Diaper Bag Pattern Review

Long time no see/write?!?  I’m still sailing along in this pregnancy with our BABY GIRL!  I am seven and a half months pregnant today and I cannot believe how fast it is now going by.

Adding a baby girl to our mix means that I finally get to make bows, pants with ruffles, and all sorts of things I never had the chance to do with two boys.  First on my list was a diaper bag I actually liked.  I have had the same plain black Jeep diaper bag since my oldest was born four and a half years ago.  While I don’t currently carry a diaper bag, I will need one when our sweet baby Rowyn Scarlett gets here.

I’ve had this pattern in my drawer for FAR longer than I should admit.  I kept meaning to use it and just never got around to it.  After finally making my nursing cover, I decided it might be fun to finally dive into this pattern.  The pattern is very detailed and easy to follow, I love Fishsticks Designs patterns for this reason.  I would NOT say this is a pattern for beginners.  You need to be highly organized and label all your pieces because there are A LOT to keep up with.  You also need to have a couple days or afternoons set aside to work on it.  Between cutting out all the pieces and sewing, I spent about ten hours on this bag.  I’m not really a fast or slow sewer, just kind of average I’d say.  I can make a pair of baby/toddler pants or a diaper cover in half an hour.  Or a pair of kid pants in half an hour to an hour depending on detail.  The bag is MUCH more involved than those, but I do LOVE this bag and pattern.

All in all, I think this bag is going to be GREAT for cloth diapers. It is super roomy and I truly cannot wait to pack it in a few weeks after my baby shower.  The fabrics I ended up choosing were gifted to me and they suit my personality and taste SO well!  They also match the nursing cover I made which is just fun for me.  The bag is super roomy, has TONS of pockets from standard to elasticized, even a zippered pocket.  I’m definitely far more in love with this bag than I ever was with the Jeep one!

*Click on a picture to view it larger and read the description.

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Kelly’s Closet Turns 14 {and They’re Giving Away Mama Cloth!}

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We are so excited to help Kelly’s Closet and DiaperShops.com celebrate 14 years of cloth diapering! KC has been my go to for modern cloth diapers and accessories since we started adding to our homemade stash a couple years ago.  Through them we have discovered CJ’s BUTTer, our favorite Thirsties diapers, and a plethora of other brands and products.

Kelly’s Closet first opened its doors back in April 2001 well before bumGenius, Rumparooz, GroVia and Thirsties even existed.  Kelly’s Closet is now home to almost 100 brands of cloth diapers, diapering accessories, and eco-friendly products for the entire family.  They are truly more than just a shop.  While located solely online, they give AMAZING customer service and product support that you won’t find in many store fronts.  They reach through the computer screen and engage with customers every day, providing cloth diaper education and support to thousands daily.

KellysCloset14yrsOn April 1st, Kelly’s Closet kicked off 14 days of giveaways to celebrate. Each day new items have been added and today I’m proud to bring to you a set of two Pink Lemonade Minky Pads.  These pads are fleece backed and are truly my favorite cloth pads!  They’re comfortable, stain resistance, and absorbent.  Not to mention, they’re super soft and pretty.  An even bigger bonus for me is that they were created by a WAHM, and that always gets big props in my book.

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Each giveaway will end at midnight ET on April 14th.

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St. Patrick’s Day Cloth Diapers

StPattysDayCDSt. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and whether you have Irish heritage or not, it can be a fun day to be festive with green and rainbows.  Children love to do festive crafts and pick out festive outfits.  Babies and toddlers don’t have to be excluded and can be decked out down to their diapers.  Here are some of my favorite cloth diapers for St. Patrick’s Day.

Bumgenius always offered fun colors and prints available in all their diaper lines.  Whether you’re a fan of the 4.0, Freetime, Elemental, or Newborn you can catch one of the St. Patty’s Day appropriate diapers.  Grasshopper is a muted, spring green while Hummingbird is a deep, rich green.  You could also grab one of the limited edition black and white prints like Osa and color it in with fabric markers for a festive rainbow diaper.  Flip fans can get the same colors in a fun, versatile cover.   Or you could opt for just a colorful trim with Econobum.

Thirsties is a personal favorite of mine.  I just love their diapers, they fit my children so well and hold up fantastically.  Celery and Meadow are available in a One-Size Pocket, Covers, All In One, and Duo Wrap Cover. If you have a newborn you can grab Celery and fitted lovers can pick up Meadow.

Rumparooz One Size fans can choose from Lazy Lime or Spring.  Or they could sport Invader, Jeweled, Preppy, or Quinn for a rainbow look.  These colors are also available in Lil Joeys, Covers, NB Covers.  You can even grab Lazy Lime and Spring in doll diapers!

Blueberry brings us Kiwi and Geo available in One Size, Covers, and Bamboo.  You can grab Meadow Green or Geo for your newborns.

AppleCheek’s Appletini brings a little fun to the St. Patty’s Day party.

Babykicks gives a punch of true Green.

Best Bottoms covers give us several options:  Dragonfly Ripple, Key Lime Pie, Green Giraffe, Camo, GI Jane, Open Season, and the beautiful rainbow that is Tie Dye or Dragon Scales. Even your potty trainer can have a festive bum with Pistachio and Playful Panda.

Bottombumpers brings us the appropriately named Shamrock as well as Kiwi.

Bummis has you covered with Kale and Pistachio Dot.  If fitteds be sure to grab be sure to grab green chevron.  If you prefer fun prints check out Green or Celery Dot.

Funky Fluff offers a Stay-Dry  or Bamboo Option in Green & Purple or Teal & Lime.

Imagine Baby brings you a bit of luck with their wool cover,  PUL cover, or pocket in Emerald.  Their Rawrgyle leggings are sure to complete the look.

Itti Bitti’s Wasabi and Seaweed offer fun punches of green while Shazam and Chilin’ bring us a rainbow of fun.

Kissaluv’s Grassy Green is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day Cover.  Lime Green is available in a soft fitted.  They can cover your Newborn with Spring Green.  If you’re looking for a print, consider Happy Bugs, Monkeys, Summer Dots, or Zoo Blue.

Moraki’s Green and Hippie are two more great choices.  Their shamrock bottom Celtic Pride was MADE for St. Patty’s Day.

Smart Bottoms offers a fun mix with Bloom, Ella, Emerson, and Tiedye.

SmartBums Sprout is bright and fun.

Tidy Tots gives us several more options with Lime Green, Spring Green, Sea Mist, and Dinosaur.

Tots Bots offers us Sweet Pea and Hey Diddle Diddle.  The striped Thistle is available in a fitted.

Which diaper(s) will you be choosing for St. Patty’s Day?

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Valentine’s Diapers

Valentine's DiapersOne of the perks of using cloth diapers is that you can match the diapers to your baby’s outfit or even pick diapers to match holidays and events.  Cloth diapers have come a long way from plain white squares of fabric and rubber pants.  Nowadays, you can find cloth diapers in almost any color and print.  Here are some of my favorites for Valentine’s Day.

Thirsties Limited Edition Sweetheart Collection – A diaper with a fresh white background and a splash of pink hearts make this the perfect Valentine’s Day diaper.  Available as a cover, pocket, or AIO diaper you also gets lots of options to meet your cloth diapering needs.  Orchid and rose are also great.

BumGenius Dazzle and Countess.  A deep purple and a bright, hot pink make these adorable peeking out from under a cute Valentine’s dress.

Rumparooz Spice is a gorgeous muted red.  Sherbert’s purply pink is rich while Amethyst is softer.  Tulip is the perfect baby pink while Crimson is red hot.  Lux would also make a fun valentine’s print with it’s blends of pink and red.  Rumparooz offers so many Valentine’s friendly colors you could set up an assortment for the whole day!

Grovia’s Persimmon and Poppy add a little more color variation to the lineup.

Applecheek’s Love HappensSuddenly Royal and Jem add two pretty purples to the assortment.

BabyKicks Red would be perfect for your little gentleman.

Best Bottom’s Strawberry Shortcake gives us a little pop of yellow with our pink.  Very Cherry gives a classic red and white while Wild Berry blends two purples.  If you want to mix in a little green, try Plum Pie.  For a splash of black and white try Cookies N Cream.

ButtomBumper’s Cherry, Plum and Pixie are adorable.  Bubble Gum gives us a little bit of green with all the pink and purple while Licorice gives us a black and white chevron sure to compliment all those reds and pinks.  Sweet Cherry mixes it up a bit with fresh cherries and flowers on a pink backdrop.

Funky Fluff offers Love Bug and Pink.

I’ve always loved Itti Bitti’s rich, velvety colors.  Mulberry and Papaya are simply decadent.  Danube and Hanako add some adorable prints.  And Bubble Gum gives us another pop of pink.

Tidy Tot’s rounds out our Valentine’s Day diapers with Violet, Cheeky Cheetah, Pink Circles, and the adorable Tweet Heart.

Of course, the best part about all of these cloth diapers is that they can be worn every single day to add a bit of love to your baby’s tushy.

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Fleece Pants As Cloth Diaper Covers

Fleece PantsI started cloth diapering my children to save money – plain and simple.  Sure, we reaped health benefits and we kept a lot of waste out of landfills, but primarily, we saved money.  Logically, we started with some of the lowest cost cloth diapering plans that we could.  For us, that meant that I sewed my own diapers using the Rita’s Rump Diaper pattern and homemade fleece covers and pants.

I was pleasantly surprised that I could use almost any pair of fleece pants and have it work well as a diaper cover.   As long as the fleece was 100% polyester and fairly thick it worked well.  Of course, fleece can be more prone to compression leaks, e.g. car seat leaks, but as long as my children were changed before they were heavily wet, this didn’t happen for us.  In fact, even after we graduated to using mostly PUL diapers, fleece was and still is our go-to solution for night-time diapering.  Fleece pants may feel cool to the touch when your little one’s diaper is wet and ready to be changed, but this is simply because fleece is breathable and the evaporation from the moisture below causes the cool feeling.  It’s easy to mistake the cool feeling for wetness in the beginning, but more often than not, it’s just evaporation and not a leak.

Brands of fleece pants that worked well for us.
As I mentioned before, most fleece pants that we already had in our closet worked well as cloth diaper covers.  These were our ‘top performers’.

  1. Garanimals.  Hands down, the thick Garanimals were my FAVORITE fleece pants to use as a diaper cover.  They were super affordable (less than $5 a pair) and they were really thick which meant my children stayed warm AND they had a lot of wetness protection.  Because they are readily available almost anywhere and in multiple colors and styles, we could use them for day-to-day wear or at night.  Garanimals also makes some fleece pants which aren’t super thick and those do work well, just not as great as they thick pants for extended wear like nap or night use.
  2. Carter’s.  Who doesn’t love Carter’s?  I think most babies have a closet full of it.  While the Carter’s fleece pants generally are not as thick as the Garanimals, they still gave us great daytime wetness protection paired with our Rita’s Rump Diapers.  They also last so well and for so long.  I also found that many of the Carter’s fleece sleep and plays would work well as cloth diaper covers.  Since they aren’t as fitted to baby’s bottom as a pair of pants, you may get some leaks, but generally they worked well.
  3. Old Navy.  Old Navy fleece, gotta love it.  It’s affordable and cute.  I found the thickness generally similar to Carter’s and it performed just as well.  Still not topping out my Garanimals for night, but for daytime wear, it was always great.

There were a few other various brands that we tried and honestly, as long as the fleece was 100% polyester and not super think, it did well for us.

Have you ever tried regular fleece pants or sleepers to cover your fitted cloth diapers?  Which brands worked well for you?

Using Cloth Wipes On The Go

Cloth Wipes On The GoFor me, the scariest part of transitioning to cloth diapers was learning to successfully use them while we were out.  Almost three years later, I can’t believe I ever felt like cloth diapering was difficult, even for the diaper bag.  As a cloth diaper veteran, it all seems like second nature now.  I often get emails, messages, and comments from parents who are new to cloth and feeling a bit overwhelmed when it’s time to take their cloth diapers on an extended outing or even a quick trip to the store.  Let’s be honest, EVERYTHING is new when you’re a first time mom or dad.  You over pack the diaper bag, or you forget key components altogether.  It happens.  Here are a few tips to make taking your cloth wipes with you while you’re out easy and stress free.

  • Designate a certain amount of wipes for diaper bag use.  Luckily, cloth wipes are pretty cheap whether you make or buy them.  Make sure you buy enough wipes that you can leave a stash in the diaper bag .  Obviously you’ll need to restock when the diaper bag stash is all dirty, but you won’t have to worry about leaving yourself with no clean wipes at home if you’ve purchased or made enough to have extras.
  • Get a small wet bag to keep clean wipes in.  It’s always easier to grab your wipe pouch when you need it than rifle through a diaper bag for clean wipes.  A pouch keeps them together and easily accessible.  It also allows wipes to be moistened before a trip.
  • If you’re out and about daily, wet your wipes before you leave home.  If you’re going to be out a few days in a row, go ahead and wet your diaper bag wipes before you leave the house.  This way they’re completely ready to grab and go when baby needs a change.
  • If you’re not out daily, store diaper bag wipes dry and take a travel size spray bottle.  If cloth wipes are wet and left to sit more than a few days, they get stinky.  If you and baby aren’t making daily trips out, it’s easier to store your diaper bag wipes dry and  fill a travel sized spray bottle with wipe solution so you squirt the solution as needed.  These spray bottles are easily obtainable at most dollar and big box stores.
  • Keep a small stash of cloth wipes in your car.  Cloth wipes can be made very cheaply which means you can afford to have extras.  There will inevitably be a time when you forget to restock the diaper bag wipe box.  If you’ve left a small stack of wipes in your car and you can get to some water, you can get your baby’s bottom (or sticky ice cream fingers!) cleaned up quickly and easily.

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Diaper Sprayers

ClothDiaperSprayersYou know one of the biggest reasons I hear when people object to cloth diapers?  Poop.  They don’t want to touch poop.  I laugh at this as a veteran mama.  Even before I started using cloth diapers, I touched some baby poop in my days as a mother.  All mothers and fathers and caregivers will at some point whether we mean to or not.

People who don’t use cloth are often surprised when I mention that no, you don’t actually have to touch poop to cloth diaper.  I don’t touch poop anymore than a mom who uses disposable diapers does.  In fact, because cloth diapers tend to stop blow outs, I probably touch it even less.

The first time I encountered a diaper sprayer it was on a coworker’s baby registry.  A friend and I were looking over it and we were both like what?!?  You have to spray the poop?  Where do you spray it?  Where does it go?  Ewww, cloth diapers are gross!  Fast forward a few years and I was several months pregnant wedged between my bathtub and the toilet, installing my own diaper sprayer.  Funny how time and perspective can change you.

A diaper sprayer works by connecting to your toilet’s existing water supply.  It has a little handle to turn the water flow on and off.  You simply take the poopy diaper to the toilet and spray the contents off the diaper and into the toilet.  It’s really that easy.  If I can install it while heavily pregnant, I’m sure most people can do it easy peasy.

The great thing about a diaper sprayer is that it aids in getting your diapers as clean as you can.  By getting as much of the poop off as possible, the pre-rinse and washing of your diapers is made easier.  They’re also great for potty training because you can spray off soiled underwear or even your child’s bottom.  I use our’s to aid in cleaning my toilet and since it’s right beside the bathtub, it is also fabulous for spraying down the tub after a bath or shower.

If you’ve had a baby, you remember the peri bottles they give you to use after each restroom visit.  A diaper spray can do this same job and you don’t have to keep up with a bottle.  It is also really nice for mama cloth and cup users.  You can easily spray off pads before putting them in the bin to wash.  If you keep your cup cleaning solution close by, you can use the diaper sprayer to thoroughly wash and rinse your cup between changes.  It can also double as a handheld bidet for anyone to use.  It really is a multi-purpose tool in our house and has gotten far more use than I ever imagined it would.

We’ve used cloth diapers for over 2.5 years now and only a couple of months of that time was without my diaper sprayer.  A diaper sprayer has made our cloth diapering journey a very smooth one and is definitely the one cloth diaper ‘splurge’ I would recommend.  It just makes cloth diapering easy in my opinion.  Do you use a sprayer?

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Katrina’s Soakers

Katrina's SoakersI love Katrina’s Soakers!  They are wonderfully breathable cloth diaper covers that work great a night-time and are easy to make, even for a beginner.  I use them every night for my children and they wake up with dry clothes every morning.

The pattern is available in several sizes and is FREE.  It can be downloaded here.  The original sewing instructions can be found here.  You can also use the tutorial I have created: Katrina’s Soakers.  If you search the web, you’ll find tons of written and video tutorials for the pattern.  They are really simple to make and very versatile.  All of mine are made from fleece, but you can also make them from wool.

If you are using fleece, make sure it is a 100% polyester fleece.  Not all types of fleece are water-resistant, and no cotton fleece will be.  I have had good success with JoAnn Fabric’s blizzard and anti-pill fleece although I have come across one or two prints that did not repel water well.  Malden Mills Windpro Fleece will be the ‘cream of the crop’ and give you the best water resistance.  I always use the extra wet zone layer of fleece for added protection in the soakers I make for my children.

To make a soaker, you will need the printed pattern pieces for the size you wish to make and water-resistant polyester fleece.  You can use the tutorial noted above or, check out this one I created:  Katrina’s Soakers.  I sew mine on a regular sewing machine using a ball point needle, but you could also use a serger.

My 2yo recently went up to a size XL at about  30lb.  My 4yo can still wear an XL at 40lb so the size you need will vary based on your child’s build.  SizeChart - CopyThe chart to the right gives a general idea of what should fit based on your child’s measurements.  It’s also important to note that some fleece will have more stretch than others.  So if a soaker is made from a super stretchy fleece, a smaller size may fit in that fleece while your child would need the next size up
in a fleece with little stretch.
Always make sure that you cut your soaker based on the direction the fleece stretches,
otherwise it won’t fit.  You want to cut the soaker so that the body stretches across the waist, not up and down across the rise.  The leg bands and waist band should be cut so that they stretch long ways, not across the short width.  You want the pieces to stretch like this ——–, not up and down.  Just give your fleece a little tug and see which way it stretches before you cut your pieces.  It won’t really matter which direction the extra wet zone layer is cut.  I normally just cut it from wherever I can maximize the use of my fabric.

The back of the soaker is cut slightly higher than the front, to help cover those fluffy bums!

Custom Cloth Diapers

Custom Cloth DiapersIf you’re new to the cloth diaper world, you are probably amazed at all the prints and colors offered by cloth diaper companies.  There are of course classic white diapers, but you also get a wide rainbow of colors and oodles of prints.

Cloth diaper moms love to incorporate a diaper’s design into their child’s outfit.  And, why wouldn’t they?  They’re adorable in photo shoots and just plain cute in person.  What’s a mom to do when she can’t find a diaper to match a birthday or photo shoot theme?  Why, she orders a custom diaper of course!  If she sews, she might even make it herself.

There are many WAHMs (work-at-home-moms) who offer custom diapers in just about any design, print, theme, or color that you choose.  The only limitation is your imagination and finding the proper fabric.  Some of the smaller cloth diaper companies are still run by WAHMs who still offer customization as well.  When choosing a WAHM, make sure that they are CPSIA compliant and check their reviews to make sure you are truly going to get a diaper worth a custom fee.  There are loads out there who are all too happy to give you their certificates if you ask.

If you’re looking for custom embroidery, check out Bottombumpers.  I love the quality of Buttombumpers and how trim they are.  If you’re ordering a custom diaper you get to choose from over fifty embroidery designs, thirteen PUL colors, and over twenty snap colors.  You also get to choose whether you want sized or one-size and snaps or aplix in the sized.  You can order directly online or through one of their retailers.  They also have a great Facebook Group where you can chat with other Bottombumpers mamas and one of their owners Stacy.  That is truly personal service!

Bottombumpers even offered up twenty custom ‘surprise’ diaper spots to Kelly’s Closet a few months ago where you gave them your likes and dislikes and you got a surprise diaper.  How cool is that?  If you exclusive diapers, they are doing a Safari of Love Collection that will include four diapers with designs exclusively for Kelly’s Closet.  The first month is a Love Elephant and it is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!

Chelory is a WAHM company with a reputation for high-performance diapers.  If you swing by their Facebook page, you’ll find that “Create Your Own Listings” are often offered with options to customize a diaper.  The diapers are adorable and come in a wide array of designs, colors, and prints.  Even better, they get very high marks over at Padded Tush Stats out-performing many diapers in their category.

Bunzuke Cloth is a page I often scroll through because I am amazed at the creativity of these diapers!  They are truly custom diapers and I am convinced there is no limit to Sara’s creativity.

Robin Diapers also offers customs in some adorable fabrics and design choices.  I hear rave reviews for her diapers on the cloth diaper boards I frequent as well.

There really are a plethora of companies who offer custom cloth diapers.  Just do your research and make sure you’re working with someone who offers a quality product and honest business practices.  Working with someone to create a unique diaper just for your little one can be a really fun experience and the WAHMs (and some WAHDs) who offer the experience typically enjoy it just as much as you do!

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Storing Dirty Cloth Diapers

Storing Dirty Cloth DiapersOne of the biggest deterrents to trying something new is not understanding it.  There’s a misconception that cloth diapering is time-consuming and complicated.  It’s not, doesn’t have to be at all.  Today we’ll talk a bit about storing dirty cloth diapers until wash day.  How often do you HAVE to wash?  Generally you should wash every 2-3 days and between washes your dirties will need to stay in a pail or wet bag.

Diaper Pails

Even if  you’ve never cloth diapered, I’m sure you know what a diaper pail is.  Disposable diapers often have their own pails and the same can be said for cloth.  Diaper pails don’t have to be fancy.  I use a flip top trashcan…it’s really that simple.  I don’t use a pail liner in my pail.  Instead I clean and disinfect it after I dump my diapers into the washer.

Pail liners can make diaper laundry easier, especially if the diaper pail you’re using is difficult for you to lift, or would need to be carried up or down stairs to the laundry room.  If you’re going to use a pail liner, I would recommend having at least two.  This way you can wash the dirty pail liner with your load of diapers and switch to a clean one while your diapers wash.  Of course, if you have more in rotation, your liners will last longer because they won’t be going through as many washes.

Pail liners will either have an elastic top to hug the pail or a drawstring.  You can even purchase them in antibacterial versions.

Hanging Wet Bags

Another convenient way to store dirty cloth diapers is a hanging wet bag.  These can be hung over a door knob, towel rack, or any hook to make storage convenient.  If you’re changing diapers in a few different rooms or on different stories of a house, hanging wet bags can be great.  They don’t take up much space and transporting them to the washer is super easy.

The Grovia Perfect Pail can turn any hanger into a diaper pail.  The top self-closes so you can easily drop in your dirty diaper and forget about it until wash day.  The bottom is nice and sturdy and even unzips to make emptying into the wash a breeze.

The nice thing about wet bags is that you just dump the diapers into the washer and throw the wet bag in too.  Easy peasy!

Before You Store

Storing dirty cloth diapers really isn’t much different from storing dirty disposable diapers.  As a bonus, they aren’t going into a landfill.  Dirty cloth diapers are really just laundry.  Before you throw your poopy diapers in the pail or wet bag, dump the solids into the toilet.  Having a diaper sprayer can help you get as much poop as possible off the diapers before you store them for wash day.  You may also want to hand rinse your night diapers before storing for wash day because it helps keep ammonia at bay.  Just rinse, squeeze, and throw in the pail/bag.  The SprayPal keeps you from touching the poop/pee at all.

What About The Smell?

Diaper pails and wet bags that breath generally don’t generate a lot of icky smell.  The smell is typically contained in the pail or bag.  If you really want to make sure your pail is as odor free as possible, you can use a bit of baking soda or a pail deodorizer just as you would in a disposable diaper pail.  Another bonus of cloth?  You’re flushing the poop down the toilet and poop isn’t sitting in your diaper creating extra stink in the first place.  A cloth diaper pail will rarely, if ever, smell as rank as a disposable diaper pail.  Trust me, I’ve used both and I much prefer cloth.

I hope this has helped debunk any myths you’ve heard about how complicated cloth diapers are.  At least when it comes to storage.  You can browse through our other cloth diaper articles to see how easy cloth can be.  Have a question about cloth?  Leave a comment or shoot us an email, we’d be happy to help answer any cloth questions you have!

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