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Dd starting daycare and wanting to send cloth Any recs?

post #1 of 8
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Dd will be going pt to daycare at the end of the month. The woman is doing ec with her 16 month old and the other kids are 2 years old. She is ok with me sending cloth but kinda hinted that she didn't want to do prefold/wrap which we currently use at home. She was concerned about the time/frequency of diaper changes, I am guessing.

 

We could send 7th gen dipes, as we do use them at night and when going out, but I'd rather her be in cloth there since we have the option.

 

I was thinking some sort of pocket diaper or AIO? One size? I kinda have a limited budget, but I may be able to talk dh into more. He does agree we can send cloth.

 

Also, I am kinda scared to use a pocket diaper since with dd1 we had one bum genius that I could not get the stink out of and we only used it a few times.

 

Dd is skinny and is 17lbs.

 

Thanks for any recs!

 

 

 

post #2 of 8
I am so happy you are committed to cloth diapering while in daycare. I sent BG3.0s to daycare with my son, he is latex sensitive and I highly recommend using pockets because they are easy like a sposie for caretakers, they dry faster then an AIO and you can stuff them with whatever you have on hand.
About the stink issues you had, what detergent are you using? Do you do a vinegar rinse cycle? Do you have the ability to sun the diapers? When my customers run into stink, that is usually what I recommend. I use All F&C and throw a 1/4 cup of white vinegar in the rinse cycle with my BGs and I've never had stink issues. If you are interested in a personal consult to discuss different diaper materials, brands or styles feel free to PM me and we can set up a consult.
Good luck and I hope it works out for you.
post #3 of 8
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I ordered a few different AIO's Grovia, Bottombummpers, and the bum genius elemental. Also got the grovia shell/liners. I'm going to try those out and then see if I can get some used off ebay of the ones we really like. We'll see how long it takes to dry them and how they fit dd.

 

I may get a pocket, maybe a fuzzi buns? and see how that works. Still scared of stink though.

 

Since we got a new washer a couple years ago we have only used Country Save in it. It's a front loader.

It's been working fine for our prefolds/wraps and previously Motherease Sandies Newborns.

post #4 of 8

I really love the Bright Star Baby cloth diapers. They're all in ones and just as easy as a disposable. A little pricey though and they are sized so you'd need to buy more as they grow.

I like the grovia bioliners  for a disposable option and use them when we're traveling. You can use them in the grovia shells and with any cover pretty much. Usually only the liner needs to get thrown out and you can re use the cover. Even the grovia all in 2s are a good daycare option I think.

I like pocket diapers myself but I agree synthetic fiber pockets tend hold on to stink. I only get natural fiber diapers in general now. Also if she isn't cool with un stuffing them that would be a nasty job for you after they've been sitting all day.......I do have a diaper I really like it's a Bella Bottoms Incredibella. it's a pocket but you don't have to unstuff it. The inserts come out in the wash. They are cotton inserts.

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Originally Posted by Siouxsie View Post

I really love the Bright Star Baby cloth diapers. They're all in ones and just as easy as a disposable. A little pricey though and they are sized so you'd need to buy more as they grow.

I like the grovia bioliners  for a disposable option and use them when we're traveling. You can use them in the grovia shells and with any cover pretty much. Usually only the liner needs to get thrown out and you can re use the cover. Even the grovia all in 2s are a good daycare option I think.

I like pocket diapers myself but I agree synthetic fiber pockets tend hold on to stink. I only get natural fiber diapers in general now. Also if she isn't cool with un stuffing them that would be a nasty job for you after they've been sitting all day.......I do have a diaper I really like it's a Bella Bottoms Incredibella. it's a pocket but you don't have to unstuff it. The inserts come out in the wash. They are cotton inserts.

I checked out the Bright Star ones, maybe want to try them out. Thanks! I think dd would wear the size 1 which is 12-28 lbs. She is 17.4 lbs right now. So it should? fit for a while? Like their prints too!

 

I got the Grovias in the mail yesterday. I like them so far and can't wait until they are prepped. We didn't get the disposable liners, but I like that option for certain instances. I am wondering if I would need to add the doubler at all times. We did get one set of stay dry liners just to check them out. And if there was stink it would just be on that movable part and not on the whole diaper. Right?

 

Unfortunately the bum genius elemental had a snag by one of the snaps and it actually looked like the whole snap could come through the fabric after a short amount of time. Defect? I am returning it for another one

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The bottombumper one I am having a bit of a hard time with, but still have not decided to return under the (15 day return policy at Nicky's diapers). It fits good. I just think it is kinda weird that the one size snap settings are in the back and the snap in soaker snaps at the back as well. So when you feel that area in the back it's all snappy and bumpy and weird. If dd was laying down with it on would it bother her? Dh thinks I am a crazy lady thinking this and that it is up far enough that it shouldn't matter. I read reviews on Diaperpin and no one said anything about that, so maybe it's just me.

 

 


 

 

post #6 of 8

I would not purchase FB because they are notorious for holding the stink.

 

Several mothers I know have Bummis Easy Fit Diapers and they LOVE them. One friend, who has four kids and has used every type of diaper out there, says that these are hands-down the best:

http://www.bummis.com/us/en/easy-fit.php

 

I've also heard that Antsy Pants Cloth Diaper/Training Pants are really good, which might be a good option to use since your DD might be potty training in the next year. They have an insert and snaps, and can be used as a diaper, and they can easily slide up and down as training pants.

http://getantsy.com/index.html

 

Whatever diaper you choose, I would definitely recommend Rockin Green Cloth Diaper Detergent to keep your new diapers in good condition. I couldn't love it more.

http://rockingreensoap.com/

 

post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by HappyWoman View Post

I would not purchase FB because they are notorious for holding the stink.

 

Several mothers I know have Bummis Easy Fit Diapers and they LOVE them. One friend, who has four kids and has used every type of diaper out there, says that these are hands-down the best:

http://www.bummis.com/us/en/easy-fit.php

 

I've also heard that Antsy Pants Cloth Diaper/Training Pants are really good, which might be a good option to use since your DD might be potty training in the next year. They have an insert and snaps, and can be used as a diaper, and they can easily slide up and down as training pants.

http://getantsy.com/index.html

 

Whatever diaper you choose, I would definitely recommend Rockin Green Cloth Diaper Detergent to keep your new diapers in good condition. I couldn't love it more.

http://rockingreensoap.com/

 

Thanks for your input!

Now that dd know how to rip off her diaper covers that have velcro, we have decided to go to snaps. Plus they last longer?


I really like the antsy pants, but would she have to end up getting 2 sizes since the 1T would be the size she would wear as she is not into 18 month old clothing yet.

 

We have been using Country Save detergent ever since we got our new washer and we can buy a big box locally. Although, I like that the rockin green has a hard water version.

post #8 of 8
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I checked out the Bright Star ones, maybe want to try them out. Thanks! I think dd would wear the size 1 which is 12-28 lbs. She is 17.4 lbs right now. So it should? fit for a while? Like their prints too!

 

I got the Grovias in the mail yesterday. I like them so far and can't wait until they are prepped. We didn't get the disposable liners, but I like that option for certain instances. I am wondering if I would need to add the doubler at all times. We did get one set of stay dry liners just to check them out. And if there was stink it would just be on that movable part and not on the whole diaper. Right?

 

Unfortunately the bum genius elemental had a snag by one of the snaps and it actually looked like the whole snap could come through the fabric after a short amount of time. Defect? I am returning it for another one

.

The bottombumper one I am having a bit of a hard time with, but still have not decided to return under the (15 day return policy at Nicky's diapers). It fits good. I just think it is kinda weird that the one size snap settings are in the back and the snap in soaker snaps at the back as well. So when you feel that area in the back it's all snappy and bumpy and weird. If dd was laying down with it on would it bother her? Dh thinks I am a crazy lady thinking this and that it is up far enough that it shouldn't matter. I read reviews on Diaperpin and no one said anything about that, so maybe it's just me.

 

 


 

 


I like that the size 1 BSB had a wide size range. My son was around 15 lbs when I first got it now he's 20 and it still fits great it will definitely last a while. I love the prints too! I have the skully print for my son it's so cute! They are SO trim.

I've never used the AIO grovias but I use the inserts and shells and I haven't needed a doubler for them. I've never used them at night though I usually change DS every 2 hours or so. The only thing is the EBF poops usually get on the cover so I have to wash the whole thing but that's pretty typical for any AI2. I wouldn't think you'd have a problem with stink with them either because they're natural fibers. The only thing is they take forever to dry.

That's too bad about the BG. I have one and I like it even though I'm not a huge fan of microfiber. I really recommend Bac Out They have it at whole foods and most cloth diaper retailers sell it. It is so awesome for getting rid of smells.  I think everyone I know thinks I spend too much time thinking about my son's diapers LOL I have a specific system DH thinks I'm a little nuts but he probably likes that I don't let anyone else do the diaper laundry.

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