(Closed) Cloth Diapering Resources

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

Darling Husband and I went to a “cloth diapering 101” class last night, run by a few local moms, and while we were leaning towards CDing to begin with, we (and especially him, which is nice!) are now firmly on the CD train.

I think we’re going to register for some FuzziBunz one-size for the post-newborn phase (although we’re thinking about only registering for about half of what we’d need so we could do a trial through Jillian’s Drawers or something and get to see whether we’d like to mix in some other brands or styles), and will do prefolds and covers for the newborn phase.

Does anyone have suggestions for brands of prefolds and/or covers? Or fitteds? (would fitteds work for a newborn?)

If it helps, we’re having a boy, and we have no reason at the moment to expect that we’ll have a super small baby or an enormous one (my supervisor at work just gave birth to an 11 pounder, which I can’t even fathom…)

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

@Lozza: Dirty Diaper Laundry recently did a two reviews of newborn cloth diapers that you may want to take a look at: Review 1 and Review 2.  There is more than prefolds and covers so it may not be exactly what you are looking for but it may be helpful nonetheless.

I’m glad to see that someone else is planning on doing Fuzzibunz One Size.  It’s what we’ll be doing as well primarily.

Post # 49
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

@Pelikila:  Awesome, thank you!

We’re not wedded to the idea of prefolds or fitteds, we’ve just heard they often work better for littler babies, so it’s great to have more feedback.

Both women who taught our class (and own and use many different types of CDs) really loved FuzziBunz and gave good reasons for doing so (snaps vs. velcro, a tightening method that works well and you can fix yourself if it breaks, etc.)

Post # 50
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Buzzing bee

If we have another kid, I will mostly do fitteds for NB phase, since they are supposed to hold in NB poop better.  I’ve heard KL0 are good, and I’ll get some WAHM ones to supplement.  I’m not sure if we will do prefolds again or not, but they are definitely cheaper and work really well as burp cloths if you don’t like them.  We did a rental for a month to see if we really wanted to CD, so we don’t own any now.  You can even use them to stuff pockets! 

For covers I’ll probably use Thirsties and proraps (with the cutout for the cord).

I also plan on having a handful of BG XS AIO for night time or “grandma” diaper changes.  I recently got some BG AIOs for cheap from the Cotton Babies seconds sale, so you might want to sign up for their facebook if you are interested in those.  The seconds sales go fast!

I have a varied stash, and honestly the FB one size is one of my least favorite.  Maybe if it wasn’t so varied, though, I would get used to the elastic system.  I know many mamas swear by them, though, and we LOVE our sized FuzziBunz.

Post # 51
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

So I am way ahead of this since we are not even TTC yet but I did some craigslist snooping to see if people are selling used CD.  I figure I could try to save some money by buying it from someone else.  Anyway, I found an ad about cloth diapering parties, so you are able to see and try the different kinds of diapers.

Has anyone ever been to a CD party?

Post # 52
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Lozza: I’m not sure if they are cheeper are not, but Target sells 2 packs of sized Fuzzibunz online. But it’s also nice to suppert a fellow mom and purchase from one of their amazing sites.

Post # 53
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I accidentally opened a baby shower gift that was mailed to us directly with a weird return address, and it was our first cloth diaper, a bum genius 4.0 snap! It’s so cute and I can’t wait for baby T to arrive and start using it. Even Darling Husband is more on board, seeing the diaper in person. and is this pattern not totally adorable!?

We are using a mix of one-size pocket diapers and the flip diaper system, and I think it’s quite funny that i’m this excited about diapers!

Post # 54
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Sugar bee

Has anyone tried the Osocozy prefolds?

Post # 55
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@mrstilly: So cute! I’m so excited about them as well. I will admit that I tried my OS BG and rump-a-rooz on the dog (she’s 9 lbs) and my ~35 lb 8 yr old nephew (over his pants) to see if they really fit a range of sizes. They do by the way.


Post # 57
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Cottonbabies has BG 3.0’s on sale for 9.95. I just bought 5!

Post # 58
Bee
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent

This link is great because it has a video of the changing process and how it’s different with the different cloth systems… made me sure of my choice to try the pocket diapers!

 

http://simplemom.net/cloth-diapering-101/

Post # 59
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Sugar bee

Has anyone tried the biodegradable liners and how do you like them?  Do they stay in the diaper well?  I was thinking they might be good to use when we’re out and about so just a wet diaper has to go in the wet bag but not a wet and poopy diaper. 

Post # 60
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

Doing cloth diapers for 1 month now and haven’t been in touch with the 2 friends who have been my CD role models but managed to figure it out. Hubby and I and the ‘babysitter’ really like it!

Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

@mrstilly: I have those in velcro! They are great and love the print.

 Most of the bumgenius I bought were velcro, but I did buy a few of the bumgenius organics in snaps and I am surprised I like the snaps so much. Hubby is not a fan yet.

Also, I’m terrified of Dear Daughter getting diaper rash so we’ve been doing cloth wipes and love ’em. Very user friendly.

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