Thursday, December 18, 2014

What You REALLY Need To Cloth Diaper


This post has been a long time coming...I mean a lonnnnnnng time coming. So many friends ask me how they can prepare and what they need to cloth diaper and I've rattled off my basics list in a hundred emails but I think having a list on this blog may help more people, and help me not forget anything when someone asks!

I started cloth diapering Billy at 9 days old. My best suggestion is if you're expecting your first and you haven't had a shower yet, feature a raffle ticket announcement in your shower invite. Explain that every cloth diaper gift will receive a raffle ticket for an AWESOME prize at the shower. I did this at one of my showers and because of it I did not NEED to buy a single diaper for my stash. I did anyway, because cloth diapers are so cute, but I did not NEED to buy any diapers. None. NADA! It's a beautiful thing, people.

If you want to CD from day one, you need a full newborn stash. Cloth diapers say "One size fits all". I'm going to tell it to you straight: They lie. Register for some newborn diapers. And they can be velcro, because they're easier and wittle bitty fingers will not search to rip them off. OS diapers will fit nicely once your little is around 12-15lb and MUST ALL BE SNAPS. Or else. ;-)

SO! The list. I'll link everything I can, and these are all the brands Hubs and I prefer. TONS of other brands are out there, so do your research! I can provide another post w/ explanation for everything, but this is JUST the list. Trying to keep it simple for the newbies :) Enjoy!

Newborn Cloth Diapers
24 Size 1 Prefolds (We love: OsoCozy)
8-10 Size 1 Covers (We love: Thirsties Hook & Loop)
1 pack of 5 Snappis
5-8 NB AIOs (We love: Li'l Joeys Snap)

One Size Diapers
18 Size 2 Prefolds (We love: OsoCozy)
10-15 Diaper Covers (We love: Flip, Blueberry, Rumparooz)
8-10 Pocket Style Diapers (We love: BumGenius 4.0)
5-8 AIO Style Diapers (We love: BumGenius Freetime)
5 Hemp Inserts for Pocket Diapers (We love: Hemp Babies Diaper Doubler)
6-12 Charcoal Bamboo Inserts for Pocket Diapers (We love: the cheapest ones you can find)

Misc Other Necessary Materials
California Baby Diaper Rash Cream
CJ's BUTTer Stick
2 Planet Wise Diaper Pail Liner
Diaper Pail  (We love: SORTERA from IKEA)
Norwex laundry detergent 
Diaper Sprayer
Kirkland brand baby wipes
40 newborn wash cloths to use as wipes 
California Baby Diaper Area Wash
Drying Rack (We love: a standalone for sunning diapers [as seen in image above] and a wall-mount)
Something to store all of your clean diapers (We love: ANTONIUS from IKEA w/ 4 plastic 7 gallon drawers)


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