Friday, April 8, 2011

Cloth diapering so far

I've been doing the Jillian Drawers cloth diaper trial for a week or so and I really love it. The trial came with 4 prefolds-2 bleached and 2 unbleached, a Thirsties duo wrap (a reusable cover), a Thirsties fab fitted, a Thirsties duo diaper (a pocket), a FuzziBuns pocket, 2 Bum Genious Pockets (one snap, one aplix), a GroVia AI2 (a reusable shell with a snap-in insert), and a Econobum pocket. I think that's it? I really like all of them. As for my own stash, I think I will keep 2 or 3 of the pockets from the trial for nighttime, because I can stuff some extra inserts in them and they'll hold up for the 12 hours Cohen usually sleeps. Other than that, I think I'm going to do more of the prefold/AI2 route.

I had a couple leaks with the prefolds, but I think it's because there are so many different types of folds, and you have to try out a few to find the ones that fit your baby. I've had a few successful ones. Also I think the Thirsties cover is too small. It's so tight on C and always comes un-velcro'd (new word? lol). I was on and read that although the size 1 of the Thirsties cover says it'll go to 18 lbs. it's more like 15 lbs. Cohen is just about 15 lbs, so I ordered two of the size 2 of the Thirsties cover from Nicki's diapers, and they fit great on the smaller setting (they have snaps to make them smaller). I also ordered a Bummis whisper wrap because I've heard pretty good things about it. I haven't used it, yet. I ordered 2 Best Bottoms shells, 2 Stay Dry inserts for them, and a hemp insert for them. I think Best Bottoms will be my favorite because there is only 1 size of a shell that adjust with snaps, and the inserts come in different sizes for absorbency. That makes it really affordable! Also, the shell can be used all day until soiled. I think it'll be easier for my MIL and my mom to change just the insert on him. The same goes with prefolds--I can just use a reusable cover (they're waterproof) and change his prefolds. I think I will use prefolds while I'm at home, and AI2's while he's being babysat.

I ordered a fitted "Workinghorse" diaper from GMD that is made out of the material of the prefolds. I haven't used it yet, but it's prepped and ready to go, so if I like it, I think I will order a few of them because they're pretty affordable, so I can reuse a cover on them during a day.

I like the idea of not buying diapers again! Laundering the cloth diapers is not a hassle like it is with other laundry, because there's not much folding or putting away to them. I hate folding clothes and hanging them up! The diapers I just pull out of the dryer and stuff into a drawer :) Loving it!


  1. I think I might want to try cloth daipers this time around! You make it sound pleasent lol

  2. I love it and I think you will too :)