Post # 1
I want to cloth diaper and my thinking was to order a few to try out before dedicating to a particular type. I’m wondering if there are any suggestions. I’m in Canada.
I ordered a trial of lil helpers which was an amazing deal. I wanted to try motherease but man, even the trials are expensive! $26-30 per diaper… isnt that too pricey?
Any others I should try that aren’t as expensive? Doesn’t have to be a trial, but if I could order a single diaper that’s preferred.
Post # 2
A coworker of mine cloth diapers and her favorite are GrowVia Hybrids but I am not sure on their availability in Canada. She said 24 diapers should last from newborn to potty training. They run about $16 US for the shells and then the inserts are separate.
Post # 3
We ended up not cloth diapering (it’s a long story) but we purchased quite a few upon the recommendation of our several friends who did/do. They all used Bum Genius All in Ones and recommended staying away from the diapers tha required inserts (too much work). I think they were around 20 bucks (USD) per diaper. I think the volume you need likely depends on your laundry style (though I’d recommend you either use a service or prepare to wash ever day).
Post # 4
mrspuppylove : check local mom groups and even ebay – there is a large resale market for cloth diapers and you can save a lot of money buy pre-owned.
Post # 5
I bought one or two diapers from a few different companies and figured out which ones I liked best. The brands I tried were G Diapers, Bum Genious (pockets), Kushies (shells with prefold) and Tots Bots (pockets).
Tots Bots pocket diapers were the winner, with Bum Genius a close second. I ended up getting a good deal a stash of Bum Genius 2nd hand, so that’s what I went with. A big part of my decision was that I thought the BG’s would be more comfortable for baby than the G’s or Kushies. They are very soft on the inside and around the legs. The other’s, not so much.
Post # 6
I am in Canada too and 4yrs ago with my son i was given a giftcard to a local baby store and got 2 bumgenius all in one, i used them and liked them alot but i didnt buy more. So this time i really want to do more cloth diapering, I bought 2nd hand on kijiji from a local mom, who had 16 bum genius and some giggle life, pockets and inserts with a good deal, before that i got 3 thirsties/flip covers from Lagoon baby. I did some review and i seem to like covers because you can reuse them, but i wont buy anymore till i get the hang of everything, my baby is coming early Feb.
Post # 7
I use bambino mio all in ones. They’re a uk company but a quick Google shows that they are available in Canada too
Post # 8
Our favorite was Fuzzibunz.
Post # 9
I also purchased lil helpers cloth diapers (costco had a starter kit) and didn’t like them. They leaked. But I wonder if they are too big for my son right now. So I purchased Apple Cheeks and really like them. I got those at Snugle Bugz.
Post # 10
I’m not in Canada but I definitely recommend getting different types. The style I thought we would like best hasn’t ended up being mine or my husband favourites. I assumed we’d like AIOs the best as they’re so easy, but I prefer side snapping AI2s and husband likes prefolds and covers. For us, a bit of extra work putting them together or getting them on is worth it for the confidence that you won’t get any leaks. Sometimes, but not always, it’s worth paying extra for the brands that use quality elastics and fabrics, and inserts that are more absorbent. Your babys body shape can also make a difference as to what works best. Good luck, its a bit overwhelming at first!
Post # 11
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We also want to use cloth diapers and we live in Canada. I’m really excited about Apple Cheeks that’s what I think we will use.