We cloth diaper, and I am often asked about our setup: which diapers we use, how we wash them, what we do when we are out and about or traveling. These questions have come frequently enough that they now merit their own post!
This post is not a comprehensive overview of cloth diapering — it’s just a personal account of what works well for our family. There are many cloth diapering options these days, and every cloth diapering family will find its own best setup. Some families will love the convenience of all-in-one diapers. Some families will love the economy of prefolds and covers. Most families will find themselves trying — and often using — a mix of diaper styles!
Before I begin, here is a list of helpful cloth diapering resources:
- Cloth Diapering Terminology – Cloth diapering lingo, demystified.
- The Cost of Cloth Diapers – Compare the cost of disposables versus different types of cloth diapers.
- 5 Simple Steps to Begin Cloth Diapering – Find the right diapers for you.
- DiaperPin – Extensive cloth diaper reviews.
- Green Mountain Diapers – Don’t let the retro-looking website put you off: GMD is chock-full of current, fantastic cloth diapering info and offers an extensive selection of cloth diapers and accessories.
- Global Enfant, Abby’s Lane, and Cottonbabies – These cloth diapering sites offer free shipping on all orders.
- Diaper Junction – Brick-and-mortar and online cloth diaper store in Virginia Beach.
- Franklin Goose – Brick-and-mortar and online natural parenting store in Richmond.
- For Mom and Keiki – Online natural parenting store, based in Yorktown.
- EcoExistence – Local cloth diaper service, for those who want to use, but not wash, cloth diapers.
And finally, here are the details of our cloth diapering setup, FAQ-style!
What type of diapers do you use? Continue reading