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tWife and I are expecting our first in August and we are doing all the registry stuff now. We are debating between cloth and disposable diapers. I like the cost savings and eco-friendliness off cloth but am aware of the convenience of disposable. What have you done woth your kids? I'm just trying to avoid making a shitty mess shittier...literally.
Side note: What's the verdict on Diaper Parties? Money grubbing attempt to shake down your friends or as good a reason as any to have a night out on the town with your buds?
Disposable all the way, unless you want your washing machine full of poo, or go to a laundry mat...
eh, just lay down a shit ton of tarps and you'll be fine.
pics of mom?
The first couple months of runny seedy poop will not be fun to clean out of a disposable diaper. If you're having a boy, remember...penis goes DOWN.
When you swirl the cloth diaper in the toilet for the first time to "rinse them" before dropping them in a wet pail, you'll form an opinion.
We have never used cloth and I hear they have come a long way. Still though, it seems gross and inconvenient. It is really hard to beat the convenience of disposables.
As to the diaper party, I think it will depend on where your friends are in their life. If most are single or married without kids they may see it as money grubbing. I have three kids and generally welcome a good excuse for a guys night and would have no problem contributing because I understand all of the costs associated with having kids.
This post was edited by Klevin Torborg 12 months ago
We had a diaper service back in the day. No rinsing, just throw in plastic lined hamper, put plastic bag out once a week and they collect it. Easy peasy. Don't know if those type of companies are still around.
Yeah, the reusable, green concept sounds great in theory, but fuck that. As others have said, you'll understand soon enough why that idea hasn't really caught on.
It's a girl so at least that is one less thing to worry about at this stage. Check back in 13 years.
Laundromat doeant sound too bad.
I guess my parents had a diaper service for me, but there apparently aren't that many anymore.
Disposable. Having a room/house stink worse then a kitty litter box is not enjoyable to anyone.
Trash bin for the diapers - get a diaper genie and thank me later.
Diaper Parties - Have as many as you can and then buy in bulk.
This is correct... If you're having a boy, remember...penis goes DOWN And to add to this, get the boy some of those nite time diapers. It beats changing his bedding every morning and having to pick up a kid that's soaking wet.
We went with disposable. You'll be running on less sleep and feeling the weight of bringing a new life into the world. You're going to want to choose options that make your life easier.
You can cut down on costs by buying at Sam's or Costco in bulk, plus several brands put coupons out weekly. We found that Huggies didn't fit our boy (he was a skinny baby) so Pampers worked better. At one point I bought the Target brand (much cheaper) and found them to be great too.
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just had twins..
good luck and godspeed
Congrats man! My wife and I are expecting our first in just under 6 weeks! My wife is getting a baby shower from her coworkers next week (we live 800 miles from the nearest family) and all the guys have already told us they are just getting us diapers.
One thing I would suggest is call the hospital where you are delivering and find out when they are doing birthing classes. You don't want to get in one too early but we got into it late and the class is ending only a few weeks before she's due. And if the baby comes early we wouldn't get the full benefit of the class. Make sure you get the most from your insurance.
As for your question. We are using normal diapers. Mostly because I do all the laundry and I don't want to deal with cloth diapers.
Congrats again, I'm incredibly pumped and I'm sure you are as well.
This post was edited by Justinc882 12 months ago
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Cloth diapers are great...for using as spit up rags. Unless your kid has some super sensitive skin, disposable all the way. Especially once your kid starts to sleep more at night I cannot imagine a cloth diaper that could hold all of what they can produce. Anything you can do to avoid changing that damn straitjacket sheet is well worth it.
If you are using bottles we like the playtex ventaire. The top and bottom come off so they clean well and I guess they are better for gas with the bottom valve. Ignore the small bottles, just get the biggest ones in the brand you decide on, it may seem silly to have 2oz in a 8oz bottle, but once they need more all those small bottles are useless.
This. 10,000 times this.
Diaper service or disposable. Just trust me. Cloth are fine for week or a month and then you will be just SICK of cleaning human shit.
We did all these options with our first born. When the second came along, it was disposable without a second thought.
But hey, try out the cloth option if you want. It won't hurt you and you can say that you tried. Just bump the thread when you inevitably decide: "Screw that"
"If you want to be the Man, then you have got to BE the Man." -- CA Sparty's Dad
someone told me this tip and it saved me a lot of time at night
In the crib, use a waterproof mattress cover and then the fitted sheet. Buy a waterproof pad (available at any baby store like Babies-R-Us) and lay it on top of the fitted sheet...put a second fitted sheet on top of the new waterproof pad. Then if your baby has an accident and wets the sheets, you just peel of the top layer of fitted sheet and the new pad, and you still have a clean sheet option underneath. This will allow you to get them back to sleep faster and get you back to bed as well. When you're half asleep and fumbling with pee soaked sheets you'll thank me.
awesome idea thanks for the tip.
Screw the genie, they have those specific bags. We found the champ to work great and you can just use regular trash bags.
yes, yes, and yes!
If you really want to do good for the environment, have your newborn just crap outside. Great fertilizer!
Is this going to be an indoor baby?
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