Cloth Diapers 

Hi Moms and Moms to be

How do you feel about cloth diapers? I’m going to be completely honest with you…I haven’t done actual research on it, so please don’t bash me on this one! And my intention is to get the knowledge from other mothers as well, and not make it a controversial subject.

So how does this all work? I understand that it’s supposed to be cost effective and eco friendly, but how does it work? How is it cleaned to be reused again? In my head (because I haven’t really done the research) to clean it, you just throw it in the washer? But doesn’t that mean that all the poo is gonna be all over my washer and other items I wash with it? And wouldn’t it also clog up the pipes? But even if we’re supposed to clean it off before we throw it in the washer, how would you do that? Rinse it in the sink or tub? Wouldn’t that also clog up the pipes? Or even if we’re supposed to use napkins or wipes to clean it before we throw it in the wash, how is that Eco friendly cause it’s more trash and double the work?

I’m just confused on the whole experience. I’ve asked my other friends that are mothers and they say even though it’s cost efficient and Eco friendly, they still use diapers. I don’t mind trying it out to see how it helps me, knowing that I’ll be out of work for a few months.

Please comment on your experience or educate me on this subject. I’m sorry if I made it seem rude or mean in anyway, that wasn’t my intention. Thank you.

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2 thoughts on “Cloth Diapers 

  1. Valerie says:

    Hi, I understand your questions and you don’t seem rude at all! 🙂 I started using cloth with my third child and will be using it again with my fourth (due in June). For the first few months, the baby’s poop is very different from a child or adult’s poop, if you breastfeed (I can’t comment on how formula-fed baby’s poop is). Breastfed poop is watery, soft, and it easily breaks down. It is not solid or able to clog any pipes. 😉 To clean poop off, I used the cloth diaper itself to push/scrape any bulk into the toilet, then I rinsed the diaper in the tub, and then put it aside until I was ready to wash a load of diapers. Then, all you have is damp piece of fabric – no poop or even pee – that needs to be washed in the washer. Hope this helps!

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