Diapers–something that has been a constant in our house for the last 9 years. WHOA! Typing that seems wildly unbelievable. Our time is almost at an end- yay!! During that time span, we’ve used just about every brand of disposable diaper made and cloth diapers too. With our first, I thought the idea of cloth diapers sounded crazy. But by Baby #2, it was something I was intrigued by. And then was something we used! If you’re thinking about trying it with your kids, I really encourage you to! It’s not nearly as hard (or gross) as you might think! It really can be such a great money solution! So, I’ve got a list to help you get started…PLUS…one lucky reader is going to win a full starter stash of diapers!!!! AWESOME!
Here are the 5 cloth diapering must-haves to get you started (affiliate links included)…
5. (optional) Diaper Sprayer. So, this isn’t something you need at all to get started with cloth diapering. And, if you have an exclusively breastfed baby, it’s not really necessary. But, it does make things quite a bit easier, especially as they get older! Super handy – this diaper sprayer is a great option!
4. Diaper-safe laundry detergent! You don’t want to use regular laundry detergent on your cloth diapers! It can make them not work as well…and smell! Bleck! Rockin’ Green is a popular cloth diaper-safe choice!
3. Wet bag(s). Wet bags are amazing – a MUST with cloth diapers! And really, they’re super handy with kids even if you don’t cloth diaper! We had a large one and two smaller ones to get in diaper bags, other rooms, cars, etc! Planet Wise makes some great ones!
1. Cloth Diapers!!! Number 1 here is obviously the most important! bumGenius was the line I heard the most when I first started about and have the most experience with. I personally liked the value of the All-in-One (AIO) One Size cloth diapers best and bumGenius has great options for that! The bumGenius freetime diapers are GREAT because there is no stuffing involved – saving some time and making it easier for changes!! You’ll want 12 at minimum to get started, but 18-24 is really best for a stash size. One of the hardest things for people in getting started is the upfront cost to the diapers. So…we’ve got something to help with that today! I’ve teamed up with some of my fellow blogger mom friends (Eclectic Momsense and See Vanessa Craft) to bring you a FULL Starter Diaper Stash – 18 bumGenius FreeTime diapers in the newest colors (jelly, pepper, and kiss). This is valued at over $300!!!! And one lucky winner gets the WHOLE lot!