Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cloth diapers

I've recently found these videos on simple mom and I thought they were sort of interesting. I've always been a little curious on how cloth diapers work but I don't know if I would ever have the courage to try them out. I still don't know how I feel about them, it just seems like so much work! But it would be nice to have some around in case you ever run out of disposable ones. I don't know, I think I want to try it out someday just for the heck of it!

How to put on a prefold, a fitted, and a pocket diaper from on Vimeo.

How to clean a cloth diaper from on Vimeo.

What is your opinion on cloth diapers?


RBR Price said...

well, I still kinda remember my mom using cloth diapers with my younger! Cloth diapers nowadays are so much better than back in the day. I want to tried it someday, but for now, I love using a disposable one. I think having a washer and dryer would help a lot the cleaning part of cloth diapers, since you wont have to have tons of diapers to wash by hand (of course you'll have to take the #2 before putting in the machine) and the dryer will dry them out so much faster than just hanging on the clothes line...but still, it is a lot of work.. So I prefer keep using the disposable

Barbara said...

My mom used cloth diapers with all of us except my youngest brother after he was 8 months and we moved to Portugal.
I think disposable diapers ere a good idea back in the day, but disposable ones are a blessing, that's why I'm so glad we keep moving forward with inventions. I personally think that moms have so much to do, cloth diapers should not be included as one of them, even having a washer and a dryer...maybe I'm too spoiled, but cloth diapers would be useful for me at an extreme emergency.
I know that my father would wash our cloth diapers by hand because we didn't have a washer and they would have to be soaking in clorox for a while before he did it. Nowadays he doesn't even want to change my daughters disposable has really traumatized him :) hehehehehehe

Bryan and Audrey said...

All I know about cloth diapers is what my mom tells me about when she used them on us. And let's just say it sounds TERRIFYING! The amount of time it takes to clean them, the fact you have to keep them in your car until you get home to clean them, the rashes and sore bums it causes (OK, maybe nowadays they're a little bit better, especially if you live in a dry climate), but I think it just adds too much unnecessary work to busy moms. I don't think I would ever be crazy enough to try them, unless like Aline said, to have them around when for some reason you run out of diapers and there's no way you can get to the store at the moment!

Aline Carson said...

Yeah, that's what I thought! But then I saw those videos and it's not as BAD as I thought it would be...But I STILL think it's just too much unnecessary work.