I had said in a pregnancy post that we would just use the Gerber/Babies R Us prefolds that people had given us in diaper cakes, but a friend who actually cloth diapers her own girls sent us the kind she uses: awesome Cloth-eez prefolds from Green Mountain Diapers! (Can they please re-design their 1997-looking site already??) I added some Econobums and one Thirsties hemp prefold to that, and we have the makings of an almost-full stash. We now use our Gerber/BRU ones as rags for all kinda of messes (mostly as burp cloths).
|This was actually my sister's dresser when we were growing up. Glad it's got some years left in it!|
|This Planet Wise pail liner fits perfectly!|
I also won some cloth wipes from an Etsy shop in a blog giveaway back when I was pregnant.
|Fun robot print from TurtlesRUs|
|Anything that's clean goes in the drawer! (And yes, I trifold them after they dry, just to eliminate that step later!)|
Our basic system is that we have 2 covers "going" at once. One is on baby's bum, and the other one is sorta "airing out." Covers go in the pail once they're soiled, and cloth diaper laundry is every 2-3 days in our HE top loader. Cora needs disposables for daycare once or twice a week, so we keep those on hand as well. Since we don't have a huge stash, sometimes during cloth diaper laundry, she goes into a 'sposie. I bring a plastic grocery bag into the room for the trash bag when that happens.
|Our apartment won't allow us to hang a drying line on the patio, but hanging them in our laundry room works just fine.|
Here are our five all-in-ones/pocket diapers. I'll be doing another post with reviews of each.
|In summary: hate, love, like okay, still unsure, like okay|
|Don't let her face fool you; she really loves her cloth diapers, too!|
Note: These opinions are my own. None of these companies have reimbursed me in any way, but if they're reading, I wouldn't mind doing a real review in exchange for a diaper!