few cloth diapers in order to offset how many cases of disposables i buy per year. So when my last case of dry 24/7 ran down i bought a few TAD (teen adult diapers) cause they were cheap and a few from dependaco too cause i love PUL and the idea of a PUL pocket cloth diaper sounded perfect to me.... Also, i already had 2 AIO (one with plastic back and one just cloth) from ABU but i didnt like them enough to go fully cloth back then.

    But after i bought these last few ive started to really see how much better it is not having to constantly buy diapers. Plus its a bit better for the enviroment too. I can also still add a disposable booster pad if i really need too but i love pocket pul cloth diapers you can literally make them as thick as you want! They do feel more wet which i dont mind at all and when i come home i just change and wash them after its so convenient ! I dont think i would be half as into cloth diapers if i had to deal with flat squares of cloth material ( gauze,fleece,cotton,ect) and constantly fold and pin them. When thats the alternative i greatly prefer disposables and i quite distinctily remeber thinking "wow i love disposables, nothings better, ill never switch to cloth, to much hassle" ... Oh boy how i was wrong haha

    With care itll last for a long time thus paying for itself. Best decion ive made about diapers in a while. Im still going to use disposable for situations where i cant launder easily but not for my daily use any more.

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    I use the dependico diapers with 2 stuffers, and combined with plastic pants they work very well - I sleep on my stomach\side. The PUL does still leak a bit, the main reason I got them was the pretty colours/designs.

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    I use a PUL pocket diaper that I buy from Amazon : http://www.amazon.com/MedCare-DIAPER.../dp/B00F2O3MRW

    It comes with a microfiber absorbant pad. I also use additional cloth baby diapers to add to the absorbency. I use a Gary plastic pant. I next to never leak. Even after 10 or 12 hours......

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