Dana - posted on 10/09/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
Daddy to be and I have decided that we most definitely want to cloth diaper our baby girl. I have read a million articles and have researched different types of cloth diapers and brands but seem to be so overwhelmed when making a decision. We have discussed to use prefolds initially and switch to bumgenius one size diapers because I have read that the one size diapers are typically too big for newborns (especially since my baby will most likely average about 7 pounds). I know that a cloth diapering system is different with every family and baby but I just would like some advice or ideas of how to start. Suggestions on types of diapers, brands, detergents, cleaning methods (I plan to do all the washing!), or any other thoughts would be very appreciated. Thanks! :)
P.S. A few specific questions I have are:
1) When using prefolds, do we need a diaper cover?
2) Diaper pail?
3) Do we use a more absorbent diaper at night?
4) Traveling with cloth diapers?
5) How to deal with skepticism from people that just don't understand or agree with this decision? (Both sets of parents along with other family members find this decision very strange and think it is just a "trend" that we will eventually grow out of. I am SO determined to prove them wrong!)
-VERY APPRECIATIVE MOMMY TO BE :)