There are so many diapering choices now that it can be very overwhelming. Many new parents go with disposables because it is mainstream and the least daunting choice. I myself am guilty of having done so. Luckily there are some great green diaper options out there, even for disposables.
What most parents don't realise (in my opinion) is that disposable diapering is your most expensive option in the long run.
There are so many choices in cloth diapering though, it can be very daunting finding your preference. There is all-in-ones, that are basically just like disposables, instead of tossing you wash them. There are pocket diapers, that are covers and inserts. There are pinless cloth diapers that you use a cover over top, and more.
I started cloth diapering my son some months ago and was shocked at how easy, and cheap it was. A few less packs of disposable diapers later and the cloth diapers I had bought had paid themselves off. I was spared some of the confusion because I started out by getting on freecycle and putting up
Wanted: Baby Cloth Diapers &/or Covers Any Size
Any Condition that's still usable (I can fix most minor wear and
tear) of baby cloth diapers &/or covers. Any Kind, Any design/colors, Any Size. Thank you.
I got an assortment of some that one lady didn't need anymore, just some covers and inserts and a few pinless, and have slowely added as we go. My favorite pinless are dappis, you can find them on ebay, but don't get the dappi covers, they suck (in my opinion). My fave covers are the prorap or kushies covers- for inserts and extra absorbancy we use either the cheap gerber prefolds as inserts, or we bought microfiber towels that work wonderful also.
I perfer using covers and and cloth diapers seperatly because I find it is easier to wash these, and get the stains and smell out of the diapers themselves when you aren't worrying about damaging or compromising the pul layer on the outside. I perfer using pinless for the obvious reason of being easier and less hassle then using pins. But I have used pins also.
So that is my preference, now it's your turn ;-)
Edited by kaymmiv - Mon, 29 Sep 2008 17:11:53 UTC