Two-step cloth diaperers, I need recommendations and tips!

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@ScottishMrs:  we were given a dozen Mother Ease smalls, and I went and bought some extra liners (cotton) and 4 Bum Genius Super Brites with the gussets at the legs for extra “containment” protection. This will be enough to test drive cloth diapering while using Seventh Gen for night time and such.

if it goes well we plan to invest in some all-in-ones like Tots Bots or Apple Cheeks. Sorry, I can’t really answer your question since my baby isn’t here yet. but yay for cloth diapering!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t have any advice on cloth diapers but this topic interests me so I’m commenting to follow. I want to cloth diaper but I find the options a bit overwhelming. There’s a maternity store not too far away from me and they give free seminars on cloth diapering so I’m hoping to attend one of those.

 

One of my friends just started using the Kawaii brand (http://www.theluvyourbaby.com/) and seems to really like them. They seem really affordable and she seems to like them but they seem quite bulky to me. Maybe cloth diapers are just bulkier than disposables though…I don’t know.

 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was super overwhelmed by cloth diapering but learned as I went. Here is what I can say:

I initially invested in Econobum one size prefolds, I have 24 diapers, 6 covers and 2 wet bags and so far things have been really easy. We nevr use the snappis and rarely have any blow outs. the down side is our prefolds have shrunk a bit so i doubt that will carry him through toddler hood, but since they arent overly exensive i have no problem buying larger prefolds and keeping the cover we have for when he older. Washing has been really easy

I did try getting some pocket diapers and All In Ones thru BumGenius and Lovely Pocket Diapers, but I didnt likethem, the build up was too much and they always stank, even after stripping them, so I dont use them anymore.

For when my little man gets mobile we have kissaluvs fitted for the day so they wont bunch up as he is crawling/walking. Great thing about fitteds is we can still use the covers we have. The bad thing is they take up more room in a diaper bag as opposed to prefolds.

We dont use any liners or doublers yet, but would defintely recommend hemp inserts for more absorbancy. We will also be using flushable liners when little man goes to solids so there will be less mess to scrape off.

Good luck! I know it seems overwhelming but I promise you, you will find what works best for you.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Commenting to follow. Hoping there are more CD mama’s out there.

My sister CD all three of her kids. I REALLY want to. However, I don’t know what half the things are. I know what pockets and all in ones are, but what are prefolds?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m commenting to follow, too. I plan to do prefolds w covers because you can get the exact fit for the babe and from what I’ve read AIO’s seem to take so long to air dry. I have picked up a few AIO’s in size nb and plan to supplement with prefolds and covers.

So far, I’ve registered for a bunch of best bottom and thirsties covers with snaps. They have really good reviews on Amazon. I agree, the velcro most likely wouldn’t stand up to multiple kiddos. Also, for nights I plan to do prefolds/kissaluvs with wool covers and hemp liners as the babe grows. There are a lot of reasonably-priced homemade wools on Etsy with good customer reviews.

As far as covers, I’ve read maybe a dozen and prefolds maybe 24-26 if you plan to do laundry every 2 days or so. If I am not out and about (and there is no blow out on the cover) I will probably only use the cover for 2-3 wet diapers before hand washing them. I think some people may re-use the cover for more dirty diapers than that… I guess time will tell.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am doing cloth diapers as well.  We are doing a mixture of everything.  Has anyone considered the Rumparooz diaper covers?  They are so cute, and I am curious if they work well.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

also commenting to follow. I really want to CD, but we’re not KU or even TTC at the moment. (Darn you, long distance marriage!) 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ScottishMrs:  Thank you soooo much for the info! My mom used CD with me and used the prefolds!! Now I know what they are. I am going to contact Puddin also and see what she plans to use 🙂

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@ScottishMrs:  we wash every two to three days. We do a vinegar rinse first, then throw in all his other laundry (he has so much laundry anyway so the diapers dont add that much more work in my opinion), then we do a prewash with detergent with an extra rinse cycle. I have found the key to keeping stench down is the vinegar and rinse rinse rinse. Also, FYI poop stains clear up wonderfully by keeping diapers out in the sun after cleaned and dried.

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