My twins are a year old now. It's always around this time that I start getting frustrated with cloth diapering. The poops are solid-ish from their growing diet, so washing becomes more complex. Often I'm pregnant again at this point or soon to be and I can't cope with swishing diapers along with MS. Hopefully this last fact will not be true for a long while yet, being twins. ;) But my twins are struggling with really bad diaper rash, too, and I'm wondering if our diapering system is contributing; just when I think it's cleared up, it'll break out again as bad as ever. Often, I'll just switch to sposies at this point, but I really don't like sposies at all and can't afford them for twins anyway. A part of me is thinking maybe I'm just hankering to buy something new and change up our routine. DH just asked me if he thinks the twins don't sleep well at night because they are uncomfortable in the bulk of their night diapers. One twin especially has this little wiggle that I've termed "the poopy butt wiggle," although sometimes she's just wet. But they do this a lot when they're laid down at night. He thought maybe we should pick up a pack of sposies. I'm pretty sure I would get lazy and just use the sposies instead of having to swish poops, and we really, really can't afford to do that full time!
I've been using Kawaii pocket diapers with micro inserts. I wash in Dawn and do a vinegar rinse every couple weeks.
I'm thinking of just switching to natural fiber prefolds. Probably GMD, or does anyone have a recommended source for quality toddler sized prefolds? I've run the gamut with flats, nappies, prefolds, and fitteds before, so I have experience with folding, etc. I do prefer a fitted for containment, but at this age they're not EBF'd anymore.
Also, does anyone have a favorite liner for catching poops? I bought some disposable liners on Amazon (I think it was Bummis) to try, and they just bunch up and are pretty icky to separate from the diaper, but maybe I need a different brand? Does using a diaper sprayer make enough difference for the investment? Or any other ideas for the sticky, semi-solid poop at this stage?
I just feel really uncertain. I do have several receiving blankets I can use as flats, and I think maybe I'll see if the change in material will impact the rash. But I probably only have enough for half a day or so. :/