Posted by KarenC on January 21, 2004 at 10:07:20:
In Reply to: the joy of cloth diapering posted by hopsing on January 20, 2004 at 23:42:44:
Good idea! I would definetly write that cloth is not what it used to be (cheap flat diapers that you use with pins and rubber pants!) and definetly not what people think it is (messy and a lot of trouble).
I would also mention that most people (I've never talked to someone who didn't find this to be true) find that they have LESS leaks with cloth diapers than they do/did with disposables. Disposable diaper users often have to deal with frequent poop explosions (I and many others often had to deal with these several times a day when my baby was exclusively breastfed) while cloth diaper users very rarely have to (I've never had one single leak, pee or poop with my cloth diapers).
Definetly also mention that people need to buy good quality diapers and covers in order to not be disappointed with cloth. The stuff you find in most local stores (ie those cheap Gerber prefolds at Wal-Mart) just won't cut it (they're difficult to use, aren't very absorbant, won't last and the covers will often leave red marks on baby and tear after just a few weeks of use) and they'll have wasted their money!