questionsdo you have kids? if so, are you planning on…

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This is another reason I am happy I am starting to potty train my daughter.

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Another reason to stick with cloth diapers. (Besides environmental issues)

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@olperfesser: old school!

I agree. If diapers really go up in price, just make the switch to cloth diapers. They're actually cheaper over time, and are just as effective and sanitary.

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Man...first hard drives and now diapers! Techie dad can't catch a break!

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@funkadelic78: This is why you should be happy you have a daughter. A boy's fight with his elimination takes years, both in terms of time to completion and what it takes from your life.

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We'll be okay. Both kiddos are potty trained now. That is unless something unplanned happens.....which it better not.

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Wake me when there's a kitty litter shortage.
Signed,
Lonely Childless Cat Woman

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Got one coming in Jan. Might go ahead and grab some now just to be safe.

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If you HAVE to use disposable diapers, sign up for the Amazon Parent program and have the diapers delivered free with a discount. Just make sure you are paying attention to the size you are ordering and not keep re-ordering/auto-order a size that ends up too small.

Cloth diapers are great, BUT, if you are in a community where there is a water shortage, doing extra laundry and using up more water does not go over very well. If you have a child that has a reaction to disposable diapers (not uncommon), then you have no choice but to go cloth. Make the choice based on your lifestyle, environmental beliefs and your child.

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Diaper factory explosion. Such a great combination of words.

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Please don't "stock up" when you don't need them. That will only exacerbate the alleged shortage.

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Wow, now there's something I never really thought about.

I think I would get a vasectomy tomorrow if I found out that I would have to deal with clothe diapers if and when I have children.

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@bsmith1: Diaper crisis exacerbater. Hahaha so many good combinations of words starting with diaper!

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Luckily my daughter is in college, so I don't have to worry. However, it wouldn't have been that big a deal if she was still in diapers. I used cloth and made diapers both on her. She was potty trained at 11 1/2 months, started at 6 months when she started crawling. She was allergic to her urine and unable to keep a diaper on. I changed her every 30 minutes whether she needed it or not. The rashes were horrible if I did not. It didn't matter if she wore cloth or plastic diapers, the same problem persisted.

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Yup. And thankfully the last of three is only using them at nap/night right now. And soon no more! Then what will I spend all the money on I used to spend on diapers?

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@jeeperwoot: Oh - don't worry. You'll find something... ;-)

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just finished potty training last month on the 3rd kid. Of the last 8 years, 7 years were spent changing diapers... WOOT!

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@bsmith1: I got a kid on the way and I'm buying when the buying's cheap.

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Well, now I know why the lady at Target had a cart full of diapers. I bet she cleaned the shelf of them.

I was there returning the tainted peanut butter I had bought. We hadn't used it yet, but why take chances.

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Fortunately my 15yo is potty trained. He has targeting issues, but that's a man thing and he swamps out his own bathroom...

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"And I thought I was worried about the things that explode (puts on sunglasses) in the diapers."

YEEAAAAAAAHHH

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Well, for kids you can easily use cloth diapers if you're stuck switching.
What about the elderly? To my knowledge, they don't have a cloth option for incontinence protection.

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@thumperchick: No cloth option for the elderly. Adult urine is a different and could actually be a biohazard due to disease/illness. Also, the ingredients for adult diapers are a little different and not recommended for infants. Infants delicate skin requires very specific ingredients to not react (at least not too badly to urine -- hence the DryMaxx nightmare Pampers had to deal with -- DryMaxx was a chemical combo in diapers that absorbed beautifully in the lab and in test product with "average babies" But when certain pH of urine came into contact with it, it created a very acidic substance that left infants and toddlers with chemical burns).