Kandace - posted on 02/06/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )
Kandace - posted on 02/06/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )
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Jacquie - posted on 05/03/2011
I just found sunbaby diapers and they are great. They are one size pocket diapers and I just got 12 with the inserts for $60. The more you get the more you save. They do leak a little during sleep but Ive never had a problem as long as I change them every couple hours.
Cyndel - posted on 04/28/2011
Prefolds are great, there are great videos on you tube with several easy ways to fold them, bikini twist (excellent for girls, or babies learning to crawl as it is trimmer between legs making it easier to move legs), jelly roll (this is what I'm gonna try first, looks like it will contain poop better, but just an assumption as I won't be able to try it out until baby comes in a few weeks...lol), angel wings (very popular and easy), newspaper fold (a lot of people like this one from what I understand, especially for boys, but it doesn't interest me). etc for these folds you need either a snappy (http://www.pootersdiapers.com/snappi-fas... has pictures of what these look like and pictures of them in use so you see where they go, in the how to guide on the same site they have video's on how to use them with prefolds). also you can tri fold it...fold the thinner edges over the thick middle...and lay it in a cover with no snappy or pin and just place on baby.
Another cheep idea is contours, they are just like prefolds, but they are shaped so that you don't have to fold them. Fitteds are like contours but they have elastic around the legs and the back.
All three of these kinds of diapers need water proof covers, many people use them without covers while at home to cut back on rashes caused by heat.
These three sites really really helped me figure out what was available, I wanted to use, and how to get started. Good luck!
Winter - posted on 04/18/2011
Prefolds are great, but I noticed that having cotton as the innermost layer can be a bit chafing, especially when the baby is very young. I didn't want to use diaper cream because it apparently soaks into the diaper and makes the fabric less absorbent, so I bought half a dozen super thin stay-dry liners (washable and reuseable). They were about a dollar apiece. I use them whenever the butt looks irritated to prevent rash, and the one time my baby got a rash, I was able to use them to keep diaper cream off the actual cotton diaper. Baby still needs to be changed every couple hours, though, liner or no.
Elizabeth - posted on 04/11/2011
I started of with the Flip system. I was great for a starter because for $100 I got 12 diaper changes (4 covers, 12 inserts) and those inserts hole a LOT. Plus they are a one size so they grow with her. We got into GroVia once my daughter started leaking out of the Flip (they didn't work for my long skinny baby so well as the short chubby one she was at first.). GroVia is pricey, but I honestly got them used and on sale so I think I saved about $200 on my stash when all was said and done because I didn't pay full price for ANYTHING.
Try different things on ebay, you never know what sounds nice might not work for you or your baby in practice. I was super excited about gDiapers, but they just didn't work for us. They were alright for a couple of weeks, but the liner water proof liner couldn't hold a pooplosion very well. I've been very drawn to hybrid diapers though and they are awesome.
We've also tried pocket diapers, but I hate the stuffing part. Snapping in the soakers on our GroVia is the most convenient option.
Tracy - posted on 04/10/2011
sunshine pocket diapers on ebay. I have been very pleased with them and got 10 for $42. They fit from 8 lb to potty training.
Stefie - posted on 02/14/2010
If you are not going to make your own I am still a fan of Bum Genius. They are more expensive investment, but they work so well and have a good warranty. We spent $200 as an initial investment and never needed to add any.
Erin - posted on 02/13/2010
Prefold are most certainly the cheapest, but If you want an inexpensive pocket diaper, check out nubunz. They are pretty good, and very affordable. Right now they factory seconds for less than $6 per diaper. We ordered 12, and 2 have leaked, but still a pretty good deal. I think their full price diapers are about $9 each, and come with a great warranty.
Nettie - posted on 02/12/2010
Prefolds & covers by far the most economical, hands down. I use Thirsties Duo, & wonderwraps. I LOVE wonderwraps more than thirsties. I'm also looking into pockets (smartiepants are $14!!), & making my own fitteds to keep in the poo off the covers. I'll be having a new little one in the next couple months & I think it'll be better to have fitteds on a newborn.
Rebecca - posted on 02/12/2010
prefolds and a Proraps cover. Thirsties now has a one-size diaper cover (the Duo) that is a great value too.
Gabrielle - posted on 02/11/2010
Pre-folds and covers would definitely be the cheapest route, but when I initially made the switch to cloth, I wasn't sure if I would stick with it if I went with prefolds, so I went with convenience and purchased pocket diapers, which I've loved. If I bought something I couldn't stick with, then I'd be back to sposies and wouldn't save a dime. All in ones would be easy, but the drawback is drying time. Pockets dry super fast when you hang them on a line. I shopped sales to find my diapers (mostly snap-ezs with a couple of BumGenius 3.0s that I bought used on diaperswappers.com). Now after using pockets, I love CDing and wouldn't hesitate to use prefolds should I need to do so. One benefit of pockets though is that childcare workers at church and the gym don't mind using pockets. In fact, many of them are fascinated by these "new" cloth diapers and think they're pretty cool. You may want to purchase a few to have on hand for going out, even if you do go with prefolds.
I haven't had an issue with the PUL shell stinking, but I know it's been a real problem for others who use BG microfiber inserts, and I've read that it could be an issue with the detergent used. Here's a review of various detergents: http://www.diaperjungle.com/detergent-ch...
Melissa - posted on 02/11/2010
This is what I do Kandace....I use pre-folds with Thirsties covers during the day and use Bumgenius All-In-One diapers at night. The Bumgenius are ideal for night because the pre-folds will tend to soak up and leak really fast. I have about 30 pre-folds and 13 Bumgenius's. Now you don't have to have that many Bumgenius's though by all means....I just got them as shower gifts! I would say that you would probably only need like 6 of them. I only do laundry every 2 days with this strategy. Hope that is good food for thought! :)
Alyssa - posted on 02/08/2010
Prefolds and covers are definitly the most economical way to go. I use a few different kinds of covers, Thirsties are my favorite and I have never had any problems with them. I've gotten most of my diapers and covers from www.diaperjunction.com. Good luck with cloth diapering I would never go back to disposables!!
Kandace - posted on 02/08/2010
thank you so much for all of your help i will definitely look into the fuzzibunz! thanks again! :)
Karla - posted on 02/08/2010
Fuzzibunz is the name of the All-in-one brand I use and love! They are snap only which I think is the best because the velcro can stick to things in the wash and totally ruin the fabric. I bought 20 to start with and I only have to do laundry every other day. I really like them better than any other brand I've tried. Also it is a little more expensive than prefolds with covers but sooooo worth it! The al-in-ones are much more convenient and they last through several children just like the prefolds do! Good luck to you!
Wendy - posted on 02/08/2010
I've used prefolds and covers since birth and have never had a problem with the smell. I like the Bummis covers the best. The one drawback I've found is that since my guy has been old enough to roll over/crawl getting the prefolds folded and on his bottom can be difficult. At 18 months, he's also soaking through a prefold within 1-2 hours. 24 prefolds and 6 covers in each of 3 sizes (18 total) would cost about 2/3 the price of 24 BumGenius one-size pocket diapers. Using the BG soaker and doubler together helps us go a lot longer between changes. So you have to make a real cost-to-convience comparison. Now that there's a one-size option with pocket diapers, they become a lot more affordable. (There's also the matter of when you get a babysitter, they can more easily understand how to put on a pocket or all-in-one diaper than a prefold--in my experience.)
Rebecca - posted on 02/08/2010
Im hoping to use re usable nappies/diapers when i have my baby in a few weeks. We are planning to use the ones by Kushies. they are pre folded with waterproof covers and come with disposble liners (similar to a piece iof tissue that flushes away) to help protect the nappy. I have no idea how good they are though.
Kandace - posted on 02/08/2010
what were the names of them Tammy?
Tammy - posted on 02/07/2010
Yes, prefolds with covers are probably the cheapest, but personally I dont like them. I use an All-In-One with snaps which is fantastic, and will be using when we have our next child. I got them off ebay for about $11 each, and I am really happy with them. If you are in Aust I can give you the ebay seller that I bought mine off. The ones i got come in heaps of different colours, and I like the snaps better than velcro as velcro can get snagged, or ripped off by bub when they get older, and eventually need to be replaced.
Meagan - posted on 02/07/2010
Prefolds with covers. They will last forever, through multiple kids and they're cheap. I use Thirsties covers, and they work fine.
Brandy - posted on 02/07/2010
buy them second hand! I saved alot doing it that way!
Katie - posted on 02/07/2010
I second prefolds and covers. It's all I use and I love them. I would go with Bummis Super Whisper Wraps to start, but in my personal experience, PUL covers tend to get stinky once solids have become part of your baby's diet. I think it's the polyester. That fabric holds onto smells. I find that my covers come out of the wash smelling fresh but the moment my son poops, even when no poop touches the cover itself, it's instantly stinky and needs to be washed before it is used again. I have since started using wool covers too and they don't hold smell at all! Wool is naturally antimicrobial and it's very breathable (PULs, not so much). It's also a lot easier to care for than most people think.
All that being said, if you plan on having more babies in the future, you might want to look into the more expensive diapers like all in ones (AIOs) or pockets. They're very easy to use and will be more likely to hold up better through multiple kids.
R - posted on 02/06/2010
prefolds and a cover - bummis are very durable and thirsties duo wraps give you two sizes from birth to potty training making them more cost efficient than other sized covers/wraps