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Tracey - posted on 03/06/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Hey i'm new to this and currently sadly I don't use cloth diapers, but I want to can someone point me in the right direction for a plan of action to get started?

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Elizabeth - posted on 03/11/2009

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If you are in Canada or the United states you can always checkout AppleCheeks.ca (com if in the states). The website offers instructions on how to use the diapers. I started out with just a few to see how I liked them, and I made the switch.



Good luck!

Kimberly - posted on 03/09/2009

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gDiapers is a really good suggestion. I started my experiment into cloth by buying them and I also ended up switching to using prefolds or other liners instead of the disposable inserts. And then I gradually started using other cloth diapers, too. gDiapers pants (little g's) don't fit every baby all that well, (what diaper does...) but they fit my son pretty good.

Jamie - posted on 03/09/2009

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I suggest gdiapers.  Check out their website.  www.gdiapers.com . There are great videos.  Its a cloth diaper with a flushable insert.  I am currently using them with flat cloth prefold diapers.  So now instead of buying the flushable inserts, I just wash the prefolds.  I have tried all kinds of cloth diapering systems, and this is by far the easiest fastest and cheapest way I have found.

Michelle - posted on 03/08/2009

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Quoting Kimberly:

My friend Paula has a terrific cloth diaper store with TONS of helpful information on her website and in her catalog. http://babyworks.com The website is a bit funny to navigate, but order her catalog. I keep it around just for all the info she has printed in it. But all the same info really is on her website, too. And then of course all the women on this site have TONS of experience and helpful information. Tho since we all use different dipes and different techniques and different this and that, it can be a little overwhelming. I personally bought one or two of SEVERAL different styles of diapers when I wanted to get started and I enjoy using many different diapering techniques throughout the day. (tho it's very confusing for my hubby, so I keep a basket of all-in-ones or pre-stuffed pocket diapers ready for him to use on baby.) Have fun!



I really like babyworks.  I had been looking for somethings and it is the only site I found that was reasonable priced.  We use Dundee diapers and I have found these to be the best.  However, I have only found them at Meijer.  Do take a look at babyworks, it's at least a good place to start.  Good luck,



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Amy - posted on 03/08/2009

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I am excited that you are wanting to start cloth diapering! It is super easy! One suggestion that I have that hasn't been made already is - if you can find a store close to you that sells lots of different brands - actually go in and take your baby with you. Try on a whole bunch of different ones (over a disposable of course!) cause every baby is a different shape and so is every brand of diaper. It is not just about what you want to use, but also about what fits your baby best! I used prefolds for the first bit and they worked fine but I knew I wanted to switch to pocket diapers as my little girl got older and more wiggly... but the brand I thought I wanted so much didn't fit her well at all and I ended up buying something totally different! I'm so glad I didn't just buy something online! I am currently using a mixture of bumgenius 3.0, gDiapers (with my prefolds in them instead of their flushable liners), and applecheeks pocket diapers with bamboo liners.

Noel - posted on 03/07/2009

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you can go to Jilliansdrawers.com and they have a trial package that if there are bits and pieces you dont like you can send them back and they will sell them as used dipes... they also have alot of info on getting started... if you dont like any of them the package only ends up costing ten bucks... so I mean thats a good way to go I know of alot of mamas who have started that way... other than that if you wanna try some different things for a little cheaper I would suggest cloth diaper clearance... I love pocket diapers cause they do not need a cover and you can stuff themfor your LOs personal needs... AIO are great cause they dont need a cover or to be stuffed..  fitteds need some sort of cover (PUL, fleece or wool).. then you can go old school with prefolds kinda like what gerber sells but dont go gerber they have NO absorbancy...  al except prefoldsl have aplix (like a velcro) or snaps... I reccomend snaps closure becase your lo will learn to take that velcro off really quickly...  There are also alot of WAHM who make dipes and so you can find great deals... just try Hyenacart.com and you can find lots of em

Vilate - posted on 03/07/2009

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I just created a diaper web site to answer questions, with tons of info.    http://www.niftynappybyvilate.weebly.com            First off you have to decide how much you want to put into this.  there are way cheap to way expensive.  In fact I saw a diaper the other day that cost $89 can you believe that, just so it can be pooed on!  LOL!!!  anyway, check out my site, and if you have any other questions ask away! 



Good luck,, and just jump in with both feet!

Marlene - posted on 03/07/2009

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I started with a cloth diaper service so I didn't have to worry about the laundry - loved that!

Kimberly - posted on 03/07/2009

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My friend Paula has a terrific cloth diaper store with TONS of helpful information on her website and in her catalog. http://babyworks.com The website is a bit funny to navigate, but order her catalog. I keep it around just for all the info she has printed in it. But all the same info really is on her website, too. And then of course all the women on this site have TONS of experience and helpful information. Tho since we all use different dipes and different techniques and different this and that, it can be a little overwhelming. I personally bought one or two of SEVERAL different styles of diapers when I wanted to get started and I enjoy using many different diapering techniques throughout the day. (tho it's very confusing for my hubby, so I keep a basket of all-in-ones or pre-stuffed pocket diapers ready for him to use on baby.) Have fun!

Rhonda - posted on 03/07/2009

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Check out the websites - there is another post with a whole list of them - my favorites are nickisdiapers.com, greenmountaindiapers.com and clothdiaper.com - I would suggest starting with a sampler pack to see what you like - prefolds are great and super easy to use with the covers - very little work!



Cloth wipes are great too - you won't have to throw away wipes separately.

Crystal - posted on 03/06/2009

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Hi, there are lots of differant types of nappies! I personally dont use prefolds as I am too lazy hehe, but i like my pocket nappies as the insert is away from babies bottom as there is a stay dry liner in between and this stops nappy rash etc. I also personally like to OSFA (one size fits all) as you can use the same nappy all the way to toilet training so you save money there. I use BumGenious osfa 3.0 and Green Kids Minky, i like my BG for day use and they will normally last 3hrs and LOVE my GK for night use with two bamboo inserts as after 12hrs still no leaks!!! Also bamboo is the most absorbant material and GK have theirs in two layers so it dries faster. there are quite a few good sites out there that can explain everything in detail for you just google MCNs (modern day cloth nappies) sorry i dont have any sites saved to post here for you :)

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