All About Cloth Diapering

We’ve been cloth diapering over two years now! I still remember all the questions I had about cloth diapering when I first found out we were expecting, like what brands should I chose, how do I wash them and the big question – what do I do with the poo?

I love helping mamas get started cloth diapering so I’m going to be sharing a little more in depth about cloth diapering, answering questions and hopefully convince a mama or two that cloth diapering isn’t all that hard and is quite easy to do!

I have a list of topics to cover including:

  • Types of diapers
  • Organizing cloth diapers
  • Changing cloth diapers
  • Wash routine
  • Going out with cloth diapers
  • Traveling with cloth diapers

If you have a question or topic that you would like to see covered, either leave a comment or contact me.

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  1. I always wanted to do this. If we ever have another I may cloth at least in the house but have always been concerned about diaper rash.. Any suggestions on that?

    1. My baby has less rashes with cloth than disposables – the only exception was when she had a yeast rash. I just needed to be better about washing with the yeast and I bet she would have done great even with that!

    2. I agree, I believe we have less rashes in the cloth than we would in disposables. Even cloth diapering part time will save a lot of money!!

    1. Two in cloth has not been all that hard. I am looking forward to Paxton potty training but that could be next month or next year so I'm just taking it a day at a time! The wonderful thing is Paxton is skinny and Weston is chunky so they're in the same diaper setting. It's easy for mama since they're in the exact same diapers!

  2. I cloth diapered my oldest daughter. While pregnant I knew I needed to save as much money as possible in order to stay home with her, so clothe diapering just made since. It was not popular, but that was ok. I did as much research as possible and bought what I thought would work best. It was a bit more work than disposable, but really did save money! That baby just graduated from college last month, and shows no ill effects from the experience! 22 years ago there were no nifty cloth diaper systems that you can buy now. It was just gerber cloth diapers, plastic pants and diaper pins. It worked really well, especially at home, and for short trips to town, errands, etc. I would use disposable for out of town trips.
    When #2 came along, I then had 2 in cloth for about 6 months until #1 was potty trained. It is much easier to potty train in cloth because they feel wet, while disposables really don't.
    I think the biggest hurdle to using cloth is just deciding to do it, and sticking with it. Mothering is not a contest. We each must chose to do what is best for our family.

    1. "Mothering is not a contest. We each must chose to do what is best for our family." Love, love, love this statement!!

      Cloth diapering is something we were interested in mainly to save money and also because we try to reduce waste but I definitely don't think it's a status. I think some mamas think it is. I feel bad when other mamas tell me they use disposables in an apologetic tone, I'm not judging them one bit…we each have to do what is best for our family, like you said! When I was pregnant with Paxton, I personally knew one person who was cloth diapering, now I know several. I think its becoming more and more normal these days. And yes, the fancy pocket diapers (which I love) are so simple! I don't know if I'd still be cloth diapering two if I was using prefolds and pins! 🙂

      1. Love that quote too!!
        P.S. My 16 month old has learned how to un-pin her diapers – so not cool. I don't know if she's curious and quick or I'm not supervising well, maybe a little combination. HA! But I do know that I am SO thankful for our "flip" diaper covers that I can just lay a folded pre fold into – they are essential now that pins are out of the question!

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