When I first started looking into cloth diapering my son, I wanted the easiest way to go.. Prefolds and Snappis frightened me at first; I didn’t think I would stick with it if I went that route. So I started out with pocket; my first diapers were FuzziBunz pockets, bumGenius pockets, Haute Pockets, and Starbunz diapers. I wanted diapers that would be daddy and grandparent friendly so I wouldn’t have to be the only one changing diapers. Pockets fit that perfectly and I was sold!
When my son came along I was over the moon to put him in cloth and see that fluffy little bum! All 7lbs 11oz of him fit into the diapers that I had, which I was thrilled about! It was pretty easy to just snap or Velcro the diaper on. I wanted the easiest way possible, even more so in those days of no sleep, and it looked so easy to just put the insert in the pocket. Daddy was sold on the diapers after that first diaper change and seeing how easy it was. Once he also saw how much money we were saving not having to run to the store to buy diapers like we did with our first son, he wished we would have cloth diapered from day one!
After a little while, I got more willing to branch out to other diapers, I added some fitted diapers into my stash, which worked great for around the house when I wanted his little bum to get some air, I would just leave him coverless unless we were going out.
Even now that he is almost 4 months old, we’re still figuring out what we like and don’t like and trying different types of diapers. Starting out with the pockets for him as a newborn really was my best choice; they made cloth diapers seem so easy and got me hooked! I also had so much fun seeing his little bum in all the cute diapers, they really are as easy as disposables.
-- by Krystle S.