what cloth diapers do you like and why?

Alyce - posted on 07/08/2009 ( 50 moms have responded )

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my baby is 4 months and i would now like to start cloth diapers and suggestions

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Kim - posted on 07/08/2009

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I'm using one size diapers. That way I don't have to buy new ones as dd grows. I have bum Genius 3.0, Happy Heinys and 2 Swaddlebees. All are pocket diapers that you stuff an insert into. They are working great for my daughter. I haven't tried any prefolds w/ covers yet but there are moms out there who swear by those too.

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Emma - posted on 03/18/2013

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I really didn't know what I was doing when I bought cloth diapers so I went by amazon reviews and picked the Thirsties covers because they still had good reviews and were relatively cheap compared to other options out there and I paired them with Oso Cozy pre-folds and so far I love them.

Fit2BMe - posted on 01/01/2013

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We are totally a GroVia family. Reasons are seemingly endless but already listed by PP.
for NewBorns we used Kissaluvs tho.

Katrina - posted on 07/03/2012

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i tryed so so many different ones it always cam back to bum genius they are they are easy to use. I used velcro for awhile intil I had to clean them then i got snaps. Bum genius was the only way to get the dad to use them too.
If you need any help or advice just ask i wouldnt of been able to stick with cloth if i didnt have the support i got. I had family members who weren't supoortive

Tricia - posted on 05/24/2011

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Gro-Via all the way. We tried a lot, but I really like that these grow with the baby - all one size. I also like that the inserts snap in - no stuffing and no pulling out soiled stuffing. Finally they have stayed in great condition and my son is 19 months old now - and potty training I may add! I think it's the diapers. :) go to www.thechangingtablebaby.com and get 10% off with coupon code FBNEW10. also more info on Gro-Via at www.environmentalbaby.com. Good luck. You're going to love cloth diapers!

Katie - posted on 08/26/2009

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We use bumgenius 3.0s and love them. The microfiber inserts can hold stink, but if you stripe them once a month you won't have that problem.

Rhonda - posted on 08/24/2009

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I absolutely love the BumGenius 3.0. They are excellent diapers that have 3 snaps in the front to take your LO from birth to potty training. The snaps let you adjust the size of the diaper and the velcro fasteners are so easy to use. I got mine from cottonbabies.com. Oh, and they come in some really cute colours!

Angie - posted on 08/24/2009

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I started out using OS diapers. Favorites were BumGenius 3.0 and Haute pockets. Gro babies are very nice too. Now that my dd has grown into larges I perfer sized diaper. My stash is mostly Greenacredesigns, swaddlebees and softbums

Stacey - posted on 08/23/2009

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Bum Genius or prefolds with Prorap covers are my absolute favorite. Oh, Thirsties diapers and covers are also nice. I like BG because they hold the blowouts in really well! The only downside is that you have to stuff them which takes a little time. www.cottonbabies.com. Free shipping on orders over $75

Danae - posted on 08/22/2009

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If you have never used cloth before, I would recommend fuzzi bunz, and since your child is already 4 mths I would recommend the one-size. They should be the only ones you need to buy. Also make sure to buy a hanging bag for the room and I love the wet bags for out and about, they are awesome. ( I also use cloth wipes that way I can just wash them with my diapers and I don't have to pick out all the dispo wipes)
I love the site puddlesplace.com check out their diapering accesories

Lucy - posted on 08/21/2009

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I really like the one size pocket diapers (I use bumgenious, but I have heard really good things about happy heinies as well). I like that I don't have to buy more sizes, and that they are not intemidating to family members and babysitters (I work, so that is important to me). I strongly prefer the velcro closures because it is easier with a fussy baby and frequent changes. Whatever you choose, get a sprayer that attaches to your toilet. Someone gave me mine and it makes my life so much easier!!!!!!! A wet bag is also crucial regardless of the type of diapers you choose for on the go wet/dirty diapers!



Good luck!

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Right now I'm using Drybee's pocket diapers with Wahmies microfiber inserts. I use the larges on my 22 pound 13 month old. They are a little big so they are baggy in the back but look fine underneath clothes. I only use one insert and it lasts for several hours. I accidentally got one medium and it doesn't sag and is extremely trim. I also have the Wahmies one-size inserts. They are a little thicker so I only use them for night time and when I do I have to change her diaper right before bed and right when she wakes up. They are easy to clean. I haven't had any trouble with build-up or anything. And this is the first diaper that has not produced any rashes on my baby's bottom!! I just wish I had gotten one-size pockets. I guess I'll buy them for my next baby. I have also used prefolds and fitteds with covers and I didn't like them. They gave my daughter a rash, were bulky, and not as convenient to maintain. However, I still saved a lot of money with them!

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I have a 6 week old boy (our first child) and I am in love with the Happy Heiny diapers. I also have used the Knicker Knappy diaper, but I don't like the snaps because they are hard to do when he is moving and squirming. I like the one size HH with the velcro closures. They are not too expensive, come in a great variety of colors and we had no problems with staining until we used buttpaste instead of desitin on his rear. Go figure!

Helen - posted on 08/16/2009

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I too use BumGenius. Day and Night. At night I add the second microfibre liner. I have done this since birth. Sofia is now 6 months old. She wears this nappy for around 12 hours every night with no problems. The microfibre just wicks the fluid away. And she never gets nappy rash. Just make sure you follow the laundering instructions or the microfibre will be spoiled and not do its job. The initial outlay is a bit higher, but well worth it in the end. I am in Australia, and individually these BumGenius version 3 nappies are $38 each. As a package they work out cheaper. As a full time user I have 18 (24 is recommended) and I find this is enough with washing every 2-3 days (uses 5-7/day)

Jen - posted on 08/15/2009

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Alyce, and anyone else interested,

I am updating my reply because, after a month of diapering with both diapers made of synthetic materials (pocket diapers made of polyester and fleece and microfiber) and all cotton diapers (prefolds and fitteds, both GMD prefolds, and cotton velour) I would say my recommendation, hands down, is cotton diapering. It is the easiest, by far, to get truly clean and now my wash routine is much shorter, using less rinse cycles, and I have no diaper rash issues now. I don't have time to strip diapers and mess around with stinky inserts. Hope this helps, have you tried any diapers yet Alyce?

Veann - posted on 08/15/2009

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I prefer pockets. They are really easy to use, one step when putting on baby, which is great for my little wiggly boy. You can stuff 'em up more if you need more absorbency. They also dry very quickly and many are nice and trim. Stuffing them after they are dry is really not a big deal. I have and like Happy Heiny (one size), Bum Genius (one size), Haute Pockets (one size), Pocket Change (I think this is a large.). Happy Heinys are my favorite, but the others are all great too.

I have a medium Thirsties AIO, a large Imse Vimse AIO and two large Kushies AIOs. I love the Thirsties best because it fits my Little Man the best and is the most trim of the three. I will need some large Thirsties very soon, though. ;) I don't love the Kushies, as they are very bulky. The Imse Vimse is alright, but not as trim as the Thirsties.

For fitteds, I've tried Kushies, Kissaluvs, and Mudpies with MotherEase Air Flow Covers, Imse Vimse extra large cover and Wonderwraps large cover. I prefer Mudpies as the trimmest of the three. Kissaluvs doesn't seem as absorbent as I would like it to be and Kushies is very bulky. The MotherEase and Imse Vimse covers are the ones I like best and fit my son well. The Wonderwraps doesn't fit as well over my fitted diapers. The two-step diapering procedure for fitted plus a cover tends to upset my son, so I definitely prefer a diaper that is fast and easy to put on the baby. Hence my preference to pockets. ;)

PS: I've also tried prefolds and pins with a cover, but I don't have the right size of prefolds, so I haven't really gotten a good feel for that diapering technique yet.

Alice - posted on 08/15/2009

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Wow, I never knew there were so many different sorts of washable nappies! Anyway, I use TotsBots with Motherease velcro wraps. It started off with cotton TotsBots (as I had been lent the first size by a friend and just bought the same but larger for the next stage), but I have since bought 10 Bamboozles by TotsBots. The Bamboozles are great as the bamboo fibre stays soft. I used synthetic fluffy fleece inners for night time as they are more absorbant, but use the same wraps. I made my own fleece liners for my washables... I saved pounds ... just buy some fleece material and cut out rectangles, then round off corners... very simple.. fleec doesn't fray so no sewing needed. I use paper liners for when I suspect there will be a poo, then that can go down the toilet, if not dirty wash it and use again!



I tried a whole lot of different nappies to start with but found I liked this combination the best.

Rhonda - posted on 08/14/2009

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I use prefolds with bummis super whisper wrap - love them!

For nighttime we use bumkins AIO with an extra prefold under the flannel pannel.

We also have Thirsties AIO pockets (that worked great for nighttime until they were too small).

LOVE CLOTH DIAPERS!!!

Meredith - posted on 08/14/2009

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I use several different kinds because I bought a variety to see what I liked. My favorite brand is the one-size pocket fuzzybuns. They are really soft, fit well and come in great colors and patterns. I also like bottomjumpers.

Natasha - posted on 08/11/2009

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I have a home business based in Vancouver, BC. My partner and i cut, trace and sew all the diapers ourselves. Our business is called Green Line Diapers. You can search for us on facebook. Our facebook site has videos, discussion forums, reviews and photos of available prints. For an awesome one size fit's all cloth diaper, with wicked prints. And, a cloth diaper like no other brand on the market...then definetly check out my business site on facebook.

Take Care

Natasha
Green Line Diapers

Heather - posted on 08/08/2009

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I have used lots of things but right now my favorites and the ones I keep coming back to are Bumgenius AIO deluxe (the sized One) and gdiapers with either a gcloth or patooshie pants inserts in them. I look for a trim diaper. I have also tried bum-ware extreme's and they were good but I didn't like the fit as much as the BG's.

I think for a one-sized diaper I loved the BG Organic with snaps. I had to stop using it because my DD needs a staydry liner to keep her yeast rash away.

Angela - posted on 08/07/2009

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I love Fuzzi Bunz diapers. I used one on Friday and fell in love. No leaks, no mess and I only use about 4 a day. Can't beat that. I also hand wash mine!

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Hi everyone - I am on my 2nd Cloth-Nappy baby. When my older son was born (2005) there wasn't a great selection in the UK so I chose "Bambino Mio" a prefold/ wrap system. I've stuck with this for my 2nd and have just bought extra wraps. The Bambino Wraps were a bit dissapointing. They went a bit bobbly and started wicking, but I like the shape/ fit. I've replaced them with Motherease/ Popolini/ TotsBots Wraps. I have bought a few pockets, but feel that you have to wash the outer after each wear as they stink. I love my Yellow with Monkeys on it 'Happy Heiney'.

So I think the Prefold is great - cheapest and I think easiest for washing/ drying etc.

Marie, Glasgow, Scotland

Mum to Matthew (2008) & Andrew (2005)

Susan - posted on 08/03/2009

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We bought Bummis diapers. They come in a starter kit for about $150. I find that the cover gets poop all over it when my 3 month old has a runny poop (sorry for the disgusting language). But when she is just wet, the cover is reusable. I like this because with the one piece ones, you have to wash the cover as well as the inserts every time. And even though the poop gets on the cover, I've never had them leak. This kit came with 6 covers and 36 inserts, but only goes up to 15 lbs. I would guess you need the next size up for a 4 month old. I do love them and reccommend them as long as you have access to your own washer and dryer. We have saved a TON of money on diapers. Here is where I got our kit from.

http://www.babybecause.com/Diapering/Clo...



Hope this helps! Just think of how many diapers you will save from going in the landfill!

Amber - posted on 08/02/2009

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I use a pocket diaper called Mommies Touch. They are easy clean diapers with openings on both sides of the diaper so the insert flushes out in the wash. Apparently I am the only one who doesn't love Bum Genius.

Beth - posted on 08/01/2009

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I use bumGenius 3.0 and love them! I also have a friend who uses smartipants and she likes those. I don't know anything about them. The bumGenius are the one size adjustable diapers. We have never had a problem with them. My daughter is a heavy wetter and we just double her up at night. No leaks! She blew out of so many disposable diapers before we switched to cloth, it was unreal!

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Right now we're using prefolds with covers. We like it & I'm hoping to learn to sew some KCK1's soon, or just a one size in general. If I can learn that, then I'll use whatever I make.

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pocket diaper by AMP - they are great but i only bought five so i'm not using all the time! i'm finding my care providers not as comfortable with it, so it's basically when my little one is at home with me. hmmmm - did i just wast about $200?

Julie - posted on 07/28/2009

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Natasha- What a great idea!



I prefer prefolds and fitteds for my newborn, but I have a few XS bumgenius all in ones I love. I also use for him Kushies AIO-don't care for the thick outer layer,but they do work well and Happy heiney which leak! I can't wait for him to fit into his small Fuzzi bunz(my favorite)! I like how they wick moisture and with the Fuzzi Bunz with my other boys I have barely had a leak.

For my toddlers I use Bum genius one size pockets and Fuzzi Bunz and I am very happy with them.

You should invest in a sampler package you you can see which ones you like. Prefolds are the cheapiest way to go!

Natasha - posted on 07/26/2009

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Hi, my partner and i have a local business here in Vancouver, BC. We sew our own line of cloth diapers called Green Line, they have a unique design like no other brands out there. If you are interested in cloth we do ship anywhere. You can message me for more information and pictures of our products. Our cloth diapers are one size fitting newborn-35lbs. With a unique drawstring leg, allowing perfect adjustment based on each baby's leg size. Take Care
Natasha

Jen - posted on 07/21/2009

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Hi Alyce!

I have Bum Genius one-size pockets and prefolds with Thristies covers. Am getting ready to try gCloth (gDiapers with cloth inserts) bc I am searching for something trim. I don't want to reinvent the wheel here with my reviews on certain diapers, because I've tried a few, so you might want to check out www.diaperpin.com for some thoughts. Every baby and every mom is different, so try a couple diapers before you settle on any one brand or type. Good luck!

Jessica - posted on 07/21/2009

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I also love the bumgenius pockets and the all in ones I have a supersoaker so I had to cut all of my aio's to stuff them and I use fitteds for at home with a thirsty cover. BG's are easier for on the go!

Lesley - posted on 07/20/2009

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I use chinese prefolds with bummis super whisper wraps. I recently started adding flushable liners when my son started solids. It makes cleanup SO much easier. I cut them in half to make them last twice as long if and when some make it through the wash I reuse them.

April - posted on 07/13/2009

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I use the one size Bum Genius and the Happy Heinys as well. my husband and I love them. My sister in-law uses them as well and her son is one year older than mine and he is still able to fit very comfortably in his at 16 months so i now i will not have be buying more diapers later as my son gets bigger.

Megan - posted on 07/11/2009

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I love happy heiny's one size diapers... with any one size you'lll get the most bang for your buck... I feel pocket diapers probably get cleaner in the wash than All in ones... If i wer you i would invest in one size pocket diapers... they are nearly as easy as disposables... get clean in the wash... have a liner so wetness isn't against babies skin (prevents rash) and they come in a billion cute varieties. I just ordered cheeky diapers... and i hope they are as good as they look! If you go with WAHM small business diapers... make sure to get some opinions first because not all diapers are made equally! Of corse if you can afford to... buy a few different brands of diapers (individuals) and try them out!

Shanda - posted on 07/11/2009

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I like pockets as well as fitteds w/ covers-- personally, I don't like AIOs or prefolds.



For fitteds I like Thirsties Fab Fitteds w/ Thirsties covers. Thirsties also has new two-size Duo Wraps (XS-S and M-L) and I have one of those and really like it!



For pockets, I like Bum Genius one-size, Fuzzi Bunz (sized-- I haven't tried their new one-size dipe), and Knickernappies. The Bum Genius are great because of the one-size thing but my LO did go through a stage (from about 4-6 months) where they just didn't really fit him quite right so I was getting a lot of leaks around the legs, and that is why I bought the fitteds and covers and also used sized pockets rather than the one-size.



I think the best thing to do is look at the different types, pick a few that you *think* you'll like, and buy one of each. You may be surprised at what you do and don't like (some people hate stuffing pockets, for example) and also see what fits your baby well (my ODS only fit well in a few different diapers because he is very slender) before you make a big investment.

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I use BumGenius 3.0 from kellyscloset.com. They have really good cloth diaper kits. The one I got had the diapers, the inserts, the night inserts, a wet bag, cloth wipes and a spray nozzle that you attach to your toilet so you can rinse out the poopies. I have saved so much money by not buying disposable diapers it's unreal; and I'm helping the environment at the same time!

Andrea - posted on 07/10/2009

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I love GMD prefolds, bummis or thirsties cover and a snappi for the daytime. fantastic!! no leaks!

I use a fuzzi bunz w/2 hemp inserts at nighttime and no leaks from my heavy wetter!

Holley - posted on 07/10/2009

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I've really enjoyed our Thirsties Fab Fitted, which does need a cover. But, it is very easy to use and very slim. I hear Fuzzi Bunz and Bum Genius are the best, too, and they don't require a cover.

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itti bitti cushie tushies bubble bubs mandy macs mostly because most are autralian made or owned buisness owned by mums, which i appreciate, and cusshie tushies are jsut he dam best nappie they were given no 1 status in a uk mag recently and they rock. BBH< swaddlebees, magicals blueberry pocket nappies and wild child nappies rock too so i try all nappies cause im a sucker for acute nappy that works. i also like ofsa blueberys and thristies wraps and wonderwrpas because they really work

Liana - posted on 07/08/2009

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For a newbie, I'd recommend Bumgenius or Fuzzi Bunz One Size. I would find some bamboo fleece inserts for them as the microfiber that they both come with tends to hold the stinkies after a while :) For cheaper, you could go bamboo prefolds (yummy) and Blueberry snap covers (I prefer snaps over velcro any day) or for an easy start, you could use G diapers with cloth inserts (which you could fold up a receiving blanket and use or there are lots of mamas that make them).

My littlest baby just potty trained so I have been making her dribble-proof undies...I am going to miss cloth diapering, but hopefully I can help other mamas get started :)

Jocelyn - posted on 07/08/2009

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i used kushies the first time around, and i don't recomend those. this time around i am using fuzzybunz (one size pocket diaper) and grobaby (one size, snap in diaper)

Betsy - posted on 07/08/2009

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We use prefolds with Mother ease covers and ME one size (bamboo, cotton and staydry). When we first started out we my favorite was the thirsty cover. I didn't think we would like the prefolds but now they are what I reach for most often during the day. At night we use the ME staydry. Good luck!! Cloth diapering is the BEST!! I love that I can change it whenever he gets wet and don't have to worry about wasting diapers.

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I have a bunch of random hand-me-downs from a wonderful friend who had extras. I use chinese prefolds inside of various covers. I have one microfleece cover, and it's my favorite. I can use it over and over and it hardly ever gets wet. I put WonderWraps on my 2 yr old during the day, and at night I put a prowrap on him because it's moisture proof to last all night.

Vilate - posted on 07/08/2009

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I would like to direct you to my webpage that has lots of cloth diapering info. Including, types of CD's, CD safe detergents, and wool info.



Good luck! And welcome to the community! :)

Rochelle - posted on 07/08/2009

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I'm also a pocket diaper lover! I loved the Fuzzi Bunz and Haute Pockets!! I also went through a prefold/cover stage, which saves a lot of $$! It's an addiction for some! LOL

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