I haven’t posted about cloth diapers in a while, but everything is going great and we have settled nicely into a routine. We cloth diaper most of the time, but Jackson wears Huggies Overnites (size 3) (disposable diapers) at bed time. I was using Nifty Nappies and a wool cover at night time and really liked it, but my husband was not a fan. He is the one who usually changes the first diaper in the morning and he said cloth diapers smelled too strong (all brands!) and leaking was an issue in anything besides the Nifty Nappy and wool cover. I tried once to lanolize a cover and realized how difficult and sticky it was, thanks but I’ll pass. Many people cloth diaper when traveling, but I’ve found I am spoiled by my top loader washing machine and was not a fan of my Mom’s high efficiency (almost no water) washer when I washed Jackson’s diapers in Florida. What works best for this family is traveling with Huggies Pure & Natural disposables; they don’t make his butt red and are more natural than regular “sposies.” The downside to them is they are expensive!
Cloth diapering has been an adventure for us, especially with the introduction of solids into his diet. I tried the diaper sprayer and liners. Liners have won so far in the poop battle. We use the narrow Bummi’s liners and I love how easy it is to flush the poo then throw the dirty diaper into the dry pail.
People on Twitter and IRL (in real life) have asked me what my cloth diaper favorites are so I wanted to share with y’all what the cloth diaper winners in our house are:
2010 Baby Gator’s Den CLOTH DIAPER AWARDS
My “go-to” diaper: Rumparooz One-Size
Best “husband-friendly” diaper: Bum Genius Sized All-in-Ones
Trimmest fitting diaper: Bottom Bumpers
Best for “on-the-go”: Bum Genius Flip Diapers with Stay Dry Inserts
Cloth Swim Diaper: Imse Vimse
Favorite cloth wipes: Etsy Seller “Soft & Scrubby”
Cloth wipe warmer: Prince Lionheart Wipes Warmer (for cloth wipes)
Diaper Liners: Bummi’s Bio-Soft Flushable Liners (size Small)
Diaper Sprayer: Potty Pail Cloth Diaper Sprayer
Diaper Pail Liner: Wahmie’s Diaper Pail Liner
Diaper Pail for cloth: Safety 1st Easy Diaper Pail
Detergent: Rockin Green Soap
Wash Routine in our top loader: I wash every 2-3 days, cold rinse, hot wash with 2 tablespoons rockin green & cold rinse. I try to dry them outside (“sun” them) to help bleach any stains out. It seems to work well because none of our diapers have any stains!
Hopefully this can help someone, I know when I first started cloth diapering I had a ton of questions and loved hearing about what worked best for other folks. Another great resource (besides Twitter using the #clothdiapers hashtag) is Diaper Swappers. I am all about lurking forums to see what others are doing!
Let me know if you have any questions– I love talking with people about cloth diapers!