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Re: Product Spotlight - Diapering
As far as wipes, we use Pampers Sensitive wipe.
If you go the Pampers route, get their app to put in the codes from diapers and wipes. You can turn the codes in for giftcards occasionally.
I definitely reccomend having some kind of diaper ointment on hand. DS is prone to bad diaper rashes, so we try to be good about applying A and D ointment regularly.
Some may disagree, but I like having a diaper pail. We have a diaper genie, but just use regular trashbags in it.
We did not cloth diaper, but for those considering it, you may want to make sure childcare is cool with cloth diapering.
I wanted to cloth diaper, but I found I couldn't keep up with the laundering. @korthouse I wish there was a service near me! I did end up using them here and there, and my advice is to be willing to try different brands to find out what you like (I was sure I would like GroVia but Bumgenius fit my kid better). Also I found cloth really hard to use at the itty bitty newborn stage. Worked a lot better when he was around 6 months.
Im all about reducing waste and saving money! I’d love some tips from cloth experienced mamas. I’ve joined the FB group fluff love & cd science - highly recommend it for anyone planning to do cloth. They will set you up with a wash routine depending on your brand of washer and dryer. I plan on exclusively BF so the diapers can just go straight into the wash until they start solids. It seems super overwhelming when you first start researching but I think I have a good feel of it now and know the stash I’ll atleast start with.
I don’t have a diaper service near me either so I have a small container with water I put the used diapers in, then the next day I put them in the washer with a pre-soak and extra rinse and they come out great! None of my diapers are stained.
I also like Bumgenius, but I actually prefer the ones that don’t have the inserts sewn in (AO). I hang them on the line to dry and in the evening I fill the diapers so they’re ready to go!
I have to agree with @mysteryship, it can be hard in the beginning but try different styles and see what works best.
When I do need a disposable we use Pampers and get our wipes at Costco.
For disposables, we used Pampers Swaddlers. That is what she started with in the NICU, so I just stuck with them. We started cloth around 8 weeks.
Edit- I should add you have to be careful with bum creams and cloth diapers. If she had a bad rash (not often) I would switch to disposables or use Boudreaux’s Butt Paste (has to be the natural version) which is cloth safe.
My first daycare didn’t allow cloth, so it’s definitely a question to ask when you look for childcare if you plan to use cloth.
Me 34 DH 34
Baby number 2 due 4/11/20
Diaper dekor is our pail and we love it. Way easier than genie.
1 infant loss
8/17: Our daughter was born
8/18: Our daughter kicked open heart surgery ass
2/19: We lost our son to Prader-Willi/Paradoxical Vocal Cord/ Noonans at 6wks old
4/26/2020: EDD for baby #3!!!
We tried cloth diapering for a while but I never really got a system that worked for me so we just stopped. I may try again with this one and see how it works.
For disposables, we've been doing Babyganics, which we buy at Target. We had good luck with those with our first. They're not the best for being environmentally friendly, but pretty good, and not terribly expensive.
Married - DH 27 y/o
ETA: we have a keekaroo peanut changer instead of the standard changing pad. It is super easy to clean from all the baby boy pee mishaps. And there are no covers to wash!
Natural BFP Feb 2017. DD born Oct. 2017
Natural BFP Aug. 2019, EDD April 2020
@babyrummom It would depend on why you want to cloth diaper? If it's to save money, that may not happen if you're still having to buy disposable. If it's to reduce waste or the overall function/feel of using cloth then it could work to do both.