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Display Name: alexpa
Member Since: 1/19/08

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I had the Village and my sister had the A-Frame House -- how I wish we'd kept them because I would love to have them for my son now!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Circle and Square People
2/21/08 03:02 PM

We've been using cloth diapers since my son was born (he's 7 months old now) and it hasn't been that big of a deal. We initially started with Chinese prefolds and covers, but as soon as his umbilical cord nub dropped off, we switched to BumGenius diapers (we have 2.0s) and we've used them exclusively. I've got 24 and wash diapers every 2-3 days, and it maybe takes 10 minutes extra to prepare the load, depending on how many poopy diapers there are. We have a hand sprayer that hooks into the toilet's water line so I can spray the solids on the poopy diapers right into the toilet, and I use Allen's Naturally detergent to wash them (and I am not even halfway through the 5lb box after 7 months of washing diapers). Since my son has started on solids we've also started using Imse Vimse diaper liners at night which has greatly reduced the amount of solids I have to spray off the diapers before washing.
We spent $400 for our 24 diapers, and another $100 for our dry bags (2 large, 3 small) and the hand sprayer, and we should be set on diapers until my son is out of them. Our daycare center loves them, too, because they're so easy.
I bought all of our supplies at (they have a brick-and-mortar store in Ann Arbor, MI if you happen to live in Michigan). While my motivation for going with cloth was the environmental benefits, I was able to convince my husband to go with it because of the economic benefits. A win-win for all!

Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Green Ideas: Super Brite Diaper Cover
1/19/08 07:27 AM