The Cloth Diaper Diaries [#2]

Long time, no see! We’re in the middle of moving, so of course things are crazy. But! Here I am to follow up on my post from a couple weeks ago when we started using our new (to us) cloth diapers. I posted right after I put Rosebud to bed in a prefold (yes, like the old-school cloth prefold diapers!) and Thirsties waterproof cover, and fully anticipated a long night of wet diapers, PJ’s, and sheets.

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But, much to our surprise…. success!! I couldn’t believe it! No leaks, no wet sheets, nada. She did wake up a couple times throughout the night, but that is normal. 😉

Since then, we’ve changed diapers a LOT. Like, every 1-3 hours. After much practice, we have finally figured out how to put the prefolds and covers on her comfortably. For the first several days I had a hard time keeping them from bunching up. Rose was obviously uncomfortable. Like I said, this is all trial and error!

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When I purchased our first lot of dipes, I bought them from two different ladies who were de-stashing and selling their randoms on Craigslist. I was planning to only use prefolds and covers, but somehow I came home with some diapers I had never seen before. Thankfully, I came across THIS incredible post, that went over every different type of diaper you can try, and she wrote reviews on them all. I’m so glad someone has done this, because it was so helpful! After I watched her videos, I realized the diapers I had purchased but didn’t recognize were All-in-Two’s, or hybrid diapers (basically a soft cover with a snap-in insert).  So, I thought we could give those a go!

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Turns out, they’re my favorite. Absolute favorite! It also turns out… they’re expensive. Go figure! Somehow I managed to score these babies for not-a-lot-a-dollas.

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Since I posted our first night of CD-ing, we’ve also purchased some Sunbaby Pocket Diapers. I decided I wanted to give them a try, due to the aforementioned prefold-crotch-bunching. (I made that term up. You like it?) I honestly wasn’t sure about them (because I wasn’t sure about stuffing/unstuffing them when they were dirty), but they’ve turned out to be GREAT! My second fave, right under the AI2’s. Also, brand new Sunbaby’s are very affordable. We bought ours second hand, of course. 😉

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So, bottom line (hehe), I’d say cloth diapering is going well so far! I’m still always on the lookout for good deals, hoping to steadily build a decent stash. It’s not as bad as I thought it might be- cleaning up poo, washing dirty diapers, touching soiled cloth. I actually really enjoy knowing that we’re saving money in the long run and we’re keeping as many chemicals off baby Rosebud as we can.

Any other cloth diapering Mamas out there have any advice? What’s your favorite brand/type of dipe? Let me know in the comments!

Love, H

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2 thoughts on “The Cloth Diaper Diaries [#2]

  1. Leah

    Yay I’m so glad you’re doing well with them! We used newborn prefolds/Thirsties covers until Ruby was big enough to fit into her bumGenius dipes, like the pocket diapers much better. We also use Bumkins flush able liners to make cleaning up the poo much easier. Also, do you use cloth wipes too? I just bought some cheap receiving blankets from Marshall’s and cut them into 12 wipes each, then sewed around the edges to keep from fraying. I make a cloth wipe solution from Dr Bronner’s liquid Castillos soap and lavender essential oil, and just keep the dry wipes next to the spray bottle and moisten as needed. I figure I might as well do cloth wipes since I’m doing the laundry anyway. One more thing, we live babyGanics Himey Helper diaper cream, since you can’t useost petroleum based creams with cloth diapers. Hope it continues to go well for you guys! Rosie is just gorgeous!!

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