Posted in Diapering, Babies

Anybody use cloth diapers? Due in February and considering it.. if so, what brand... thanks!

  • Lily
    Nov 05

    I use them at home with my 14 month old. I didn’t start until she was 4 months. I hate using them going out because you have to carry around poop:/ I really like the pocket style.

  • Amber
    Nov 05

    We use a lot of Alva pockets and love them. Fluffy Penguin Company sells Alva and other brands as well as their own. That’s where we got most of ours from. We had to play around with the insert for a bit and ended up choosing flour sack towels during the day and a microfiber/FST combo for night time. Definitely take the time to research different types. Pockets, AIO, covers, etc. and different types of inserts. Take your time and don’t let the information overwhelm you. There are a ton of great Facebook groups to help with that information.

  • Kerry
    Nov 05

    I used lil joeys as a newborn (well once he fit) he was a 4lb 14oz 35 weeker hes skinny!! The lil joeys say from approx 4-12lbs we started about 8 weeks cant remember how many months they lasted but we used them till he out wet them. They are AIO and double gusset so less chance of explosions. We now use rumparooz which are the same brand so double gusset again and they are multi size pocket diapers. My son is now 9 months and about 15lbs Between the two we used gdiapers in small. I had lots of Alva baby and other pockets but my little one was just too skinny so I sold them. So it was time to invest in gdiapers medium and large or rumparooz. I love pocket diapers its easier for me. I brought pretty much all of my stash second hand only some of my gs are new. Lil joeys and rumparooz are more expensive but check out the Mercari app. I dont mind having a wet bag with dirty diapers while out i tend to have two one for diapers one for wet or dirty clothes (we used to get lots of spit up). I cant wait to start using lil joeys on no 2 in june!

  • Caitie
    Nov 05

    We use fuzzibunz pocket diapers and prefolds/flats with thirsties covers. Best advice on choosing brands is to not invest a whole lot in any one brand until you know you like them. Easier said than done when you’re trying to prepare, I know. I bought a lot second hand, which saved a ton of money and made it to where I didn’t feel bad about getting rid of them if we needed something different.

  • Rachel
    Nov 08

    Thanks for all the info! It’s a bit overwhelming! I wouldn’t have thought to look into second hand! So great tip! I think I’m most nervous about making the investment and then in my exhausted-new mom state, regret it and end up “quitting” lol any words of encouragement? Or anybody relate?

  • Kerry
    Nov 08

    I totally relate. When visiting my parents or inlaws we use disposable then i get home take a good week or so to get back into cloth cause disposable are so easy. I found it pretty easy cloth diapering early on but also had a good sleeper. Also if you invest and you find it too much you could probably sell for the same or close to what you paid! With paying for formula atleast im not paying for disposables too so it does save money and baby no 2 will be in them also.

  • Caitie
    Nov 08

    Yeah, its really not that hard. In the early days when they are not eating solids, the poop is water soluble (meaning you don’t have to rinse it before putting in washing machine, if you don’t want to). So really it’s just one more load of laundry ... and you don’t really have to fold it. I’ve totally just had a clean basket of diapers to pull from sometimes when I’m busy. By the time they are on solids, you’ve got a routine down and it’s not that big of an adjustment. Compare having to go to the store and pay for diapers to just tossing them into the laundry at your house. It’s really not that much more time and maybe more convenient, too. Check out fluff love university for more info and comparisons on brands, washing routines, troubleshooting, etc.

  • Kerry
    Nov 08

    To add to Caitie’s post, if your formula feeding you have to prewash poopy ones! Only breastfed is soluble.