Post # 1
Hi bees, so my DH and I have decided to take the plunge and cloth diaper! I m super excited, and since I’m not due until June, I’m taking the opportunity to slowly build our stash and spread the cost out. So I’m wondering. What your recommendations are for starting out.
Im not planning to buy a whole bunch of one brand until baby is here and we’re able to y out what works best for us. So I’m buying 1-2 of each brand/type to try out.
I currently have: new born all in ones
1 pocket Fuzibunnz
2 pocket bumkins
Im looked to add a couple hybrid/all in twos, a few more brands of pockets, some fitteds and some pre folds. Myquestions is, how many should I have to start baby with total( not each brand, but how many diapers over all?)
We’ll probably use disposables for a week of so to get over thmetal like poop and we’ll be using them at night as well.
But thoughts on how many I’d needsoft a week or two before I buy a big lot of 24 or more?
Post # 3
I’m not due until August, but FI and I are talking about the possibility of cloth diapering, too, so I’m going to check back on this thread 😛
Post # 4
I’ll also add that I’m trying to read as much as I can, because I’m still pretty lost when it comes to all the combinations/terms/etc. I’m thinking of sewing my own and have been looking at this website: http://www.diapersewing.com
Post # 5
This blog post convinced me to try cloth diapering. I’m due in May and haven’t purchased any diapers yet, but that blog has me sold on the BumGenius Elementals so we plan to get a dozen of those, plus I added a few to my registry so we could end up with 15 total. If LO doesn’t fit into the cloth ones right away, we’ll use disposables until she grows into them.
Post # 6
Commenting since I am due in April and am considering cloth as well 🙂
I got a lot of helpful information from fellow Bee Abbyful… I’ll see if I can find the thread since she had posted a link to another thread with TONNNNNNNS of information.
I also talked with a coworker who referred me to the website called diaperswappers.
It’s so overwhelming! I know that some places have cloth diaper intro classes, sort of a hands-on info session about cloth diapers and the different kinds and how they work. Also, some places offer newborn rentals as well.
Ok, let me dig through old posts and see if I can find the one I’m thinking of- I’ll edit this comment if/when I find it.
FOUND IT!!! Here’s the thread I mentioned: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/cloth-diapers-3
and the link in the thread to the resource page that I found overwhelming but very informative: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/cloth-diapering-resources
Post # 7
@DaneLady: It’s so overwhelming! I know that some places have cloth diaper intro classes, sort of a hands-on info session about cloth diapers and the different kinds and how they work.
Word. 😐 I’m so buried beneath information, I need to sift my way out, haha. Thanks for the links and I totally need to find some of those classes D:
Post # 8
We plan on doing cloth, and I’ve read and read and then I think I have things figured out and then I read some more and get confused.
I know where I live there are a couple places where you can do a couple week trial and then you get to try out different types and brands. Although that doesn’t really help in building a stash before hand.
I’m thinking of going to a class to actually see/learn about them and actually see what I like.
Post # 9
I have a few friends who cloth diaper and everyone has their own favorites. We’re going to try out a few too. I have one friend who swears by Thirsties with Gerber prefolds inserts. She said that you can use anything on the baby’s bottom and they wash just fine. I was hoping to use one size only diapers though.
Good luck!! 🙂
Post # 10
We are a cloth diaper family. So far all of the ones that I have are one size fits all and with buttons, I had some with velcro but in some instances it would irritate my baby’s skin if you didn’t get it just right. I would highly recommend signing up for Zulily, they have cloth diapers on sale from time to time and it’s worth it to get some. You will want to have about….maybe 15-20 cloth diapers depending on how often you want to wash them. Typically my girl is changed about 4-5 times a day, more now that she’s starting on rice cereal. One thing I can recommend even though we haven’t done it yet is to get a kit that installs to your toilet. It has a hose and a spray nozzel that you can use to spray off the poop into the toilet…kinda like how the kitchen sink has the spray nozzel.
Cloth diapers may seem difficult at first, what goes where, what slides into what and what piece is this….but it’s not all that hard once you get a hold of them and can see how they work. Let me know if you have any question, I’ll do my best to answer them!
Post # 11
@Peach_Cobbler: What brand do you use for the one size with buttons?
Post # 12
@DrTeeth: I have and use Charlie Banana, FuzziBunz and I believe the other is Bumkins though I can’t be sure. I have found that some diapers work while others ride the bottom differently, to be completely honest most cloth diapers are the same, what I would watch out for are the velco *which can move and scratch the babies skin as they move* and try to go for the one size. You’re forking over a small fortune up front to save in costs so it may as well last a while.