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One Mama’s Tip for Organizing Your Diapers

When it comes to organizing your diapers, there are endless options! Some choose to display their stash artfully in rainbow rows, others keep their fluff piled in a laundry basket until it lands on baby’s bum. And what about the accessories? Wetbags, SprayPal, drying rack, wipes…so many ways to keep things looking neat! I fall somewhere in the middle…usually obsessive about making diaper “groups” {aka: the order in which and with what they are worn} and wipe folding but at the same time, a busy mama who sometimes heaps everything on the changing table and looks the other way. Here’s what works for me…a method that is easy to keep up with…or catch up on if I’m having a “throw it in a heap” day! {please excuse the iPhoneography} My diaper stash is fairly modest, so I can fit them all in this cute little dresser. Grab-and-go day diapers are in the top drawer, including Flip covers ready with flats and stuffed pockets. The second drawer holds night diapers {2-3 all set for bedtime}, extra inserts and prefolds, and folded flats ready for changes. The bottom drawer has towels, washcloths, and bibs right now. It will probably be taken over if my stash grows since it’s pretty tight in that top drawer! I keep wipes folded pop-up style and dry in a wipe box on the changing table. I spritz …

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One Size Cloth Organization with an Extra-Small Budget

Our main reason for choosing to use cloth has been to save money. So it should come as no surprise that when it came to diaper organization, thriftiness was kept in mind. We spend the majority of our day in our family room so that’s where many of the hasty diaper changes occur. We keep the bulk of our stash in the hallway just outside the family room. The diapers are easily accessible in bins on a wall shelf, along with an organized tote to carry all the essentials for a quick change. The fabric bins were found at the dollar store. They measure 6” wide X 10” deep X 6” high. I can fit roughly six double stuffed diapers in each. In an effort to make it easier to grab what we want quickly, I try to organize each bin by what it contains (for the sake of my sanity, we’ll pretend that my husband listens when I tell him what style of diaper is in each bin). As an example, my four bins pictured below left to right are 1. pockets with single inserts & swim diapers 2. Velcro closure 3. pockets with double inserts 4. Prefold/flats/fitteds/covers. The bins hide the diapers perfectly on the wall shelf in our basement hallway, and we simply take down a diaper and toss it in the changing tote when it’s time …

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How to Store Your Soiled Cloth Diapers

Is your current system of storing soiled cloth diapers not working? Do you have friends who are new to cloth diapers, or are thinking about using cloth diapers, that ask: “how do you handle soiled diapers?” Taking care of soiled diapers and storing them until laundry day really isn’t all that difficult. You just need to find a system that works best for you! Combinations for storing soiled diapers until laundry time: (priced low to high) 1. Average cleaning bucket – use this with or without a small pail liner. It can act as a small wastebasket! This would be easy to use without a pail liner since it would be quick and easy to wipe down, but, depending on the bucket, the amount of diapers it could hold would be more limited compared to the other options. 2. Cloth bag – (like a giant pillowcase) use this in some sort of container since this will obviously not prevent leaks. Just throw it in the wash with the diapers like your pail liners. 3. Plastic garbage can – with or without a pail liner, with or without a lid (wash container every once and awhile if not using a pail liner) 4. Diaper pail liner – by itself on the floor. You can keep the top loosely folded over to keep things contained, or depending of the brand you chose, …

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A Mama’s Guilty Pleasure: Cloth Diaper Organization

I should begin this post by mentioning organizing anything gets me excited. Every September (more like June) when school supplies are stocked, I flock to the crayon aisle just to hold that brand new box of Crayolas. And don’t get me started on binders and dividers…they are like the Gucci of office supplies. Every devoted cloth diapering mom, whether she will admit it or not, gets a little giddy looking at pictures of diaper stashes. Pictures of diaper organization are no different. I’ve seen everything from elaborate changing tables with color-coded bins to diapers stored in laundry baskets. All you need is diapers and a little creativity. An important factor to keep in mind when organizing any stash, especially one with multiple systems, is to make it easy for anyone to follow. Modern cloth diapering has come a long way from plastic pants and pins, but in exchange, the complexity of cloth diapering has increased dramatically. Keeping like items together will make any system easy to follow. Because our nursery is a bit small, we opted against a changing table and bought a large dresser off craigslist. The top of the dresser was the perfect size for a changing pad, wipe warmer and basket of various baby toiletries. The first row of drawers was devoted completely to diapers, with the second and third row for clothes. I already had several …

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Organizing All That Fluff

Every family will have their own way of organizing their cloth diapers stash. What works for us might not work for you. But there are a few ways that you can make it easier for everyone. Keep everything in one spot. You don’t want to be upstairs taking off a poopy diaper only to realize all your wipes are downstairs or in the other room. Use like grouping. That is, keep your daytime diapers, nighttime diapers, daddy/grandparent/ babysitter diapers, daycare diapers, wipes, covers, etc., grouped together. When you are changing a diaper in the middle of the night, it helps to know exactly where to reach to get exactly what you need. And it makes things easier when you are showing the grandparents or babysitter which diapers they should use. Put everything away as soon as it’s washed. Refer back to the first point. Otherwise you’ll be like me. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to stop changing a diaper and run into the other room to grab some wipes. Learn from my mistakes! Don’t be afraid to change your system. Cloth diapering evolves. I’m finding that diapers that fit when our daughter was small don’t fit now that she’s bigger. We now have daytime and nighttime diapers. Our organization system has changed a few times over the past 15 months. Flexibility is good. Before our daughter …

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