Cloth Diapering Adventures

So, we’re trying cloth diapering around here. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have done a lot of research on the internet, and talked to other moms who cloth diaper. The primary reason is money. Diapers are SO expensive, but they are definitely necessary!
There are SO many options out there. Some of the big names are BumGenius and FuzziBunz. Honestly, I would love to use these diapers! They are SO adorable! But if the main reason to cloth diaper is because of cost, these are too expensive. I mean, you may spend around $500 (probably more) to diaper your baby until potty-training, but I needed a cheaper way.
Then I discovered the Econobum system. They boast “Diaper your baby for $100.” So, hey, I can do that! I ordered a sample for $10 on amazon.com. It was one prefold diaper, and one one-size cover. I really liked it!! As I researched more, I discovered the Snappi. This way, you can use old-fashioned prefold cloth diapers, (which are super cheap) but without the pins.
So… I’ve been using all these discoveries on Timothy. I’m very happy with the results. ๐Ÿ™‚
Here’s the plain cloth diaper fastened with the Snappi. It’s very easy!
I want to mention that one time, I didn’t have the front layer (the wings) under the back layer where I had the snappi fastened, and it was digging into his skin. Poor little guy!
The Econobums waterproof diaper cover… I love it! It’s supposed to be from 8-35 lbs. See all the snaps? It’s very adjustable. I just think it will be very bulky on a little one. And I’ll wait to use them on Eva until she’s a few months old. It still has a row to go on Timothy.

Cute little soft bottom!
I tried them at night once, and I probably never will again. And I’m not going to put them on Timothy when we’re going out. It’s just too much mess. You have to have a bag to put the wet ones in, and they’re so bulky to pack. So disposables are still our friends, but just using them some has helped already. We haven’t bought diapers in 3-4 weeks.
I still have a lot to learn. I’m learning how to deal with the dirty ones… it’s just so much more complicated. But so far it’s going good, and I just wanted to share my finds!
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3 thoughts on “Cloth Diapering Adventures

  1. I've heard it is a lot of trial and error to get a night cloth diaper right. I thought about using them, but Madilyn needs Vaseline a lot and Vaseline ruins cloth diaper. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  2. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing !! I really enjoy reading your blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. When my kids were little (a few years ago) not many people were using disposables. They were not as perfected as they are today and there was just no way I could afford them anyway. It is a little more inconvenient, that is true, but worth the money I saved. Another concern I have with the disposables today is that I think they are really not as healthy for the child. And who knows what they are treated with.

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