So hopefully I don't get flamed for this, but I've been lurking for a few weeks now & decided to write my first post on CD. I have a 6 year old son, who's obviously been potty trained for a long time. DH and I are TTC baby #2 now. (on cycle #3 so hopefully third time's a charm for us!)
I'm the type of girl who plans, re-plans, researches, and makes 10 lists for everything. So, mostly out of excitement for TTC I started researching baby items (wow they've changed since DS was a baby), and stumbled across a YouTube video about the day in the life of a CD mom. Now I'm hooked. What a great way to keep baby healthy, do the right thing for the enviorment, save money, and still have something that is easier than what our mom's & grandma's did!!!
1.) I think what I'll do is (should we be lucky enough to get KU) do one of the newborn trials at first and supplment with prefolds/covers while I'm on maternity leave. Then I'll buy one or two diapers of each kind I think I'll like (maybe used) to try before I build up my stash. Does this sound like a reasonable approach?
2.) Does anyone on here use a daycare center that lets you do CD? How did you convince them to let you CD? Is it a pain to rinse/launder the dirties after they've been sitting all day?
3.) Without having a baby to try them yet, and without knowing what my hopeful future baby will be shaped like, I'm leaning towards pockets and/or sleeve diapers. Mostly because they seem easier than prefolds & covers for a daycare & dry faster than AIOs. Are the AIOs really that big of a pain to dry? In other words, is the drying time a reason to rule them out? Do dryer balls help enough? What kind of dryer balls do you like?
4.) Has anyone tried Smartipants? I like that they are cheaper than say FB, are a sleeve so you don't have to un-stuff before washing, are OS, and are made in the USA. Do they hold up well in the wash? What about Thirsties Duos? How do they compare?