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I didn’t cloth diaper my first child until she was 13 months. Cloth was too intimidating to me at first. I did get gDiapers, trying to be a little bit green, but they didn’t work for us. After 13 months of what felt like constantly battling diaper rash, we took the plunge to cloth. When DD#2 came along, I wanted to use cloth right from the start.


At first, I was going to go for the cheapest route, since I had a ton of OS diapers-prefolds & covers. I got 24 preemie prefolds, 24 infant, several Snappis, and a bunch of XS & S Bummies Wraps, Thirsties & Swaddlebees ABC covers. But my stash quickly grew. I couldn’t help it. So much fluff, so little time! My stash expanded to include Kissaluv size 0 fitteds, sustainablebabyish bamboo fleece fitteds, Blueberry minky pockets, XS & S bumGenuis AIOs, & Lil’ Joey’s. I was set. Then Pipes came, all 20 inches & 6lbs, 15oz of skinny baby. The only diapers that fit under her stump were the Lil’ Joeys, and I only had 6. My dreams of nothing but cloth touching her bummy were busted until the cord fell off.

What worked for us? The Thirsties covers rocked! They were my favorite. The double gusset is a lifesaver with newborn breastfed poo. The Bummies & ABCs, not so much. They had just the elastic around the legs, which would sometime leak. Another issue I had was the rise-sometimes, they didn’t cover the prefold in the back and it would leak, but I think that was probably more user error.

The prefolds, which I had been so intimated about, were a breeze to use. I would ‘fold’ the prefold around her just like a regular diaper & use the Snappi to secure each side and the middle. Wrap it all up with a cover and I was done! I loved the Kissaluv fitteds as well. They were so super soft and easy to take out when my AIOs were dirty. They also made great diapers for Pipes’s newborn baby pictures since I got the natural colored ones! At night, I would use a sustainablebabyish fitted for the first half and then a Kissaluv fitted with the doubler from the sustainablebabyish for the second half. She was happy and dry, unlike my first daughter in sposies who constantly had to be changed at night.


The bumGenius AIOs were my favorite to take out while running errands. They folded flatter in the diaper bag, and when she moved up to the size small, I could stuff one of her preemie prefolds in there for extra absorbency. The Lil’ Joey’s were nice, with the double interior gusset to hold everything in, just a bit ‘fluffier’ than the bumGenuis. We used primarily prefolds around the house and saved our AIOs for trips out of the house. I take the Blueberry minky pockets out of the house a lot too, since the fun animal prints are always a great conversation starter about cloth!

I use a Planet Wise wet/dry wet bag, which is great-can be snapped on the outside of the diaper bag and the dry part is great for a change of clothes for both girls. Her preemie prefolds fit her for about 5 weeks and I can use them as burp rags or doublers for other diapers. She is 3.5 months and still in the infant size with size small covers.


But the cutest part about using newborn fluff? My older daughter would take her diapers and use them for her baby. Daisy likes the prefolds, but the Lil’ Joey’s are her personal favorite.

Bio: I'm Katy, a military wife with 2 under 2 in cloth, a deployed husband & 2 doxies. I blog about our crazy life at the long and short of it: http://grabenandgabi.blogspot.com
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Fluff or Plastic? Fluff for Newborns Please!

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At the moment, I have two kiddos in diapers. Leo is 3 and Teage is 20 months old. Oh, and we just switched to cloth a little over a month ago. You would think that making the switch with two older kids would be hard, but in our home, we do better when there is chaos!

You see, I have 4.5 kids and they are all about 18 months apart. Yup, I’ve been doing double (and sometimes triple) diaper duty for almost 4 years now. With the majority of that time spent in spoises.

When I got pregnant with baby number 5, I thought about switching to cloth when the baby came, but wasn’t sure. And because we have a busy family, I promptly forgot about this wish. It wasn’t until my sister-in-law called me one day and asked what I thought about cloth diapering that I remembered I was thinking about it. She told me that she had found some great deals on diapers on eBay that were from China. So, after talking to my husband and doing some research, I started to buy my first cloth diapers from China for less than a dollar.

It didn’t take me long to get 12 diapers (enough for one days worth of changes on both boys) that I thought it was time to switch. I made it a point to tell my husband that I wanted to “practice” using these diapers before we had a new baby around and thought if I knew what I was doing by the time he comes, it would be better then having to learn a new system and a new baby at the same time.

So, on February 12th we put our boys into their first cloth diapers. It didn’t take them long to break them in. Yeah, two number two’s within an hour. Let the fun begin!

Even with the few extra steps of having to pre-stuff diapers and the laundry, it’s been great. We now have enough diapers to go two days, or more, between washings. We have our diapers in the living room (we live in a small three bedroom apartment and spend most of our time in the living room) along with a changing pad, wipes (using up the disposable wipes before we switch to cloth) and a plastic bag to put used wipes into all next to the couch. Everything is right here and really is no different from when I was using disposables. I try to change the boys at the same time, unless leaves a present for me. But, being brothers, they tend to poop at the same time, or a few minutes apart. Which really isn’t fun, because it seems like the other one will wait until I’ve changed, plopped the poo in the toilet and put the diaper in the pail and hands are washed, then he will poop and I’ll have to do it again.

Cloth diapering has been a great change for us. I no longer have to worry about who’s going to run out of diapers first, make that mad dash to the store to get more diapers, only have to go back a few days later because the other little dude had a thousand poopy diapers and is now down to three.

And I’m hoping to have Leo potty trained before the new little dude comes. Although, I’ve done three at a time twice before, it really isn’t fun and I’m not sure I have a big enough diaper pail for three little dudes used diapers!

Sara is a SAHM of 4 kids with a new one due in early June. She’s been blogging about anything and everything at her blog, Outta This World.
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You have how many in diapers?

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Since entering the world of cloth diapers a few months ago, I have heard people give four main reasons why they cloth diaper: to save money, to save their baby’s bum, to save the world, and for the undeniable cuteness factor. These are all great reasons for choosing cloth! When a friend or family member asks me why I’m cloth diapering my three month old, I tell them I started to save money and stayed for the cuteness. But there’s another reason I cloth diaper that I don’t really talk about and haven’t heard others talk about either: nostalgia.

The truth is, cloth diapering appealed to me because it’s how my mom diapered me, how my grandma diapered my mom, and on and on, back through the generations. As much as I love the many conveniences of the twenty-first century (you’ll have to pry my car keys, cell phone, and flat iron out of my cold, dead hands), I’m pretty old school in a lot of ways. I quilt like my grandma and great-grandma did. I have a vegetable garden and can and freeze just like my mom did when I was growing up. I like the continuity and connectedness of doing things the same way my family has done them for generations and passing those things down to the next generation.

Maybe feeling this way is a result of my farm heritage, where fathers pass the land down to their sons, and children grow up in the same house where their great-grandparents raised their kids. Regardless of the reason, there’s something that just feels right about diapering my daughter the same way my mom diapered me. (Okay, so it’s not exactly the same. My bumGenius pockets are a far cry from the prefolds and plastic pants my mom used, but you know what I mean).

When I wrap my little girl’s bum in cloth I feel deeply connected to the women who have come before me. Motherhood has changed in some ways over the years. I recently talked with my grandma about how she didn’t have car seats when she was raising her six kids. (Did she just hold the baby? What if she and the baby were the only ones in the car and she had to drive? Did she just lay the baby on the seat?) When my mom was raising my brother and sister and me, she didn’t have a swing or activity gym or pack n’ play or breast pump, all of which are practically considered necessities today. But some parts of motherhood have stayed the same – the excitement at each of your baby’s firsts, the exhaustion of sleepless nights, and the joy you feel when your baby smiles up at you.

And for those of us who choose cloth diapers? That’s something that has stayed the same too, which I think is a beautiful thing.

Emily is a stay-at-home mom to a three month old baby girl. She enjoys reading, gardening, quilting, and spending time online picking out the hundreds of adorable cloth diapers she would buy her daughter if she hadn’t promised her husband that cloth diapering would save money.
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