Anonymous said: Do you bf?
Anonymous said: Thank you! It helps knowing that prefolds are still used. They're what I used as a nanny and I was comfortable with them but every CDing parent seems to loooOOOoove BG/AIO and aside from a few for convenience, I don't plan on buying many.
Anonymous said: Can you list your CD stash? Which types do you use, which do you use often, when do you use certain ones, which are the better investment in your mind, which are easiest, which work the best etc? You seem like an awesome person to ask
Excluding what we just purchased, we have been using:
15 Green Mountain Diapers (Cloth-eez)
2 Diaper Safari flip style
7 Bum Genius freetimes
1 Blueberry simplex
We use the prefolds and covers during the day (we like these the best). I like to use the Osocozy folded in thirds and slipped into the Diaper safari covers when we’re out because it’s easier than messing with a snappy… Otherwise, GMD with snappy and cover is our fave.
Osocozy are smaller and thinner than GMD.
We use all-in-ones for night because they’re just one diaper and if Zoe needs a change in the middle of the night, it’s quick and easy. There was a time where she was soaking through any/everything (from hemp fitted+extra inserts+wool cover to disposables) and couldn’t go through the night without a change. I think I like the simplex a tad better than the Bum Genius but I wouldn’t really suggest spending the extra money.
With the above listed, we do diaper laundry every 2-3 days.
There are so so many factors that take part in determining the best cloth diaper (for you and your baby)- I think the best advice I can give is procure a few different kinds (used if you can) and see what works best for you! We tried “china cheepies” Alva pockets, didn’t like ‘em, solid ‘em, and only lost ~$40 (which is roughly the cost of a pack of disposables)- we figured if we “throw away” a little money here and there trying things out, it’s better than throwing away trash bags full of diapers!
Hope this helps, at least kinda sorta.