Originally Posted by ozexpat
Personally I dont diaper chickens.
We used Costco or Huggies bought on Amazon Prime Subscription for our kids. Re-usables cause too much irritation unless you are prepared to change them constantly every hour
They stopped using diapers
Originally Posted by Tomtommom
My momma did the whole cloth diaper thing with us kids. I don't see the point. The amount of water wasted and bleach used cleaning the darn things can't be that much better for the environment than a disposable.
I'm a Pampers gal. I tried other brands, but they suck. I can't stand crinkly diapers. Or the kind where I pull the tabs off when I pull too hard x_x
Drugstore.com is my friend. Hello economy bulk packaging!
My step-son was in Pull ups until he was 4ish. That one was rough. Got to a point that they just didn't have a size bigger than 4-5T. When he learned he couldn't go to pre-school if he didn't straighten out his crap (pardon the pun) he learned REAL fast. He's gonna be 6 in April and is still a bedwetter if I give him anything to drink past dinner time and/or don't wake him up to go to the bathroom at 10 or so.
I expect my son to take just as long to potty train, if not longer. We'll see.
Chickens are much easier to care for. But you can't spank a chicken or put them in time-out, if they're bad. The best you can do is give them a stern talking to and have them look at you like you're batty... much like my kids.
Oh goodness! No no no! Cloth diapering has come a VERY long way since the days when we were younger and our folks did the whole pins and diaper service thing.
Bleach? No, it ruins the elastic. I used a combination of simple green and super washing soda...very small amounts.
Changing every hour? Absolutely not. The cloth diapers of today are very absorbant. I couldn't do overnight with my kids, because they were strong wetters, but many folks do, with much less irritation than from sposies.
We actually had a small hose (think a kitchen sink hose) that attached to our toilet. We'd spray the diaper contents into the toilet, put the diaper in the diaper pail and maybe two or three times a week, wash a diaper load.
For us, we pampered the first baby, started pampering the second baby, and found out the third baby was coming and realized diapers were just too darn expensive (remember, there's only 11 months from kid 1 to kid 2, and 16 months from kid 2 to kid 3 and 13 months from kid 3 to kid 4).
So the green factor for us was the moolah we'd be saving by doing cloth, lol!