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Cloth diapers?

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Anyone thinking of using cloth diapers? We never did with our other 2 kids, but it's really been weighing on me to use them at least part of the time with this baby. I guess my environmental conscience is taking over. I've seen some really cute cloth ones that aren't at all what they used to be. I've been doing some research on quality and whether they actually protect from leaks. Some that I've checked out protect as well as disposable diapers if not better. I don't know if I will follow through since both my hubby and I work full time and the kids would be in daycare, but when he or she is home with us I might like to try it out. What do you gals think?

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Ive heard good things about this site.  Im thinking of trying them out.  
You should check with your daycare to see if they'll even allow you to use them there.I'm using cloth diapers with #2 because they are so much better than throwing away all those disposables that end up sitting in the landfills for hundreds of years! I've invested in the bumgenius 3.0 and 4.0 diapers. They seem like they will be amazing! We'll still use disposables when we travel for the sake of our sanity... And we'll most likely have to use disposables at daycare, but it'll still save a ton of $$$ and a ton of garbage from the landfill.  Check out they created the bumgenius diapers and others. You can get a ton of info about the choices on their site. Good luck! :)
I wasn't even going to ask daycare, I just assumed with as strict as daycares are run that unless it's a private in home daycare that agrees to it you can't use them there.  I'm like you I wanted to use disposables for traveling and when at daycare.  Our family can live anywhere from 6 to 15 hours from us depending on what state we are doing a job in so for us to travel 15 hours with cloth diapers is just not fesible.  I'm so glad I'm not alone in the thought of all those diapers sitting in landfills.  It just makes me sad.  Thanks for the great tips ladies!  I appreciate it!  :)
I'm thinking of using them as well and for travel I was looking into g diapers. Their sold at babies r us and you just replace the inner lining (which is biodegradable) and you get to reuse the  diaper which is cotton and they have very nice colors, they look like reg. undies.
Gro Via or g diapers are  great hybrid systems. (I prefer the GroVia). The outer cover is waterproof PUL which is washable and reused. For the absorbant inner you can use cloth or they have disposible/biodegradable inserts that you can use at daycare or while traveling.  It's a great compromise!We use FuzziBunz which are wonderful! They are excellent against leaks and so easy to use and wash. You stuff the outer pocket with an insert for is a great resource for cloth diapering!
I've worked in 2 different daycares in 2 different states. They both allow cloth diapers. plus I've heard of other centers allowing them as well. Nothing in the Health department regs. said they weren't allowed. But some states might be different. Call your local Health department first to find out. If Health department says ok then there should be no problem for the centers to allow them. We had a mother in one center that I worked at that wouldn't give in to disposable. I've gotten to the point that I like the idea of using cloth diapers.

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