This is the post in which I tell you what diapers we have and use. Part 1 is here, where I talk about our washing routine.
|Simon helping to fold and put away diapers|
At home: at home we use pre-folds and covers. You can get Indian cotton or Chinese cotton. There are pros and cons to both, I can’t really tell a difference except that the Chinese pre-folds shrink up more I bought all from Cotton Babies. We have 18 infant-size Chinese (that we are about to size
out of, 18 infant size Indian, 12 burp cloth size Chinese (that are great for this between size time), 18 premium size Indian (that we are growing into).
For covers we have (right to left) a wool soaker (from my friend at Brooker Hollow), Thirsties Duo Wrap (Size 2),Thirsties Duo Wrap, Hoot, (Size 2), Flip (OS), Econobum (OS), and a Flip (OS) cover. We have a second Econobum cover, which I assume he’s wearing at the time of the picture. The covers in the upper right are Bummies Whisper Wraps (S) that we have just out grown. We also had a Thirsties Duo Wrap Snap (S) that was outgrown and put away.
At night we put him in double stuffed Bum Genius 4.0s He’s not a heavy wetter though and is fine with a doubled pre-fold for overnight, which we’ve done a few times when I’m behind on laundry.
The first diapers we used were a set of gDiapers (S) that I was given used, with disposable inserts then with Flip newborns. I found this a great intro with a new baby. I was gifted a set of Flip diapers and inserts. We love the covers, the inserts not so much. Most people I know rave about these though.
Daycare: We are so lucky to have a daycare provider that is willing to use cloth diapers. The daycare stash is different – all one piece diapers to make it easier. The stack on the right are gDiapers with cloth inserts. I bought a set of 6 covers and 12 inserts and someone gave me another 5 covers. I don’t love these, but they work, so we will continue to use them. If they aren’t on exactly right they are prone to leak. However, at daycare he is checked and changed more often than at home so this hasn’t been a problem. And a single layer insert is super easy to spray off.
The stack on the left are various pocket diapers with snaps (top to bottom) 2 FancyPants, a Fuzzibunz One Size, FancyPants, Kawaii Green, Fancy Pants, Fuzzi Bunz Elite, and a Kawaii. I prefer these and find them much easier than the gDiapers but I think at daycare the velcro of the gDiaper is easier. I also recently realized they’ve been snapping them incorrectly, which is why we go through so many clothes… A second diaper tutorial has fixed this.
The accessories: And what would we be without our wet bags. We have a large Fuzzi Bunz bag hanging behind the bathroom door for at home use. My sister got us the small guitar and giraffe bags at a boutique in Louisville. They are Wahmies wet bags and I love them. The other small bag is bummies. These are our out-and-about bags that live in the diaper bag and go back and forth to daycare. The large guitar bag is a Wahmies – All Day bag full of clean daycare diapers and is what I use when we travel. I bought it on Amazon through Thanks Mama.
The end: And that’s it! We have A LOT of diapers because I wash once a week. If you have a washer and dryer you can really get by with 24-36. In all I think I spent around $650 on everything, plus some gifts and hand-me-downs. It sounds like a lot, but cheaper than 2+ years of disposables.If I had it to do over I would have bought only Indian pre-folds and Thirsties Duo covers. And 24 Fancy Pants diapers for daycare and overnight. But you live and learn. Eventually I might sell some of what I have and replace, but we have a system that works for us.
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