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    question for the cloth diapering mamas

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    What is the appeal? I mean, what are the advantages because the HUGE DISadvantage I see is all the LAUNDRY!!!

    ETA: dont they leak like crazy?
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    if you can control yourself--it is cheaper than disposables plus you can use them for more than one child which you can't with disposables
    environmentally it's better
    and they are so damn cute.
    they smell better when in the diaper pail because there are just about no chemicals in them


    www.diaperpin.com has some really good resources about the cost comparison and all
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    My biggest question has always been how do you get all the stains out...I use oxyclean now and it gets most of everyday stains out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devinn View Post
    What is the appeal? I mean, what are the advantages because the HUGE DISadvantage I see is all the LAUNDRY!!!
    Yea I dont get it....
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    if you've got stubborn stains you can sun them out or use oxyclean and that gets most of them out. its to be expected that there will be a bit of staining after a child or two but at least for me the benefits outweigh the disadvantages
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    But baby oxyclean isnt as strong as the normal, so I was curious about it...I guess I see your point but I am one of those who doesnt understand them.
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    i've done a ton of research on it and we came to the decision after reading page after page after page of info on it. i don't push it on others because i fully respect others choice to not use them
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    I can see the appeal of it being maybe cheaper....but..... good Lord the laundry detergent u would have to buy!

    not to mention I HATE HATE HATE doing laundry.
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    There are a few threads in here on CDing.
    I personally prefer CD because:
    1. It's better for the environment (and I love my Earth) in so many different ways.

    2. It's way less expensive in the long run.

    3. I can make a custom size to fit K (which is great because he has super-skinny legs & waist, but he's tall)

    4. Really there is not that much more laundry, they are super easy to wash.

    5. They make for a super cute bum- especially in the summer when they are wearing next to nothing.

    I think I have more reasons, but so far that's it. We try not to use disposables, but during this last stint of toddler diarrhea we needed to because we were going through the CDs WAAAAY too fast and they weren't absorbing the liquid enough and he got an awful rash. Usually using the CD makes the rashes go away, but not during that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devinn View Post
    I can see the appeal of it being maybe cheaper....but..... good Lord the laundry detergent u would have to buy!

    not to mention I HATE HATE HATE doing laundry.
    Actually, you have to use a Free & Clear detergent and only 1/2 the amount you would use for a normal load. Otherwise you'll get build-up and they will not absorb. Seriously, all my diapers fit in ONE large load- that's it.
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