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#1 sayjumner

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:56 PM

I think its better for the environment. And they look cute. My daughter likes them. We got her in all kinds of funky designs.

 

She hardly ever gets rashes!



#2 hoagie

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

sounds like a lot of work, and stinky work at that.  



#3 sayjumner

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

it's definitely more laundry work, but we'll save an estimated 3K on diapers alone. And its way better for the environment.



#4 JBetty

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

it's definitely more laundry work, but we'll save an estimated 3K on diapers alone. And its way better for the environment.

 

 

Not to toss a bee in your bonnet, but the environmental impact is debatable.

Filling up landfills vs. the copious amounts of water and detergent it takes to get them clean, especially if one uses a diaper service.

Then you never know what kinds of nasty chemicals they are using.

And you can factor in the use of gasoline and oil, and what the delivery trucks are spewing into the air and all that. 

I think it's pretty much a toss up.   :dunno:



#5 hoagie

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:28 PM

Not to toss a bee in your bonnet, but the environmental impact is debatable.

Filling up landfills vs. the copious amounts of water and detergent it takes to get them clean, especially if one uses a diaper service.

Then you never know what kinds of nasty chemicals they are using.

And you can factor in the use of gasoline and oil, and what the delivery trucks are spewing into the air and all that. 

I think it's pretty much a toss up.   :dunno:

Buzz Killington, everyone!



#6 Karen

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

Buzz Killington, everyone!

 

Indeed!



#7 JBetty

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

Sorry.

Should I delete my post?

Oh wait.....

I can't.  :rolleyes:

Sorry again.



#8 hoagie

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:39 PM

just come eat Indian foods with us Sunday and all will be forgiven.

 

Jelly or Boston Cream?



#9 JBetty

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:45 PM

But really, I'm not sorry.

Since when are we not allowed to disagree, especially when a statement starts out with "I think..."?

Isn't that what we do here?



#10 JBetty

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

just come eat Indian foods with us Sunday and all will be forgiven.

 

Jelly or Boston Cream?

 

 

 

Make that donut a Newcastle and you have a deal!



#11 Depends

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

Depends



#12 sayjumner

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

Thankfully another kind soul in my area has done the research. This is what we based our decision on.

Including water and electricity the average parent will save $3,000 per child by using cloth diapers.

And I know just the 2 of us using cloth diapers aren't going to have a huge impact on the landfill situation, but I'm trying to do the best I can.

We do all the laundry at home. It's usually an extra load a day or every other day.

The soft cloth is much better too. It helps keep the rash off th a$$. lol

#13 JBetty

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

And I know just the 2 of us using cloth diapers aren't going to have a huge impact on the landfill situation, but I'm trying to do the best I can.

 

 

 

No doubt it's a big $$$ savings.

 

 

You both wear cloth diapers?  :undecided:



#14 sayjumner

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

i wear them because i frequently sh!t myself when loling



#15 sayjumner

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

just kidding. :beard:



#16 JBetty

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

:lol:



#17 Wende

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:52 AM

Water and detergents are NOTHING compared to what goes into making and wasting sposies.  No way Jose!

 

most folks using Cloth wash their own.  It takes barely anything more.....baby diapers are about 1 extra load every 2 or 3 days and those types of folks are the types using "Charlie Soaps"  or "Rock greens"  Very enviromental friendly detergents. Gosh, I just used some vinegar and Baking soda to do mine.  And then hung them to dry.

 

The chems used in disposables alone are enough to sway anyone into cloths.  Those Chems are immediately being absorbed into the brand new baby skin....never mind what it's doing to the land, the air...the everything.

And cloth diapered babies are usually potty trained MUCH faster than those in disposables.  Now that we have disposables, kids aren't being potty trained until around 3.  Our parents will tell you that that was unheard of before now.  1 to 2 was the norm.  So, add a whole year to diapers.  ANd the bigger the child, the bigger the disposable, the bigger the garbage.

 

Yea, no argument that you are doing by far the best for EVERYONE and everything!  Good for you and keep it up.



#18 Wende

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:04 PM

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#19 sayjumner

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:06 AM

right on! :grin:



#20 Geminimoon

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

I use huggies and don't feel they are hard on the environment as they use to be.

In a perfect world they would be all natural and 100% biodegradable.

I hope we get to live in that world soon.

#21 Wende

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:20 PM

They already exist.  :)



#22 Ahmet Adoudi

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:33 PM

Baby Adoudi was always in cloth diapers.



#23 sayjumner

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:40 PM

nice!



#24 kindsisterkathy

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:24 PM

Before Melina was born, we bought cloth diapers and havent used them yet.  I kept saying I would use them when she got bigger, unfortunately, she is almost a year old and is just now wearing 3 to 6 month clothes.  Soon, she will be big enough to fit into them, and ironically it will be during the time we'll be starting potty training.  When I was a baby, my parents could only use cloth on me, I was allergic to disposable, and I was finished with potty training by the time I was 18 months, so I expect the same for my daughter.  I was worried about the extra water use and chemicals, thanks for the tip about the vinegar!  Luckily for us, I use a ton of coupons at BJs, so our diaper cost have been way low!