Post # 1
We had so much interest in the cloth diapering thread, that I thought I’d create a stickied list of cloth diapering resources. Feel free to chime in with other resources that you think might be helpful.
A good comparison of cloth and disposable: http://www.drmomma.org/2010/01/joy-of-cloth.html
An introduction to cloth diapers: http://www.drmomma.org/2010/01/abcs-of-going-cloth.html
The basics on using the different types of cloth diapers (with photos!): http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.com/basics.htm
A nice discussion of frequently asked cloth diapering questions (including the partner ick factor): http://www.zoolikins.com/cloth-diaper-faq.html
The comprehensive list of detergents and cloth diapers (this is a giant subject in the cloth diapering community). I use and love BioKleen, but there are lots of good and bad options. Many people also use Allens or Rocking Green. Here’s the list: http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.com/detergentchoices.htm
Washing Instructions. It’s really important to wash correctly otherwise your diapers may repell liquids!
Important information about diaper rash and cloth diapers:
Places to buy diapers: (We bought ours at cottonbabies and amazon.com)
Post # 3
Thanks so much for this Mrs. DG! Great idea to have resources all in one place
Post # 4
SOOOOO helpful! Thank you 🙂
Post # 5
awesome! thank you 🙂 so so so excited about this!
Post # 6
For anyone in the Chicago area, Be By Baby offers a cloth diapering class where you can try out many different brands of cloth diapers and see which you prefer. The class is offered monthly for a small fee.
Post # 7
@FreeRangeMom: Ooh thanks for that!
In Seattle, Birth and Beyond has a cloth diapering class too!
Post # 8
I sense moderator bias on this sticky 🙂 🙂
I wish I had it in me to try cloth diapering, so impressed with everyone that is trying this out….maybe next time!
Post # 9
I just didn’t want all these links to get lost. It took too long to research and put together! 😉
Don’t feel bad Janna, we’re all doing what we can handle. Cloth diapering is quite the addiction, so you wouldn’t want it to take hold unless you were really invested!
Post # 10
I was just thinking how a sticky CD thread would be good! We are using disposables and said we would probably switch after the umbilical cord fell off. (We received quite a few disposables @ the shower…) We are already learning that 12 cloth wipes don’t make it to our 1-2x/day! laundry cycles, but luckily my mom is making us some more that we should get next week, and I’ll be making some solution. (We are using Huggies Pure & Natural + cloth wipes w/ water…) I’ll have to read up more soon, but we are probably doing a diaper service for the first month while we buy more CD supplies, we only have a few for now.
Post # 11
your list is way more comprehensive, but here is the overview I had bookmarked…buying a small amount (AI2, Flips…) & starting 1 month prefold service to try that out now that CoWBoy’s umbilical cord is off.
One of our fave store’s (local + online) is http://www.babyearth.com
Post # 12
Any of those resources explain how to get the poop stains out of a fleece liner??
Post # 13
@MightySapphire: have you tried sunning them? I’ve read in several locations that it works. One of the blogs I follow provided this entry.
Post # 14
@Pelikila: Thanks for a link! I’ve been wondering, since I can’t even get the stains out of her regular clothes!
Post # 15
@MightySapphire: I just saw your question. Looks like you got the right answer. Bilirubin breaks down in sunshine.
We’ve been having a problem with ammonia smell due to our very hard water and have begun using Calgon water softener and 1/2 cup of bleach every 5 or 6 loads. We make sure to do extra rinses on bleach days (in addition to our pre-rinse and our post-rinse). We also started using Bac-Out enzymes when we take the diaper off, and it seems that we’ve gotten rid of the stinkies… So I thought I’d share that tip for other ladies with really hard water!
Anyone else have suggestions for the stinkies?
Post # 16
just adding another store: tinybirdsorganics.com
You can order online, but it is not too far from me. <3 I got a few things there, including my first wool cover (and wool detergent), so I’ll see how I like it. I’m trying a few things right now, mostly prefolds but some other systems are in the mail…so far going better than I thought PFs would go, but I don’t know if I can stick w/ it when Darling Husband & I are both working.