(Closed) Cloth Diapering Q&A!

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Do you currently or want to use cloth diapers?
    I have a child/children and use cloth diapers : (23 votes)
    21 %
    I have a child/children and don't use cloth diapers but am interested in trying : (2 votes)
    2 %
    I am pregnant/don't yet have children but am interested in cloth diapers : (77 votes)
    71 %
    Other (in case I missed something!) : (6 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 46
    3008 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    What style/brand of diaper do you use? We use Bum Genuis 4.0. I tried GroVia and hated them. They leaked almost every time and I’m not sure why. Luckily I only bought a few to test- now we just occasionally use the covers as swim diapers.

    How many cloth diapers do you have? 28. They are pocket diapers and we have also a bunch of extra inserts to double them up.

     What do you like about the diapers you use? Never had a poop blowout, and they have never soaked through with the extra insert, although we use disposable at night….I think my son is a pretty heavy wetter.

    What don’t you like about the diapers you use? Not much. Like I said, they can’t go overnight, but that’s ok. They do take up a lot more room in a diaper bag.

    Any other recommendations? We use cloth wipes, too. Just little pieces of flannel that we spray with a mix of Mustela Physiobebe No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid and water. We store our dirty diapers in a Planet Wise bag (and then wash the bag) in a regular trash can (Simple Human) with a lid. I do dry my diaper covers even though you aren’t supposed to, just on low heat….it’s harder to hang stuff to dry when you live in a rainforest in Alaska ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 48
    2121 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

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    lilbear:  I’m interested in the BumGenius Freetimes, but I’ve heard some people complain about lint build-up inside the attached inserts. Does it happen to you/bother you?

    Post # 49
    9818 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    MrsYoshida:  I have freetimes and I get some lint inside the inserts, like you do with jeans.  I guess it might bother me more except that I love the freetimes because there is no stuffing and they absorb more than the 4.0s.  I need to get extra inserts for my 4.0s now because they don’t hold enough with just the one insert.  I really need to clean mine out though.  I think you can just turn them inside out and get a pair of tweezers to pull it out.  It’s not a huge amount but you can see it.

    Post # 50
    1311 posts
    Bumble bee

    Commenting to follow ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m not even pregnant yet but know I want to use cloth diapers! 

    Post # 51
    1113 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

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    NewfieBullet:  I noticed you said most diaper creams aren’t compatible… are there certain creams from your experience you reccomend? 

    Did anyone use, or know someone who used AppleCheeks? Darling Husband and I are leaning towards them after doing lots of reading and research. But if any bees have had experience with them I would love to hear about it ๐Ÿ™‚

    They sell different packs. We don’t really want to have to use disposibles at all if we can prevent it… how many covers/inserts would you start with? AppleCheeks sells a starter kit with 3 covers, 9 inserts… but where we live we have to order everything online, and we want to make sure we have a enough to start, in case we need to order again…

    They also sell a bigger kit with 12 covers and 36 inserts, and we’re debating if that’s a better way to go or commiting to too many to start. Some of the kits include bamboo wipes and boosters also.

    We’re such newbs, we know we want to cloth, but are having a hard time figuring out how many of everything is a good place to start! 


    Post # 53
    1113 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

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    NewfieBullet:  Thanks! I’m a huge coconut oil person, and I don’t use mich else on my own skin so it’s good to know ๐Ÿ™‚ I will definitely look into a facebook group too ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks again!

    Post # 54
    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    NewfieBullet:  Do they ever sell ones in solid colours? All I can see are the prints and I really want solid.  It’s the only thing holding my back from buying some!

    Post # 55
    544 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    ginmar:  I think they used to back in 2011 or 2012, but looking at their 2013 and 2014 releases, they were all prints.  I personally love the prints but am getting other diapers as well that are solid to mix it up.

    Post # 57
    4640 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    What style/brand of diaper do you use? I used the classic, basic prefolds and diaper pins (yeaaah old school!) with a Dappi Diaper cover over. For daycare and others caring for him, I used the Motherhood diapers with snap closures so others didn’t have to deal with pins. 

    How many cloth diapers do you have? 15 or so.

    What do you like about the diapers you use?

    What don’t you like about the diapers you use? easy, cheap, absorbent, classic! The dappi diaper covers ROCKED. no leaks, very cheap too.

    Any other recommendations? I didn’t like the expensive velcro diapers because the velcro wears out. Even worse were the ones with the outer cover and inner liner sewn together because every time you wash, it wears down the waterproofing on the outer layer. 


    Post # 58
    88 posts
    Worker bee

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    melisandescott:  not sure if anyone else has said this but I worked in a YMCA daycare in Washington state, we just required they bring a small laundry bag (the shiny material, not a webbed one) for the dirty diapers and sent all the dirty ones home at the end of the day… I don’t know if the Y varies from location to location but it might be something to try…

    Post # 59
    6927 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

    I am very interested in cloth diapering. I think I am going to try to make my own. For those of you who made your own, what type of material did you use? Thanks.

    Post # 60
    1040 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Commenting to follow!

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