I’m sure you’ve all seen my posts on Facebook or mentioned in other posts on here, but we have had so much success cloth diapering Miss Lavery since the day she was born! (Yes ! Even in the hospital!… Well sort of.) When we were packing for the hospital, we brought our own chlorine free disposables by Seventh Generation and GroVia Biosoakers and used them with cloth inserts. (By the way, if you click on any of the product links, it’s going to take you to my favorite cloth diapering store Jack Be Natural… where we buy all of our diapers and more!) Even the nurses in the hospital were using what we brought and Lavery has never once worn anything but a cloth diaper or chlorine free disposables occassionally in the very beginning! I’m so proud of us!
I want to tell you about some of my favorites. When we started cloth diapering Landyn, he was already 18 months old, so I started out and have used the entire time One Size Pocket Diapers. Our favorite brand with him was Kawaii, because they were so affordable and they seemed to fit him the best over any other brand. This time, we’ve used a variety of different options…. and I’ve found the options are endless! Adorable colors, patterns, different fit’s, snaps or velcro, All in Ones, Pockets, you name it – we have it!
I have become very fond of prefolds (which I never thought I would like.) I love the contour prefolds like this one from Imse Vimse with a Thirstie’s cover and I also love these Kissaluv’s fitteds with a cover too. They both fit her so well (and of course are adorable too!) But.. my all time favorite for fit, convenience, AND cuteness are the GroVia newborn All in Ones! These diapers are the BEST! I even have bought a One Size of the same diaper to try once she gets a little bigger and grows out of the newborn ones.
These diapers are so easy… no taking out inserts, no folding, no covers, just convenience and voila! I’ve even sunned them a few times and they still look brand new!
Cloth Diapering isn’t as hard as it seems
I’ve had lots of friends tell me they think I’m crazy to go through all the work of cloth diapering, but they couldn’t be more wrong! I’ve had lots of friends inquire about thinking about cloth diapering themselves or ask questions, because they have friends considering it and let me tell you…. I couldn’t praise it more! For so many reasons! Helping the environment, more cost effective, and how cute they are! I want to do this for all of the above and that’s why we do. I remember when I brought up cloth diapering to my husband. At first, I thought he would tell me I’m crazy and there was no way he would be on board, but to my surprise, he was all for it and he agrees with me about how important it is to us and our family! I don’t even use a diaper service, and washing myself isn’t all that bad! It’s so easy to do, and if you have kids and are doing a ton of laundry already, what’s one more load of diapers!? Check out this information found on Jack Be Natural about why cloth diapering is important and how you can benefit.
There are a few things to keep in mind. My biggest thing I like to remind people is to make sure you wash your diapers AND your clothes in a cloth diaper safe detergent. I feel it’s important to use a cloth diaper safe detergent regardless of washing cloth or not, becuase I want to avoid all of the chemicals that come in any of the other detergents. We have switched all of our household cleaning products to products that are safe. You wouldn’t hand your child a bottle of bleach and let them have at it, would you? We feel it’s important to use only safe products in our home for both environmental purposes and health purposes. One of my favorite resources on how to know what’s safe and what’s not and a place you can purchase all safe products for your home is Green i Am and I recommend you do too!
Lastly, I have to tell you about this awesome local company I have found recently that I love too! Aside from Jack Be Natural, Check out EcoMcBaby!All of these products are handmade and she makes some adorable stuff! I have the most adorable wet bag that I keep in Lavery’s diaper bag for dirty diapers on the go!
Jack Be Natural, EcoMcBaby, and Green i Am are all awesome resources if you or someone you know is interested in cloth diapering or learning about using more safe and natural products in your home. If anyone has any cloth diapering questions, please feel free to ask or check out any of the websites above! I don’t think you will be disappointed if you choose to learn more!
And to those of you thinking about or about to embark on a new cloth diapering journey…. I wish you luck and hope you’re journey is as successful as ours has been!
Here is Little Miss just three days old in on our favorite cloth diapers! (See! I didn’t lie when I told you they were absolutely adorable!!)