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Topic: Newborn Eco-Friendly Diaper Tutorial (IMG HEAVY!)  (Read 33505 times)
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« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2008 09:09:02 PM »

By the way, I think you're completely right about "some comments being on the negative side." That's not normal for Craftster. Most folks on Craftster are very kind and supportive, so it really stands out when someone isn't. Hang in there! You've done a great job with your tutorial and your project.
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Adopting second "special needs" international baby, wanting cloth diapers to help cut expenses, will ===SWAP for cloth diapers===.
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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2008 10:01:27 PM »

Thanks, I thought, at first, I was just being too sensitive.  It's nice to know others saw the negativity too.  I love this site and have gotten sooooooooo many good ideas from other people.  I just hate it when someone can't express criticism in a positive manner.  She pm'd me and told me that, "Why does everything have to be positive? If its dangerous ect I am not going to sit by and let them use it or contiune to make it and pat them on the back. It will give other posters the idea that its ok to make/sell and put other kids/animals in danger. If people only want pats on the back, dont post!"  I was appalled and reported this to the moderators, maybe they can explain to her about the rules of this site.  Geepers, she makes me wish I hadn't posted this.  But I am glad I did because everyone else has been very nice, very helpful and supportive.  I used a shower curtain as an inner liner, not touching babies skin, and I thought I was being clever because it was basically the same material as the plastic panties we used to use in the stone age.  LOL  Cheesy  HappyFrog turned me on to PUL and she did it in a nice way, too.  She's the best.  FunkeyMonkey considers herself an expert on something called a sugar glider, never heard of it, it's some kind of little pet, she's had one for 11 years and says she's an expert on them, but she was mean about her comments too.  I personally thought what the person made was pretty neat.  And I've had cats and dogs nearly my whole life but I'd never consider myself an expert.  People like that just irk me.  No one has the right to dampen a person creative spirit.  But that's just my opinion, now.
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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2008 12:27:06 AM »

I think you did a fabulous job incorporating the comments in your first thread and creating this very useful tutorial! I have to say that while I agree that this forum leaves us open to all sorts of feedback comments and all don't have to be positive, there is a way to recommend something without being hurtful. Agrafikartist did a great job in creating a tutorial that we can take and change to our liking if we want to but she has some good design points that I think would make me use this exactly as she did. Thanks again for taking the time to do the tutorial.

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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2008 04:37:29 AM »

I have never posted on here but read Crafster daily.  When I saw the negative comments I just had to post. (I believe in the year in so I've been reading Crafster this is the first negative comments I have seen). Please don't let sour grapes dampen your creative spirit. Before I even really looked at the item you made I was in awe of the very detailed tutorial! Good heavens that must have taken quite a bit of time. I think the diaper you made is absolutely adorable and looks cuddly! It's easy to see that lots of time and love went in to your creation and I think it's marvelous!  Great job ~ keep smiling!
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stewd_arts
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2008 06:29:01 AM »

I've learned over time not to let people ruin my fun Smiley There's a big difference between concern/ constructive criticism, and being rude about it. But you did a great job.

Ok, I do not have any children, but will some day and I HAVE to know- How do you go about washing the diapers? I know its a little gross, but do you "pre-scrape" the #2 diapers and then wash them? I'm not too frightened of the #1 side of things, but I have seen a couple of different posts about cloth diapers, and have been giving serious thought to using them in the future. I just was really curious about the messiness factor.
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« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2008 06:39:43 AM »

I just adore your tute and your diapers. I would have bought tons of them when I was still in the midst of cloth diapering, because that gusset is just the best idea ever.

Ok, I do not have any children, but will some day and I HAVE to know- How do you go about washing the diapers? I know its a little gross, but do you "pre-scrape" the #2 diapers and then wash them? I'm not too frightened of the #1 side of things, but I have seen a couple of different posts about cloth diapers, and have been giving serious thought to using them in the future. I just was really curious about the messiness factor.

I just had to answer this one, because I was totally turned off by the idea of poo, and I had heard everything from swishing it in the toilet to scraping it by hand and I did something else that worked for me... I let them sit. I just got a great pail that didn't give off odor (by the way, breastfeeding WAY cuts down on poo stink) and let the diapers collect all day. At the end of the day, I'd throw the pee-only ones straight into the washer, with a little Bac-Out (which I still *LOVE*) and deal with the poo ones. By the time that the poo has sat all day, it has dried up to the point where it's no longer gooey and I was no longer scared it'd get all over me. It was simple to use another part of the diaper itself to push the dried poo into the toilet and flush it away. Then I'd let them soak all night and wash in the morning. This made the diapers stain, I know some people feel the need to keep them pristine looking, but I couldn't handle all that!
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« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2008 07:21:22 AM »

Hey, ALL!

Please keep demeaning comments to yourselves, accept constructive criticism and remember that emotion and sarcasm often don't travel well via text/print. Smiley

Remember, Craftster is about sharing crafts.  If you can't get along with another member on a personal level, please use the "ignore" method -- move along to the next post or thread. Wink

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« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2008 07:22:52 AM »

That's awesome! Good job!
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« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2008 07:47:07 AM »

this is a great tutorial.  thank you for all your hard work putting it together.  i only have one child currently and couldnt convince my BF that it would still be easy to cloth diaper, this time.  while i wont judge others for not trying it, i dont like to think about all the trash ive made just with my sons dirty diapers.  ill hang on to this tute for the next one!  thanks again, and let those comments slide off your back.
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« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2008 08:08:46 AM »

Thank you everyone.  I tried my best to get FunkyMonkey to understand that if she had criticisms which is fine but to state it in a manner that isn't offensive.  But to no avail.  As for dealing with the poo, when I used the old fashioned cloth diapers in the early '70's we would dunk in the toilet, yucky.  But there are these diaper inserts that are designed for that very thing, they look like a piece of (soft) pliable paper and they can be removed and flushed away.  So, I thought that I would get some to give to my DIL to use.  I also read that putting them in a bucket of vinegar and water was a good idea.  Vinegar kills bacteria and it's cheap.  The Bac-out sounds like a great idea, too.  See I just learned about that from here, this is so great.  And anything we Mom's can do to not fill the land-fills with disposables is one up for the environment.  We should all be a little environmentally conscious where we can.  I certainly have enjoyed this posting for all the new information I've received so thank you everyone.
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