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J.warner

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Cloth nappies vs disposable
« on: October 21, 2019, 05:01:40 pm »
Hi ladies, just wondering if youve tried cloth nappies? Worth it ba talaga? Alam ko mas mahal sya bec baby will use them multiple times, but I worry they would leak through or cause rashes?whats the best way to wash them lalo na if may poops? Do you also buy them in different sizes?
I think mas convenient pa din ang disposable but Id like to give this a try if someone can convince me hehe.  TY!
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Re: Cloth nappies vs disposable
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2019, 07:07:43 pm »
I think we have a cloth nappy thread here from way back... Di ko mahanap ngayon baka nabura na.

We used cloth diapers from birth until potty training (2.5 years old). Occasionally, we use disposables lalo na pag overnight sa grannies. Pero bihira.

Siguro around 10k pesos rin naging investment ko sa cloth nappies. we have around 30 pcs all in all. That's for the entire 2.5 yrs na. And some of them ay naipamigay ko na sa mga mommy friends ko. The rest, we still keep for baby #2.

Pag poopy diaper, bidet ko muna until matanggal poop, then soak for mga 30mins then direcho sa washer. Pag nasa labas kami at walang bidet, fold ko lang yung soiled nappy then direcho sa wet bag. Pagdating sa bahay dun ko lilinisin.

Pros:
- tipid sya in the long run. Sabi ng friend ko they spend 3-5k/month para sa nappies. Mas mahal pag newborn kasi mas frequent magpalit.
- bawas basura. This was my main motivation, gusto ko talaga makabawas sa basura.
- daming cute prints! My daughter didn't wear panties kahit sa bahay kasi nka nappy lang sya. Ang cute ng prints pwedeng pang OOTD lol. Nagpanty lang sya nung potty trained na.
- can double as swim nappies, tatanggalin lang insert. My daughter loves swimming and never rin kami bumili ng swim nappies.

Cons
- matrabaho mag laundry. Nung una I handwash pa pero eventually nagwasher na rin para less hassle. Pero pag nasanay ka na, It's just another laundry load, so di mo na rin mapapansin. Ako kasi sinasabay ko sya sa laundry day talaga.
- bulky sa bag. I usually bring 3-5 clean nappies when we go out, depende kung gano kami katagal sa labas. Yun pa lang puno na bag namin.
- depende sa sensitivity ng skin ni baby, it can cause dryness or rashes. Di naman namin naexperience ang rashes, but lalo na if hindi maayos ang pagkalaba, very possible talaga magreact ang skin.

Ayan. So far yan ang top pros and cons ko. Would I recommend it? Yes. Sa experience namin, the pros outweighed the cons. But i understand that it's not for everyone. I suggest you try it for a few days and see if okay sa yo and kay baby.
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Re: Cloth nappies vs disposable
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2019, 09:02:46 am »
Thanks sis Simang for the info. interested din mag cloth diaper. I joined cloth diaper FB page to know more. So far nakabili na ako ng 4 nappies and lampin muna gagamitin ko as inserts . 

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Re: Cloth nappies vs disposable
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2019, 09:31:31 am »
I agree with sis Simang na it's not for everyone. My friend resigned from work and became a stay at home mom to twins 3 years ago and she really advocated on using cloth diapers.

Have I thought of using cloth diapers? Honestly, I didn't for my daughter and even for my 2nd baby now, I haven't. Mostly because I can't commit to the time it'll take to wash the nappies. We live in a small condo unit without a helper and my husband and I are full time working parents. Wala kame time and space for too much laundry because we have our clothes washed at the Laundromat once a week. Maganda sana syang idea because like what Simang said, bawas basura talaga, hence, it's good for the environment. But at this point, given our lifestyle, it's a no for us.
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Re: Cloth nappies vs disposable
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2019, 11:11:52 am »
Ty sis!!

Disposable din ako before because I was working full time. Ngayon kasi SAHM na, I think go na ko sa cloth diapers. Wala me fb so di ko alam na may group pala yan but I will attend a baby expo next month at yan target ko. Mahal lang sya dito nasa 550 pesos each pinakamura, pero na isip ko plan kasi namin sundan agad si baby 2020, maybe in 2021/2022 lol!  So pwede nya din magamit yun.

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Re: Cloth nappies vs disposable
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2019, 11:30:23 am »
If you're abroad try mo source sa Aliexpress, mas mura. Covers can go as low as $1-2. Then buy ka ng separate inserts, or pag newborn, regular lampin will do.

Re: the size, most CDs are one size fits all. With the regular ones we have, standard ang sizing, adjustable sya naman sya with the buttons. Yung mga locally made from WAHMs, nagvavary ang size pero adjustable pa rin naman. Sa experience ko, wala kaming naging issue sa sizing. My daughter is petite so her CDs fit her well from birth until 2.5 yrs old. So depende rin sa built ng baby mo. There are larger sizes naman like sa Boldeet brand, bukod sa standard size nila meron silang toddler size which is bigger.
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