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Re: Baby Fever

Post by blackbetty » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:37 pm

You don't have to deal with poop at all until they start solids or formula!

Cleaning out poop is NBD. Every once in awhile there is a nightmare diaper but I've had those in disposables before. I've NEVER had a blowout in cloth, did it for almost 3 years (we still do at night), I do AT MOST 3 extra loads of laundry a week. Plus it isn't like normal laundry and doesn't have the same need to be hung or folded right away. Plus all the toxic shit in disposable diapers that first goes against baby's skin and then into a landfill?

Also, one thing that sold me on cloth is that (I know no one actually does this but it is actually true) it is actually ILLEGAL to throw away a poopy disposable diaper. You are supposed to dump the poop into the toilet. Just like cloth. It actually says this on packages of diapers. Since disposable diapers have only been a mainstream thing for the last 50-60 years, we really have no clue what effect these chemicals can have on our kids or how long it will take for all those disposable diapers to decompose in a landfill (releasing all that chemical goodness into our soil and water supply, yummmyyyy) but estimates are about 250+ years! Insane.

Here is a good article on the impact of cloth vs disposables. http://www.realdiaperassociation.org/diaperfacts.php

Lindsey style disclaimer: sorry to get all preachy, I really don't judge people who don't cloth diaper - these reasons are just major factors that swayed my decision to go cloth with my youngest (though my research was prompted by the chemical burns she was getting from disposables)
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Re: Baby Fever

Post by blackbetty » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:39 pm

surferbunny wrote:I bought a bunch of newbie cloths too <3

but they are boys and the boy ones just are not as adorable as the girl ones imo lol, they cost a pretty penny too which kind of sucks but on amazon you can find such great prices on cloths sometime

excited to use them but I do have a shit load of disposables as well LOL
Haha most of mine I bought at a STEAL. The only ones I paid full price for were ones I HAD TO HAVE and wasn't sure i could find them later. One of the perks to building a cloth diaper stash for my next baby before I even start TTC =p right now my 3 year old loves to diaper her baby dolls with them.
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Re: Baby Fever

Post by surferbunny » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:46 pm

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surferbunny wrote:I bought a bunch of newbie cloths too <3

but they are boys and the boy ones just are not as adorable as the girl ones imo lol, they cost a pretty penny too which kind of sucks but on amazon you can find such great prices on cloths sometime

excited to use them but I do have a shit load of disposables as well LOL
Haha most of mine I bought at a STEAL. The only ones I paid full price for were ones I HAD TO HAVE and wasn't sure i could find them later. One of the perks to building a cloth diaper stash for my next baby before I even start TTC =p right now my 3 year old loves to diaper her baby dolls with them.
Ha I always thought they'd be so cute on a doll just to play with :P (I loved dolls for the longest time lol) your stash is so cute, it is amazing how many some people have I just hope I can make it to about 40 diapers before he gets here

I am so close
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Re: Baby Fever

Post by blackbetty » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:00 pm

I got some GREAT deals online for Black Friday sales my first year of CDIng when I was still stash building!

My fav prefolds are Green Mountain diapers Clotheez, omg they are awesome!

I use mostly goodmamas. Some people have issues with them because they can be really pricey (unless you wait for a great deal!) but I like them because they are all natural materials and they are made in the US by people who are paid fair wages to make them and that's a cause I can get behind.
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Re: Baby Fever

Post by MakeupGirly » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:56 am

Baby fever since I was 17 and I'm now 20. So I've had it constantly for three years!
I want to wait until I'm at least in my mid twenties though. The fact that I'd miss out on trips abroad and nights out if I were to settle down now and have kids keeps me from getting into a serious relationship. I just feel like I've got my whole life for kids and being tied down why waste my youth doing it now.
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Post by queenofhearts » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:00 pm

I've had it SO bad for about a year and a half. I'm in a serious relationship (2.5 years, we've lived together for 1.5 and have a house together, as well as a puppy who's our baby) but I'm still not in a position at all to have kids. I'm almost 21 but only in my third year of an English degree before I do my masters in Education, so I definitely don't have time or money to raise a child. My boyfriend is trying to get into med school and we're hopefully going to be married sometime in the next few years, and then after he finishes med school and we travel a bit we'll think about trying to have a child. He says 10 years, I say no freakin' way I'm waiting that long, haha. Every time I see a baby my ovaries physically ache. I don't post much here (I mostly stalk the nchollywood/kristypuff/taylertradgedy threads), but augh I needed to vent my baby fever.
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Post by Chevbowlyn » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:09 pm

This gives me baby fever even though I have a 6 month old and 3 others... Enough for me at the moment.
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Post by strawberries » Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:21 pm

Is that one of your children or a random picture?
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Post by Chevbowlyn » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:03 pm

strawberries wrote:Is that one of your children or a random picture?
Random. It was from the Birth Without Fear Instagram
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Post by AuntieToABabyBoy:) » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:00 pm

I have it too :) I always find myself looking at baby stuff on the internet and when I go out :D
Being a auntie is the best gift in the world and when I become a mother my life would be perfect <3 :)
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Post by kthanks » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:01 pm

I'm not a regular poster to these forums so I hope you don't mind me participating in this conversation but my goodness I've had Baby Fever for the past few years but it's gotten so bad the past few months. It doesn't help that everyone around me keeps posting pictures of their adorable little ones. *sigh* one day soon.
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Post by mommyoftwogirlsca » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:23 pm

I have baby fever hardcore it usually starts once my kids turn one. My youngest is two and I would love another one. my hubby wants to wait though and that is hard lol.
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Post by TaylorKnows » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:32 am

I have it, but know I'm going to wait 7+ years. I wanna get my teaching degree and teach a year or two before I start. It's hard since I see lots of kids and my mom has a daycare, only one kid so far but he's adorable. But it seems whenever it gets bad, I babysit and I'm like "Yeah, gonna wait." Lol. I do know one day I want to be a mom, not concrete about how many I actually want though.
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Re: Baby Fever

Post by MamaJoAnna » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:43 am

I want to wait to TTC until close to summer time, because I don't want to be heavily pregnant in summer...it hits 80s/90s here and is uncomfortable sometimes.

But I don't know if life is gonna let me wait, because I might be knocked to the up at the moment...6 days until I can test. Yay.
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Post by kthanks » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:56 pm

TaylorKnows wrote:I have it, but know I'm going to wait 7+ years. I wanna get my teaching degree and teach a year or two before I start. It's hard since I see lots of kids and my mom has a daycare, only one kid so far but he's adorable. But it seems whenever it gets bad, I babysit and I'm like "Yeah, gonna wait." Lol. I do know one day I want to be a mom, not concrete about how many I actually want though.
Hey, I'm going to school to be a teacher too! What grade and/or subject do you want to teach? I'm so torn between wanting to have a kid BEFORE I start teaching so then I won't have to take time off in my first few years (obvious negative is that it would be hard to finish school while pregnant/caring for a baby) and having a child in my first few years of teaching.
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Post by strawberries » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:33 pm

jodilo88 wrote:I want to wait to TTC until close to summer time, because I don't want to be heavily pregnant in summer...it hits 80s/90s here and is uncomfortable sometimes.

But I don't know if life is gonna let me wait, because I might be knocked to the up at the moment...6 days until I can test. Yay.
In June SO & my heavily pregnant self went for a walk. I nearly passed out! I sat out on the grass in front of some random person's house until I could steady myself. Summer children= never again.
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Post by Confusedchick127 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:03 pm

I had my daughter the beginning of August....never again! This summer was my worst ever!
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Re: Baby Fever

Post by MamaJoAnna » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:20 pm

If I were to be pregnant right now, I'd be due on my birthday - August 20th.

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Re: Baby Fever

Post by VolcomCherry » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:06 pm

Baby fever goes higher when my partner has baby fever haha. He got extremely clucky watching shaytards today lol
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Re: Baby Fever

Post by ladybug » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:13 pm

Had my baby girl on august 24th in a state that is 90+ ALL summer!! That was an experience I'll tell ya! Lol
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Post by kingoflove21vher » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:10 am

I've had baby fever since I was fourteen, it has progressively gotten a little worse over the past three years, so that on New Years' Day I went out and when I saw cute baby stuff I HAD to buy it. :roll: I've collected stuff for years, I have stuff from when I was a baby, from when I was younger buying or getting giving things for my baby dolls, and then now I just buy cute stuff. Here's some of it:

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The thing it's laying on is a deer hide I shot and did a DIY tanning with my dad, I'm planning to sew a blanket for any future children out of it and any others I get (it's so soft). No, I don't plan to have kids until I'm out of high school and possibly college, I'm moving the summer after I graduate and hope to get accepted to a state university in NC at Greensboro, that way I'll be near my nephew and family, my parents are planning to move too. I want to get my degree in criminal justice and history and become a private investigator. See I have goals, not planning on getting pregnant any time soon. :lol:

Surprisingly I have more girl stuff, even though I really would like a boy. *shrug* (I'd be happy as long as it was healthy)
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Re: Baby Fever

Post by MamaJoAnna » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:50 am

Well, my pre-TTC worries are gone given my girly appointment yesterday went well (pending results of a lovely procedure...ugh).

Baby fever >>>>>>>>>>>>
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Post by kingoflove21vher » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:53 am

jodilo88 wrote:Well, my pre-TTC worries are gone given my girly appointment yesterday went well (pending results of a lovely procedure...ugh).

Baby fever >>>>>>>>>>>>
Congrats on the good results! Hope you are blessed whenever you and your husband are ready, and congrats on your wedding too, since I wasn't around then~ <3
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Re: Baby Fever

Post by fossilfinger » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:02 am

I'd like to TTC in November of this year, but I doubt my husband will go for it. We'll have to see the financial position we're in. I want to have a baby sometime between March and October. I know that when the time comes I really won't care, but I want a spring, summer, or early fall baby.
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Re: Baby Fever

Post by MamaJoAnna » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:22 am

I want a spring baby, mostly because we don't have any in either of our families. Hubby doesn't care when as long as it happens for us.
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