Comments on: Question of the Week: Why do you use disposable or washable baby diapers? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/03/qotw-disposable-or-washable-diapers/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Hollie http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/03/qotw-disposable-or-washable-diapers/#comment-12421 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 03:53:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=699#comment-12421 I have two girls ages 16 and 14 and they are both bedwetters.I use regular flat cloth diapers on them with adult size,infant style rubber pants over the diapers.they dont mind the diapers and rubberpants and have told me a couple times they like the feeling of being like babies at bedtime.they have rubberpants in both pastels and babyprints and dont mind them at all.my oldest girl was confirmed last fall[catholic] and had to wear a white dress and veil with tights and mary janes.Me and her sister put cloth diapers and rubberpants on her when we dressed her and she wore them under her tights for the day.the youngest also wore her diapers and rubber pants also since her sister was wearing them.

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By: Sheila http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/03/qotw-disposable-or-washable-diapers/#comment-12420 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:27:50 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=699#comment-12420 To linda-my 16 year old daughter is also being confirmed in may and has to wear the white long dress and veil with the lace anklets and white shoes.I am doing a cloth diaper and rubber pants on her under her dress.Ihave her diaper all ready made,does babypants.com sell plain white rubber pants in adult sizes?I want them to fit loose over her diaper.

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By: linda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/03/qotw-disposable-or-washable-diapers/#comment-12419 Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:40:58 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=699#comment-12419 Hi,my daughter is 14 and a bedwetter also.i use both cloth diapers and rubberpants and disposable diapers and rubber pants on her at night.i alternate every other night.i buy her cloth diapers fro babypants.com and i also make them from sewing baby diapers together to make one diaper.her disposables are the abri-form in adult size small.i pin her cloth diaper on her with regular baby diaper pins.her rubber pants are in pastels and nursery prints and fit blousy over both kind of diaper.She is in the 8th grade and will be going thru her confirmation in may[catholic] and is going to wear the traditional,white,poofy,knee length dress with a flowered head wreath with ribbons down the back,white gloves,lace anklets and the traditional white ‘mary jane’shoes.I all ready told her that she is going to wear one of her cloth diapers and white rubber pants under the dress for the day.most of the parents do the cloth diaper and rubber pants under their daughters dresses any way so she will be the same as many of the other girls.

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By: dipaers http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/03/qotw-disposable-or-washable-diapers/#comment-12418 Thu, 06 Dec 2012 06:47:36 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=699#comment-12418 “I am very happy to read your articles it’s very useful for me,
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By: mary http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/03/qotw-disposable-or-washable-diapers/#comment-12417 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 06:04:50 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=699#comment-12417 my 15 year old daughter is a bed wetter and i use cloth diapers and plastic pants on her every night.i sew baby diapers together to make one thick diaper and pin it on her with diaper pins.i use adult size plastic pants on her in pastels and prints.they work well and keep her bed dry and i just was h them each time.no big deal!when she was confirmed last may and had to wear a white dress and veil,i put one of her diapers and plastic pants on her under the white dress just in case.

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By: ezfitbabygate.com http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/03/qotw-disposable-or-washable-diapers/#comment-12416 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 17:52:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=699#comment-12416 for green solutions – the option is cloth diapers

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By: Caryn http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/03/qotw-disposable-or-washable-diapers/#comment-12415 Sat, 01 Jan 2011 12:33:49 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=699#comment-12415 Started cloth diapering with #1 in 1987 and finished cloth diapering with #5 in 2004, Used cloth diapers because we believe in saving our planet and that we saved ourselves money.
Diaper covers changed a lot over those years and we settled on a couple of kinds and mostly used those.
We had a couple of bedwetters who required diapering for bed for awhile after they were daytrained. When they outgrew the fancy covers we had we went with youth size plastic pants for covers. They all stopped needing diapers by age 10.
Our feelings are that cloth diapers geave us no rash problems and seldom had leaks, even with the bedwetters.
Finding your own position on cloth or disposables is just something you have to do.

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By: Jyothi http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/03/qotw-disposable-or-washable-diapers/#comment-12414 Mon, 18 Oct 2010 18:06:20 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=699#comment-12414 I used cloth diapers on my son since he was a month old and 8 lbs, and both he and I love them. I do try to find a middle ground because I use disposables for night and for travel. I have used cloth diapers for night too, and they do not leak and yes, they keep him dry as long as he has not soiled the diaper, just as it is with disposables. However, I do not use cloth at night right now because I do not have enough cloth diapers. For travel, disposable are easy and convenient.

Like other people using cloth diapers have said in their posts, many people do not know what modern cloth diapers are all about. They are just like disposables, only, they can be washed and the same diaper can be used on your baby all the way until he/she is potty trained. Think of the savings! And think of the amount of trash you will be eliminating from the environment!

If disposables were more comfortable why don’t we clothe our babies in disposable clothes? Baby clothes are bound to get wet and stained all the time, why not disposables then? Because nothing is more comfortable than cotton next to a baby’s skin.

I also agree with everything that cloth-diaper users have said before – with cloth diapers, we have less leaks, less or no rash, no extra work (it takes me longer to take out the trash), no extra bad odor as compared to disposable diapers.

Everyone just has to find a middle ground with cloth and disposable and we can save a lot of unnecessary trash from going into our landfills.

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By: Brenda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/03/qotw-disposable-or-washable-diapers/#comment-12413 Tue, 12 Oct 2010 04:07:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=699#comment-12413 Wonder what OSHA would have to say about that…I’m an RN. Scooping poop out of a disposable diaper is not congruent with infection control or my safety as a nurse. The more you handle a contaminant, the more likely you are to be contaminated. Do you use plastic pants? Good way to get urine splattered in your face when the pee pools in them. That’s why dressings are disposable and absorbent. It helps reduce the chance of infection to the wound. Would you use a cloth instead of a sanitary napkin? Thirty-four years ago, disposable diapers were a luxury. I used cloth diapers on my daughter with no problem. Today, I would refuse to use cloth diapers on my pediatric patients. Super-absorbency is not for the purpose of letting the child wear a diaper longer. It’s to protect the skin.

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By: Joseph http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/03/qotw-disposable-or-washable-diapers/#comment-12412 Mon, 08 Mar 2010 17:59:09 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=699#comment-12412 I use disposal diapers rather than washable. It is convenient to use unlike the washable ones. It is easy to get wet and that’s disgusting. My baby will have a good nyt sleep if she is always dry. It’s not about economy or environment issue but making your baby comfortable is the most important factor i used disposable diapers.

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