I want to switch to cloth Diapers!?
Tell me everything You kno about cloth diapers. I want to know where to buy them(besides online I don’t have a credit card) What do I need to use them. I want the silk liner but what is it called? How many will I need to start out with. Do they come in sizes? How much per diaper with the silk to prevent diaper rash?
I am about to embark on cloth diapers with my first born. Here’s what I’ve learned:
Start off with prefolds and diaper covers, because most babies aren’t big enough to fit the fancy all-in-ones or pocket diapers at first. I just got the prefolds from walmart, you can get a dozen for $12. And I’ve chosen Proraps diaper covers because of the scoop in the front for the infant’s umbilicus.
There are many types of cloth diapers, some come in sizes, some don’t. My personal preference is a one-size pocket diaper, specifically the Bumgenius 3.0 one size pocket diaper. It grows with your baby to toddler years and has microfiber to pull away the moisture from the skin and into the inserts. You can double the inserts for extra absorption. You can take out the inserts when washing to speed up drying times. This is the only advantage I’ve seen when compared with all-in-ones (AIO), since AIO have fixed inserts.
I have not seen anything about silk liners in the cloth diapering research I’ve done. Diaper rash is prevented when you have some fabric, like microfiber or hemp, to quickly pull the moisture away from baby’s skin and store it away. Silk would not do that…
If you’re in the US, most chain stores haven’t caught on to the cloth diaper train yet. You should be able to find retailers at the links below, or try home town baby boutiques. Plan to spend at least $16-$20 a diaper. You’ll need anywhere from 18-24 diapers, using about 12-16 a day at first. That means if you choose a diaper that has sizes, you will probably not save as much as if you got the ones that grow with your baby. You’ll be doing laundry everyday to keep up with diaper demand and reduce the smell. Consider making your own cloth wipes from fabric from a fabric store.
You’ll need a diaper pail and a pail liner, made from PUL (polyurethane laminate) which is a washable, waterproof material. Consider getting a diaper sprayer for when baby starts solids and BMs are more solid/sticky. When traveling, you’ll need a wet bag made from PUL into which you put soiled diapers/wipes or wet clothes. You’ll still need your traditional diaper bag with accompanying wipes, butt wash, and barrier/cream (research which creams are ok to use with cloth, some will stain the diaper.)
http://www.jilliansdrawers.com/newtocloth was a helpful site to me when choosing cloth diapering
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