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    ok..i have some questions.My mom used a few of the old rectangle cloth diapers on me when i was a baby and i am thinking about using it for when i have kids. I am in no way having kids for quite a few more years but seeing a lot of people on here talk about cloth diapers made me wonder so i went to a couple of sites and read some things on them and it is fascinating!

    So i was just wondering, do you still CD when you are out? or only at home? Is it hard to CD while away from home?

    Is it really less costly than disposables?

    and if you could only recommend one accessory what would it be?

    thanks!! it is so interesting learning about everything.
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    I CD 24 hours. It's not hard at all, I have a wetbag (prior to getting one I used a gallon sized ziploc bag) that i just stick the diapers in after a change. It is less costly because you reuse them instead of having to toss them. Of course it is slightly addicting to buy cute diapers. wetbags would be my one must have accessory
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    ok. thank you! it seemed like it would be a bit of a hassle while out and about but if other people do it...i can too!
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    For me, my number one accessory is the mini shower wand for the toilet to rinse diapers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *tina* View Post
    For me, my number one accessory is the mini shower wand for the toilet to rinse diapers.
    i don't rinse lol
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    We have super ammonia smell in our house otherwise. I HAVE to rinse every dipe
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    As for costing less than disposables, in the long run it will save. If I had starting cloth with my oldest, I would probably have saved hundreds if not thousands by now. I break it down like this, with two boys in diapers, I was spending between $50-$100 a month on diapers. I think I've invested about $900 in cloth. Between the two of them, I go through about 10-15 diapers a day. I wash one extra load of wash per day because of the diapers. We aren't making any garbage in the landfills, and cloth is so much better than all the chemicals and junk against my babies' skin.
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    I used cloth diapers at home with my oldest two, but used disposable when we were on the go. My grandma also used cloth diapers on the older two when she had them during the day (she was my babysitter when I worked). By the time I had my youngest, I had *perfected* the art of cloth diapering, so much so I could diaper her as she was crawling away! I used them nearly 24/7 with her. The only time she was in disposable diapers was in the nursery at church or if I left her with a sitter (which was maybe 4 times until she was potty trained). I rinsed and laundered the diapers myself so yes it was cheaper for me. If you were to use a laundry/diaper service then you would probably not save a whole lot, if anything. It is costly to start up because you are buying the diapers up front. However, in after the initial *start up* fee I was happy with not having to buy $20 worth of diapers every week or two! And it paid for itself!

    I also did the *old school* style of cloth diapering. I bought the ones I had to fold myself, used pins, and the plastic pants that went over the diaper. I liked the challenge!

    I forgot to add my must have accessory was a diaper pail! I would put a little water in there with a tiny bit of laundry soap (whatever brand you use for baby's clothes) this helped to curb diaper smell!
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