cloth diaper tutorial update

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 AppleCheeksSoftbums 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!

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4 thoughts on “cloth diaper tutorial update”

  1. I was thinking of writing a post similar to this one just today. I will say I’m not a huge fan of Fuzzibunz fitted but I do love their One Size Diapers. They have adjustable leg openings and waist.
    We use prefolds and covers until Jude got too wiggly and didn’t want to sit still then we switched to Pockets because they are so quick to put on.

  2. thanks for posting about your cloth adventure. I would love to try cloth diapering with my second child, whenever that might happen.

  3. thank you for this! as a new mom-to-be i feel a bit lost in all of the options! the post and the previous post have really helped me wade into all of the baby products out there.

  4. Great post! I CD’d my eldest until we had rash issues (due to hard water I think) and have been CD’ing the baby since she was about 6 weeks old. If you continue to have ammonia issues, try Rocking Green soap! I have had zero issues since switching to it. It’s not cheap, but I only use it on my cloth. It’s amazing!

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