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post #1 of 27
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Im back to thinking and planning a cloth diaper stash. Yikes, five years later and there are so many more options. Does anyone have any favorites to recommend?

I did get a great deal on BumGenius which was out favorite with my son. CottonBabies has two deals right now. Buy five and get one free, as well as get one free for orders over $75, and they stack! No surprise, I have a bunch of new pretty colored diapers on the way, but will need more. Seven for the price of five made me happy.
post #2 of 27

YUp, we are cloth diapering again this time. I had gotten rid of our stash and all the covers I made from our last child because I thought I was done, but I guess not! So I had to start over. I ordered 3 dozen diapers and a few Imagine covers from Nicki's Diapers-got some good deals as there was a sale. Then I got about ten yards of flannel on sale at Joann's Fabrics so I have been sewing my own prefolds, burpcloths , wipes and a few receiving blankets. 

I also ordered a few yards of PUL at diapering supplies and will make some regular old pull up pants to go over the prefolds. That's pretty much it for us.

post #3 of 27

We love rumparoos. They are the most absorbant pocket diaper ever! I got them on sale at jilliansdrawers.com They also sell gently used (like brand new) and they also have a couple of different try it out programs. 

We also love wool covers. In the baby baby stage we use a lot of prefolds with wool.

post #4 of 27

I really love Softbums - we use Echo shells with bamboo inner / doublers.  I also like prefolds with Imse Vimse wool covers and I think that's what we're going to try at night.

 

I'm thinking right now we might do cloth from birth (usually use disposables for the first week or two) with this one, and that's kind of fun to think of!

post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by kristenburgess View Post

I really love Softbums - we use Echo shells with bamboo inner / doublers.  I also like prefolds with Imse Vimse wool covers and I think that's what we're going to try at night.

 

I'm thinking right now we might do cloth from birth (usually use disposables for the first week or two) with this one, and that's kind of fun to think of!

We always use sposies for the first couple of weeks just because of the nasty meconium. What about getting the stains out from that stuff? Read anything good about it?

post #6 of 27

I bought a roll of these diaper liners when DD was a little older and started eating food. We just use prefolds and covers, but it made the clean up a lot easier. I was wondering if you could use them with newborns too (for the meconium - once they are just eating breast milk for a while it seemed like it was ok to just dump them right in the washing machine)

post #7 of 27

I'm always amazed at how many choices there are for cloth diapers nowadays :)

post #8 of 27

I ordered green mountain diaper work horse newborn fitteds and prefolds and got some used kissas 0's from jillians drawers.  I have bamboo fitteds left from my son and bought hemp fitteds from babee greens (a great, mom run operation in Asheville, NC.)  I am aiming for all wool this time, except may the first couple weeks...

post #9 of 27

I got my gmd's today.  oh, so cute!

post #10 of 27

I loved my Fuzzi Bunz but they are shot after being used for 4 kids.  I'll need some new ones for this baby and I love pockets, so I'm looking around.  I've been hearing good things about Kawaii Baby diapers so I think I'm going to take a look at some of those.  I've heard about Sunbaby Diapers too, so that's something else I'm considering.

 

Of course, buying new diapers for just one baby seems kind of weird, seems like I should have "just one more" afterward to get good use out of them.  winky.gif  But that's a different post entirely!

post #11 of 27

We mostly used prefolds from Green Mountain Diapers and a variety of different covers.  I made some wool soakers out of old wool sweaters that came out really cute - the pattern is here http://katrinassqs.blogspot.com/2007/10/free-soaker-pattern.html.  I love my cloth diapers.  :)
 

post #12 of 27

I will be cloth diapering this baby (last baby I tried and failed for various reasons). I have not actually ordered anything but I have spent so much time looking at diapers that my DH thinks I'm crazy. We don't know if it will be a boy or girl, so right now I am just planning on getting some prefolds, basic covers, and then once I know boy or girl I will spend some more money and buy boy or girl print covers. I was planning on using cloth only after the 2nd week or so. I have a feeling I am going to be completely overwhelmed at first and I doubt my laundry will get done so after I can find our new normal I will use cloth. 

post #13 of 27

I went ahead and ordered a Kawaii baby diaper to try out.  They're one-size so I can try it on my 2 year old.  I may have just been looking for a reason to order new fluff.  orngbiggrin.gif

post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by broodymama View Post
 I've been hearing good things about Kawaii Baby diapers so I think I'm going to take a look at some of those.  I've heard about Sunbaby Diapers too, so that's something else I'm considering.

 

 

Check these two brands out by just buying one or two.  I used to work at a cloth diaper store and we heard the worst things about how they hold up and are made.  Hopefully- they'll be perfect for you, but I thought I should tell you what I've heard...

post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by Beltane View Post

We mostly used prefolds from Green Mountain Diapers and a variety of different covers.  I made some wool soakers out of old wool sweaters that came out really cute - the pattern is here http://katrinassqs.blogspot.com/2007/10/free-soaker-pattern.html.  I love my cloth diapers.  :)
 

I'm going to check this out!  Thanks for posting the link!

post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by Anilia View Post

Check these two brands out by just buying one or two.  I used to work at a cloth diaper store and we heard the worst things about how they hold up and are made.  Hopefully- they'll be perfect for you, but I thought I should tell you what I've heard...

Oh, that's good to know!  I'll see how the one I ordered holds up on DS2 and how I like them.  If nothing else I can just hit the Fuzzi Bunz seconds site and get some more  of those since I know I liked them (just didn't care for the one-size in them).  

post #17 of 27

I've pretty much set my mind on doing cloth from birth with this newbie <3 I ordered some newborn Alva Baby diapers because they're inexpensive.  I figured we'd use those with the meconium and first few days, then transfer to the rest of the stash!

 

Going to go with wool and prefolds for nighttime!

post #18 of 27
I have a question for those of you that have done this before, what are your thoughts on using natural fiber like cotton vs. using a synthetic like microfiber inserts? I really wanted to get some one size pocket diapers (like the kawii- or something like those) but I have read that they are so much harder to care for on some boards and on others people say there is no difference. Right now I am looking at getting flip diapers, and the econobum packs to start and then figuring it out for there but I suck at washing laundry to begin with so I need diaper laungry to be as easy as I can possibly make it.
post #19 of 27

Never done the microfiber thing-always cotton or hemp and the occasional bamboo...the microfiber stuff feels really weird to my hands and I have heard they are a pain to get smells out of...but no experience with that so I don't know. I do prefer the natural stuff, though.

post #20 of 27

I also hate the feel of the microfiber on my hands, I have a few microfiber inserts and I hate stuffing them into the diapers.  I've always used hemp inserts in my diapers in the past, I'm not sure what I'll use this time around.  I liked the absorbency of the hemp but whew, they could definitely get stinky!

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