Posted by SheilaP on February 25, 2004 at 07:43:11:
In Reply to: Cloth diapering and laundromat? Realistic??? posted by Julie on February 25, 2004 at 00:48:12:
I think it can be done IF you have someone who can help you lug the stuff AND you can afford to buy enough diapers to last that long. Also you might run into problems with odor.....
But here is my opinion- buy as many dipes as you can afford- fill in with a few dozen of Flat DSQ dipes that you can get cheap from Proservice (get the new, 2nds) about $17/dozen. I would do a dry soak to keep the pails as light as possible and I would not include the covers in the diaper washing... I would buy as many of the babys best buy covers as you can, http://www.babybestbuy.com/diapering-nylon-pants-2.asp
to fill in, they are $2 each new. I would wash the covers each night in some gentle soap and then hang them to dry, this will keep them clean and you won't need nearly so many.
Also try and think outside the box- do you have a friend or neighbor who lives nearby who might let you do was once, in the middle of the week to fill in? Maybe do a marathon at the laundry mat once a week but if you could do a load mid week it would make things a LOT easier and you would need a lot less of everything.
Yes, you can do it and it is worth it! I go to school 30 hours a week now and my son is still in cloth except for when he is actually at the sitters (3 days a week, now), and it works out fine. I hate it each time I have to buy a bag of 'sposies for him....