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Cloth Diapers: The Gift of Thrift

I recently did a blog post about cloth diapers and daycare. I started wondering because a woman told me that she had given her
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grand-baby some cloth diapers as a gift but that her son and daughter-in-law didn't use them because their daycare didn't allow them. In addition to making me wonder if Thirsties parents use cloth at daycare, it made me wonder if you would ever give someone cloth diapers as a gift? Or have you ever asked for them or registered for them? They seem like a great baby registry item to me now, but when I was pregnant, it never occurred to me. I think a couple of cloth diapers--some pockets or two Duo Fab Fitteds with a cover would make a great gift but what if "the friend" to whom they were given, decided not to use them? Is it pushy to give someone cloth diapers who hasn't expressed interest in trying them or is it a great way to introduce them to someone who might be interested but doesn't know enough about how easy they are to use, how much more fun the colors and pattens are than disposable and how cost efficient they can be? I don't think that seeing a picture on the computer of the Duo Fab Fitteds does them justice. Sure, the colors are beautiful and the patterns are stylish and fun but until you feel them and really rub the buttery soft fabric against your skin, you can't appreciate how much better they would feel against your baby's skin than cloth. That's one reason I think a cloth diaper or two can make a nice gift. Or for a less expensive idea, a bottle of Thirsties Booty Luster and a package of cloth wipes can make a nice (not to mention green) baby shower gift. And the wipes are made from the same material as the Duo Fab Fitteds, which I always make sure to tell my friends to whom I give the wipes. They usually can't believe that a diaper could be made from such soft fabric. Whether or not it's in good form to give someone cloth diapers who hasn't asked, there is one person to whom I am glad to have given the gift of cloth: Cooper. I feel like a good mommy every time I put one of his Thirsties on him instead of a disposable and every load of diaper laundry that I do is worth it to me. What about you?  Have you ever given or received cloth diapers as a gift? Did you put them on your baby registry or are you considering registering for them in the future?
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  • I was given some prefolds a couple duo wraps and a wet bag at my shower but it’s only because I could put some of that stuff on my registry. The rest I bought. My friend and I are going to buy two matching newborn diapers for a friend who just had tiny twins and I’m definitely giving the cloth diaper talk to all of my friends who are expecting and hopefully if they do decide cloth I’ll gift them a diaper and an accessory (a way to get around my husband’s ban on buying more diapers!)

    Heather on
  • I have gotten some as gifts, love em. I don’t know if I would give them though, just because I wouldn’t know if that person wanted to use them.

    Rozetta on
  • Sometimes people make some hand made diapers and gift it to someone.This type of product sometimes people can’t use because of registration.
    homemade baby gift

    Jenny Watson on
  • I have bought a friend cloth diapers off their registry (BG 3.0) as well as gave them fitted with a cover (not on registry) to give them a chance to try something “differwnr”. This was before my son so I didn’t really know much, but I bought a little of everything to start. This particular friend used all the diaps I gave but did stick with the BGs, it’s what their nephews used. I find them strange, because they use the cloth diapers most of the time but they aren’t cloth diaper obsessed. They have no issues not using them depending on the situation. I always make cloth diapers work. But every cloth diaperer, even just part/most of the time, is great in my book!

    I wouldn’t buy them unless I knew the person was interested or actively looking to cloth diaper.

    I don’t recall but I don’t believe I registered for any cloth diapers. By the time baby shower came around I think I had my stash set. :)

    Sierra on
  • BTW I remember getting a diaper sprayer from the friends I bought cloth diapers for!!!

    Sierra on

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