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Diaper Dilemmas

Whether you are a fan of cloth diapers or prefer to dispose your diapers, one thing is certain when it comes to the diaper debate – you go through a lot of them on any given day. There are many sites for “diaper tips” that we love, but we wanted to highlight two that might help your diaper dilemma.

  1. For the cloth diapering parent, we love Holly’s blog at The Cloth Diaper Experiment. Holly shares the ups and downs of cloth diapers. She has reviews from a wide variety of cloth diaper companies, great giveaways and all sorts of secret tips on the best diapering methods. She even has posts on how to use cloth diapers while on vacation!
  2. For those who prefer to go the disposable route, we love the Pampers site. This is more than a “diaper site.” Pampers has a registry, pregnancy widgets, forums and our favorite – a rewards program! The rewards program gives you gifts for buying their products! There is a wide range of gifts from toys to baby gear. We may be a bit partial, but our favorite gift is the Jeep® Wrangler All-Weather umbrella stroller. Check it out – you and your wallet will thank you.

Which side of the “diaper dilemma” do you fall on – cloth or disposable?

Share your thoughts and tips on the diaper debate with us!

(And Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our Irish & not so Irish readers!)

Posted March 17, 2010

by MichelleH

34 Comments

34 Responses

  1. Cory says:

    I am not sure which route I will go when I have kids but I think that cloth diapers are amazing. Save the environment and in my case I was unable to wear disposables when i was a kid so they may not be an option for my babies..

  2. maryanne says:

    I do both – cloth when we are home during the day and disposables for night time and outings.

  3. I’ve never used cloth diapers. I’m wanting to give them a shot on the next baby. Sadly Pampers leaked everytime I tried them on both my boys so I am a Huggies Momma! But how cool to get those kind of prizes with your rewards!

  4. Michelle says:

    Cory,
    Keep us posted on what route you go & why. :)
    Michelle

  5. Michelle says:

    Maryanne,
    That sounds like you have found a win/win for your situation. Thanks for sharing that option with us.
    Michelle

  6. Michelle says:

    Jennifer,
    Thanks for the Huggies vs Pampers review. BTW – we LOVE your blog http://www.jleighdesignz.com/ :)
    Michelle

  7. I am VERY much leaning towards cloth diapers. HOWEVER, I am not certain in my position and think different situations are right for different moms and kiddos. Maybe diaper is good from some situations, disposable for others.

    Maybe I will try cloth and then be too grossed out to continue (who knows, it’s happened before.) :)

  8. jenn says:

    My babies are all grown and thank goodness for disposables, but as i read the new hip and trendy blogs i find myself trying to sway others to cloth. its definitely not your mommas cloth diapers
    jenn

  9. stacy says:

    I have never tried cloth diapers, all three of my boys have used disposable. I work outside the home and I think it would be too difficult to go cloth.

  10. LauraC says:

    my family has always used disposable, but i would like to try cloth

  11. Michelle says:

    Francine,
    Thanks for the chuckle. Let us know how it goes if you end up doing cloth diapers. :)
    Michelle

  12. Michelle says:

    Jenn,
    isn’t that the truth! The new cloth diapers are a lot easier to use then what they had years age
    Michelle

  13. Michelle says:

    Stacy,
    Definitely practical considerations to cloth diapering. Are you part of the pampers Rewards Program?
    Michelle

  14. Michelle says:

    Laura,
    If you have tips for moms who switch from disposable to cloth, please let us know!
    Michelle

  15. Nancy says:

    We used disposable diapers. I’ve considered going to reusable route though, especially now that there are so many cute fabrics and designs.

  16. Judith says:

    I am on the side of cloth. The landfills are fills with disposable. But disposable are certainly easier.

  17. Katie says:

    We are cloth diaperers and very proud of that fact!

  18. celia says:

    I used mainly cloth for my daughter, although I always had a couple of disposables in my diaper bag just in case. Being flexible allows for easier diapering, and if that involves having a disposable every so often it is ok.

  19. Michelle says:

    Nancy, Judith, Katie & Celia,
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Looks like cloth is in the lead with flexibility for disposable diapers when needed.
    We appreciate your feedback!
    Michelle

  20. charlene says:

    I am on the disposable diaper side- the thought of washing poo in the washing machine grosses me out… I like the idea of cloth speeding up potty training though

  21. Kerri says:

    I use Pampers and enjoy the Gifts to Grow Program. I enjoyed using them for all three of my girls!

  22. Audi says:

    We use Pampers most often because they are fairly breathable and get the job done for our little son. My mom used cloth diapers and disposable on us, but I prefer the disposable diapers because their design is still breathable and also aids in leak prevention.

  23. Mary M. says:

    i just started cloth diapering, and i love it! it’s cheaper, cuter, and better for my baby!

  24. admin says:

    Mary,
    Thanks. We are glad cloth diapering is working for you!
    Michelle

  25. admin says:

    Audi,
    Pampers is a great brand. Hope you are part of the rewards program so you can get great gifts!
    Michelle

  26. admin says:

    Thanks Kerri. It’s great to have you on our site.
    Michelle

  27. admin says:

    Charlene,
    We chuckled at your response. You bring up a good point – cloth diapering isn’t for everyone!
    Michelle

  28. Jennifer C. says:

    We will be a cloth diaper family!

  29. Disposable diapers all the way! the grossness that comes out of my babys butt needs to be rolled up immediately and tossed, never to be looked at again! LOL!

  30. admin says:

    Melina,
    Sounds like cloth diapering isn’t for you. :) That’s why we love the Paper’s Gifts to Grow program for the disposable diapering parents, because not everyone can or wants to cloth diaper!
    Michelle

  31. admin says:

    Good for you Jennifer! There are a lot of great reviews out there on the best cloth diapers that we are sure you won’t have a problem getting started.
    Michelle

  32. momtoem says:

    We use disposable diapers with my daughter and couldn’t imagine switching to cloth…

  33. Andrea says:

    I am definitely on the cloth side of things! I currently have a 22 month old and a 4 month old in cloth and I wouldn’t have it any other way! I never thought I’d say it, but I LOVE diaper laundry! :) We’ve tried many different styles – from folding and pinning to the all-in-one one size diaper – and I’m still on the hunt for the best one out there! As far as ease of use and babysitter friendly – BumGenius Deluxe AIOs are the way to go! You can adjust the absorbency by stuffing as much (or as little) in the pocket as you like; and there’s no need for a cover! Easy peasy! :)

  34. admin says:

    Thanks Andrea! Great insight from a pro. :) We appreciate it.
    Michelle

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