Originally Posted by Bach4Babies
First time prospective Mom here who is interested in CD, but many questions.
I guess the first thing I ought to ask is whether my child care provider will consent to use them. It's one thing to clean one's own baby's caca, but I'm not sure I can ask someone else to do it.
Then, how often do you change them? Whenever they wet? Is that what the "inserts" are for? And what about those "soakers"????
As you can see, I need the basics here.
You change them when they are wet, especially when they are newborn. They pee a LOT. The inserts go inside a pocket diaper, but you change the whole thing. People like pocket diapers and inserts because you can put 2 inserts in there if your baby pees like a flood. Plus they dry faster in the dryer than all in ones.
Soakers are usually wool covers to go over the "old fashioned" prefold diapers or fitteds.
I know it's confusing as heck. My advice is to get a sample of a couple of different systems and see what works. It's hard to figure out from reading, but once you have the diaper in your hand it's clear as can be!