Does anyone cloth diaper? Would love input!

Rachel - posted on 10/29/2008 ( 43 moms have responded )

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Right now I am seriously considering cloth diapering & Bum Genius makes and Organic Cloth Diaper ONE SIZE/All in Ones!! (so I can use the same for Hale & new baby!)

Has anyones used these organic cloth diapers or know someone who has?

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Jenna - posted on 12/18/2008

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such wonderful information! is there a certain detergent you use? has anyone used the gdiapers? what about diaper pins- do those snappis work or are regular pins better/just as good? how does one pick a good prefold? i have read so many off reviews on the AIO at diaperpin.com i worry about using those only. thanks for any advice!

Malinda - posted on 03/01/2009

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We use pre-folds and Thirsty's covers for the most part, but Ioved the suggestion for an AIO for overnight. The thing about AIOs is that they are more expensive and take much longer to dry than pre-folds do.



A couple of people also mentioned the gDiaper, too. Here are some things I discovered about that option:

1. The "flushable" inserts are only flushable if you rip them apart. Which is just not something I want to do when it's covered in poo.

2. The inserts are also very expensive. Moreso than most brands of disposibles. If you want to cloth diaper to save money (as well as help the environment) these are not a great option

3. As an alternative, I do love the covers and snap-in, snap-out liner. I sometimes use them with a pre-fold instead of the inserts.



HTH!

Liza - posted on 10/29/2008

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Sorry I keep commenting, trying to keep up LOL!

My faves are BG3.0 for overnight and simple prefolds & covers for the day. I also use some fitteds, but they are kinda bulky to me. I like the Green Mountain Diaper prefolds and Bummis or Thirsties covers.

Liza - posted on 10/29/2008

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Oh, and for newborns - I suggest Kissaluvs 0s fitteds with thirsties covers or Green Mountain Diaper Orange Edge Prefolds w/ thirsties covers. Then when the baby is around 10lbs you can probably start using the pocket dipes.

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Melissa - posted on 08/25/2011

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I use them and Love them. I have 20 diapers, some of the Flip organic, but 17 of the Bum organic AIO. I have been using them through all the stages, from little through toddler and they work great!

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I have been looking all around for cloth diapers-I like the idea of the one size. I checked out tons of them on ebay and found two that were less expensive than the big names. Has anyone tried either the "Coolababy" one size cloth diapers or the "Nature's Love" one size cloth diapers? I'd love to hear how they stand up- especially compared to the big names.

Vicki - posted on 01/12/2009

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I've cloth diapered my son since he was 3 months old until now. He is 19 months old. I tried the fitted diapers from Under the Nile but they are hard to rinse if you have a low water machine. I've decided to stick with plain old prefolds and covers; they are cheap and easy to clean. I use Charlie's Soap and sometimes add vinegar to one of the rinse cycles. I know people will tell you not to bleach your diapers but I bleach mine with the new Clorox bleach that is safer for clothes because I can't stand the thought of the bacteria. It works great and my diapers are fine.

Lisa - posted on 01/12/2009

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We decided to buy  Kushies all in ones before my son was born. They were less expensive than the BunGenious, but appeared to be the same general idea. What we have found is that when he wears them, none of his onesies fit.  I think they hold about as much as the disposables, though. And when we are going to be home all day I will use them. I think we found them on Amazon. Hope that helps..

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I use the bum genius and the happy heiny 3 in 1s. I love them! I actually prefer the bum genius because I don't have too find the insert that I do with the HH. But they are wonderful and SO much easier then pre-folds for me (I don't have any diaper service).

Jessica - posted on 01/11/2009

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We use cloth diapers part-time. :-)  I prefer the prefolds with a diaper cover than the bumgenius.  We do a diaper service (~$15/wk) but it's a lot less laundry using than the bumgenius system. 

Stephanie - posted on 01/07/2009

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Have you looked at the G diapers?  I started using these when my son was about 6 weeks old. they sound similar,   i started with the medium size.  I've been using them for 8 months now and the velcro's have not worn out yet and he has yet to need the bigger size covers.  when I wash and dry  them I hook the velcros together so they do not get linty.  I have loved the little G's and I like that i'm helping the evironment.  they are a little more work than disposables but a little less work than then traditional cloth.   even my daycare provider is on board and doesn't mind the little extra work that the diapers require.  I have followed their advice on their instructional videos and rarely have any problems with leaks or messy ones getting on the outer cloth shell.   check 'em out at gdiapers.com if you haven't already.

Pati - posted on 01/07/2009

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I m not sure what brand I used but it was a cloth diaper and I had the cloth cover with velcro. it was the greatest thing out then, they came in sizes and the smalest ones became her dolly diapers. Kudos to you for using cloth rather than disposable.

Rachel - posted on 01/07/2009

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I have the diaper sprayer...I think it makes it 100x easier & my hubby will change a poopy diaper b/c of it...even when I tell him he can leave it for me to clean (I get them cleaner!)

Highly reccommended!!

Stefie - posted on 01/07/2009

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I love my Bum Genius diapers. I was curious if anyone tried the diaper sprayer? It is supposed to make getting the soilds off easier, but is costs quite a bit. 

Stefie - posted on 01/07/2009

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I love my Bum Genius diapers. I was curious if anyone tried the diaper sprayer? It is supposed to make getting the soilds off easier, but is costs quite a bit. 

Rachel - posted on 01/07/2009

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So...I'm absolutely LOVING the Bum Genius organic cloth diaper AIO/OS...so much! I admit I have nothing to compare them to but disposable but my only regret is not cloth diapering sooner. I have to add a liner at night for my 17 mos old & very occassioanlly have a leak if I do not change him within a few hours. Now I just need to get more to put my 6 wk old in. Thanks to all for your input.

Mendi - posted on 01/06/2009

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Yes, I have Bum Genius and LOVE them. My son is only 2 months old, so I haven't been using them that long. I used disposable the first couple weeks and I had more leaks and trouble with those than I do with Bum Genius. My hope is that they really do last the 1.5+ years that they're supposed to, but I've read that Cotton Babies is really good about working with you to make sure you're happy with the diapers.

Stella - posted on 01/06/2009

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I have 5 BG organic cloth diapers one size and 25 BG 3.0 one size pockets and I must tell you that the organic cloth diapers do not hold as much as the pockets. I put an extra insert into the organics and that works out fine, without the extra insert it leaked after a short nap. I love my BG 3.0 pocket one size and they are all I use since my son was a NB. He's almost one now and they still fit nicely and they still look like new. Happy New Year.

Ashley - posted on 01/06/2009

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I just bought a whole bunch of diapers with snaps instead of velcro (Haute Pockets, Fuzzi Bunz, the sized Swaddlebees as opposed to the one-size) and I've made up my mind that snaps are definitely easier. You don't have to worry about them coming unstuck from the fold-back tab and snagging on other diapers, the snaps allow you to customize fit better, especially when there are two rows of snaps (one helps fit the waist, one helps fit the thighs) and the snaps allow for a more flexible diaper compared to the super-stiff velcro.
I just wish BumGenius made diapers with snaps--they're still a really great value since they include 2 inserts, and the microfleece they use to line their diapers are higher quality than the fleece used by the other diapers I've bought so far.

Nellie - posted on 01/06/2009

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I don't like BumG that much just because of the velcro. I have switched to Tiny Tush elite and I love them. One size, adjustable pocket diapers. They se snaps and wash really well. You can see them out at my store.

Ashley - posted on 12/27/2008

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My daughter is 3 months old and we just started using cloth diapers all day when we're at home. (My doula recommended skipping them while she was a tiny newborn, so I've just now started really using the ones I bought while pregnant.) The bumgenius OS/AIO are pretty great--I only have two at the moment, though, so my trick is to take the insert out and lay the outside over her hamper to dry out a bit (it's usually just barely damp, since the insert soaks up all the moisture) and then when I do the next diaper change, I put a fresh insert in and reuse it. This is, of course, with diapers that are just wet and not poopy. I typically reuse each outside at least 3 times with fresh inserts each time before I wash it. The problem with using them on a smaller baby is that I think they *are* bulky, and her little 0-3 month onesies and pants had a hard time fitting over them, and she's such a skinny baby that she looked kinda ridiculous in them! Now that she's taller and a bit bigger, it's not such a big deal.

I just bought a Swaddlebees medium diaper, though, and it's so trim fitting that it's awesome. The downside is the fact that they cost $3 less than BumGenius, but they don't even come with an insert, so once you add the cost of an insert in you're paying as much as BG where they give you 2 inserts. The snaps are really nice though, and I think they'll last longer than velcro. If you can sew well enough to make your own inserts, and don't mind buying different sizes, the Swaddlebees are probably the way to go on skinny babies. I'm planning on buying some PUL (the waterproof fabric) sometime soon and using them as a model to sew my own.

Jen - posted on 11/01/2008

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I have cloth diapered four kids, and also used disposables in there sometimes as well, but cloth is by far my fave. I never bought the expensive cloth types; I have flat diapers that I fold myself and pin, and use covers (from Wal Mart or wherever). Definitely the cheapest, and they have lasted me through four kids! I recently discovered gDiapers though, which are flushable inserts with a cloth cover. I think they are fabulous! You get the best of both worlds with these ones....I highly recommend anyone researching the cloth versus disposable debate to check these out! Rachel--I hope your Bum Genius diapers work out for you :) Cheers everyone!

Rachel - posted on 11/01/2008

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Thanks for everyone's input I just purchsed a package of Bum Genius Organic AIO/OS! Can't wait to try them!

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I used a diaper service that could not have been easier...it was cheaper than disposables too.....you just had to use liners to help easily discard the waste and then put the diapers in a diaper pail for the service to pick up once a week....we left them out on the porch and they would take them and leave a weeks worth. You never even had to rinse the diapers....in fact you were told NOT to.......I would recommend this to anyone

Kate - posted on 11/01/2008

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i used washable ones for my daughter for bout four months they were a waste of money and ended up costing more than disposables. they gave her bad nappy rash. i switched to disposables and never looked back.

Rachel - posted on 10/29/2008

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Why the heck didn't I ascome here earlier for input...you all are wonderful! thanks!!!

Deb - posted on 10/29/2008

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I use Bum Genius - I have some 2.0 and some 3.0. My son is 28 months old - 26 pounds. They work pretty well - you just have to change them often enough. My tabs are a little worn out but I had some velcro on hand and I cut a strip of it and use the sticky side (not fuzzy side) and put it across both tabs and the diapers stay on great that way.

Liza - posted on 10/29/2008

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I haven't ever used FBs, but I have a friend who uses them! I'm not sure about over night with them - but maybe a hemp or bamboo soaker or extra stuffing would help. Timmy is a very heavy wetter and I use BGs over night and just use both inserts, the one-size and the newborn, and that usually is fine, sometimes even up to 13 hours!

Rachel - posted on 10/29/2008

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Thanks everyone! I'll soak all this in & be back if I have more questions!! If anyone has any other words of wisdom I welcome them!

Kerryanne - posted on 10/29/2008

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James was 8lbs 11 oz when he was born, but lost a whole pound before coming home! I started using them around 3-4 weeks old.

I accually like that they are a little bulky, they keep his pants up!

I do tend to use the disposals more at night only because they are kinda bulky and he likes to sleep on his side since he was born.

Rachel - posted on 10/29/2008

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Liza, did you try FuzziBunz? I've heard they were a great daytime diaper but that they leak overnight? I would love to have one that works well enough at all times.

Do you make your prefolds and covers or have a fav brand?

Katie - posted on 10/29/2008

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I've tried several different brands, including bum genius (one size pockets), fuzzi bunz and others. The one problems with the one size diapers, no matter what brand you go with, they're really bulky on newborns. If you can afford it, it might be nice to buy some extra small diapers just for the newborn stage. From about 2-3 months up through toddlerhood, the one size diapers are great!

Rachel - posted on 10/29/2008

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Thanks ladies! Good stuff! Kerryann...how big was your newborn? My first was a peanut so one friend figured I would have to use disposable for a bit until the BGs fit...it will obviuosly depend on how big this baby is.

There is now a BG orgnic AIO/OS...anyone tried this? They are definitely a little pricey but if I'm using for two don't mind...plus it will still be less than disposable.

Liza - posted on 10/29/2008

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I only washed my BGs once (just tossed them new into my fluff wash) and they worked just fine =]

Feel free to ask me any questions. Cloth diapering is one of my passions!

Kerryanne - posted on 10/29/2008

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YES!! I love the bum genius diapers!!!!! I researched for my whole pregnancy before deciding which ones to go with. Here is what I found:

They are supper easy (you have to wash them like 4 times before you can use them)

We have only had 2 leaks in 4 months (make sure to tuck the elastic leg band under,so the absorbant material is not hang out around the legs, this helps the wetness not soak into the clothes

They were a little bulky on my newborn, but I used them anyway

the ones with the liner built in were too big for my newborn but love them 4 months later (they do take longer to dry so I hang them in my laundry room over night and use the ones with the inserts while those dry.)

The sun really does keep them white!!!

and they are just so cute!!

I have used 1 BJ's size box of diapers in 4 months (newborn stage, some nights, and while I wash them since I could probably use a few more)

I have 10 (3 all in ones and 7 with inserts)

any other questions just ask.....

Kerry

Liza - posted on 10/29/2008

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Whoops - sorry - I just realized that FBs aren't one size - but they do fit a wide range of sizes and can fit bigger than BGs. I've never used them.

Liza - posted on 10/29/2008

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I cloth diaper my son. He is about 20lbs at 8mos old and still fits nicely into the BG3.0 on the 2nd size setting. I really love the BG3.0s! My main thing is prefolds & covers though =] Cheap and easy! Some other good one size pockets that I've heard people really like are Fuzzi Bunns.

Rachel - posted on 10/29/2008

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First, thanks for your input!



Hmmm...he grew out of them at 13 mos? How much does he weigh? I thought I'd read that they went until 35+ lbs??? My 15 mos old is 22ish lbs and I was hoping I could use them on him and the new babe (when it arrives).

Have you used them since he was newborn? How long (so I can get an idea of how long the velcro lasted).

Did you try anything else?

Miranda - posted on 10/29/2008

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We liked the BumGenius one-size dipes but a) the velcro gets really worn and b) my son out grew then at 13 months...

Rachel - posted on 01/07/2009

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So...I'm absolutely LOVING the Bum Genius organic cloth diaper AIO/OS...so much! I admit I have nothing to compare them to but disposable but my only regret is not cloth diapering sooner. I have to add a liner at night for my 17 mos old & very occassioanlly have a leak if I do not change him within a few hours. Now I just need to get more to put my 6 wk old in. Thanks to all for your input.

Stella - posted on 01/06/2009

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I have 5 BG organic cloth diapers one size and 25 BG 3.0 one size pockets and I must tell you that the organic cloth diapers do not hold as much as the pockets. I put an extra insert into the organics and that works out fine, without the extra insert it leaked after a short nap. I love my BG 3.0 pocket one size and they are all I use since my son was a NB. He's almost one now and they still fit nicely and they still look like new. Happy New Year.

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