We cloth diapered with our first, I used a diaper service for the first couple months. I've started thinking about what I am going to do for diapers this time around, I was orginally thinking of making a bunch of fitted diapers from the precut kids on wazoodle, but the thought of setting all those snaps makes my hands ache just thinking about it (My DH is strongly opposed to velcro for fitted diapers) I'm set after that point except when baby hits about a year I will need to buy about 10 more fitteds (Or make) because some of mine that I bought used have reached the end of their lifespan (Holes almost all the way through) I think I might end up buying a case of seconds rearz prefolds if i can find someone locally to split it with. What are your plans for diapering?
Anyone thinking about diapering yet?
We used prefolds and covers for DS, so I plan on doing the same this time around. I wasn't happy with my newborn covers, so I'll probably get a few more of those. Other than that, I'm so happy to use these diapers again -- they are so economical! I'm hoping I can get DS potty-learned before the next baby, but he'll just be turning two and we have a move scheduled this year, so we'll see!
We used kissaluv fitteds and prefolds with covers and then a stash with mostly BG 4.0s for our son. We will be doing the same this time around. I will probably buy a few more fitteds to replace the prefolds and a couple more BG 4.0s to replace a few of the used Fuzzi Buns that I had purchased the first time around--but other than a few diapers and 1 new pail liner, we should be set!
I love our cloth and cannot imagine going any other direction :-)
I've already bought about 15 small diapers - Fuzzibunz pockets, BumGenius AIOs and a local brand of all-in-twos. I've been cloth diapering for four years, all pockets, but I'm sick of stuffing diapers so this time I'm getting some AIOs also. I sold all my little diapers because I thought we were done. Wrong! Luckily I'm set on large diapers still.
We use GMD organic prefolds, pins, and wool covers or longies. My daughter is only 16 months old now, so we still have all of her stash, although I'll need to knit a few more newborn woolies just to replace things that got felted a bit. With her, because of an extremely tight budget, we skipped the NB sized prefolds and just made do with slightly bigger ones...with this babe I'll definitly make it a priority to get the NB size!
Ahhh, my favorite subject right now This is our first babe so I'm looking to build a stash. I prefer cotton So I'm thinking GMD prefold's for Newborn stage. Then using the workhorse fitteds with assorted covers the rest of the time. We don't have a washer or dryer so I will be using laundry facilities and want to keep it simple. Who know's I may end up using prefold's the whole time- just don't know if dh will like to fold or not.
My current youngest is almost 2 and after 9 years of continuous cloth diapering, I got burnt out especially since he had rash issues in cotton. We've been using disposables for the past 6 months full time and figured we were "done" with cloth diapers. We were a 100% cloth family with our first 4, so we are definitely more used to cloth. Anyway now that we are hopefully going to be having #6, I am for sure going to go back to cloth. I only was okay using disposables on #5 once he was a toddler and what we thought was our "last baby". I don't want to do that for another 2-3 years! I recently splurged and bought a dozen Bumgenius snap pockets to try out and see how he does in them. Since we will have a total of 6 kids, the youngest 3 being all 4 and under...I think I am going the easy route. We've used it all and I strongly prefer either BG pockets or maybe prefolds trifolded in covers if the newbie doesn't do well with stay dry. Likely I'll stick with just the pockets, based on our other kids doing best with stay dry. Bumgenius brand is what has worked best for all my others. I am honestly not super interested in trying anything else out this time around, but I am definitely looking forward to cute cloth vs crunchy paper diapers!
Edited by celestialdreamer - 5/26/13 at 12:40pm
Yeah, we just used prefolds and covers, but we only cloth-diapered part-time, starting when DD was around 2 months old. Now we do it whenever she's not in daycare. This time, I will just get a couple more one-size covers, either Econobum or Flip--they seem so much more customizable to me and the ones she used as an infant still work great for her. I never had any luck getting sized covers to fit right--we tried Thirsties, Bumgenius, and one or two other brands.
I've been squirreling away all kinds of diapers over the past few years hoping to have another one some day. I have a whole stash of LolliDoo fleece diapers (my son was their model) and then lots and lots of PUL pockets.
I also like to go to the goodwill outlet here in Austin, TX and dig around and I always come up with something. Last time I went I found 2 dozen GMD newborn prefolds and 10 bummis and prowrap newborn covers. I paid about $5 for all of that.
I didn't really use prefolds and covers with my son the first time around. I used disposables for the first 2 weeks until he fit in one size bumgenius. This time, I'm confident enough to use cloth from the beginning.
fun fact: my son was in a picture for an ad for LolliDoo in the last print issue of Mothering Magazine. I still have it in my office.
We have used cloth with both of our sons until we moved to the city and into a tiny apartment with no washer and dryer. DS2 was getting rashy from not being able to have cold wash, hot wash, cold rinse. We tried so many combinations and it just was not reasonable anymore. He is just about done with diapers now, anyway! I am thinking about getting a portable washer and hope to be back to prefolds and wooly covers with baby #3. Actually, now that I think about it maybe flats would be a better option when washing is a challenge?
Woo, can't wait to talk more about this stuff
I'll be doing cloth, and because I've been a nanny / doula for so many AMAZING and crunchy moms, I have inherited a TON of stuff over the past 3 years of TTC. Plus I've bought some
I'll be posting a "critique my stash" thread soon enough. Can't wait!
I might knit some small wool soakers, but since we have some one size covers (Econobums) and fast growing babies...I think we are all set. I will probably do disposables instead of true newborn cloth because I have never found it to work well or be cost effective. I am so excited that I likely won't have to buy anything now! Prefolds and covers actually sound really low stress, which is perfect.
I'm so interested in this thread, it's a whole new world to me but I'm really willing to try cloth diapers, and might also swap to cloth menstrual pads myself; or is that too much hard work?!
I'm researching Organic options for cloth diapers in Australia and have found alot of resources so far! We have a home laundry and good weather so it won't be too hard to get into a washing and drying routine when the time comes.
Lots of love xx Imogen
I love cloth. It's a bit of an obsession. Something about the feel. I love GMD prefolds, and start with the yellow edge. And I have flats from both Imse Vimse (muslin, and so squishy), and GMD (birdsye, kinda hard in comparison). Also love Under the Nile fitteds, but those are pricey, but sooo cute, nice for around the house with no cover. I love BSWW, and Imse Vimse cotton covers. For pul I need it to not be wipe clean- the plasticy-ness bugs me. I have a few wool soakers that I never use as much as I think I will, Dancing Bear covers standing up to hundreds of uses, and a few other random covers that I like (organic caboose fleece and baby beehinds wool).