Kena - posted on 01/23/2012 ( 14 moms have responded )
Kena - posted on 01/23/2012 ( 14 moms have responded )
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Shawna - posted on 04/05/2012
For my twins I have had amazing success with AMP Diapers (ampdiaperstore.com). Their all-in-ones are so trim and no leaks yet, even overnight! They are a bit pricey, about $20 each, but they regularly have seconds, which are perfect if you ask me, and they sell for $11 each. These are just like disposables and are so easy my husband/parents/siblings/daycare are all happy to use them! Also, you can wash them with regular Tide, no fancy expensive detergents needed!
Heather - posted on 04/03/2012
For newborns, the best ones in my opinion are either Kissaluvs or Thirsties fitteds (these go on like a pamper, with snaps or velcro, but need a waterproof cover) or Green Mountain (aka Cloth Eze) newborn prefolds (also need a cover). However, I will say that for sanity and water saving purposes, it makes sense to use disposables for the first 3-4 weeks when they are so little, every diaper is poopy, and they can go through 3 diapers in 10 minutes!
Inserts generally refer to the absorbant pieces that get stuffed into pocket diapers. They can also be used inside other types of diapers (for example prefolds or fitteds) to add extra absorbancy. I found this diaper glossary helpful when I first started CD'ing (good to show dads, too!):
Michelle - posted on 03/18/2012
if you go to www.diapers.com they have a lot of stuff to look at. I personally use bum genus 4.0 snaps. I love them! We started using them with our 3rd son when he was about 2 weeks old. What makes it nice is that our eldest still wets the bed so I am able to have him wear one of these. Our 3 year old is potty training so they work great b/c he can pull them down like pants but still have his clothes protected. Then there is our now 1 year old who gets the full diaper each time. With 3 children using them plus we use cloth wipes, I save around $1000 each month. The more you have the better just because you don't have to do laudry everyday. I hope this helps you and good luck.
Bethany - posted on 02/29/2012
alot of MCN folk still recommend folded terry squares for new babies, with covers. I refered to nappylady.com for folds and used one for when Charlotte was little (origami fold) and one for when she was older (some triangle type fold, doubled up in the middle and folded in half)
I used Fluffies covers, and then Baby Beehinds covers. When she was older, like coming up to 2, all these other MCNs appeared and having tried about 12 different brands, would recommend Itty Bitty Tuttos (though they do look a bit baggy, they're not and they're really absorbant, good night nappy), Cheeky Butts because they have the pocket at the front so no poo diving for the insert, cushie tushies are a snap-in and are absorbant and adorable, Hatchlings are very streamlined, have snug leg gussets and have lots of layers in very little bulk, and bubbamoos could go from newborn to toddler really, and are adorable and very absorbant, if a little chubby looking.
Carol - posted on 02/28/2012
I made my own diaper covers with this pattern. http://www.etsy.com/listing/62681040/pdf... It is a very easy pattern and after a little bit working with the FOE (fold over elastic), it was much easier than turn and top stitch. I just use newborn and infant prefolds for the inserts. This system works for me and was the cheapest. http://www.diapersewingsupplies.com/ has very good deals on diaper sewing fabrics, I used PUL for the covers. Cottonbabies are great for the prefolds. I ended up not liking the pockets because I could only use them once. With the PUL diaper covers I could wipe out the cover and use it again after the next diaper change. The only change I've made was to add on some diaper "catches" to hold the prefolds and leg gussets to contain diaper blowout. I really couldn't afford to buy the diaper covers or other diaper systems. All in all, I am very happy with my system, but I understand that it may not work for everyone.
Rachelle - posted on 02/28/2012
i bought mine off the amazon website and LOVE them, they are prefolded which makes them alot easier and they come with the rubber pant that goes over in different sizes which is good for when baby grows. and the insert is a kind of like a mesh tolette paper so that when they poop it isnt all over the clothe, and you just flush it down the toilet. clothe is also really good for potty training because they can feel when they are wet where as regular disposable diapers just absorbe and they cant tell.
Heather - posted on 02/11/2012
I had been using Bum Genius all in one pocket diapers with my DD since birth, she is now 2 and we are potty training so she only wears them at night. These are the only cloth diapers I've tried but I LOVE them. I had originally purchased just a few before as well as a couple of packs of disposables so I could decide if I liked them or if I needed to explore other brands before investing a lot, I kept having blowouts and leaks every time I put her in the disposables, but the Bum Genius diapers contained it all every time, and honestly they are even easier to use! Need less to say it didn't take me long to order more. So if you are looking for a cloth diaper that is easy to use, and will fit your needs as long as you little one is in diapers these are definitely a good option.
Becky - posted on 02/11/2012
I use a few different brands. I have a couple each of fuzzibunz and charlie banana, I don't really like either one but they are ok when they a little.. My favorite by far are AMP ( Anne Marie Padorie) they fit really well and are more leak proof. I use disposables for night time because when my baby sleeps through the night i find he always wakes up wet through and when I tried doubling the liner it was worse..
Julia - posted on 02/09/2012
I used a diaper service until my daughter was about 2 years old. There's really cool claps that look like a "T", forget what they are called but super easy, they just grab the material, no pins needed. I had a variety of covers, some snap closed or Velcro, some heavier plastic, some thinner and wool too. at night I sometimes but 2 cloth diapers on for extra absorbancy. I I first put on the diaper, than cover, did not use inserts. Tried to fold them first and just lay in diaper cover but that didn't work. full coverage was better. Check out dy-dee.com and click on diaper folding guide. good luck and hope you stick with it!
Holley - posted on 02/08/2012
im totally new to this too but i decided to try pocket diapers from alvababy and sunbabys
Sarah - posted on 02/08/2012
We use Baby Kangas and we love them! They are a one size fits all, all in one pocket diaper. My daughter has been in them since she was 6 weeks old (about 7 lbs at the time) and still wears them at 18 months and not quite 20 lbs. They also do fit my son who is 34lbs (I had to check and see out of curiosity). I liked that they were a local product for me (made in BC) and the zipper closure.
Melissa - posted on 01/30/2012
Rumparooz and Swaddlebees are great. They are "pocket" diapers. Grow with the baby by adjusting the snaps.
Amie - posted on 01/28/2012
there are some sites that will let you try a bunch of different cloth diapers for a month to see which one you like best . My favorite are all in ones because they grow with the baby and you don't have to buy new covers as they grow. I love flips I get mine at cottonbabies.com