We’re a family that cloth diapers. We’ve had this plan before Maverick was born, and I remember having friends and family members chuckle at the idea of us doing it. “You won’t have time”, “It’s so expensive to cloth diaper” were two of the things I heard the most. Surprisingly, I don’t find it very time consuming. I mean you’re going to change a diaper anyway so why can’t it be a cloth? I’m not going to lie, though, the idea at first made me nervous, I mean spraying poop in the toilet kinda made me cringe … especially newborn / beginning stages of solids poop. But I will try anything to save money. I did some research and discovered my 2 holy grails in cloth diapering, and it has made it a DREAM.
1. Cloth when it’s easy for you
We only cloth at home or if we are running a short errand. It’s been a little over a year since we’ve started cloth diapering, but I’m not sure if I’m ready to solely cloth. We use disposables when we’re out for long periods of time or if someone is watching Mav and isn’t used to cloth diapering.
2. Wash at night
I put our diapers on a rinse cycle and then a wash cycle with tide powder detergent. I hang them to dry over night, and voilá, the laundry is done. We usually wash our cloth diapers once a week, so I do it on the evening of laundry day so it’s not an added housework item.
3. Find deals (my first holy grail)
We buy all of our cloth diapers from Happy BeeHinds on Facebook it’s really a one stop shop for all of your diapering needs. You can’t beat the pricing or the customer service. The owner is incredible and so helpful for any newbies! She also has the cutest prints!! Our current favorite is Spider-Man, but lately I’ve been eyeing a Harry Potter one to buy!
4. Grovia Bioliners (second holy grail)
Y’all. These are game changers. You lay this on the top of the cloth diaper and you never ever have to touch poop. You just take the entire liner and throw it away poop and all! I buy these bags and keep them in the drawer with the liners and diapers. That way I’m always prepared and can throw the small bag in the Diaper Genie or trash can.
5. Wet Bag or a Pail Liner
We use a large wet bag that we hang off of the dresser knob, but the majority of people use a pail liner! Pail liners are definitely more practical since you can fit more! Our poor wet bag can only fit 4 at a time. When it’s time to wash, I flip the bag inside out and wash it with all of the cloths!