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Have you ever gone down the aisle of your local drugstore and were amazed at all the medicines just for colds? There are so many it will make your head spin.

Yes, there are just as many options for cloth diapers too! For the person who just is starting to investigate cloth diapers the Internet will give you a whirlwind of information and options.

At Kelly's Closet alone we offer 300+ cloth diapering products. Why?
There are many reasons why someone will cloth diaper. Environmental reasons and money savings are the two that come to mind.

With the recent state of the economy we have seen a huge increase of customers who are looking to use cloth diapers as a way to trim the family budget. Did you know that you can save up to $2500 over the course of 2 years of cloth diapering even using our most popular one size cloth diaper, the BumGenius one size diaper? Now if you were to take that $2500 and invest it in a very modest 5% CD in 18 years that $2500 would be $6015.55! If you invested that $2500 in a more aggressive stock fund at a 10% return in 18 years you would have 13,899.79. Just in time for college!

We offer many varieties of cloth diapers as every families needs are different. The popularity of the one size cloth diaper has been the trend for the past 18 months in the cloth diaper world. Many families have 2 working parents and they want the simplest cloth diaper to use.

Many families have a stay-at-home parent and money is a little bit tight so they opt to use a more frugal cloth diaper system like chinese prefolds and Thirsties Diaper Covers.

The next family loves cloth diapering their children so much that they want function and fashion. This is where diapers like Blueberry One Size Minky cloth diapers come in to play. Tennessee mother Margarita McClure started this new line of fashion-forward cloth diapers. She incorporates the ultimate diaper by using fabrics sourced from the USA whenever possible and uses aqueous dyes.

If you are overwhelmed by all the cloth diaper choices please feel free to contact us at any time. This was one of the reasons why we opened 2 of our speciality sites: Fuzzi Bunz Online which showcases just Fuzzi Bunz cloth diapers, and One Size Diaper Store which offers you all one size diapering products from the top manufacturers.

No matter which brand of cloth diapers you choose you are making a wonderful decision that makes your baby more comfortable, lowers your carbon footprint, and saves you money.
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Why are there so many choices?

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We asked one of our customers to contribute an entry about why she chooses to cloth diaper. We know everyone has a story - and perhaps her's is one you can relate to. If you have a good story to tell us about why you chose to cloth diaper, send click here to contact me. We may choose your story for a future post and you may receive "points" redeemable at Kelly's Closet.

“So, why do you cloth diaper?”

My daughter was 7 months old when I really started to seriously contemplate cloth diapering. Before she was born, I looked into it, but every time I mentioned it to anyone I heard, “Why? Yuck! What a pain! You’ll get poop on your hands! They leak- eeeeuw! I know you’re kind of a hippie but this is ridiculous!”

All the negativity just made me want to do it more. The two things that truly held me back were initial cost and fear of the laundry. With a family of 4, soon to be 5, our laundry chute is more like a black hole, and I already felt like a slave to the laundry. I didn't want to stress myself out with feeling like I had to wash diapers too. Besides, we didn't have the $300 I figured it would take to get started. So I decided against it.

When our daughter was born, my husband and I could not believe how many diapers we went through- and threw away. It got to the point where we felt guilty every time we threw a diaper in the trash. Not only was it more garbage going into our environment, it was human waste (breastfed waste, but still) getting thrown out. Talk about eeeuuuw! Not only that, she got blisters on her legs from the elastic! Red, fluid-filled, welty-looking blisters. Every time I saw one pop up I wanted to cry. We tried switching to another brand, and she got the worst rash ever. We switched to some environmentally-friendly sposies, but they were rough, leaky, and didn't fit very well. All of this just led me back to my initial interest in cloth. I told my husband I wanted to go for it. He was skeptical, and still thought it was kind of weird, but shrugged and said “If you really want to…”

And yes, I really wanted to. So we did.

-Angie L., Blog Contributor
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Why do you use cloth? A mom tells us how she made the switch

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Many people email me with the question "Will I will be able to have my baby in cloth diapers in day care and if so which ones do you recommend?"

Every state is different but I would first recommend finding out if there are any state regulations about using cloth diapers in day care centers. Most of the time, with a doctor's note, a baby is allowed to wear cloth diapers in day care centers.

Most day care providers think of the old fashioned pins, prefolds, and rubber pants routine when cloth diapering is mentioned. Unfortunately that stigma of cloth diapers is still around but as the "green era" emerges this will hopefully change.

To keep things as simple and as easy as possible we recommend using all-in-one cloth diapers (AIO'S). These types of diapers are the closest thing to disposables. All-in-one diapers are a one piece system that fasten with snaps or aplix (Velcro). The two brands we recommend are the Drybees Hybrid AIO Diapers and the BumGenius AIO Diapers. Both cloth diapers are sized diapers (not a one size). The Drybees diaper will fit an average to chunky baby very well. The BumGenius are a bit trimmer fitting and will fit any baby shape. There is a slit opening in the back of the diaper where you can put in an extra insert if you need extra protection.

Most day care centers will only use all in one diapers and don't want to use a multiple piece system (like a cover and fitted diaper or cover and prefold).

We recommend at least 8-10 diapers to bring to day care per day. This is a very generous amount but we always recommend that having more is just fine. Many day care centers have a scheduled change time for everyone.

We also recommend including some type of wet bag to contain the soiled diapers in. We recommend the new Planet Wise Wet Bags in the size medium. These wet bag are the most leak proof wet bags on the market.

If you have any tips you would like to share on day care diapering please let us know!
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