(Closed) Favorite cloth diapers

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

There is a great sticky for cloth diapering resources that you should look at (listed at the top of the baby board)!!

I also really have been enjoying cottonbabies.com and ordered a few items for Bum Genius (our first is due in April)

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I still have a while for our baby to be born, but I’ve gotten a good recommendation for bum genius. I only know one person who uses cloth, and she loves them. Her baby will be two soon, and she stuck with them the whole time.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

I use pre-fold/covers (not all in ones or pockets) and like the indian prefolds and FLIP covers. These covers probably would not have fit well in the first month or two – I started using them at 2 months.

The other covers I have are Thristies Snap Duo size small. They would definitely fit a newborn – and I ‘like’ them – just not as well as the FLIP ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have heard nothing but good stuff about the bum genius, especially with the more recent changes they made, like making the diapers a little longer so they have a higher rise. However they are a little pricey if you are buying new. Still way cheaper than disposables by far, but still expensive.

We are looking to buy all one-size diapers, so that cuts our options a bit. I know a lot of people who love the gdiapers, but we decided not to go that way since you have to buy them in the different sizes. The fit of one-sized diapers has improved a lot in the last couple of years, so we’re pretty confident that one-size will work for us.

I recently heard about Kawaii diapers, which are similar to the bum genius but about 1/3 the price. I read a lot of reviews over the weekend and people seem to love them, so we are going to order a few to try them out. I don’t know anyone who has personally used them though.

I’m also planning to use the flip system. I like that the covers can be used a few times before doing the wash, you can use disposable inserts if you want, and they are cheaper than one size pocket diapers. We got two recommendations to use the flips from people we know who said they were high quality, easy to use and very budget friendly.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our first isn’t due until April, but we’ve already gotten a nice stash of bum genius and a few rump-a-rooz one size diapers. I’ve done a ton of research and these are the two brands that I see recommended most often. The only difference I have noticed so far without actually trying out on a baby is that the rump-a-rooz are adjustable to 4 different sizes and can be used on a slightly smaller baby. They also have a softer interior lining and a second inner gusset to keep the icky stuff trapped in. 

Besides these two I’m also intesteted in adding a few knickernappies as they are a side snapping diaper and I’m very intrigued by their construction. Fuzzibunz are also rated highly among CD moms.

 

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

A lot of the mom’s on this board like the Bum Genius 3.0 and 4.0s, many of which choose one size instead of fitteds.  In terms of bulk, every baby, just like every person, will fit different brands in different ways.  For many, using a diaper trial (look into Jillians Drawers or Diaper Daisy for examples) in the beginning is the way to go to determine what brands work best for your baby.  We aren’t doing that and are just taking a leap of faith and going with the one size Fuzzibunz, but many people swear by the trials. 

In regard to using the AIOs as covers, I haven’t heard of anyone really doing that but if you are concerned about bulk, I think that would be just as if not more bulky than the diaper itself.  Our baby has yet to be born (4 weeks to go!)  but supposedly newborn poop is quite runny and you may not be saving yourself any time by using the AIO as a cover.  Hopefully some of the other posters can correct me if I am wrong about that though.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I can’t see using an AIO as a cover. They are already pretty bulky with the insert sewn in, and there wouldn’t be a barrier between the prefold you’re covering and the AIO, so you can’t be sure that they wouldn’t get wet/soiled.

Maybe look into gdiapers since they are not one size, and you can use the tiny gpants or size small until the one size fit your baby. They have an insert that comes out of a waterproof cover, so you don’t have to wash the entire diaper and can reuse the cover several times before laundering it.

I really like the bum genius diapers, but they are pricey if it’s the only diaper you are using. I went to jillian’s drawers over the weekend to see all the different diapers in person.

Someone else recommended sunbaby diapers to me today, which are a pocket diaper like the BG 4.0s but are cheaper.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I use BG 3.0 and 4.0.  They’ve fit her wonderfully so far from 9 to 18 lbs.  She’s only on the second step of size snaps so far, so plenty of room to go… and feel free to post in the resource thread, because your experiences and questions will help someone else ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

LOL!  You have no idea how clueless I was when I started… That’s why I put together all those resources!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

Do you have a La Leche group in your area? It’s likely you might find some other cloth diapering moms there (yes I am stereotyping :)) who would be willing to have you over and show you their dipes in person. Or any other mom groups.

You could also try a craigslist post to find other local cloth diapering moms. My friend is due in April and I’m going to lend her prefolds and BG3.0’s to try out so she can decide what she likes without spending$$.

I’m lucky – Warren only poos once every 2-3 days (and has since like 6 weeks) so cleaning up isn’t too bad and I can reuse most of my covers over and over ๐Ÿ™‚ Usually when he poos in a prefold it does get on the cover. About 70% of the time.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Our home and the two acres it sits on

@jilian: Jilian, why prefolds + covers and not AIO’s or pocket diapers?

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

Some people are happy with 1 type of diaper for newborns + then a one-size, so really only 2 sol’ns, total.  Then, there are people like me who have lots of different types.  We started out with prefolds and covers.  I would consider doing this again for the first few weeks, but not after LO got squirmy.  It gets harder to use the snappi.

Right now we mostly use AppleCheeks, Thirsties duo diapers & BG AIO for when other people watch him.  None of those have to be destuffed, so you can just throw them in the pail.  We mostly use AI2 when out and about.  Flips are my favorite AI2.  For when I watch him, I’m getting more and more into fitted diapers and wool.  This holds things in well, absorbs more and is supposed to be more breathable, but it can be a bigger upfront cost, too.  I like the variety, but it can be a pain when doing laundry. 

I think if you have to just pick one one-size, though, BG get the best review.  They seem to fit a variety of body shapes.  The only bad thing I’ve heard about them is in RARE cases babies are sensitive to the suedecloth.  Plus, some people don’t like microfiber at all, because it gets stinkier than other materials.  So, you will probably have to bleach it eventually or replace the inserts with something like hemp.

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