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Topic: Newborn Eco-Friendly Diaper Tutorial (IMG HEAVY!)  (Read 33056 times)
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hamburke
« Reply #60 on: February 06, 2009 08:34:40 PM »

gimmemoresalad - DivaCup is way more comfy than anything else. I love mine and have used disposable diapers for all 3 kids - nothing to feel stupid about - but now I'm on to potty training #3 and cloth works soooooo much better than disposables (pullups are just expensive diapers) so i'm trying to make some absorbent training pants. Those Gerber ones don't hold much and my older kids complained about the plastic pants so I'm researching cloth diapers 'cause they look cool even though I can't keep up with my laundry as it is. Plus, I think it's going to take longer since I had 2 girls who asked to go potty all the time and now I have a boy who likes to sit on the potty to see his private parts (the fascination starts early)
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gimmemoresalad
« Reply #61 on: February 07, 2009 06:40:49 PM »

gimmemoresalad - DivaCup is way more comfy than anything else. I love mine and have used disposable diapers for all 3 kids - nothing to feel stupid about - but now I'm on to potty training #3 and cloth works soooooo much better than disposables (pullups are just expensive diapers) so i'm trying to make some absorbent training pants. Those Gerber ones don't hold much and my older kids complained about the plastic pants so I'm researching cloth diapers 'cause they look cool even though I can't keep up with my laundry as it is. Plus, I think it's going to take longer since I had 2 girls who asked to go potty all the time and now I have a boy who likes to sit on the potty to see his private parts (the fascination starts early)

Haha, yeah, I agree on the comfort thing, but I also enjoy it for the environmental factor, and babies go through about as many diapers per day as I'd go through tampons, except they do it EVERY day, and diapers are way bigger than tampons.  That's why it would feel silly.

A little off topic, but that comment about your son reminded me... when I was 5 and had chicken pox, my mom was smearing me up with cream, and my younger brother comes in the room naked and holding himself, and he goes, "Mommy, I need a band-aid!  There's a hole!"  Mom was like, "Umm... no, that's supposed to be there."
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hamburke
« Reply #62 on: February 07, 2009 08:19:26 PM »

I'm a DivaCup girl simply for the comfort. They "improved" tampons while I was pregnant with my son and now I can't wear the biodegradable ones. I recycle, use reusable recycled grocery bags, buy local produce, walk as much as I can (I used to walk to the grocery store but it closed and now I don't want to cross the local highway with my kids and niece), conserve energy when possible. I just can't manage to get into cloth diapers and I think I'd use too much energy drying them as my HOA doesn't allow clothes lines and the crazy HOA prez lives on my street.

As for your brother's comment, I'm sure my kids will be saying something similar in the next couple of years. The girls already think that his parts are really interesting.
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kitschkween
« Reply #63 on: June 30, 2009 07:19:17 AM »

OMG! this is FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC! thanks for the tutorial!
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Lalalalea
« Reply #64 on: July 01, 2009 02:21:03 PM »

THANK you for having taken time out to put together a great tut!! I read the party poopers comments... jeez seriously grow up. Huh LOL I think you did a wonderful job and I'm sure that it's helped alot of people out since you posted it! I myself am trying to work on making cloth training pants for my 2 year old. I am so sick of buying Pullups lol. Dont let the flat out mean remarks of poopy people bother you (hehe), we think it's fantastic and truly appreciate it!
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« Reply #65 on: July 03, 2009 12:13:23 PM »

Thank you so much for the tute!  My baby is due at the end of this month, so i've got some more sewing to do.. None of the other patterns i've found had the leg 'gussets' and I think that they are a great idea.. I'll defiantly give them a try.

Just a little bit of very unknown information for anyone who has to defend their cloth diaper useage to those who think its 'gross' to have to deal with the poop.  TECHNICALLY all disposable diapers packages say clearly, (but in super fine print) That before you throw away the diaper you are supposed to remove and flush the poop, as you are not really supposed to be throwing biological waste in the garbage.. (just like most kitty litters say to flush the poop as well)   So in all reality if you were to use disposable diapers the legal way, you'd DEFIANTLY just be throwing away a whole crapload of money. lol   
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nvdcntrygirl
« Reply #66 on: November 19, 2009 12:58:18 PM »

I am loving this tute -- I desperately need to make bigger diapers for my little one -- you said that you have a pdf of the file -- any chance you can email it to me: nvdcntrygirl@yahoo.com!

The gussets are ingenious -- I have trying to figure out how to make them and I really like the way you did yours -- other ones I have seen have not been as functional.  I like the idea of using the disposable diaper as a pattern -- I also like the idea of making the tabs out of elastic -- I would have never thought of that (and out of all the diaper sewing patterns I have -- none of them have done that!)

Thank you so much for sharing!!!
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