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Diaper crisis among poor families - IMAGINE THAT!

 
PimpMYRide

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the baby daddy needs to have his nuts cut off
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Grrr I can't reply to posts on my phone :/

I do have to admit, when my son was a newborn, I did use disposables, because everyone was so sure I'd have a big baby, I didn't buy cloth in newborn size. He grew into the ones I had at about 8 weeks.

My doula used washcloths from Walmart as wipes. Got a 24 pack for like $6.

Breast feeding didn't work out for me though. Again, husband's family, but that was after birth and my hormones and head were all messed up so I actually listened :/ wish I had stuck with it!

I was thrilled to see cloth diapering classes which teach new moms about the different kinds of CDs and how to take care if them. Free classes too!

Plus, they're cute!

It can be gross at first but its not that hard. And if you hang them on the line to dry, the sun makes sure they stay nice and white ;)
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Instead of WIC or welfare providing formula and money to all of these moms they should teach them how to breastfeed and give them cloth diapers.

I'm currently pregnant with my 2nd child and my first is still in cloth diapers. When I found out I was pregnant even when my husband was looking for work I still invested about 300 bucks in cloth diapers for the next child.

If you catch them on flash sale sites they are averaging around 10 dollars each or less. I think I got most of mine at 8 dollars. Paying for disposables is retarded when they cost over 1000 dollars per child each year, that's outrageous.

babybeduga.com if anyone is looking. They sometimes have this clearance sale of buy 5 get the 6th free and sometimes the diapers are 8 to 9 dollars for the basic one size fits all with a liner.


As soon as things get better I will be investing in cloth wipes. I saw on amazon they have microfiber cloths like 48 for about 25 bucks. This month I was so frustrated because we're barely making rent and I had to ask for baby wipes... If anything I'm gonna go through my old clothing and look at what I don't ever use anymore and start making some from them. I'm tired of waiting for "Things to get better" cause if they don't I still won't be in some office in the ghetto asking for a hand out.

Take care of your children!
 Quoting: KEEBOFSYLPH


Make your own diapers. Buy a flat queen size flannel sheet and use pinking shears to cut the squares out. The shears will keep the flannel from fraying. Flannel will last a lot longer than diapers. Softer and absorbs better too. Use the left over pieces to make wash cloths and burp pads.

You can buy slightly flawed flannel sheets at discounted prices. Blue for boys and pink or green for girls.
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the baby daddy needs to have his nuts cut off
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Hi PimpMYRide.

Good to see you making some well informed comments.
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WaterLily, we might have been without all of the "this & that" or "stuff" but we had it good. I was a homemaker, wife & mother. And took those roles seriously & responsibly.

HaHa, my Mother has some old gauze diapers in the kitchen drawer, too. She uses them to stuff pot holders. I used to use them as barn aprons once they got too worn to absorb anymore.

Often wonder what the women on public assistance do all day that they cannot fulfill the basic functions of motherhood. Sigh.
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the baby daddy needs to have his nuts cut off
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Hi PimpMYRide.

Good to see you making some well informed comments.
 Quoting: Meadow1


I do not need your benediction
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I wonder how many diapers the Dugger family has put in the trash heap over the years?
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How many of you asshats have actually used cloth diapers?
Well I have and believe me they are no picnic.

Combine diaper duty with household chores, breast feeding, bathing, cooking, etc., etc., I dare any of you men to go toe to toe with the mother of a new born who also runs a household.

Disposable diapers are a gift from God to new mothers.

Nuff said!

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washing cloth diapers is disgusting, you should be ashamed of yourselves.
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Diaper crisis among poor families endangers children, study finds
Poor families have few resources to turn to for help in buying diapers, experts say. A study of one city finds nearly 30% don't have enough for their children.

[link to www.latimes.com]


One of two things needs to happen:

Either you stop having children until you can afford it

OR

Go back to using cloth diapers and safety pins!!!

ITS THAT SIMPLE!!
 Quoting: ** Doom Prepper**


The cloth diapers require a washer and dryer that work 100% of the time. It's almost impossible to go to a laundromat with messy diapers. I agree with "stop having children."

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Not just diapers but ointment and wipes too.
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How many of you asshats have actually used cloth diapers?
Well I have and believe me they are no picnic.

Combine diaper duty with household chores, breast feeding, bathing, cooking, etc., etc., I dare any of you men to go toe to toe with the mother of a new born who also runs a household.

Disposable diapers are a gift from God to new mothers.

Nuff said!

angryface
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I delivered my first born when I lived in Germany. I used cloth diapers...had to soak them in a bucket after use...lived on the 5th floor...washer and dryer in the basement. Carried soaked diapers downstairs in a bucket..no elevator. Our dryer only worked once-in-a while...Not-too-nice memories. I wish I had the money then that I have now.

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How many of you asshats have actually used cloth diapers?
Well I have and believe me they are no picnic.

Combine diaper duty with household chores, breast feeding, bathing, cooking, etc., etc., I dare any of you men to go toe to toe with the mother of a new born who also runs a household.

Disposable diapers are a gift from God to new mothers.

Nuff said!

angryface
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I have. And no, it is not a picnic. But I chose to have my children and took care of them accordingly. I am a Mother too. But I have never expected anyone else to pay for my children. I chose to have the ones I could afford. I am sick of people continuing to make the decision to have children knowing they don't have the means to take proper care of them and then expecting someone else to take care of their business. I understand every case is not like this. But there is way too many able bodied individuals birthing children they cannot afford to take care of. And this stupid corrupt govt. encourages it.
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How many of you asshats have actually used cloth diapers?
Well I have and believe me they are no picnic.

Combine diaper duty with household chores, breast feeding, bathing, cooking, etc., etc., I dare any of you men to go toe to toe with the mother of a new born who also runs a household.

Disposable diapers are a gift from God to new mothers.

Nuff said!

angryface
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Last Edited by nutmeg on 07/29/2013 11:37 PM
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Instead of WIC or welfare providing formula and money to all of these moms they should teach them how to breastfeed and give them cloth diapers.

I'm currently pregnant with my 2nd child and my first is still in cloth diapers. When I found out I was pregnant even when my husband was looking for work I still invested about 300 bucks in cloth diapers for the next child.

If you catch them on flash sale sites they are averaging around 10 dollars each or less. I think I got most of mine at 8 dollars. Paying for disposables is retarded when they cost over 1000 dollars per child each year, that's outrageous.

babybeduga.com if anyone is looking. They sometimes have this clearance sale of buy 5 get the 6th free and sometimes the diapers are 8 to 9 dollars for the basic one size fits all with a liner.


As soon as things get better I will be investing in cloth wipes. I saw on amazon they have microfiber cloths like 48 for about 25 bucks. This month I was so frustrated because we're barely making rent and I had to ask for baby wipes... If anything I'm gonna go through my old clothing and look at what I don't ever use anymore and start making some from them. I'm tired of waiting for "Things to get better" cause if they don't I still won't be in some office in the ghetto asking for a hand out.

Take care of your children!
 Quoting: KEEBOFSYLPH


You can make really nice little wipes and burp cloths out of old flannel jammies or flannel sheets. Cut a long rectangle, fold it in half, stitch it up most of the way, then turn it inside out and sew the little hole shut. I zig zag a border on them, but it is not necessary. I have made these by the dozen for babies in the family. The mothers keep them after the babies don't need them any more and use them for wash cloths or whatever. They love them.

Baby wipes just expose the tender skin to chemicals.
 Quoting: waterlily


You can also buy cheap old wool sweaters at thrift stores and cut them into soakers to put on outside of the cloth diapers. It keeps everything dry during the night or whenever.

[link to www.google.com]
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Instead of WIC or welfare providing formula and money to all of these moms they should teach them how to breastfeed and give them cloth diapers.

I'm currently pregnant with my 2nd child and my first is still in cloth diapers. When I found out I was pregnant even when my husband was looking for work I still invested about 300 bucks in cloth diapers for the next child.

If you catch them on flash sale sites they are averaging around 10 dollars each or less. I think I got most of mine at 8 dollars. Paying for disposables is retarded when they cost over 1000 dollars per child each year, that's outrageous.

babybeduga.com if anyone is looking. They sometimes have this clearance sale of buy 5 get the 6th free and sometimes the diapers are 8 to 9 dollars for the basic one size fits all with a liner.


As soon as things get better I will be investing in cloth wipes. I saw on amazon they have microfiber cloths like 48 for about 25 bucks. This month I was so frustrated because we're barely making rent and I had to ask for baby wipes... If anything I'm gonna go through my old clothing and look at what I don't ever use anymore and start making some from them. I'm tired of waiting for "Things to get better" cause if they don't I still won't be in some office in the ghetto asking for a hand out.

Take care of your children!
 Quoting: KEEBOFSYLPH


You don't have to get specically named "cloth wipes". Just use what I did for my kids and grandbabies. They sell packs of 10 of the thin baby washcloths on Amazon for like $5 or $6. Or you can get them at Target or Kmart for a little more. You only really need one pack, 2 if you really want to splurge. I'd get a washcloth and a bowl of water for diaper changes. That way you don't have to use 2 or 3 wipes per change. You use the same cloth, rinse in between wipes. Then I'd wash it with a little hand soap and let it air dry for the next diaper change.
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Yup. There are baby washcloths at the Dollar Tree as well. Or just cut up an old flannel sheet. Could ask for some old flannel ones on freecycle as well. Maybe even cloth diapers no one needs anymore that they would like to donate.
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Not just diapers but ointment and wipes too.
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I have heard of moms using Crisco as a diaper rash ointment. It is said to work really well and is very cheap. Some women even use it on their faces with good results. And baby washcloths are cheap as well.

Some might even think of using cloth during the day and disposables at night or when they go out if they really need to. At least it would cut down on quite a bit of the cost of disposables.
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WaterLily, we might have been without all of the "this & that" or "stuff" but we had it good. I was a homemaker, wife & mother. And took those roles seriously & responsibly.

HaHa, my Mother has some old gauze diapers in the kitchen drawer, too. She uses them to stuff pot holders. I used to use them as barn aprons once they got too worn to absorb anymore.

Often wonder what the women on public assistance do all day that they cannot fulfill the basic functions of motherhood. Sigh.
 Quoting: aLaMode


aLaMode, For the life of me I don't know what those women do.. watch TV I guess. Though I didn't always appreciate what I had, and daydreamed of having a "position" and more stuff, I know that there was a real satisfaction that came from being housewife, mother and wife.

We are still pretty fortunate, even after all those years.
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I'm gonna send an e-mail to Obmama with the idea for diaper-stamps.
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My mom just put me out in the back yard with no bottom on (South Carolina)
The dog took care of it.
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WaterLily, we might have been without all of the "this & that" or "stuff" but we had it good. I was a homemaker, wife & mother. And took those roles seriously & responsibly.

HaHa, my Mother has some old gauze diapers in the kitchen drawer, too. She uses them to stuff pot holders. I used to use them as barn aprons once they got too worn to absorb anymore.

Often wonder what the women on public assistance do all day that they cannot fulfill the basic functions of motherhood. Sigh.
 Quoting: aLaMode


aLaMode, For the life of me I don't know what those women do.. watch TV I guess. Though I didn't always appreciate what I had, and daydreamed of having a "position" and more stuff, I know that there was a real satisfaction that came from being housewife, mother and wife.

We are still pretty fortunate, even after all those years.
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A lot of people on assistance (perhaps not as much in the big cities- but definitely where I am from) have a lot of personal issues that they are trying to deal with- whether it be leaving an emotionally abusive spouse, or going through drug/ alcohol treatment, or simply being stuck in some ptsd mess in their own heads. It seems to me that MOST people I have met would never CHOOSE to be where they are (while on assistance)
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There is something wrong with a species that breeds regardless of the circumstances.
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I think we're subconsciously reproducing too much to leave more offspring that will have a chance at surviving impending doom.

Like the tortoise that lays a shit load of eggs but only a few make it to the ocean before being eaten.
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what happened to babies before Pamper's? The had cloth. They reused them!!
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Well yes but mom was home and didn't have to work. Nowadays mom has to work, and that means putting baby in day care, and many day cares insist on disposable diapers.

Unless you don't mind mom staying home on welfare? Somehow I'm guessing NOT.
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Ya know why the words "diaper rash" are not often heard now?
Disposable diapers.
Cloth diapers grow yeast and cause ammonia burn, etc. and they leak like a sob, causing entire clothing and bed change and bathing for one evacuation.
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what happened to babies before Pamper's? The had cloth. They reused them!!
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Well yes but mom was home and didn't have to work. Nowadays mom has to work, and that means putting baby in day care, and many day cares insist on disposable diapers.

Unless you don't mind mom staying home on welfare? Somehow I'm guessing NOT.
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How about mommy and daddy get married instead of shitting out bastards and daddy can go to work and be a man for a change and support his family so mommy can stay home and raise the kids. And of couples can't afford to live off one income while one parent stays home with the kids or if neither parent is willing to stay home then the couple should not reproduce. Letting the state raise your offspring is irresponsible and disgusting. If women aren't fulfilled raising kids then they should not have any. Staying home until the kids are at least in school is a small sacrifice to make. People are so self centered these days though so it is not surprising that infants are dumped in daycare that is essentially an orphanage and that older kids are left alone to raise themselves. Yes lots of couples could afford to live on one income without the dole but it would require some sacrifice and people are all about me me me these days.
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I had two younger siblings in diapers at once when I as like 11/12 years old - and this was in like 1979 - our house reeked so bad - none of my friends would come over to play. They didn't have all the disinfectant and the diaper equipment they have now - it was pretty gross - my mom didn't tend to the used ones like she should have, not the housewife/childcare type - but she kept having them anyway. Place was a pigsty - except for my room, everyone tried to come in there just to feel human for a few minutes.
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How many of you asshats have actually used cloth diapers?
Well I have and believe me they are no picnic.

Combine diaper duty with household chores, breast feeding, bathing, cooking, etc., etc., I dare any of you men to go toe to toe with the mother of a new born who also runs a household.

Disposable diapers are a gift from God to new mothers.

Nuff said!

angryface
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Yeah, but perhaps you could afford them and that's fine. Maybe if a family is stuggling financially, they should consider saving money with cloth diapers and not demand that tax payers give disposables to them like there is no other choice.
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Sorry to ask this, but the gov. provides disposable diapers?
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Families used cloth diapers for hundreds of years and washed and re-used them !
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yep!!!!! I HAVE LOST A FEW DOWN THE TOILET WHEN THEY HAD TO BE "RINSED". PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN SPOILED.
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what happened to babies before Pamper's? The had cloth. They reused them!!
 Quoting: PimpMYRide


Well yes but mom was home and didn't have to work. Nowadays mom has to work, and that means putting baby in day care, and many day cares insist on disposable diapers.

Unless you don't mind mom staying home on welfare? Somehow I'm guessing NOT.
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Kids were toilet trained alot earlier back when more moms stayed home too. I guess having to wash out cloth diapers all the time gave them the extra incentive to train them as soon as possible. tounge
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