This has been a highly requested post regarding our families cloth diapering journey. I am not claiming to be a cloth diapering guru because lets face it, there seems to be new things to learn about everyday but I have been cloth diapering for a few months now and I have learned some tips and tricks along the way and now I am ready to share them with you. Again, I am not claiming to know even a 3rd of the information that is out there about cloth diapering but if even 1 of my tips helps you or gives you the extra push to try it, then I have done what I wanted to do.
First things first, my husband and I decided on cloth for 3 main reasons. #1 We want to be as environmentally friendly as we can be. This helps us in doing that. #2 It saves you a lot of money. #3 It is gentle on Isla’s little bum. Ok and lets just say #4 because really, its all about the packaging and the patterns are just so darn cute!
Kawaii Cloth Diapers. Their prices are out of this world. I don’t think I have seen a diaper cost more than $10.00. I have recently purchased diapers for $5.00 a diaper!! I was a bit skeptical purchasing these because lets face it, the great price made me a bit nervous. I did a lot of research on them and the majority of the feedback was really good. Momma’s felt like they were getting great quality diapers for a great price. Since using them, I completely agree! One important thing I have learned is that for our baby personally, one size diapers do not fit well. We wanted to start Isla in cloth right away, but the OS (one size) diapers just didn’t seem to fit well at all. She is a very tiny and slender baby and to put a big bulky diaper on her with 2 thick microfiber inserts just didn’t seem right. I was searching for answers and came across someone her mentioned trying Bamboo inserts because they are just as absorbent but a lot thinner. I decided to order smaller sized diapers that go from 6 – 22lbs so I went with the Little Green Baby Bamboo that come with 2 Bamboo inserts each.