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Does anyone know of a diaper service in Gainesville? I've looked online but can't seem to find anything in our area.

Anyone have pros or cons of using a diaper service vs. laundering your own, and using the biodegradable disposables vs. cloth?

thanks!!

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Baby Dydee Diaper Service - (904) 287-0485 - Jacksonville, FL 32258

Years and years-about 44-lol- they delivered to Gainesville. They are still listed in Jax as a diaper service. The only other ones listed in Fl were in Naples or Lake Worth.

I used cloth diapers, admittedly, there were no other options. But they were not that difficult to use. I kept a solution of Borateem and Dreft in a diaper pail and then just ran them thru a rinse cycle and then a wash with hot water.  No problems, no diaper rash and had em for both kids and then gave them to a friend. You sure can't do that with disposables! If I had itr to do over again in this day and age, I 'd still use cloth. But this time, I'd have a dryer! lol. JMHO___

In our experience, cloth diapering has been very easy and economical. The first purchase seems expensive as you set-up, but after that, you really save quite a bit. We have used bum genius all in one elementals from our daughter's birth, and she's 17 months now.... so we've never had to buy more/other diapers (Well, we bought a handful of antsy pants cloth pull ups now that she's learning to use the potty). We also wash and dry at home. It's just like doing any other laundry (except a twice a year "strip"), and, I personally like knowing what I'm washing them with. We've traveled with cloth (airplanes, hotels, relative's homes, etc.), use cloth when we go out, etc. etc. - all extremely easy. We use cloth wipes too. I thought it was going to all be such a task before I started - but once I did, I honestly think it's easier than using all the disposable stuff. I'm never out of anything, I never have to buy anything but more oils to make the spray we use with the wipes, we don't have blow-outs, she seems comfortable, no stinky trash, etc. etc. Couldn't be happier. If you do decide to use cloth and launder and/or have questions - feel free to message me.

Oh... we bought a couple biodegradable disposables (broody chick) while pregnant thinking we would definitely need them for "going out" or emergencies. We only used them once... out of curiosity.... because we never had to actually use them. They worked fine that day, and I think the brand is pretty neat. Then she grew out of all we had before we could use them again, and we donated them. I didn't like the look or feel on her, but that's just because I got accustomed to seeing her in cloth.



Zenta Auyong said:

In our experience, cloth diapering has been very easy and economical. The first purchase seems expensive as you set-up, but after that, you really save quite a bit. We have used bum genius all in one elementals from our daughter's birth, and she's 17 months now.... so we've never had to buy more/other diapers (Well, we bought a handful of antsy pants cloth pull ups now that she's learning to use the potty). We also wash and dry at home. It's just like doing any other laundry (except a twice a year "strip"), and, I personally like knowing what I'm washing them with. We've traveled with cloth (airplanes, hotels, relative's homes, etc.), use cloth when we go out, etc. etc. - all extremely easy. We use cloth wipes too. I thought it was going to all be such a task before I started - but once I did, I honestly think it's easier than using all the disposable stuff. I'm never out of anything, I never have to buy anything but more oils to make the spray we use with the wipes, we don't have blow-outs, she seems comfortable, no stinky trash, etc. etc. Couldn't be happier. If you do decide to use cloth and launder and/or have questions - feel free to message me.

Thank you for all the info!! I think will definitely give cloth a try...I just hope my septic system can handle all the extra laundry. = )

We used cloth with both babies and it did not appear to really change my water usage. Babies using plastic diapers use just as much laundry because of all the blow outs.

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