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That is a good one. Those waterproof pads are pretty useful. We always had one on the changing table, so instead of having to change the cover on the table foam pad just put another pad down.
I am really disappointed in this thread. With how smart tRCMB pretends to be, none of these babies were potty-trained when they first came out of the womb?
I concur. They make waterproof disposable "changing table" pads too...we used those things for a lot.
Another thing to consider is water bill. You'll be washing cloth diapers...a lot....and by themselves. You're laundry is going to double for the kids clothes alone, it will probably triple if you add in the washing of cloth diapers.
That's something the Green side you need to consider. Washing them whether you do it, or someone else does, uses a lot of energy...and chemicals actually
This post was edited by RPMadMSU 12 months ago
Birthing classes are dumb. The nurses at the hospital will teach you everything you need to know.
Seriously pack an overnight bag w/ clothes for wife, you & newborn and you're all set. You'll be able to run home for everything else.
We do that but dear lord the boy can piss more than he takes in.
Just had a daughter a couple weeks ago, we discussed the same thing and decided on diposable diapers (great choice by the way). I agree with the diaper genie keeps your normal trash cans clean and free of stink.
As for diaper party didn't do it but we were able to utilize black friday and stock up for $5 per about 100 diapers (babies-r-us brand seems to be working alright). Bought multiple different sizes have not had to go purchase more yet.
Eh to each his own I guess. We've learned a lot in the class. I mean the breathing and stuff is stupid but there are are lot of things the lady has pointed out that we hadn't even thought about and has been a big help to us.
The first time MSU basketball aired in France the French surrendered to Tom Izzo just to be safe.
I thought the class was useful. The one we had was at the hospital so we got to tour the maternity ward so when the time came we had see everything before. And really, especially since you are so far from family, any little bit of information about the shitstorm that is waiting for you will be helpful. Plus you get a bunch of free crap.
Bring a tennis ball for back pain and buy "what to expect when expecting"
Congrats and condolences. Twins would have bankrupted us. The daycare costs alone...yeesh!
The cost factor is the bigger thing.
They're over 6 months now, so were into the sleeping thru the night phase, thank god. The first 3 months were the hardest of my life, I can't even remember how many times I thought we weren't going to make it. We went with a nanny, runs about $1,800/mo, not including formula and diapers.
Expensive little turds but I love them
Keep your kitchen sink free of dirty dishes at all times. This will come in very handy when the little bugger has a massive explosion and there is poop shot up their back almost to their head. Baby wipes are not an option in an extreme case and the kid has to be hosed off in the kitchen sink.
Dude, we installed a shower wand and when he couldn't sit up, a baby shower seat in his bathroom. Babies and severe blow outs go hand in hand.
I know three people who've done the cloth ones (the new kind) and they don't regret it at all. There is apparently some sort of hose thing you can hook to the sink, spray the cloth diaper down into the toilet and then put it aside for laundry. They do laundry a little more often than normal but that's probably typical with a new kid anyway.
Edited to add the part about the toilet. You don't have to run poop down your sink drain.
This post was edited by Go Green Girl 12 months ago
we just went through the same discussion up until a few weeks ago (our daughter was born March 31). it became a no-brainer to go with disposable purely due to the fact that neither of us wanted to wash poopy diapers.
don't do a diaper party. just have a poker night or something. you'll be surprised what family and friends will buy for you without even asking.
you're gonna love life and be so much happier the day your child is born. then you're gonna hate life cause you'll never sleep again. good luck!
What is eco friendly about cloth?
for our twins we go through at least 14 diapers a day. that would be 14 less diapers per day in the dump if we used cloth, but we have no where near enough time to deal with cloth.
i vouch for the diaper genie.
edit: in repsonse to manhattan
This post was edited by trash fire 12 months ago
We did the same thing.
First child we did diaper service. I actually ran the numbers, it saved something like 5% versus disposable. And I believed all the hype about landfills overflowing with disposable diapers.
But I couldn't stick with it. The primary issue was the "blow-outs". You know, the kid has a nasty-blast, and it ends up on the couch? Well, that doesn't happen so much with disposables.
Nasty blast might be the funniest term I've evet heard.
Also, I didn't know babies shat like that.
Also, what's different about a disposable that makes it more blowout resistant than cloth?
cloth diapers are basically rectangular squares you tie around your babys waist. disposable diapers are more form fitting, providing a tighter seal to prevent nasty blast leakage
My daughter just turned 1 last Thursday. We've ended up using a hybrid approach to the diapers. We use cloth during the days for the most part, and use disposable at night and when away from home for long periods. I really don't mind the cloth diapers at all. I feel like we actually have less blowouts of poop with the cloth. We bought a sprayer that attaches to the toilet to spray off the diapers, so dealing with the diapers is a lot less of a problem than all the shit that is on the baby. At night, we had problems with cloth diapers leaking and with the baby developing a rash, so we switched to disposable.
We run a small cloth diaper laundry load every other day, cold rinse only to start then a hot wash. It's pretty easy. And we're only spending $20/month on disposable diapers.
I am afraid that the whole world is closer to moral foreclosure.
Disposables have elastic around the legs so at least the poop doesn't typically shoot out that way. The explosive poop follows the path of least resistance which in the case of disposables is up out the back of the diaper where it remains relatively contained by the onesie.
Oh yeah. Be prepared to gingerly change many a poop cover onesie - which, by the way, may not be easy to get over the kid's head without getting poo in her hair. Not to mention that the kid never wants to sit still on such joyful moments.
You can get covers for cloth diapers that have elastic around the legs and waist and are waterproof. In my experience there are less shit blowouts with that setup than with disposables.
This post was edited by Dirk Hardpeck 12 months ago
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