Here’s What I Think About Cloth Diapers

Here’s where I discuss what I think about cloth diapering. I’m not trying to convince anyone to switch to cloth, just simply sharing my experiences and opini…
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How to prep cloth diapers. If I missed anything or you have any questions that I didn’t answer; please comment below! I talk about laundry at about 21 minute…
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34 Responses to Here’s What I Think About Cloth Diapers

  1. plus1please May 29, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    We used disposables for 5 days when N had a really bad intestinal virus and
    had to have his diapers tested. The poop leaks! What?! LOL I hadn’t
    experienced that with cloth. Cloth diapering is just our norm because it’s
    pretty much all we’ve used. I can see how cloth is intimidating for someone
    who knows nothing but disposables. I’m clueless the other way! It took me
    30 minutes in the store of reading labels to figure out what to buy. I was
    so clueless it was funny.

  2. omfug May 29, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    off topic, but I love that shirt you are wearing Allison.

  3. mydaughtermyworld May 29, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

    As a mom not cloth diapered one baby And disposable diapered another…. I
    honestly found cloth diapers so completely tedious at the end of my
    superlong days it was such hell for me to be rinsing poo, I stuck with it
    for 2 years because I invested in them, but if we ever had a 3rd child, I’m
    done with cloth!
    

  4. Jaymie Nachole May 29, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

    I wish I had cloth diapered all 4 of my kids but with my first it wasn’t as
    well known 7yrs ago and my 2nd son I got into it but it was all about the
    easy expensive ones that I couldn’t afford. Again with my daughter we
    weren’t prepared and didn’t CD her for the first year but then switched to
    pockets and fully cloth diaper with my 5 month old. I love CDn and I wish I
    could have more kids so I could CD them! I’m totally doing the flats
    challenge this year lol

  5. Kathryn Gibson May 29, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

    Oh, and I totally agree about the stink of disposables. We had to use them
    over the holidays (not because they were inconvenient or we were traveling,
    my sister was on hospice so it’s a long story!) and my daughter smelled so
    bad, right after she peed. I love being able to change her every other hour
    if I want and not “waste” Monday on a diaper. I have to wash them all
    anyway, who cares if they get dirty faster!

  6. ZulfisMom May 29, 2014 at 5:30 pm #

    So when you’re not using the goodmama what’s your ideal night time solution
    and did you find it difficult doing cloth with morning sickness when you
    were pregnant with Lucas?

  7. Kathryn Gibson May 29, 2014 at 6:10 pm #

    I could have made this video. We have cloth diapered our 6 month old since
    we brought her home from the hospital and absolutely love it! Cloth wipes,
    prefolds, BG 4.0s, the whole shebang. A lot of people were skeptical when I
    was pregnant and building my stash, but now they are pretty impressed. My
    mom is the same- she used cloth with us and always has fond memories of it!
    I’m excited for the weather to be nice this summer and line dry. We just
    started solids and spraying (breastfeeding), and I have to say, I actually
    like spraying her poop out. I think it’s the same satisfaction you get from
    hearing your vacuum pick up a bunch of junk. I need to get my husband to
    build me a bucket like that!

  8. Tessie Dobey May 29, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

    We have eight boys and I tried it and it worked good for the first three
    boys, then I got preggers one after another, so the clothe had to go. I
    went to fragrance free, sensitive skin disposable and never looked back. My
    sister has six children and uses clothe diapers, and would never even think
    about using disposable. I guess to each their own. it works for some not
    for others. 

  9. Ericca C May 29, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    i am strongly considering using flats and covers with our new baby in Sept,
    could you do a video to explain how you did the diapers in the hospital and
    how to fold them for a brand new little baby? that would be awesome!

  10. Ava Silva May 29, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    wow allison you look great… better and better every day !! congrats for
    the weight loss …. good luck x

  11. MomThruMyEyes May 29, 2014 at 8:34 pm #

    I have two kids and I am considering to cloth diaper my second. My oldest
    had lots of diaper rashes and we could only use the Pampers brand… Even
    then, we have to still use a lot of diaper rash ointment to prevent rashes…
    It didn’t always work… It’s the same thing with my second baby. He is now
    17 months old and I feel like it’s too late to start cloth diapering… I
    really hate the disposable diapers because, it’s the same thing with my
    second baby, we can only now use the Huggies brand… And even still, it’s
    always with tons of diaper rash ointment to prevent rashes. I guess I never
    cloth diapered because I felt overwhelmed by the whole process… And no one
    in my family has really done it since my grandmother… LOL… anyway, sorry
    for rambling on… LOL… I enjoyed the video. ☺️

  12. missamanda1025 May 29, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

    Some people get baby fever only remembering the peaceful moments of babies,
    I get baby fever and the giggles watching chubby fingers simultaneously
    pulling/chewing on your braid and a fist in your coffee cup! LOL They are
    adorably maddening and I wouldn’t change a second!

  13. Ladiebug Lane May 29, 2014 at 10:04 pm #

    What if you have blended microfiber/bamboo inserts? should you just treat
    them as natural and wash 3-5 times?

  14. alekzagat May 29, 2014 at 10:41 pm #

    thanks for the video, I’m getting ready to welcome my little one into this
    world any day now and will be trying the whole cloth diapering thing. Never
    done it before and it is quite overwhelming. I’ve seriously watch all
    videos and actually became aware of modern cloth diapering thanks to you.

  15. Jessica smoote May 29, 2014 at 10:41 pm #

    Wow. This has to be the most informative easy to follow video I’ve seen!
    Thanks so much..I’m expecting my baby in December 25th and have been doing
    a lot researching online…and you are just fun and energetic..I was
    actually very interested and not bored LOL

  16. patinahunny May 29, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

    thank you I knew you had to wash but I wash in cold so I am going to boil
    seems like a much cheaper option especially since the volume I am going to
    get of prefolds is less than a load of laundry I think anyway

  17. lena baker May 29, 2014 at 11:29 pm #

    I looked on my packages my diapers came and I can’t figure out what
    material it is to know which is natural and what’s man made. Is there a
    site where it might tell me? Or maybe a video? 

  18. mrsdutchess15 May 29, 2014 at 11:53 pm #

    what should I put the dryer on ? I got snaps on my diapers and idw them to
    melt

  19. ragilmega May 30, 2014 at 12:52 am #

    This is so off topic but I looove your hair!

  20. ObbsandLala May 30, 2014 at 1:39 am #

    @lizad777 Nope, I forgot it! Thanks =) It is in the description

  21. KandDplusKandB May 30, 2014 at 1:49 am #

    I don’t even own a dryer. Does that matter during the prepping process? Or
    should I go to my mums house and use her dryer lol

  22. thegoinggreenmama May 30, 2014 at 2:35 am #

    Thanks, I figured if you could boil them then you could use heat. I just
    wanted to make sure. Yes, it makes sense that it would break them down
    faster. We usually line dry but just in case we need a diaper fast I could
    throw it in the dryer.

  23. winknasmile20 May 30, 2014 at 3:04 am #

    Thank you very much for this video! I am new to cloth diapering (my
    daughter is almost 10 months old…) and you are VERY helpful. I am a new
    subscriber!! Thanks!!

  24. ObbsandLala May 30, 2014 at 3:47 am #

    @OurBabyKlatt ahh one of the main reasons I hate fuzzibunz one-size. Since
    there are 4 different adjustments (leg elastic, waist elastic, hip snap,
    waist snap) a lot of parents find it extremely hard to get a good fit; it’s
    the main reason some people hate FB and get rid of all of theirs. I would
    just fiddle with the adjustment a bit and try your best, maybe loosen the
    legs and then do a tighter hip snap, tighten the waist elastic and loosen
    the waist snaps, it can definitely be annoying.

  25. megasmo May 30, 2014 at 4:39 am #

    should organic cotton be prepped the same as any other cotton or cotton
    blend?

  26. burnswifey06 May 30, 2014 at 4:58 am #

    How many washes/ can you boil, CBI inserts to prep?

  27. ObbsandLala May 30, 2014 at 5:16 am #

    @mrsdawn10 I would make them a bit looser; if it’s leaving marks, it’s
    usually too tight =)

  28. silky95 May 30, 2014 at 5:53 am #

    Please do a video on which detergent we could use on cloth diapers! I just
    want to buy them from my local stores instead of having to order them via
    mail, but I am not sure which brand to buy!!

  29. bennybearstoryinclot May 30, 2014 at 6:32 am #

    So helpful! I just spent 10mins searching the Internet to find out how to
    prep my rar’s and thirsties 😀

  30. lizad777 May 30, 2014 at 7:15 am #

    thanks alot……um did I miss the link to ur vid you mentioned?

  31. chazska May 30, 2014 at 7:21 am #

    is it ok to just sun-dry ’em since I don’t have a dryer (the machine)? I
    live in a tropical place anyway…

  32. ObbsandLala May 30, 2014 at 8:14 am #

    @lookwhatdaddydid Like I said, the pocket only needs to washed and dried
    once – yes in hot water =) I do recommend drying it once to ensure the PUL
    is sealed. After prepping though (wash and dry once), air drying is always
    preferred =)

  33. MaxFamily May 30, 2014 at 8:49 am #

    Great video, is Fuzzibunz and Charlie Banana man made materials?? Do you
    have to worry about colors bleeding at all using hot water???

  34. ObbsandLala May 30, 2014 at 9:13 am #

    yes, definitely – you can boil them and put them on hot in the dryer. I
    think with any material though, heat is going to wear down that material
    faster than no heat, which is why it’s preferred not to.

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