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Cloth Diapers

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Cloth Diapers

Postby Vegannabis » 21 Jun 2015, 19:27

Got a baby coming in the next few months and we are wondering if anyone has gone the cloth diaper way. Our worry is that washing machines use only cold water here in Taiwan so we were wondering if sterilizing/odor/stains was an issue.

Has anyone tried cloth diapers over here? Did you use a local brand or something from overseas? How did you wash them? What detergent did you use? Obviously we'd do line drying as dryers are also hard to come by...but drying in the hot Taiwan sun should do wonders.

Thanks!
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Re: Cloth Diapers

Postby Tiare » 21 Jun 2015, 22:58

We did some cloth diapering. Stains and such really weren't an issue. We just used regular tide detergent. At the time, baby was only breastfed, so the stools washed away easily, now that she's on solids, perhaps they would stain. I'm not sure since I stopped using cloth diapers after a while because it become kind of a PITA. I tried both prefolds with covers and all-in-ones. I found the AIOs a bit cumbersome and didn't really like them. The prefolds I had to get in the states, but the covers and AIOs I got from alvababy and assunta diapers in China.
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Re: Cloth Diapers

Postby EddieG » 22 Jun 2015, 21:56

We started with cloth in Sweden but gave up in Taiwan. Stains is not the issue with cold water, bacteria is. That being said there are washing machines with hot water here so if you're planning on getting a new one then that would be ok. Also, you either live in the south or you're forgetting about winter. That time of the year you would also need a dryer.
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Re: Cloth Diapers

Postby Roval » 23 Jun 2016, 11:29

I can understand the environmental benefits of using cloth diapers but in this day and age people want convenience. The ease of using a Mamy Poko or a Pampers diaper seems to be the best choice.

What other benefits are there to using cloth diapers?
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