(Closed) Cloth Diapering Question

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

When people ask for help on picking cloth diapers, I think it is good to know their priorities: cost, environment, health, cute diapers…if the kiddo will have other sitters/daycare, etc.  I’m not sure if you read the other cloth diaper post, but I think it’s a good idea to have your newborn stash pretty set but do a trial before buying a ton of the bigger sizes. 

Also, are you open to used?  I used to think absolutely not, but now I buy used.  I just put a little non-cholorine bleach and sun them.  I figure this is no difference than clothes that had blowouts in them!

Anyway, you will want at least 24 NBs, probably more like 36.  If you want only stuff made in the US, you should checkout hyenacart or goodmama diapers.  Please PM me if I can help.  I’ve tried just about everything.  Embarassed

Edit:  Also, be prepared to change your taste…some of it is just as you figure out what you like and some of it is different diapers work better for different phases.  Like prefolds are cheap and good at containing NB poo but a pain on wiggly toddlers.

Post # 5
2821 posts
Sugar bee

So what I’ve been reading is that a lot of the one size and even small diapers don’t fit newborns.  What I have is covers in the newborn size – I’ve heard about 4 are good – and then I’m going to get about 24 prefolds in the smallest size for the newborn stage.  I don’t plan on doing the fitteds since they are more expensive and still need a cover.  I think for the older ages you look all set on covers (though my LO hasn’t arrived yet, just going off of what I’ve read) and probably just need a few more ‘easy’ go to diapers for trips and stuff.  We’ve been just getting a mish mash of different diapers on sale to see what fits her well and then we’ll stock up later (so I’m just getting one size or small now) since there’s so many different opinions on what people love/hate. 

Post # 7
2821 posts
Sugar bee

I got a pack of snappis – they’re not all that expensive so I figure might as well have them on hand in case I like them and from what I’ve read you only need 1-3.  My registry is on amazon and we’re going the osocozy route for prefolds since they have organics – but I’m not sure where they’re made. 

Post # 8
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve been doing a lot of research about newborn cloth diapers too and like  @troubled: said, it seems like prefolds and covers are pretty popular for newborns. But like @cannotwait: said, everyone seems to have their opinion and I think one blog I read said it best “there is no one BEST diaper.” The amount of choices out there are overwhelming! If you are looking at diapers that are made by women in the US (I’ve seen the term WAHM.. work at home mom used), then goodmamas like cannontwait said are what I’ve seen recommended. I’ve also heard good things about ragababes.. but they are hard to come by, but their website said they should be having a bigger stock soon.. http://www.ragababe.com

I’ve found good advice by “liking” kellys closet on facebook.. she posts daily questions and mom’s answer them. This is part of the blog to that website and there are decent articles on there:


This lady has a recommendations list and also a post on newborn cloth diapering:


I think along with the prefolds I’ve seen recommendation for fitteds for night time.. supposedly they last longer between changes and contain messes better. I’ve seen kissaluvs size 0 recommended, but I’m not sure where they are made. I bought some gently used from this website: http://www.nellsnaturalbaby.com/Newborn-Diapers-Rentals_c_5.html

She also has some Bumgenius XS AIO for sale on her website new.. which I bought 3 of and they look really nice too.


Post # 9
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I am using Kissaluvs size 0 for my newborn with Thirsties XS covers.  Kissaluvs are a Houston based company and according to their website, the fabrics are all made in the USA.  I haven’t had any issues using the kissas and thirsties covers.  I got them through the rental available on http://www.diaperdaisy.com.  I am doing laundry about every day to day and a half and that is with a stash of 5 covers and 20 fitteds.

As the PPs said, you will find things you have a prefence for over time so you are smart to try a few different things.

Post # 10
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Snappis are a good thing to have on hand 🙂  Good luck and I’m thrilled to see another cloth diaperer in our midst.  We’ve made it to 10 months in cloth!

Post # 11
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Good luck! I’m due in 4.5 weeks and planning to cloth diaper as well. The resources on WB have been very very helpful 🙂

Post # 12
3 posts
  • Wedding: October 2006

You will love CD no matter what type of diapers you use! There are so many great brands to choose from, it can be overwhelming. My suggestions are to keep it simple with only a couple different types of diapers (easier for Darling Husband and family members) and definitely consider bamboo. It is the ultimate diaper material for so many reasons, but most US brands haven’t gotten into bamboo yet. I am sure they will catch up to the rest of the world soon!

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