Post # 1
Just had my first ultrasound (I’m at 21 weeks) on Monday and found out we’re having a boy. Yay!
My husband and I are really on board with the cloth diapering thing, and I wonder if anyone has any reviews/suggestions. We’re thinking of All-in-One BumGenius (3.0 or 4.0) but they’re REALLY expensive.
I’d love to hear any reviews of BumGenius or any other all-in-one brands. Thanks!
Post # 3
Here’s a link that I really suggest: http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/
My FSIL uses this site and they are extremely helpful. Frankly, I’ll be using prefolds as they are cheaper and I think work just as well. But it’s nice to have all in ones for family members who can’t fold.
EDIT: Green Mountain Diapers has instructions for folding and tips on washing.
Post # 4
Also, diaperswappers is a great site. From what I’ve heard and read, it’s best to buy fewer newborn diapers b/c baby outgrows quicker and you’ll probably end up with a few disposables as gifts. Btw, washing is easier with breastfeed babies.
Post # 5
I buy from http://www.etsy.com/shop/sparkliestar83 you can choose from a huge sellection of designs/fabrics.
Post # 6
We use Bum Genius 3.0 AIOs. So far they work great for us, but I’ve heard others complain about problems with the velcro after a while. I’d also check out Fuzzibuns because I’ve heard good things as well.
Let me know what you choose. We’re locked in to Bum Genius for now, because of our huge stash, but I’m sure at some point we’ll be open to suggestions.
Post # 7
@MrsDG, I was hoping you’d chime in, since I did see the post you started about cloth diapering, and that you guys were planning on using BumGenius. I guess the newest kind, the 4.0, is available without velcro–snaps only! That could resolve the velcro wearing problem. Do you find you need to stuff the diapers with extra inserts (I know BG comes with 2) at night for your sweet girl?
Post # 8
Since we are no longer diaper changing overnight, we do use 2 inserts. Most nights I wonder if we really needed to do that, but last night was a crazy heavy diaper!
Post # 9
I’ve been doing a lot of research on this topic and have decided we’ll likely get several of the following to start:
Bum Genius Organic (has snaps)
I’ve been following Dirty Diaper Laundry and I like Kim’s reviews and opinions. It may be of interest to you.
Post # 10
Thanks for all the sites. We plan on using a diaper service for the first 2 months just to get us in the cloth habit (we tend to be very lazy and sometimes overwhelmed when it comes to cleaning). Then choose from there. My 2 greenie/economical friends love using simply prefolds and a few diaper covers. I’m very hesitant to commit but want to give it a good try. (Sorry, I didn’t help answer your original question…just chiming in and thankful for all the resources.) Congrats on your little boy!
Post # 11
G-Diapers! Also expensive, but very versitile.
Post # 12
We haven’t tried any out yet but right now I just have a mixture of lots of different types. To cut down the cost I’ve found a few things helpful – the cloth diapering board on babycenter is usually all over sales. Also babydealsdujour.com summarizes all the baby deal a day sites out there and sometimes cloth diapers are on there. The other thing is Amazon. They were giving out $10 off or 20% off coupons out in magazines, which they unfortunately just stopped but they seem to offer specials somewhat frequently.
Post # 13
Do you mean all-in-ones or the pockets? If you mean the Elementals, I think those work really well. Just be aware most babies will not fit into them until they are a month or more older, probably most babies more like 2 months. I’d recommend prefolds or fitteds (with covers) for the NB stage, but I think prefolds get too hard when kiddos are able to roll/crawl. I’ve also heard good things about BG XS AIO, and those seem like they’ve be best to use when you are tired at night!
The down side to only using AIOs is that they take forever to dry, so you are either always doing laundry or need to spend more $ to get a larger stash. I definitely like having some AIOs, though, for MIL to use or for outings.
Honestly, the best way to save $ on CDs is to buy used or wait for the “big sales” on Black Friday or the daily deal sites. Buying used isn’t really any grosser than wearing a used onesie that for all you know got pooped on (and likely did). You can just do a strip & bleach the first time you wash them in prep for your LO. Usually the cheapest way to do it is CL, but you can also shop here. Sometimes they are even new!