Hello everyone! My husband and I decided to cloth diaper our little one when he was still in my belly. I read and read and read a lot of the posts here and did my own research as well. I just wanted to take the time to let people know what worked for me, especially for new cloth diaper families or those that are on the fence...
Green Mountain Diaper was a great resource for us and this is where we buy all of our cloth diapering products.
We went with the Cloth-Eez cotton bleached diapers. I bought about 10 of the workhorses in the newborn sizes and they were really great (didn't see a need for workhorses for us after the newborn size). We STILL to this day use some if the Flip snap covers that we used on him as an infant, but having a few of the Thirsties newborn size covers was really great for this size and time. All of the Flip covers are great, while the Velcro ones are easy, they do lose some of the velcro, where as the snaps will pretty much last forever!
We use the Snappi's to fasten the diapers. We have some of the two-sided wipes and the white flannel wipes from Green Mountain (I like having both). We wash these with our diapers. To moisten, we dip in a mixture of distilled water (doesn't try out as quickly) and the Kissaluvs Diaper potion. We use a wipe warmer (which I always thought were silly until my mom bought us one and he stopped peeing on us!!
). I store the wet wipes in Gladloc plastic containers and re-fill the warner when needed. The warner is a Prince Lionheart, we really like it and they seem to be a great company that has provided excellent customer service for us when our first warmer went kaput on us after about a year.
When we change a poopie diaper, we immediately spray with Bac-Out (all natural enzyme product by BioKleen), then toss some baking soda on it for odor control. We have two washable diaper bags that we interchange and wash right with the diapers. We wash the diapers and covers in Charlie's soap... 1 delicate, cold cycle with an extra rinse. Remove covers and bags to hang dry, then another wash cycle on Heavy Duty, hot water. Dry for about an hour on High. Our diapers are still so clean, I cannot believe he has pooped in them as many times as he has. The Cloth-Eez are are little more expensive and you do have to buy them in the appropriate size (I have about 80 some diapers in my attic!), but they were TOTALLY worth it for us and never once did we have the slightest problem or issue.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the method that has worked so well for us. I never really post here and don't come to the site often (anymore), but I wanted to take the time to put all of this down... These message boards helped me SO much through my trying to get pregnant, being pregnant and a TON of other questions I had, I hope to at least help one person on their journey of wanting to cloth diaper their baby!