HEEELLLLPPPP!!! I need cloth diaper help!!?
I want to use cloth diapers. Don’t tell me to use disposables because its not going to happen. OK
So I’m registered online at Kmart and they have several kinds of cloth diapers.. some say that they need the covers on the outside, and I’m not sure if there like the old covers meaning plastic pants or if they are something eles. The other ones are more expensive and say nothing about needing a cover… I think both kinds need inserts but Im not sure… PLEASE HELP ANY ADVICE ON CLOTH DIAPERS WILL HELP! I’m clueless…. >.<
Here are some links to the ones I want
AHH!! Thank you soo much Laura that was just what I needed... I started to stress out a little!! THANK YOU !!!!!
hey there! there are several different types of cloth diapers on the market today. the diapers that need covers are probably “fitted diapers”. they are usually terry cloth or flannel and have snaps that make them fit very well. they do need a cover, the covers they sell today are made of polyurathane laminate – people call it “PUL”. it is more breathable and much preferred over the plastic or vinyl pants that our mothers used. i use fitted diapers and i use PUL covers for wearing under clothes, but for just wearing around the house i usually use wool covers because they are much more breathable…. however they are bulkier.
the other diapers that are more expensive that don’t mention the cover are probably “pocket diapers” or “all in ones” they have a waterproof exterier and you basically stuff absorbant inserts into the pocket. these are very expensive and don’t need an extra cover. people seem to like them because they are more like disposables in ease of use and they are a little more trim under clothes.
you do need inserts for pocket diapers but you don’t “need” them for fitteds. you can just change the diaper more frequently. or for me, my babies seem to pee the most in the morning so i use inserts for the first 3 diaper changes, and then in the evening i don’t use inserts. it’s recommended to have inserts for 50% of your fitted diaper stash.
good luck and happy cloth diapering! i’m sure you will love it. i have lots of tips for you if you want
Prefold Diapers Indian
have any mommies out there use chinese or indian prefold diapers? What did you think?
I’m having a new baby soon, and I really want to cloth diaper this one, now that I own a washer and dryer. Its cheaper, and healthier for the baby .
bonus question> What to do with dirty diapers while out and about?
We clothdiaper my daughter, and we love it! I highly recommend trying out the Jillian’s Drawers program (I linked you below.) Basically, you pay around $150, and they send you a variety of different cloth diapers, which you can try for three weeks. Then, you wash them (stains are fine) and send them back, and they refund you all but $10. You can also choose to keep any of the diapers you want, of course. It’s a really good opportunity to try out all the different kinds of diapers and see which you prefer to use.
We found that the prefolds were absorbent and good for my daughter’s skin (and the snappi is a really ingenius device for closing them!) but we prefered Green Mountain diapers and GroVia diapers. We also have a few hefty Bamboo Diapers for overnight.
As for what to do with diapers when out, we just bring a few ziplock plastic bags and stash our dirty diapers in there. Then, when we get home, we just empty them into the diaper laundry.
We also use cloth wipes (and keep a bottle of water at the changing station) which are also cheaper and great for my daughter’s skin. It’s no trouble at all to wash them with the diapers, and we haven’t bought wipes once since my daughter was born (she’s four months old now.)
Cheeky Diapers: How to fold Prefolds–Bikini Twist