Cloth Diapers...

Kayla - posted on 06/10/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )




We are talking about trying for baby #2 and I would like some info/advice on cloths diapers. Anyone ever tried or is using them? I want to save as much money as possible because diapers are expensive as well as bad for the environment. Thanks ladies!


Jennifer - posted on 06/10/2010




I've cloth diapered since my son was 6 months old. Cloth is typically changed more frequently than sposies, so my son had less diaper rash. I also saved money. I didn't have to go buy a pack of sposies each week or two. And I have them for my next baby. There are lots of options for cloth diapers. Some are so simple - like all-in-ones (AIOs). You just put them on the baby and change when needed, there's no prep. It's as close as you can get to disposable when it comes to simplicity.

There's AIOs, AI2s, prefolds, flats, covers, wool, fitteds. . . there's lots of options! You can even save money and make your own dipes (I'm not so good with sewing, so I haven't).

Here's one site with info:

There's lots more info out there, hope this helps!!

Elaine - posted on 06/12/2010




Virtually all kinds of cloth diapers will save you money (Unless you get addicted... but even so ;) You'll want to start with a stash of about 24-36 which will let you go for 2-3 days between washes.

If money is the primary factor, I suggest EconoBum. It's a one-size, prefold & cover package so you can diaper for pretty much forever for $100.
If you want a little more convenience, I'd recommend BumGenius 3.0 or their one-size AIO (organic). They're like disposables. (the 3.0 is a pocket one, so you just have to stuff it after washing, and unstuff it before washing.) These will cost you around $500 for a stash, but the bonus is that many day-care providers (and husbands!) will accept these, as they're *easy* to use.

Or you can go for some in-between version... keep in mind, most prefolds/covers are sized by weight/height, and so unless it's a one-size you will need to buy more as your child grows. (On the plus side, as they get older, they won't need as many!)

Another advantage to cloth - if you're putting them on right, they're WAYYYY less likely to leak... They're pretty good about holding in poop-splosions :) is a *great* place to start looking for diapers... they're where I got my stash from. Prices are the best I've found, and they have free shipping, for an added bonus!

Lilian - posted on 06/12/2010




I used clothes nappies with my six children. I never had any nappy rash It saves a lot of money. It just means you have to change the babies more as you can feel when theyre wet


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Beverly - posted on 06/11/2010




I use cloth diapers and LOVE THEM!! A great resource is or The owner is Teresa. She is a stay at home mom, who runs the business out of her home. If you tell her exactly what you're looking for, she will set you up with the perfect diapers for your needs. You will love them and save a TON of money!!

Let her know that I referred you, and you will get a discount off your order!! My name is Beverly Krans. :)

Good luck.

Kayla - posted on 06/10/2010




wow thanks Jen! I didn't know there were so many options! Thanks for the link and advice! =)

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