(Closed) anyone plan on using cloth diapers?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 5
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I plan on it. my mother used them with my sister (who is 20 years younger than me) and would be horrified if I dared use disposables haha! She even used old fashioned cloth squares with my sis – in 2005!

Post # 6
2291 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t have children yet, but I help take care of a child. 

We use Hybrid diapers most of the time. Hybrid diapers make use of both cloth and disposable inserts. We use G Diapers and GroVia diapers. I prefer G Diapers, but they are both great. The cloth inserts/snap-ins are easy to deal with and work very well. The disposable inserts are biodegradable and are very comfortable for the baby. Rashes are not much of problem with G Diapers; they keep the baby’s skin nice and healthy. 

We also use cloth diapers. I love using these too. It’s nice to not have to buy diapers all the time. It’s nice to just wash them, dry them, and put them away. It’s just easier. Cloth diapers can also be fun because lots of people on ETSY sell inserts and covers that have fun, beautiful, and cute designs. 

To find the right diaper for you, I suggest looking at websites that sell cloth/hybrid diapers, reading the descriptions and reviews, and then looking on YouTube for vidoes of the diapers you are interested in. The video reviews are so helpful, and they can end up leading you to other great products. 

Good luck! 


Post # 7
3697 posts
Sugar bee

We are planning on cloth diapering. Money-wise, they have a higher up-front cost but in the long run you save a ton – as in, at least $900-$1000 for the first child, and cumulatively more if you have other babies and continue to use the same set of cloth diapers with them.

You might see if there are any stores in your area that carry cloth diapering supplies – they will be happy to introduce you to their products and explain the pros and cons of the different options. The store in our area has good info on their website (PM me if you’d like the link) and they also hold a semi-annual consignment sale where their customers bring their gently-used diapers and other baby supplies for resale. We were able to get a number of almost-new diapers and inserts that way at an even bigger savings. It was also a good way to get to know other young parents in the natural-products-and-cloth-diapering community.

Post # 8
1663 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am not PG but planning to use cloth.  I have always been interested in it and Darling Husband is on board– for the baby, environment, and cost benefits.  My parents used cloth with both me and my younger brother, 31 years ago, and the technology has evolved so much since then!


I haven’t done any research yet but have heard good things about BumGenius.

Post # 9
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Thanks for starting this thread!  I’m thinking about it too and appreciate the advice.

Post # 10
1400 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I am also strongly onboard for cloth diapering when my time comes for babies. We’re pretty environmentally conscious and the sheer volume of disposable diapers I would go through makes me shudder.

I’m interested to read other ladies opinions too, this thread is neat!

Post # 11
1611 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are planning on using cloth diapers.  We will be using a variety of AIO’s, pockets, fitteds, and prefolds to see what works best for our baby.  From the research I have done, fit can really vary from child to child, so it is hard to pick a brand that will work before the baby is born, so we are just getting a variety and hoping for the best!  I also joined the Facebook group The Cloth Diaper Compendium, and have found the ladies over there to be very helpful and informative.  They can be kind of harsh, but they do know their stuff.

Post # 12
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I used them exclusively for the first 6 months, and then used some sposies mixed in after that.

I really loved GMD prefolds and Thirsty covers/ Fluffy’s covers for when she was small. She was a tiny baby, and I liked how prefolds were more adjustable all over.

After she was bigger, I used some Bumgenius and Kawaii diapers.

There are all sorts of cleaning rules and whatnot. I really recommend hanging out at a place like DiaperSwappers to learn about how to care for each particular type of diapers, their pros and cons, etc.


Post # 13
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m hoping to as long as I can get Darling Husband on board.  I think I am slowly winning this arguement.  It will help with our hopeful plan for me to stay home with baby.  

I learned a LOT about cloth diapers on YouTube, particularly from ObbsandLala here:  http://www.youtube.com/user/ObbsAndLala

She has tons and tons of videos about everything you could ever want to know about cloth diapers.  In addition to her, I also love MamaNatural – she is I think 33 weeks with baby #2 and they cloth diapered their first.  She has tons of tips and tricks as well.  http://www.youtube.com/user/MamaNaturalBlog

Post # 14
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am hoping to use cloth.  My sister in law got a lot of hers on kijiji.  I’m still at the overwhelmed stage so haven’t started figuring anything out yet! I’ll have to look at some of these links!

Post # 15
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I plan on it but also felt that the whole thing was overwhelming.  I’m too early in my pregnancy to make any kind of purchasing decisions, but just in some light research I did before we conceived, I thought these blog posts (all from Young House Love) helped a lot to break it down:


And an update 2 years later:


And a handy tutorial on installing a diaper sprayer on your toilet:


ETA: I forgot, I have one more from them… this one’s about diaper “disposal” (really more like pre-laundry storage) options.


Post # 16
2674 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

@Mrs.Moser:  I am indeed planning on using them. I’m going the more old school way of flats, prefolds, and covers. I’ve decided to get the Thirsties Duo Wrap Snap covers with random prefolds that I’ve collected from friends and kijiji. I’m using Nellie’s Laundry Soda as my cloth diaper detergent and Snappis instead of pins. I’ve got AMP hemp doublers for extra night-time absorbtion. Oh, and I’m using Bummis fabulous wet bags; I’ve got a small one for the diaper bag already but haven’t seen a large one in person yet. I’m going to use regular baby washclothes as cloth wipes and make my own solution to keep in a little spray bottle. Huggies wipes containers are supposed to be the best for cloth wipes because they have a large flexible rubber opening instead of a small, hard plastic one with sharp teeth. Here’s a link to how to fold cloth wipes so that they pop up like disposable wipes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUTPIY6dDgc.

ETA: Here’s a handy tutorial compilation I found of different ways to fold prefolds: http://www.pinterest.com/offsite/?token=653-496&url=http%3A%2F%2Ftheecofriendlyfamily.com%2F2010%2F11%2Fprefold-video-tutorial%2F&pin=66920744436181153.

And I’m planning to try making a couple of these more Dad and Grandpa-friendly prefolds next week with longer tabs. A friend made them and said she liked them better with an extra 2-2.5″ on either end of the tab portion: http://www.adventuresinfluff.com/2011/08/how-to-sew-your-own-recycled-t-shirt.html.

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