Cloth Diapering- How do you store your dirty diapers?

posted 2 weeks ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Busy bee

We used a basic plastic pail with a lid. You don’t need anything fancy. I think ours was from Walmart and probably cost $5.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

We dry pail. I’m not in the US, but we basically use a big plastic hamper with big holes in it and lid off. More air flow = less smells. I strongly recommend you use a dry pail rather than a wet bag. Wet bags are good for storing when you’re out and about (I.e. short term).

We use a mixture of AI1, AI2, pockets and pre folds. Surprisingly, my partner has ended up like the pre fold + cover the best (it’s pretty bomb proof once you get the hang of it). If you can get your hands on a few different types you might be surprised at what type you like best. I’m now selling off the ones that I didn’t end up liking, but thought I would. The proceeds will fund more of the ones I like.

I’m pretty obsessed with cloth diapering. Happy to help you if I can in any way.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

We just have a plastic bucket with lid. We wash every six nappies so they are never in there all that long. 

More recently I’ve taken to giving them a quick rinse in the shower before putting in the bucket but I wouldn’t do that if I washed less frequently I don’t think

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

cblank181 :  I’ve always had good experiences (as a nanny) with the Planet Wise wetbag!

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I put all mine in a large wet bag.  I use a smaller one (that holds like 6-7 diapers) for daycare and I just put them in the large one at home until they all get washed.  I have a planet wise one and I liked them but my zipper handles did eventually break off.  Not sure why.  They all have lasted 5 years almost except my large one finally gave out and got a tear in the outer part (so the inner lining is still fine).  But my youngest is going to potty train within 6mo or so I’m sure so I’m not buying a new one as the inner lining is still intact.

It was easy to move and for the most part it never smelled at all.  I wash 1-2x a week. 

I have bumgenius freetimes as well as the bumgenius pockets.  I also had some covers and prefolds when my second was a newborn.  I prefer the bumgenius pockets because I’m not a big fan of the microfiber (for diapers) because they are more stubborn to wash.  I actually pulled all my microfiber out of my pockets and use a hemp one and a bamboo one.  Freetimes are nice though as far as ease of use/folding. I wasn’t a fan of the prefolds unless you do a liner on top.  Too “wet” for me.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

We use a planet wise wet bag that always stays unzipped. We have two of them, so we rotate and the one in use goes in the laundry with the diapers. They’ve been great so far. 

I know you already decided on all in ones, but I woul highly recommend checking out all in twos. They’re way cheaper, just as easy to use, can be customized for a heavy wetter, and you can put the inserts in the dryer but air dry the covers, which makes them last longer. We have the best bottom brand and I love them. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

cblank181 :  I used disposables overnight just for ease.  However sometimes with my first I put a smaller hemp insert underneath the two microfiber pieces for extra absorption.  the smaller thirsties inserts fit in there.  From what I understand, overnight can be difficult for some (shouldn’t be a big deal with a newborn but once they start sleeping all night it can be difficult).  The only problem with the freetimes is you are permanently stuck with microfiber so you cannot customize as easily as the pockets.  You might have a few pockets for overnights and try to customize your inserts.  I think hemp holds the most liquids and they are pretty trim so I would probably start with those.  A lot of people put a microfiber on top just because it absorbs quicker than hemp.  But I think hemp holds the most and the thirsties ones at least are very trim.  

I found prefolds and flour sack towels (FST) to be too thick for me.  I just didn’t care for how bulky they were.

Newborns will obviously pee a lot less than older kids so you start with less inserts and have to bulk up or add/change over time.  So one microfiber insert was enough in my pockets with a newborn so I actually prefered those as that meant they were trimmer and the freetimes had more absorption than needed for a tiny baby and were bulkier.  Freetimes work great for the ~1+ age.  I had a split of 15 pockets and 15 freetimes.  

Post # 12
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Worker bee

cblank181 :  We have a super heavy wetter and we tried lots of different combinations of cloth inserts for overnight. She peed through pretty much everything, so now we use the G diaper brand disposable inserts for overnight. They’re biodegradable and you can compost them if it’s only urine. They’re also what we use for travel, which makes things so much easier. Good luck with your cloth diapering journey! And feel free to message me if you have any other questions! 

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