Almost a year ago, I posted a Kincaid family cloth diaper tutorial. We were only months into it at the time, and I was neck-deep. I dabbled in a little bit of everything, as I didn’t want to miss anything that might make it easier or cheaper or more fun. Since then, I’ve had lots of people ask me what we’re doing diaper-wise on a regular basis. I wanted to update you, so here it is!
We’ve simplified significantly. I was all about the giveaways & random internet deals back then, and I don’t regret it. We tried literally EVERYTHING: all-in-ones, all-in-two’s, pockets, fitteds, prefolds, & flats. [Note: to learn about the different types, refer back to my tutorial post]. We honestly didn’t find a diaper we didn’t like. I will say Blueberry & Fuzzibunz did not fit Ames well, as he is small-for-age & had pretty skinny legs up until recently. At around seven months, we pared down our stash and sold off a bunch of fluff – cloth has excellent resale value!
We still use a few random diapers of old in our current stash. For example, Ames sleeps through the night in a bumGenius 3.0, stuffed with two microfiber inserts. I must say this is the stinkiest part of our system, and we’re probably eliminating it soon. We’re also keeping the few AppleCheeks & Softbums we have. They’re soft & easy, and Lucas is proficient with them. After battling ammonia issues, though, we’ve settled on a simpler diaper system & a simpler wash routine. Natural fibers + Tide detergent = success!
Here’s what we’re currently doing with Ames’ bum:
FLATS (I don’t like ’em; Chris is a folding wizard)
SNAPPIS (to fasten the prefolds/flats)
COVERS (wool & PUL)
Here are some of my favorite brands:
There you have it!
Hope this encourages some of you to consider the fluffy life!