Saturday, December 11, 2010

Cloth Diapering Momma Pt. 2

From zero to potty training, Chris and I will change around 6000 diapers. Holy crap (pun intended). We're planning on diapering in cloth from day one, but with so many options it's hard to know where to start. At the recommendation of the knowledgeable team at New & Green, we're going to try out a combination of diapers to find what works best for us.

Kissaluv's Fitted Newborn Diaper

For the first few months we're interested in the teeny tiny 'all-in-one' newborn diapers from Kissaluvs. Made of cotton fleece, these diapers are supposedly super absorbent and user friendly too. You need to use the Kissaluvs with a diaper cover, but we've heard that with the diaper and cover combo there's not a leak in sight!

The One Size bumGenius 4.0 

AMP's One Size Duo Pocket

Once our babe is big enough to transition into a 'one size' diaper (that fits babies from around 10-35 pounds with snap adjustments) we're considering two types, a pocket diaper and a hybrid diaper. Pocket diapers, like the bumGenius 4.0 or the AMP Duo Pocket allow you to stuff the pocket with one or two absorbent liners and then toss in your diaper pail once soiled, much as you would a disposable.

The gDiaper 
Flip's Hybrid Diaper

The hybrid diaper gives us two options: a cloth insert and a disposable insert that can be flushed, composted or thrown out. Hybrid diapers by gDiapers and Flip are a multi-part system that allows you to reuse the cover by loading a clean cloth or disposable insert into the liner. Both brands sound like they'd be a convenient option for traveling or babysitters, but the disposable liners still contain sodium polyacrylate, the absorbent beads found in disposables, so I'm on the fence about these.

Have you found a cloth diapering system that you'd recommend?

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