{Cloth Diapering Essentials}

 {Oriyah modeling her cloth diaper!}

Cloth diapering is making a comeback! Gone are the days of prefolds and pins…{ enter }… the pocket diaper! When I first read about cloth diapers I was skeptical.  My main concerns were: {Will I have to touch poo?!?} {More laundry is the last thing I need!} {Yikes, $18 per diaper?!?} But… fortunately, after more research I decided to give it a try. We have been successfully cloth diapering for the last 6 months and I’m loving it!

We choose to cloth diaper mainly to save money. The average cost of diapering a child from birth to potty-training is $2500! I spent about $350 on all my cloth diapering supplies which will last for future little ones as well. You do the math!!! Secondly, it’s much better for the environment! I’m not a tree-hugger but we do have a responsiblity to be good stewards of our finances and our earth. Did you know it takes an estimated 500 years for disposable diapers to degrade? Since disposables are a relatively new invention – this means that every dirty diaper every used is sitting in a landfill somewhere. GROSS!

Contrary to what you might think… cloth diapering is super easy! You are going to be changing diapers anyway. 😉

These are my cloth diaper essentials:

16-20 Fuzzibunz One-Size Cloth Diapers

EcoPosh Wool Diaper Cover

1 Fuzzibunz Hanging Pail Liner (I Love the zipper on the bottom!)

2 Wet Bags

30+ Grovia Cloth Wipes

Diaper Sprayer

Kissaluvs Diaper Lotion Potion (Makes a great wipes solution!)

2 Mini Spray Bottles

Biodegradable Liners

Allens Naturally Detergent

Rockin Green Funk Rock (Great for stripping diapers!)

With a stash of 18 diapers, I usually do diaper laundry every other day. Diaper laundry is easy to do and it turns out you don’t have to touch poo! {YAY} Fuzzibunz cost about $18 per diaper. There are cheaper alternatives but cloth diapers isn’t something I wanted to skimp on. Fuzzibunz are the most recommended cloth diapers and are very good quality. I think of them as investments since I will be using them for multiple babies (hopefully). Most moms find they prefer pocket diapers over other types and they are just as simple and easy to use on the go as disposables. Black Friday and holiday sales are the best time to stock up on cloth diapers. I ended up paying about $9 for mine! Check discount sites and craigslist for gently-used diapers.

My Favorite Discount Sites!

http://www.kellyscloset.com/?gclid=CK7rtLzBuq8CFakDtgodpVMqJQ

http://www.diaperjunction.com/

http://www.zulily.com/

My Favorite Cloth Diaper Resources on Youtube!

http://www.youtube.com/user/ClothDiaperChannel?ob=0&feature=results_main

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg4hCH5K0l0&context=C498b684ADvjVQa1PpcFMrB0IrjxcPQq5BlR-zkdYB3-_2I2CrDE4=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipMmpJkB8L4&context=C46082d5ADvjVQa1PpcFMrB0IrjxcPQq8qHw0ej9QBbE76QBw7ywI=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBz_UPww4CU&context=C4cfc49cADvjVQa1PpcFMrB0IrjxcPQqqPc9PV1bliDQZZZJ1Ru-E=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhULVtBTxuY&context=C4290dbeADvjVQa1PpcFMrB0IrjxcPQi30IEikIcud0mwQGdLdVEY=

Have any questions? Leave them in the comments below!

Shalom,

Maayan

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