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Old 02-04-2018, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Four years later, I donít know why I wasted so much mental bandwith on what caught my kidsí waste.
The same reason mommies get extremely invested in breastfeeding, circing, wearing their babies in a sling, making their own baby food, and all the other things that take up lots of brain cells and make fascinating (to them) debate fodder over who is the better mother but donít really matter in the long run. And yes, I did all of those things and grew out of caring about them once my kids were older and had much bigger issues to contend with!
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:18 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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People absolutely do use cloth to save money and the environment. It's not a mutually exclusive thing.
Obviously.
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:20 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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The mountain of ****e diapers one child makes is huge. All these disposable diapers go into a land fill. Use cloth.
Agreed. http://c8.alamy.com/comp/A6T59X/pile...alu-A6T59X.jpg
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I have never seen a cloth diaper that was cheap, even ones being sold second hand were $25 or more. Some people simply can't afford these. Disposable diapers cost sixteen cents each (if you buy them on sale or at cheaper stores like Aldi's). Compare that to spending $25.00 for one cloth diaper.


If manufacturers of cloth are soooo concerned about the environment, why don't they make cloth diapers more affordable? And if the parents who use cloth diapers are so concerned about the environment, why don't they give their second hand cloth diapers away after they are done with them, or at least, make them dirt cheap for someone else to buy.
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:23 AM
 
Location: St Clair Shores, Michigan
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I have never seen a cloth diaper that was cheap, even ones being sold second hand were $25 or more. Some people simply can't afford these. Disposable diapers cost sixteen cents each (if you buy them on sale or at cheaper stores like Aldi's). Compare that to spending $25.00 for one cloth diaper.


If manufacturers of cloth are soooo concerned about the environment, why don't they make cloth diapers more affordable? And if the parents who use cloth diapers are so concerned about the environment, why don't they give their second hand cloth diapers away after they are done with them, or at least, make them dirt cheap for someone else to buy.
You can get a dozen prefolds for $20, new. Likely less if you shop around and don't just pick the first result on Amazon. You want fancy, you will pay for fancy. Plain, basic ones are cheap.
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:32 AM
 
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I have never seen a cloth diaper that was cheap, even ones being sold second hand were $25 or more. Some people simply can't afford these. Disposable diapers cost sixteen cents each (if you buy them on sale or at cheaper stores like Aldi's). Compare that to spending $25.00 for one cloth diaper.


If manufacturers of cloth are soooo concerned about the environment, why don't they make cloth diapers more affordable? And if the parents who use cloth diapers are so concerned about the environment, why don't they give their second hand cloth diapers away after they are done with them, or at least, make them dirt cheap for someone else to buy.
What are you talking about? A pack of ten cloth diapers is like $15. Even if you are talking about the covers, brand new you can get them for less than $10. The good ones used the same.

And nearly everyone who does cloth diaper "inherits" the whole set from a friend or family member. I gave my daughters away to a neighbor when she was done. Last I hear it got passed several more times, most recently to a cousin and that is some 20 years later.
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:04 AM
 
Location: New Yawk
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I have never seen a cloth diaper that was cheap, even ones being sold second hand were $25 or more. Some people simply can't afford these. Disposable diapers cost sixteen cents each (if you buy them on sale or at cheaper stores like Aldi's). Compare that to spending $25.00 for one cloth diaper.


If manufacturers of cloth are soooo concerned about the environment, why don't they make cloth diapers more affordable? And if the parents who use cloth diapers are so concerned about the environment, why don't they give their second hand cloth diapers away after they are done with them, or at least, make them dirt cheap for someone else to buy.
Sure, if you have to have the Cadillac of cloth diapers, youíre going to pay more. But basic cotton prefolds cost $1-3 apiece, and basic PUL covers can be bought for $5-10 a pop (you can get away with just 2 or 3 covers). I made most of my kidsí diaper covers from repurposed merino wool sweaters. I did splurge on a small stash of fancy fitted diapers for going out, but I mostly bought workhorse diapers.
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:15 PM
 
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Where are you getting these prices. Amazon has 10 for $12.79.

https://www.amazon.com/Gerber-Birdse...SY3GE287XRXK04
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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I have never seen a cloth diaper that was cheap, even ones being sold second hand were $25 or more. Some people simply can't afford these. Disposable diapers cost sixteen cents each (if you buy them on sale or at cheaper stores like Aldi's). Compare that to spending $25.00 for one cloth diaper.
Not an equivalent comparison since disposables are used one time only.
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:41 PM
 
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Walmart cotton cloth diapers are like heavy cheesecloth. Very soft. As I recall 12 were something like $6.

My mother used cloth on all her kids. None of us died of diaper rash, nor do I remember diaper rash being a problem, since I was the oldest sister I changed a few.

Here is an article about costs of each, pros and cons
https://blog.mint.com/consumer-iq/cl...arison-102011/
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