You can ask 100 Mama’s who use cloth diapers what they use and you would get 100 different answers. There are so many options and varieties available to you, the options for your cloth diaper stash are endless.
I am simply sharing what I use and works for my family. By no means am I suggesting this is the best way or the only way to do it. You will have to see what best fits your lifestyle and preferences.
My Cloth Diaper Collection:
We use the GroVia One-Size diapers, which consist of a shell and a snap in absorbent soaker insert. I have a mixture of the hook and loop and the snap closures. They are Super Easy and Super Cute!
In every diaper we put a flushable GroVia Biodegradable Diaper Liner, this helps contain the solids and from getting all over your cloth diapers.
We are using the GroVia perfect diaper pail. I like it because you can hang it anywhere (I use a command hook) and it is working so far at keeping those smells at bay.
We already had the Diaper Genie from our older boys. I’m using that to throw the Biodegradable Diaper Liners away. I figured if you can throw dirty diapers away in the Diaper Genie; why not use it to throw away dirty liners. The only thing is you have to push the liners down into the Diaper Genie; I use the wipe that I used to push down with. One perk of using this is not walking to the restroom to flush the liner. I’m not sure if this will work for older babies (I will keep you posted of course) but it’s working for my 1 month old’s soiled diapers. I may get a diaper sprayer when he’s older if needed.
We opted to use cloth wipes because my son’s tush seemed sensitive to the disposable wipes. After researching cloth wipes majority said it was actually easier than using disposable wipes, and I have to agree it is! Mainly because you don’t have to worry about your natural response of putting dirty wipe inside your dirty diaper.
My cloth wipes consist of 12 GroVia cloth wipes, the 4 Prince Lionheart wipes that came with my warmer, and 18 cheap babies wash cloths from Wal-Mart. They all do the job well, but I guess I prefer the GroVia because they are thicker. If you are on a budget or don’t want to spend much, I would say just go with the cheap baby wash cloths. If you want to splurge on a thicker wipe then go with the GroVia cloth wipes.
We use the Prince Lionheart Wipes Warmer to hold our cloth wipes. I like it better than the other warmers out there because it came with an Antimicrobial Microspore Pillow to keep the wipes fresh and moist. I highly recommend using a warmer if using cloth wipes. My baby is so much happier during diaper changes, it’s actually better at cleaning up the poo, and BONUS warm wipes almost completely eliminate baby boys peeing on you or anything else within his shot!
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We do use disposable diapers if we are going to be out for a long time, and when I have a babysitter uncomfortable with using cloth diapers (MY MOM!). But when I do, I want to use something as organic and natural as possible. That’s why I’m using the Honest Company’s diapers. Not only are they a more natural option but they are Super Cute. They have a ton of adorable patterns to pick from. They offer a trial program, but it’s intended for people who use disposable diapers only. I personally only order a pack of diapers as needed.
My personal favorite is the Comic Book pattern.
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