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(Colorado Springs Gazette)   81 parents change their baby's cloth diapers at the same time in a room that could not possibly have had adequate ventilation to mitigate the smell, then raced their babies to win a diamond necklace. Yeah, this week still stinks   (gazette.com) divider line 58
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2013-04-20 10:34:01 PM
Wow. What sh*tty parents.
 
2013-04-20 11:09:38 PM
I watched an eBay auction in which a dozen self-styled "diaper hyenas" bid up the price of a used cloth diaper to $71.  Got into the business for a while but just couldn't take the craziness.
 
2013-04-21 12:01:32 AM
"We wouldn't feed them something with chemicals in it," Melissa said. "Why would we put something with chemicals on them?"

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2013-04-21 01:50:41 AM
I looked into the pricing of cloth versus disposable when my son was born. To me, the amount saved would not have been worth the hassle.
 
2013-04-21 02:33:15 AM

ArkAngel: I looked into the pricing of cloth versus disposable when my son was born. To me, the amount saved would not have been worth the hassle.


The decision's easy - "do you have a top-loading or front-loading washing machine?" If you answered "top-loading", consider cloth. If you answered "front-loading", disposable is the way to go. Trust me.
 
2013-04-21 02:35:21 AM

ArkAngel: I looked into the pricing of cloth versus disposable when my son was born. To me, the amount saved would not have been worth the hassle.


That's because you were allowed to externalize your costs, just like a damned corporation.  If you'd been forced to keep all those disposable diapers, you'd have jumped on cloth in a heartbeat.
 
2013-04-21 02:37:46 AM
Um question? Can women still do that washer machine spin cycle thing knowing dirty diapers are in there?
 
2013-04-21 02:41:56 AM
Here comes the mommy guilt.
 
2013-04-21 02:42:05 AM
"Would you wear paper underwear?"

No. But I'm also not shiatting and pissing in my pants.
 
2013-04-21 02:42:21 AM
The training is intense.
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And of course there are allegations of doping-
buzzworthy.mtv.com
 
2013-04-21 02:48:09 AM

911Jenny: "Would you wear paper underwear?"

No. But I'm also not shiatting and pissing in my pants.


Quite a few incontinent senior citizens do indeed wear paper underwear. Parenting brings out the hardcore stupid in some people.
 
2013-04-21 02:50:44 AM

BarkingUnicorn: diaper hyenas


I had to google it. OMFG I don't want to live in a world where diaper hyenas are a thing.
 
2013-04-21 02:51:54 AM

Cagey B: 911Jenny: "Would you wear paper underwear?"

No. But I'm also not shiatting and pissing in my pants.

Quite a few incontinent senior citizens do indeed wear paper underwear. Parenting brings out the hardcore stupid in some people.


There's paper underwear for travelers, too.

http://www.onederwear.com/
 
2013-04-21 02:55:07 AM

911Jenny: "Would you wear paper underwear?"

No. But I'm also not shiatting and pissing in my pants.


My wife found disposable travel underwear before we went on a two week trip. They were similar to those compressed towels with the plastic wrapper but softer. They made boxers and panties. Not sexy but very convenient.
 
2013-04-21 02:55:58 AM

redsquid: BarkingUnicorn: diaper hyenas

I had to google it. OMFG I don't want to live in a world where diaper hyenas are a thing.


The  only sane customer I had was a shepherd's wife in New Zealand.  We became penpals.  She sent me pics of the 8 kids as  they grew up and Christmas e-cards.  Delightful woman.

The rest were batshiat crazy Americans.
 
2013-04-21 02:59:54 AM

FormlessOne: ArkAngel: I looked into the pricing of cloth versus disposable when my son was born. To me, the amount saved would not have been worth the hassle.

The decision's easy - "do you have a top-loading or front-loading washing machine?" If you answered "top-loading", consider cloth. If you answered "front-loading", disposable is the way to go. Trust me.


As the parent of a cloth diaper child, who is about to convert from top to front loading, please go on.
 
2013-04-21 03:01:34 AM

BarkingUnicorn: redsquid: BarkingUnicorn: diaper hyenas

I had to google it. OMFG I don't want to live in a world where diaper hyenas are a thing.

The  only sane customer I had was a shepherd's wife in New Zealand.  We became penpals.  She sent me pics of the 8 kids as  they grew up and Christmas e-cards.  Delightful woman.

The rest were batshiat crazy Americans.


OK I'm genuinely curious. What makes a diaper valuable in the eyes of a hyena?
 
2013-04-21 03:08:52 AM

TheSwizz: FormlessOne: ArkAngel: I looked into the pricing of cloth versus disposable when my son was born. To me, the amount saved would not have been worth the hassle.

The decision's easy - "do you have a top-loading or front-loading washing machine?" If you answered "top-loading", consider cloth. If you answered "front-loading", disposable is the way to go. Trust me.

As the parent of a cloth diaper child, who is about to convert from top to front loading, please go on.


This reminds me of a train wreck. I really don't wish to know but now I can't get it out of my head.
 
2013-04-21 03:09:04 AM

redsquid: BarkingUnicorn: redsquid: BarkingUnicorn: diaper hyenas

I had to google it. OMFG I don't want to live in a world where diaper hyenas are a thing.

The  only sane customer I had was a shepherd's wife in New Zealand.  We became penpals.  She sent me pics of the 8 kids as  they grew up and Christmas e-cards.  Delightful woman.

The rest were batshiat crazy Americans.

OK I'm genuinely curious. What makes a diaper valuable in the eyes of a hyena?


The one that went for $71 was an out-of-production pattern of a popular brand; yes, a collectible used diaper.

There was a surprising amount of entrepreneurial innovation in the diapering community.  Many different designs were whipped up on home sewing machines and then someone said, "You ought to sell these."  Word spread quickly about which designs didn't leak, bunch up between babba's legs, required the least effort to change and wash, etc.  Brands would rise and fall in months.
 
2013-04-21 03:15:36 AM
So the article didn't mention whether these were adult babies or baby babies.
 
2013-04-21 03:26:38 AM

BarkingUnicorn: redsquid: BarkingUnicorn: redsquid: BarkingUnicorn: diaper hyenas

I had to google it. OMFG I don't want to live in a world where diaper hyenas are a thing.

The  only sane customer I had was a shepherd's wife in New Zealand.  We became penpals.  She sent me pics of the 8 kids as  they grew up and Christmas e-cards.  Delightful woman.

The rest were batshiat crazy Americans.

OK I'm genuinely curious. What makes a diaper valuable in the eyes of a hyena?

The one that went for $71 was an out-of-production pattern of a popular brand; yes, a collectible used diaper.

There was a surprising amount of entrepreneurial innovation in the diapering community.  Many different designs were whipped up on home sewing machines and then someone said, "You ought to sell these."  Word spread quickly about which designs didn't leak, bunch up between babba's legs, required the least effort to change and wash, etc.  Brands would rise and fall in months.


Jesus effing Christ, this sort of thing makes me damn happy I decided to never have kids / adopt older kids if I was gonna have any.

My ex BF's hippie stepbrother ran a cloth diaper business.  I was dumbfounded by the fervor I just tangentially witnessed.  He would have soon to be parents visit his house before deciding to buy his diapers, because of course this was an integral part of deciding what your baby is going to sh-t in.

I'm definitely pro cloth diapers if you made me pick one side or the other - disposables are wretchedly expensive and wasteful - but on the off chance I'd ever have to make this decision (F--k, I'm jinxing myself, aren't I?) I could never see myself asking for a tour of the in-a-home-small-cloth-diaper-business, never mind being *granted* one.
 
2013-04-21 03:34:16 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: BarkingUnicorn: redsquid: BarkingUnicorn: redsquid: BarkingUnicorn: diaper hyenas

I had to google it. OMFG I don't want to live in a world where diaper hyenas are a thing.

The  only sane customer I had was a shepherd's wife in New Zealand.  We became penpals.  She sent me pics of the 8 kids as  they grew up and Christmas e-cards.  Delightful woman.

The rest were batshiat crazy Americans.

OK I'm genuinely curious. What makes a diaper valuable in the eyes of a hyena?

The one that went for $71 was an out-of-production pattern of a popular brand; yes, a collectible used diaper.

There was a surprising amount of entrepreneurial innovation in the diapering community.  Many different designs were whipped up on home sewing machines and then someone said, "You ought to sell these."  Word spread quickly about which designs didn't leak, bunch up between babba's legs, required the least effort to change and wash, etc.  Brands would rise and fall in months.

Jesus effing Christ, this sort of thing makes me damn happy I decided to never have kids / adopt older kids if I was gonna have any.

My ex BF's hippie stepbrother ran a cloth diaper business.  I was dumbfounded by the fervor I just tangentially witnessed.  He would have soon to be parents visit his house before deciding to buy his diapers, because of course this was an integral part of deciding what your baby is going to sh-t in.

I'm definitely pro cloth diapers if you made me pick one side or the other - disposables are wretchedly expensive and wasteful - but on the off chance I'd ever have to make this decision (F--k, I'm jinxing myself, aren't I?) I could never see myself asking for a tour of the in-a-home-small-cloth-diaper-business, never mind being *granted* one.


My supplier when I sold diapers online was the inventor of Wonderoos, an all-in-one diaper/cover system  that could be "let out" to grow with baby.  Great idea; you could charge more because one set of diapers would be all a customer needed; and then there was resale value.

She got a cease-and-desist letter from Fruit Of The Loom, claiming confusion with Underoos, the kids'  underwear.  The diaper hyena community rose up in awesome fury and FOTL backed down; gave her the rights to the diaper market, in essence.  One does not fark with diaper hyenas.
 
2013-04-21 03:35:34 AM
If I so much as even stain my cloth underwear, they suddenly become disposable.
 
2013-04-21 03:39:10 AM
We just use baby underwear with a paper plate stuffed inside - cloth, so there's no chemicals, and cheaper than disposable, so we throw them out instead of wash them.
 
2013-04-21 03:43:29 AM

BarkingUnicorn: My supplier when I sold diapers online was the inventor of Wonderoos, an all-in-one diaper/cover system that could be "let out" to grow with baby. Great idea; you could charge more because one set of diapers would be all a customer needed; and then there was resale value.

She got a cease-and-desist letter from Fruit Of The Loom, claiming confusion with Underoos, the kids' underwear. The diaper hyena community rose up in awesome fury and FOTL backed down; gave her the rights to the diaper market, in essence. One does not fark with diaper hyenas.


While I'm happy the actual innovator won against the big behemoth, there are *so* many things that just disturb me about this info that I'm gonna back away slowly now.

/Let's see... Wonderoos triggering Wonderbra in my mind
//then the resale value concept (I get that cloth diapers were historically passed on, but between family members is far less creepy than eBay bidding)
///then the diaper hyena mental picture
////eek
 
2013-04-21 03:50:40 AM
Diaper hyena- now I can't stop thinking of the Family Guy episode where Brian and Stewie get locked in the bank vault.
 
2013-04-21 03:58:40 AM
FTA- "We wouldn't feed them something with chemicals in it," Melissa said. "Why would we put something with chemicals on them?"

God I want to cockpunch stupid people like this.
 
2013-04-21 04:04:25 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: /Let's see... Wonderoos triggering Wonderbra in my mind
//then the resale value concept (I get that cloth diapers were historically passed on, but between family members is far less creepy than eBay bidding)
///then the diaper hyena mental picture
////eek


The brand names are excruciating:

Fuzzi Bunz
Happy Heinys
Bum Wear
Rumparooz
DinkleDooz
Apple Cheeks
Starbunz
 
2013-04-21 04:05:00 AM

redsquid: FTA- "We wouldn't feed them something with chemicals in it," Melissa said. "Why would we put something with chemicals on them?"

God I want to cockpunch stupid people like this.


That's coont punt, you fool.
 
2013-04-21 04:14:13 AM
smart parents let their babies play naked in the compost pile. just hose them off weekly.
 
2013-04-21 04:16:26 AM

BarkingUnicorn: StreetlightInTheGhetto: /Let's see... Wonderoos triggering Wonderbra in my mind
//then the resale value concept (I get that cloth diapers were historically passed on, but between family members is far less creepy than eBay bidding)
///then the diaper hyena mental picture
////eek

The brand names are excruciating:

Fuzzi Bunz
Happy Heinys
Bum Wear
Rumparooz
DinkleDooz
Apple Cheeks
Starbunz


Oooh I'll play-

Splatter Ragz
Hot Child in the shiatty
OshKoshB'Squish
BogTogs
Drippy Longstockings
Craptraps
Mustard Dusters
Juicy Couture
 
2013-04-21 04:19:06 AM

BarkingUnicorn: redsquid: FTA- "We wouldn't feed them something with chemicals in it," Melissa said. "Why would we put something with chemicals on them?"

God I want to cockpunch stupid people like this.

That's coont punt, you fool.


OK but you are now favorited as 'introduced me to diaper hyenas', so you'll just have to live with that.
 
2013-04-21 04:23:46 AM

redsquid: Oooh I'll play-

Splatter Ragz
Hot Child in the shiatty
OshKoshB'Squish
BogTogs
Drippy Longstockings
Craptraps
Mustard Dusters
Juicy Couture


You're the guy who named that beer made from coffee beans that passed through elephants, "shiat Black," aren't you?
 
2013-04-21 04:24:59 AM

redsquid: BarkingUnicorn: redsquid: FTA- "We wouldn't feed them something with chemicals in it," Melissa said. "Why would we put something with chemicals on them?"

God I want to cockpunch stupid people like this.

That's coont punt, you fool.

OK but you are now favorited as 'introduced me to diaper hyenas', so you'll just have to live with that.


Thanks, but diaper hyeanas are so into their offspring's wrappers that they're unfarkable, so I don't see what good I've done you.
 
2013-04-21 04:27:42 AM

redsquid: BarkingUnicorn: StreetlightInTheGhetto: /Let's see... Wonderoos triggering Wonderbra in my mind
//then the resale value concept (I get that cloth diapers were historically passed on, but between family members is far less creepy than eBay bidding)
///then the diaper hyena mental picture
////eek

The brand names are excruciating:

Fuzzi Bunz
Happy Heinys
Bum Wear
Rumparooz
DinkleDooz
Apple Cheeks
Starbunz

Oooh I'll play-

Splatter Ragz
Hot Child in the shiatty
OshKoshB'Squish
BogTogs
Drippy Longstockings
Craptraps
Mustard Dusters
Juicy Couture


Where can I order the BogTogs?
 
2013-04-21 04:36:03 AM
My little sister was raised on cloth diapers. We tried using the Gerber cloth ones but they sucked. So we used large pieces of cheesecloth we bought at the local drugstore and simply tied them off. No safety pins, IIRC.  This was 1990s CA, USA.

I am 10 years older than my sister and I washed all her diapers. I did it by hand in the laundry room's utility sink. I'd basically rinse them off into a big tub, then toss the tub of dirty water out into the yard. then proceed with hot water and mild soap. line dry.

At first, I hated it. But then, I came to like it - not because I liked poop but because I thought of it this way - later on, no matter what arguments I might have with my sister, she and I would always know that when she was little, I washed her poop off with my bare hands because I loved her. now my sister is about to be married. I have a very close relationship with her and I can honestly say that that made a huge difference in the way we are with each other.

When I have my own children (god willing), I'd like to do the same. I don't know if my wife (whoever she will be) would agree. But I would really want to. I know it may seem silly, but if I put my child in a diaper and toss it out, it'd feel to me like I'm disgusted by something about my child. I'd like him/her to grow up knowing that that would never be the case, no matter what he/she might do or might feel (gay, whatever). and you know, too... it's a blessing to have a child with a normal digestive system.

besides, diapers are expensive and take over 500 years to decay. and cloth breathes better, feels nicer....
 
2013-04-21 04:37:06 AM

NorthernMT: TheSwizz: FormlessOne: ArkAngel: I looked into the pricing of cloth versus disposable when my son was born. To me, the amount saved would not have been worth the hassle.

The decision's easy - "do you have a top-loading or front-loading washing machine?" If you answered "top-loading", consider cloth. If you answered "front-loading", disposable is the way to go. Trust me.

As the parent of a cloth diaper child, who is about to convert from top to front loading, please go on.

This reminds me of a train wreck. I really don't wish to know but now I can't get it out of my head.


Probably easier to hose the shiat down through a top loading machine.
 
2013-04-21 04:41:00 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: redsquid: BarkingUnicorn: StreetlightInTheGhetto: /Let's see... Wonderoos triggering Wonderbra in my mind
//then the resale value concept (I get that cloth diapers were historically passed on, but between family members is far less creepy than eBay bidding)
///then the diaper hyena mental picture
////eek

The brand names are excruciating:

Fuzzi Bunz
Happy Heinys
Bum Wear
Rumparooz
DinkleDooz
Apple Cheeks
Starbunz

Oooh I'll play-

Splatter Ragz
Hot Child in the shiatty
OshKoshB'Squish
BogTogs
Drippy Longstockings
Craptraps
Mustard Dusters
Juicy Couture

Where can I order the BogTogs?


We're running a super pooper special- buy three and get a free trial sized Dookey Houser.
 
2013-04-21 04:49:51 AM
I've had 2 kids and we stayed away from the crazy and just got disposable diapers.

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: We just use baby underwear with a paper plate stuffed inside - cloth, so there's no chemicals, and cheaper than disposable, so we throw them out instead of wash them.


Cloth has all kinds of chemicals. Quick research shows all kinds of chemicals in cotton like monosaccharide, glucose, fructose, malic acid, citric acid, alcohols, protein, and ash, most of which are removed by hexane, chloroform, sodium hydroxide solutions, non-polar solvents, and hot ethanol. You can't avoid chemicals.
 
2013-04-21 05:00:51 AM
Poopies
renandstimpyreviews.blog.com
 
2013-04-21 05:08:52 AM
POOP THREAD!
 
2013-04-21 05:50:45 AM
Seems like soak through would be a problem with cloth diapers
 
2013-04-21 05:57:19 AM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Seems like soak through would be a problem with cloth diapers


Diaper covers contain the surplus.  "All-in-one systems" incorporate impermeable cover with the diaper.

Hemp diapers are luxuriously soft and much more absorbent than cotton.

/yeah, i was in the biz too long.
 
2013-04-21 06:11:29 AM
Did any of the parents lose when they raced their baby? I bet I'd beat my baby by like 10 minutes in the 100 yard dash--the little lollygagger is THAT farking slow. That's my diamond necklace, b*tch!
 
2013-04-21 06:52:02 AM

TheSwizz: FormlessOne: ArkAngel: I looked into the pricing of cloth versus disposable when my son was born. To me, the amount saved would not have been worth the hassle.

The decision's easy - "do you have a top-loading or front-loading washing machine?" If you answered "top-loading", consider cloth. If you answered "front-loading", disposable is the way to go. Trust me.

As the parent of a cloth diaper child, who is about to convert from top to front loading, please go on.


And here I thought babies were made of meat. The things you learn around here...
 
2013-04-21 07:30:32 AM
We use both.
Cloth at home.
Disposables for the road.

This " diaper hyena " business is new and frightening to me.
They need to be rounded up and locked away with the Furries.
 
2013-04-21 08:15:55 AM

BarkingUnicorn: redsquid: FTA- "We wouldn't feed them something with chemicals in it," Melissa said. "Why would we put something with chemicals on them?"

God I want to cockpunch stupid people like this.

That's coont punt, you fool.


I tend to ammend such threats with ''And I'll sew some on first if I have to!''
 
2013-04-21 08:21:03 AM

FormlessOne: ArkAngel: I looked into the pricing of cloth versus disposable when my son was born. To me, the amount saved would not have been worth the hassle.

The decision's easy - "do you have a top-loading or front-loading washing machine?" If you answered "top-loading", consider cloth. If you answered "front-loading", disposable is the way to go. Trust me.


I have a front loader and we've cloth diapered my son from birth. It just takes the right detergent, and surprisingly enough, tide works the best for us. I don't brag about cloth diapering, but we did save money and if you get enough of them, you can get away with only doing laundry 2 times a week. But no, I don't do public diaper changes- some of the women are obsessed with cloth diapers or big environmentalists and I personally just do it for the convenience and saving money.
 
2013-04-21 08:44:48 AM

ArkAngel: I looked into the pricing of cloth versus disposable when my son was born. To me, the amount saved would not have been worth the hassle.


We're having that exact debate right now with our first coming this fall. I hate doing regular laundry, why would I want to add that to my laundry list?!?
 
2013-04-21 08:53:50 AM
I totally jumped on the cloth diaper craze when we had our last child. This was around six years ago. Yes cloth can be much cheaper, but if you get obsessed.... Hahaha.

I started off with BumGenius. Plain white. Great intentions. That lasted about two weeks. Then I sold those off in favor of FuzziBunz, because those came in *colors*.

Then the revolving door really started. Embroidered. Minkee. Bamboo velour. Switching to fitteds meant going to wool. You know you have hit batshiat crazy when you find yourself spending $70 on a diaper plus $100 on a tiny pair of wool pants to go over it for your kid to poop in.

According to pictures I kept of the very pretty insanity I went through, we owned over 500 of the things in the 3 years we cloth diapered - not all at once, but still. (And I am leaving so much out here like matching shirts, custom designed inserts, embroidering mass produced covers...)

I have OCD. I'm medicated now. Thank gods because I can't afford another "habit" like that ever again.
 
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