Clothe or Regular diapers
One of the main topics of discussions in our house these days relate to diapers. Clothe or regular diapers? In the end Im sure cloth will be cheaper but Im not really sure. What is everyone else thought on this? I know diapers have skyrocketed in price but who wants to constantly do the laundry? There is no way I would wash cloth diapers with the regular laundry. How much would that effect the water bill and cost of detergent? Just so many questions and I would be thankful for any opinions you all might have.
Scorpie wrote on July 30, 2014, 2:07 PM
I have a thing against disposable items. I'm afraid I might become one! p
MaeLou wrote on July 30, 2014, 7:21 PM
I cloth diaper, and have written a lot about it already. Just buy Tide and wash the diapers in it. Honestly, I haven't noticed a difference in my water bill, and I've gone a month of no cloth because of sicknesses going around and it was just easier to use disposables at that point.
Heskettangel wrote on July 30, 2014, 8:18 PM
cm_ang83 wrote on July 30, 2014, 10:04 PM
I think i will go for cloth diaper and i don't think the water bill will goes as high as i spend on regular diaper.
Ruby3881 wrote on August 2, 2014, 10:18 PM
I voted disposables but it doesn't seem to be showing up - elitecodex , I'm back to having issues with polls
Ideally, I think we should all be able to have good quality cloth diapers for our kids. And you'll find MaeLou has a lot of great reviews for different brands, if you're shopping around. In practice, we switched back to disposable after we lived through an ice storm that had us washing diapers in icy cold water by candlelight, and hanging them to dry in front of a natural gas heater in the dead of winter.
I think using cloth takes a certain level of dedication, and it's also a big investment upfront. And when there's an illness or some kind of emergency - or even just when you are away from home with a baby for more than a single diaper change - disposables are probably going to be needed. Maybe in a few decades the cost will come down, and we'll see a lot more affordable diaper services. But for now I think cloth is pretty much an option for those who are either fortunate enough to inherit or be given adequate supplies, or who have enough cash that they don't have to worry about the overall price tag.