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Cloth Diapering
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13 May 2009, 01:34
Makayla
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I wrote about this in my diary, but I thought I could get more responses this way. Does anyone know how to make cloth diapers? I want to start making them. I think I want to do the AIO and the pocket ones. What materials will I need? How do I sew them? Any suggestions for me? Thanks in advance for any help or advise. =)
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13 May 2009, 04:29
Eat Yellow Snow
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Cloth diapers gross me out. I mean there's a HUGE variety of diapers that are both inexpensive & good for the enviornment. Why on earth would you want to use cloth diapers? Cloth diapers are just icky, very much like cloth menstrual pads... e -nuff said. :P :-/ :D :D :D
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13 May 2009, 05:15
Mary Magdelene
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Some people prefer cloth diapers. Don't like them? Then you don't have to use them. e-nuff said.

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14 May 2009, 01:06
Eat Yellow Snow
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No shit, Sherlock? :P
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13 May 2009, 08:47
Jessica [Private]
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Just like anything else, babies can be allergic to certain things in disposable diapers, which is why some parents choose to use the cloth ones.

I really don't see how cloth diapers are gross to begin with. It's pretty much the same thing, just not as thick.
They're both made from cotton, just the cloth ones don't have the absorbent crystals that the diapers have.
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13 May 2009, 09:03
Lady Lazarus
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I'd be very surprised if there weren't some sort of instructions that you could google.

I found this video on youtube which might be helpful.

As for the mini debate, whilst there are plenty of arguments that suggest that neither is better environmentally, cloth diapers (or nappies as we call them in the UK) are a great deal less expensive.
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13 May 2009, 20:03
Mary Magdelene
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Personally, I think disposable diapers are grosser than cloth for the simple fact that people think they can leave a disposable on longer. Cloth diapers basically force you to change the diaper AS SOON AS it's messy/wet. Cleaning off a poopy cloth diaper is still nowhere near as gross as allowing your baby to sit in a poopy diaper longer.
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13 May 2009, 21:24
Jessica [Private]
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I very much agree. Heaven forbid you change your child more.
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14 May 2009, 01:04
Eat Yellow Snow
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"people think they can leave a disposable on longer" What "people" are you referring to? As soon as my son shits or goes pee in his diaper, I am on it like white on rice. Any parent who thinks it's ok to let their child sit in a stinky dirty diaper needs to be told that it is NOT ok. :-/ :-P *e -nuff said* :D :D :D
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14 May 2009, 01:01
Eat Yellow Snow
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cloth diapers are usually washed & reused... ewww.
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14 May 2009, 01:40
Mary Magdelene
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SANITIZED and re-used. There's a difference. They have special diaper washing stuff you can use so you don't have to bleach them and thus use harmful detergents your child might be allergic to. And if you wash them good, it's no different than re-using dishes.
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14 May 2009, 02:15
Eat Yellow Snow
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"it's no different than re-using dishes."

*lol*
Yes, there is a difference... we don't shit or pee on our dishes... we put food on them and eat off of them. :p :p :p
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14 May 2009, 02:18
Mary Magdelene
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It's called SANITIZING. Once it's sanitized, it's as if nothing ever touched it. Educate yourself on cloth diapers, how to use them, and how to clean them.

No one asked for your opinion in the first place. All she wanted was to get information on how to make cloth diapers. And yet everything you say in here is how disgusting cloth diapers are.

Too bad we can't hit the ignore button on people like you.
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14 May 2009, 02:42
Eat Yellow Snow
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Ahahaha!!! :D :D :D Forums = the place to voice opinions. I apologise if mine comes across as being a bit bitchy but it is what it is... an opinion & it's mine & if you don't like it, if it gets under your skin remember that you don't have to read it or respond to it. :D :D :D *lol*
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17 May 2009, 00:02
Endless Love
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So if your child had an explosion of poop, and it got on his/her clothes... would you toss the clothes or wash and use them again?? Same thing.
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13 May 2009, 19:58
Half Dozen Mama
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I said the sammmmmmmme EXACT thing. I am not cloth diapering and looove it. ;) I feel proud everytime i put a CD on my son and know that no chemicals are seeping into his skin. :)
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13 May 2009, 19:58
Half Dozen Mama
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**now**
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13 May 2009, 21:01
.November.Butterfly.
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yay and proud you should be!!
its also insanely addictive lol
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16 May 2009, 23:59
Endless Love
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cloth diapers is actually better for babies skin. especially babies with sensitive skin.
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13 May 2009, 12:32
.Love.Freely.
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I can't access it because I'm on my work computer, but send me a message or just reply directly to this comment so I will remember to link you to the youtube video and the diaper pattern I use to make cloth diapers. It's a video and pattern for making pocket ones. And you can pretty much turn them into AIOs if you use PUL fabric for the outside.

don't forget to remind me.
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14 May 2009, 20:30
Makayla
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Yay. I would love to see the video and the diaper pattern you use to make them. Thank you so much! =)
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14 May 2009, 22:16
.Love.Freely.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh84LK19VNE is the URL for the youtube video

http://www.handmadebyrita.blogspot.com/ is the URL for the website with the patterns I use. There are links for them on the right hand side under "RRP Pattern/Adaptions"
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13 May 2009, 21:01
mixie
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I would also be very surprised if you couldn't find this info online. You probably could also go to a fabric/sewing shop and purchase a pattern for pretty cheap. I'd do lots of research online so that you have different opinions on lots of different places on what's most absorbant/ best against baby's skin/ best for environment/ easiest to travel with, or whatever other concerns you have.
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13 May 2009, 12:55
.November.Butterfly.
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I use cloth as they have less chemicals than disposibles in. plus they save me money especially once we get to baby 2, and also they're not filling up a landfill somewhere like disposibles do-thats definately better for the environment than disposibles

back to the initial topic you tube has a fair few ideas on it.. i made a couple of wraps once but havent got much further than that!! have fun!
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13 May 2009, 14:17
Leona Wren
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Ok I'm new to the whole cloth diaper thing. When they pee does it go through all over them? Or are they made to still soak up the liquid? Explain to me how cloth diapers are used. Is it like my daughters underwear? (She's potty training) And when she has an accident I have to clean everything up and than wash the underwear.

Is that correct?
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