The cost to cloth diaper will be the turning point for most families especially if you have more than one babe! Trust me on this one, when you do the math you will need to sit down. It's a huge huge huge savings...to say the least.
Cloth Diapering can be so completely overwhelming and most just don't know where to begin.
This just proves that cloth diapering is NOT what your grandmother used to do. "Services" are a thing of the past. Diapers these days can be a fashion statement, they are BEAUTIFUL!
Some posts on FB ask " show me what is covering your babies buns right now" & in flies all these amazing pix of the cutest baby bums in hand made, & designer nappies!
There are pre folds, All In Ones (aka AIO), wool, covers, snaps, velcro, longies, soakers, fitted, & it goes on & on.
Also there is an amazing community to buy/sell, & swap diapers second hand. http://hyenacart.com/Spots_corner/ . I just went to this site to make sure I had it right for posting & bought 4 items!
Then there is soap, care for your wool ( wool is a MUST in any diaper system ), & WET BAGS!! O.K. breath...we will get through this.
SIMPLIFY: 2 Dozen Organic Prefolds from http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/ if you by the smalls your baby will grow out of them fast but you can use them as liners. I mostly use Med. & X Large.
I like Thirsty & Bummies for covers, but with SNAPS ONLY. Velcro doesn't last as long & if you want to sell your diaper system after your done or have another babe on the way the velcro just doesn't hold up. My favorite cover is GroVia with snaps.
GroVia covers can also have a disposable inserted for long trips, or when you don't have access to washing machines during travel.
the owner Heather has a shop in Fairfield CA you can actually go to, meet other mamas, & take a peak at the cloth diaper world instead of guessing with on-line purchases.
Night System: Wool & a brand called Sustainablebabyish or Sbish. These diapers can hold the ocean! Get a great cover to go with a sbish & your night system is bullet proof.
Wool: I love the world of wool. The hand knitted wool longies & shorties are a must in any cloth diaper system. DO NOT DRY WOOL in the dryer! Wool must be hand washed & lanolized.
Soap: http://rockingreensoap.com/ just go order it! You can't wash your diapers in traditional detergents. It is not only full of chemicals ( another post ) but it breaks down your diapers & stops them from absorbing liquid.
Wet Bag: You need a place to store your diapers while they wait to be washed & when you are out & about after a ditty change. Simply put...a wet bag. These are also available at http://www.bananapeelsdiapers.com/
So that's it! I told my sister I want to have another baby so I can cloth diaper longer...she said I was crazy!
I wouldn't have been able to sort through all the choices or even know where to look if it were not for other moms...thanks Jill & Chrissy ;)
I have some pix up of Charlotte in Longies & upcycled sweater pants from http://www.snugglepants.com/ also can be used as diaper covers.
Charlotte's pants are from http://www.snugglepants.com/. They used to be a lams wool sweater from JcrewHappy diapering ;)