Is anyone using cloth diapers? I’m wondering about the pros and cons and I don’t know anybody who uses them who could tell me first hand.
We use them, and have since Avery was born. The only times we use disposables is when we have run low, and/or are out and about longer than 3 hours.
Our service picks up the dirty ones and drops off clean ones every week. We don’t do any washing or spraying; the company takes care of that. I like that a lot because it means my washer and dryer both stay clean. (The services requiring you to wash and/or spray before pickup, or if you launder your own at home without outside service can make your machines start to smell nasty after awhile, so I’ve read, anyway.)
Cons are few: cloth diapers don’t hold as much liquid as disposables, and your dirty contained or pail or bag can get smelly. Air freshener sprays like Lysol will help keep the odors at bay and also kill some germs. Some people don’t like the bulky look of cloth diapers on their babies, but we think it’s kinda cute on our daughter.
Feel free to ask any questions if you have them! Also if you use reddit, /r/clothdiaps is suuuuuper helpful! Cheers.
The Oakland Medical Center at 280 W. MacArthur has closed its doors, and the new building across the street has opened to replace its services. My daughter Avery was born at the 280 building. It was strange to see it all gated with fake vines wrapped around the fences, and a notice saying the building is permanently closed. I wonder what’s going there next.
We had the best care at that facility. Most of the recovery rooms were shared, but we had ours to ourselves right until the very end when another family moved into the other bed. My nurses were amazing. Heck, the whole birthing team were incredible in helping welcome Avery into our arms. I know the majority of that team will be at the new building, but at least we have fond memories at the old one. Not that we will be here to use the Oakland facility much longer, since we are moving, too.