My mom had cloth diapered some of my younger siblings part time. By part time I mean that if she was going to be home and knew that she would have time to wash the diapers, she would cloth diaper for those days. For her it saved money here and there. (One of my little brothers loves the cloth diapers though, and would much rather where those every day if she lets him!) For my husband and I though, I see it as more of a necessity. I plan to cloth diaper nearly full time. I do have three bags of disposable diapers at this time. They were all given to me as gifts at my baby shower. I have one size newborn, one size one, and one size two. I am going to do my best not to open and use them, but I know that there may come times where the convenience may outweigh the cost for a day! Crazy days do happen!
I have read so many different blogs and websites trying to find the best diaper options! I am going to share what I have found here and give links so that you can also find these items.
Here is my Diaper Stash (so far!)
|I have 3 snappi's and 2 diaper pins. (Diaper pins and one snappi were a gift from a friend, and I got the other two off of ebay)|
|I have 6 OsoCozy Birseye Unbleached Cotton Flats that were given to me, and after reading about how economical flats are, I ordered 12 more! Flats will fit from newborn through potty training.|
This is the diaper above with the snappi holding it together.
This is a Thirsties cover (also given to me by a good friend.)
Here is the flat diaper from above inside the cover.
I have three Swaddlebees Capri covers in size 1. These are real high on the cuteness factor!
I have 12 Green Mountain Diaper Clotheez Newborn Prefolds. The Newborn size has the orange edge. (6-10 lbs)
Here is a newborn prefold with the snappi. (It looks like it will be super easy to use these! I am sure I will get better at using the snappi once it is on a real baby too.)
|The prefold diapers that I showed up above also are supposed to make great inserts for these! I can fold them and use them just like I will for when she is a newborn, or I can just set it inside the diaper like the picture above.|
|Last of all- here are two receiving blankets picked up for next to nothing at a yard sale. I plan to cut these up to make my cloth wipes. I will cut them and sew the edges to prevent fraying.|
12 Newborn size Green Mountain Diaper Prefolds
18 Osocozy Flat Diapers from ItsyBitsyBums
12 Small size Green Mountain Diaper Prefolds
1 Thirsties hook & loop closure Cover – purple size 1 (My friend bought this for me from ItsyBitsyBums, but you can use google shopping to find the best price on the different covers. You may be able to do better on prices.)
1 Thirsties snap closure Cover – blackbird size 1
3 Swaddlebees Capri Covers – swirls, tweet & baby blooms size 1 (I purchased these straight from Swaddlebees because they had a discount code for your first purchase if you liked their facebook page. It gave me $10 off. I couldn't beat that anywhere else!)
2 Thirsties Hemp Inserts (My friend bought these on ItsyBitsyBums)
Pocket Diapers off of ebay
1 Thirsties snap closure Cover – blackbird size 2
I know that I will gradually be adding to my stash as I find what works, and what doesn't! Since this is our first baby, and we plan to continue to cloth diaper our other children, I know that what I purchase is not just a one time purchase, but a major investment.
It's all part of the cloth diaper journey. :)