Post # 1
I haven’t had my baby yet, but I already have a few favorites in mind so far. And I’m so excited to try them (who would have thought a mom would be EXCITED to buy diapers haha I’m loving this!)
What are some of your favorites and why do you like them? Do you find that some are better for different reasons, traveling, age, baby’s preferences?
Do you tend to like a specific kind more than another – such as AIO’s, AI2’s, pocket, prefolds with covers, etc
Also is there a favorite that your husband prefers to use? I’ve heard that many dads like to use the AIO’s because they’re pretty convenient.
So far my husband likes the GroVia with the snap-in inserts, as well as the fuzzibunz AIO’s.
Post # 3
Bumping, I’m interested too! I just wrote a blog post about all the different types of diapers with pros and cons, but I like hearing other opinions too. 🙂
Post # 4
We only have one kind, and we love it so far. Our baby is 8 weeks old, and we started her on cloth at 2 weeks. We went with Bum Genius Elemental, All in one, one size. So pretty much the lazy route! I thought if I ever wanted my hubby to be on board with cloth, this was the diaper that we’d have to use. It’s just like a normal diaper but instead of putting it in the trash, he puts it in diaper bin for me to throw in the washing mashine every other day. There’s no stuffing inserts or assembling anything, so it’s very easy peasy. We do use a flushable liner though to help with the poo.
Post # 5
Oh, plus, while it’s more expensive for one diaper, I figured it’ll be cheaper in the long run b/c they’ll grow with her.
Post # 6
@MightySapphire- Can you send me the link to your blog, I would be interested in reading it.
Post # 7
@MightySapphire: I’d be interested in reading it too.
Another question for the CD ladies, how many did you buy? I’ve heard the ideal number is 18-24, but I know Sherri and John from Young House Love only bought 12 (they have the Elemental AIOs too) for their daughter.
Post # 8
We started with fitteds until DS’s umbilical cord stump fell off around 6 weeks. Then we switched to a mix of Fuzzibunz OS and BumGenius 4.0s. Initially I liked BG better than FB but once DS hit the 11-12 lb range, we started preferring FB to BG. The customized fit around the leg is better for my son (he’s kind of skinny so maybe that has a lot to do with it). At 7 months old we still prefer FB for day time. At night we use fitteds (I love the new Swaddlebees/Blueberry fitteds because they are very trim and very absorbant) so we don’t have issue with leaks or middle of the night diaper changes.
In terms of stash size, we initally had 20 for the newborn fitteds. Then when we switched to OS diapers we had 22 diapers but I recently added 14 more (FB had that promotion and I couldn’t resist) for a total of 36. For fitteds at night we have 8.
ETA: Initially we had a lot of issues with detergent build up (soft water is good for somethings but diaper washing can make it a challenge) on our pocket diapers so we were stripping a lot. During that period of time, both Darling Husband and I discussed if we had it to do over again, we’d just do fitteds with covers for all of our diapers. Even now that we’ve fixed the detergent build up issues, we still would do fitteds with covers for all our diapers if we were to start over. They are fool proof and awesome.
Post # 9
I like having a variety, there’s advantages and disadvantages to pockets and prefolds and each brand so I’m glad we mixed it up. For me there’s no one diaper I always reach for and except when she was really tiny and the onesize diapers didn’t fit her right we haven’t had a problem with leaks. As far as pockets vs AIO, I prefer the pockets. You can dry the PUL part seperate from the stuffing and can stuff the pockets for a trim fit or with tons of stuffing for overnight diapering.
@zippylef: As far as number goes, I feel like 12 would be stressful. She pooped so much during her first couple weeks and what do you do while they’re being washed, plus line drying sometimes is better for the diapers longevity (unless you’re only planning on having one or don’t want to resell that who cares, they’ll last through one kid), I think 2 dozen would be a bit less stressful minimum. Prefolds were great for us in the beginning since most of the onesize fancy diapers didn’t fit her yet and newborn fancy diapers are super expensive and later on they dont’ go through quite as many diapers as they do during those first couple weeks.
Post # 10
I’m definitely interested in using cloth diapers when Darling Husband and I have kids so I’ll be keeping my eye on this thread.
Post # 11
I think this is such a personal question that you will get a lot of different answers to. I don’t think there is any ONE type/brand of diaper that is right for EVERY baby and I’m not even sure that there is one brand of diaper that can truely carry you from newborn to potty training. I love having a mix.. we use BG 4.0s, HH, ragababes, grovia, sbish. We’ve tried many others. I’m loving our ragababe AIOs and the ai2s and my husband loves them too. I do find that since they are sized that there are gaps inbetween sizes when they don’t necessarily fit as well and the ai2s are better for those times. We really like our BG 4.0s with aplix, we found the snaps hard to get a good fit with. I think a newbie mistake is buying a huge stash of all one type of diaper before your baby is born and then finding out they don’t quite fit right or work right for your baby and you have to sell and rebuy another brand. I’d buy one or two of the brands you want to try and see what you like before building a complete stash.
Post # 12
our son was a skinny guy too, so though we know all LO’s are different we’re semi-expecting the next LO to have the same skinny legs. That being said can you elaborate on the whole ‘custom fit’thing with FB? We’re not pregnant yet, but know we probably want to do CD in the future and it’s good to have some info ahead of time 😉
Post # 13
@missmouse29: one size FB have elastic adjustments not only at the waist but at the legs as well in both the front and back of the leg. Some CD with elastic adjustments on the leg only have them in either the front or back but FB has buttons at both ends. So our son has the waist set at a 2 on both sides and the legs set at a 3 in the front and a 4 in the back. The legs have 8 adjustment settings on the legs and the waist has 4 adjustment settings. You can adjust everything to fit just so with so many options.
ETA: Link to OS FB.
Post # 14
We definately prefer the one-size as we won’t have to remove and add more.
We use Grovia on a day to day basis. Our babysitter has no problem snapping the inserts in and out. So we use them with the inserts for daycare. In the evening we put in prefolds (much cheaper). For traveling we can use the disposable inserts OR just inserts and use the space a lot better. At night times we use Pockets mostly drybees fleece (they are breathable), though we like our fuzzibuns perfect fit and the BumGenius 4.0. We stuff them with either microfiber and hemp or prefold and hemp (typically a gCloth).
My husband loves the grovias and has even said he like the BumGenius when they fit.
We just tried a Flip and it is a much larger diaper and has looser elastic. So not a fan but we did really like the insert.
As far as stash, we have 10 Grovia shells, 12 Grovia inserts, 20 prefolds, 6 small gcloth, 6 large gcloth, 2 thirsties hemps. 1 Flip and insert. 4 Drybees pockets, 4 BG 4.0 with microfiber inserts, 1 perfect size Fuzzibunz with microfiber insert.
Post # 15
We have 30, and I’m glad we have that many. I also heard 24 min was a good number, but my parents offered to buy us some more so we took them up on that. We do a wash every other day, and I never have to worry about running out of them.
Post # 16
@zippylef: It also depends on which kind you choose to use. For prefolds, you need about 36 prefolds and 5-6 covers, move prefolds if you don’t want to do laundry every other day.
For AIO’s you’d need a minimum of 24, but if you want the life of the diaper to last longer, they recommend more like 36. Washing too often can decrease the life of the diaper.
@jubyju22: that’s why I made it multiple choice 🙂 I realized just while shopping for diapers how much I liked different diapers for different reasons.
@Pelikila: I’ve fallen in love with the fuzzibunz one size for that reason too! I’ve looked at the other OS diapers, and read reviews about how they never fit as long as they claim. But the fuzzibunz has elastic on the legs and waist. At the CD store, they let us play with the adjustments and seeing how versatile the size is really helped make my decision!