Yesterday I took pictures of every diaper change we did, so today I could blog about cloth diapers. Not only did we get some quality tummy time in, we took a lot of cute fluffy butt pictures.
I have quite a few family and friends that always ask about my cloth diapering. Some have tried and quit. Others, I think, are just curious. Well, if I can just sway one person into just trying out cloth with this post, I will be happy.
So the question always arises, "Why do I cloth diaper?" I cloth diaper for three main reasons:
The first reason is because it's less expensive in the long run. The initial cost can be more but you can slowly buy your stash over time if you start buying early in your pregnancy. There are swap boards where you can buy used diapers if you aren't opposed to used and you could add cloth diapers to baby registries.
The second reason I cloth diaper is the semi-hippie person in me. I want to reduce my carbon footprint.
The third reason is because cloth diapers are so much cuter! No matter what disposable diaper companies do to make their diapers look more appealing they can't compare with the millions of fabric possibilities that cloth diapers are made from.
Now sit back, relax and enjoy some pictures of our diaper stash!
Good morning! Diaper Change #1
This diaper is from a company named Bagshot Row Bamboo AKA BRSB
Paper, rock, scissors print
Diaper change #2
Another BRSB diaper
Diaper change #3
This diaper is from a company called Goodmama. The first three diapers I have featured are called fitted diapers and require a waterproof cover. I used what is called a snappi fastener to secure them, but you can use traditional pins or some companies even provide snaps or velcro closure. I don't use a cover when I'm home since they are so absorbant and rarely leak but, we were leaving the house so the second picture shows a yellow diaper cover from a Swaddlebees.
Diaper Change #4
This diaper is from a company called Doodle Dypes. This diaper is called an AI2(all in two) which means that there is a waterproof layer built into the diaper and no waterproof cover is needed.
Diaper change #5
This diaper is from a company called Cutiepoops. This is called an AIO(all in one) and also has a hidden waterproof layer and doesn't require a waterproof cover. The only difference between an AI2 and an AIO is that the pads that soak the urine on and AI2 can be removed to wash and an AIO the soaker pads are built into the diaper and are usually unseen.
Route 66 Print
Diaper change #6
This diaper is actually a simple prefold diaper. I couldn't take a picture of just the prefold because the ones I have are too small to be snappied/pinned so I just lay them in the waterproof cover. The first picture is how I store them.
The prefold with a waterproof cover system is probably the least expensive route to go when cloth diapering. I paid only $2.00 per prefold and bought two dozen. Depending on how many days you want to do laundry you can buy more or less. I do laundry every other day. I will use a cover all day unless I get poo on it.
Here is the link to where I bought my prefolds although there are many other websites that sell prefold diapers.
Diaper change #7
This diaper I actually made myself before Parker was born, it's a simple pocket diaper which basically means there is a pocket in the diaper where you put stuff soakers in. I bought 2 packs of microfiber towels from Walmart and they work incredible and use one towel folded in thirds. So if you can sew there are numerous websites that offer free sewing patterns. This diaper would still require a waterproof cover.
I do plan on making more but having a newborn takes up most of your free time.
Here is the link to the pattern I used for this diaper
RRP Pocket Diaper
Diaper change #8
This diaper is made by Rockstar fluff and is another example of an AI2, no waterproof cover needed.
Diaper change #9
Last diaper change of the day is another example of a prefold and a waterproof cover. This cover is one of the more popular and my favorite. I have never had any leaks with these covers.
Thank you for visiting, please comment if you have any questions.