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Post  lisaphoto on 1/18/2011, 7:36 pm

I am due with my second baby in May, and in an effort to save money, and go green, we are switching to cloth diapers. But here is the cool thing. Some of the diaper types have the option of using disposable inserts for when you are out of the house. And the best thing, they are compostable! Of course, not the poopy ones (though, if the baby isn't eating meat yet, would that be okay?)
Anyways, I'm excited and thought I would share, and if anyone knows about the poopy let me know thanks
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Post  sfg4uKim on 1/18/2011, 8:06 pm

LOL sorry I don't have the scoop on the poop, but I do have a thought . . .

. . . I had my children 2 years apart and the older always wanted to help me "pin the baby". I sewed velcro on the cloth diapers which made it a LOT easier and allowed my oldest son to help. Now I see that they sell them with velcro already on them. GEEZ I could have mad MILLIONS!

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Post  Ha-v-v on 1/18/2011, 8:09 pm

@lisaphoto wrote:I am due with my second baby in May, and in an effort to save money, and go green, we are switching to cloth diapers. But here is the cool thing. Some of the diaper types have the option of using disposable inserts for when you are out of the house. And the best thing, they are compostable! Of course, not the poopy ones (though, if the baby isn't eating meat yet, would that be okay?)
Anyways, I'm excited and thought I would share, and if anyone knows about the poopy let me know thanks
Congrats on the new one !!!
Human, dog and cat waste are not for human comsumption. So no baby poopy in the veggie compost Smile
I still have the pins I used for our boys diapers Smile
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Post  camprn on 1/18/2011, 8:14 pm

I also used cloth diapers and I commend you on your choice. If it was me, I would compost the wet ones only as urine is a known compost activator, the soiled ones I suppose would be safest going into the toilet and not the landfill. As always, my advise is to follow the label directions. Congratulations on your new little person!
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Post  Ha-v-v on 1/18/2011, 8:29 pm

@camprn wrote:I also used cloth diapers and I commend you on your choice. If it was me, I would compost the wet ones only as urine is a known compost activator, the soiled ones I suppose would be safest going into the toilet and not the landfill. As always, my advise is to follow the label directions. Congratulations on your new little person!
Ooooo you are right camprn, potty is ok Smile lololol poopy is not Smile Wasnt there a thread about urine for compost? I know we discussed this past season.
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Post  miinva on 1/18/2011, 10:38 pm

Congratulations on your baby! My 9-year-old son loves to pee in the compost bin *giggle* Gotta love country living. flower

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Post  lisaphoto on 1/19/2011, 9:04 am

Yeah, I pretty much figured no poopy, I was only considering it would maybe be okay while breastfeeding, but it would be gross anyways so I don't think I could do it. And I do remember seeing that pee helped, so I was excited about that. Man, what has my life come to that I get excited about composting pee filled diapers? geek
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Post  nancy on 1/19/2011, 10:02 am

Congrats Lisa!! I'm very happy for you!
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Post  Catalytic on 2/24/2011, 2:04 pm

@Ha-v-v wrote:Ooooo you are right camprn, potty is ok Smile lololol poopy is not Smile Wasnt there a thread about urine for compost? I know we discussed this past season.

There was. After I read it, I made my oldest (he lives in our travel trailer) build a compost bin next to the camper specifically so he could pee on it Laughing

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Post  camprn on 2/24/2011, 2:13 pm

@lisaphoto wrote:Yeah, I pretty much figured no poopy, I was only considering it would maybe be okay while breastfeeding, but it would be gross anyways so I don't think I could do it. And I do remember seeing that pee helped, so I was excited about that. Man, what has my life come to that I get excited about composting pee filled diapers? geek

Another thought is... Just what do they put in those diapers to hold all the fluid and turn it into a sort of gel? Shocked I am just curious... hmm... I may have to do a GOOGLE search :?:
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Post  LaFee on 2/24/2011, 4:08 pm

it's the same stuff that you mix into your potting soil to hold water.

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Post  lisaphoto on 2/24/2011, 4:39 pm

The kind I have has mostly wood pulp in them
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Post  FarmerValerie on 2/25/2011, 9:03 am

We used cloth with the younger two kids, I even made the fitted kind, LOVED them. If you are interested in the pattern PM me and I'll send you a couple of links, I think the pattern runs about $9 and some can be found locally, if it is one of the main 3 and you have a Hobby Lobby near you watch for sales and you can get patterns for 99 cents. Those liners are the best thing too, and you can use them for many many things besides diaper liners.
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Post  lisaphoto on 2/25/2011, 9:15 am

Thanks FarmerValerie, but I have no sewing skills. Fortunately, I was able to buy a bunch of pocket diapers that adjust in size so they can wear them through potty training for around $6 each, including microfiber inserts. So I should be set. If you really like doing that kind of thing, there is a huge market for work at home mom diapers. Some sell for up to $60 each if they are really cute!
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Post  CarolynPhillips on 2/25/2011, 9:36 am

$60 for one diaper????????

affraid

thats insane. :drunken:
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Post  lisaphoto on 2/25/2011, 9:56 am

Yeah, I don't get it either. I think it's for a super custom one or something. For something you poop in, I don't think so
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Post  FarmerValerie on 2/25/2011, 10:10 am

Oh, I am SO in the wrong business. I made some that even had the rubber cover included, guess I need to dig those patterns out and get my sewing machine oiled and start a mass production. I have a serger now too and a 12yo daughter who knows how to sew, heck I could open my very own sweat shop and put her to work too.
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Post  Catalytic on 2/25/2011, 12:15 pm

@CarolynPhillips wrote:$60 for one diaper????????

affraid

thats insane. :drunken:

About 12 years ago, when the cloth diaper movement was just getting started on the Internet, a lady named Pam made some really cute diapers. They would go for upwards of $150 EACH on eBay. It was NUTS.

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Post  Catalytic on 2/25/2011, 12:16 pm

@FarmerValerie wrote:Oh, I am SO in the wrong business. I made some that even had the rubber cover included, guess I need to dig those patterns out and get my sewing machine oiled and start a mass production. I have a serger now too and a 12yo daughter who knows how to sew, heck I could open my very own sweat shop and put her to work too.

Check out cottonbabies.com. That's exactly what one woman (Jenn) did, and now she has a HUGE cloth diaper company.

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Post  lisaphoto on 2/25/2011, 1:01 pm

I don't buy custom, I don't see the point. But I think Hyena Cart is the website where many sell them. There are ladies on babycenter.com community who know when certain people restock and fight over who gets a certain diaper.
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Post  Catalytic on 2/25/2011, 5:48 pm

@lisaphoto wrote:I don't buy custom, I don't see the point. But I think Hyena Cart is the website where many sell them. There are ladies on babycenter.com community who know when certain people restock and fight over who gets a certain diaper.

I buy most of mine used on DiaperSwappers.com, but actually I've discovered the cheap Econobum sets at Cotton Babies I linked above and both cheap and work extremely well. For the most part, we use old fashioned flat diapers and the Econobum covers on our 10 month old. The flat diapers dry in a fraction of the time of the thicker diapers, so we save on electricity, as well. Hopefully I will get a clothesline set up this summer and eliminate a lot of my dryer costs.

(edited to say, I don't buy custom, I mostly buy used all in one diapers on DS)

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