Cloth diapers...

Suzie - posted on 08/12/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I'm thinking of switching to cloth diapers to save some money. Does anyone have any favorite brands, how much are they and where would I get them? Thanks!

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Katie - posted on 08/18/2010

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My favorite that I bought were the BG's 3.0. I only had 3 so I was usually washing everyday but they've held up fine. I also had 2 GroBaby that I liked for travel. Then I started sewing my own because I couldn't afford to buy more diapers.

Aicha - posted on 08/18/2010

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fuzi bunz are great gdiapers are easy for dad to use and prefolds with covers are cheap but oldies

Majaliwa - posted on 08/12/2010

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Which brand to buy really depends on what type of cloth diaper you want. For example, if I am buying prefolds, I highly recommend Green Mountain Diaper chinese prefolds, but if I want an All In One diaper, I highly recommend Bum Genius Organic All In One diapers. So before you look at brand, I recommend first deciding which type of diaper you think you'll like. Here are two videos that can help you decide. The first shows the different types of cloth diapers out there and the second shows the accessories you'll need to buy.

When it comes to cloth you can spend between $200 and $800 depending on what type of cloth diaper you buy. Either way, you'll definitely save money and even more when you use them with multiple kids.

Julie - posted on 08/12/2010

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I use both pockets(fuzzi bunz and baby kangas) and fitted motherease and I find pockets tend to leak if you have a heavy wetter...so motherease system is my favorite.

Jennifer - posted on 08/12/2010

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we use one size pocket diapers because they are so easy and dad friendly (though i have yet to get my husband to change a cloth diaper!), and grow from "birth to potty training". specifically, we use bum genius 3.0. i love them. a common complaint about them is that the velcro wears out quickly but i've been careful about keeping them in good working order by line drying the covers.

i researched for about a month before i purchased anything. i made myself familiar with all the different styles of cloth diapers, and how all of them function so as to make a good decision on what would work best for my family. i researched washing instructions, and all of the extras i would need/want such as the diaper pail, pail liner, doublers for extra overnight absorbency, wet bag for traveling out of the house, etc.

the bum genius are pretty pricey at $17 each. we were lucky because my parents bought us 18 of the 24 diapers we have. we got ours from cottonbabies.com because there was a sale going on. Jilliansdrawers is a great site, and there is a cloth diaper trial package. you get to try out several kinds of cloth diapers and you can either keep them, or send them back if you don't like them (regardless of stains).

good luck, i absolutely love cloth diapering and i'll never look back to disposables

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