sschwege:I think the nice thing about going to a store is you have their support and sometimes they offer classes. We are going to buy our diapers from a store called Giggle, the employees were so knowledgeable and eager to help. They only have one type of diaper system and it's a pre-fold. Another good store is Be Buy Baby, they have a larger selection, but they charge for the class (Giggle's is free). HTH
Thank you for posting this! I am super excited to see a free CD class.
we just moved to the northern burbs, but in my previous neighborhood, there were so many new baby stores-lincoln square, north center, roscoe village...
it's so nice to have that customer service to go along with purchasing things especially now when i don't know what's necessary all of the time!
We started after DS was born, and so I did a trial with a local store. For anyone that is in the Southwest suburbs, check out Cutie Poops and Bottoms in Orland Park. We attended a free class there on cloth diapering, and then did a 3 week trial of the various diapers to find out which ones we liked best. The trial is $150 and we got our money back in the form of store credit once the trial was up and we returned the diapers. I was really glad we did it this way because we found there were definitely ones we did not like, and I'm glad we did not waste $$ buying these.
Our favorite cloth diapers are the Fuzzibunz. DS is a heavy wetter at night and he never leaks in these.
I have gotten diapers at both Be By Baby in Roscoe Village/ Lakeview and at Bellybum in Lincoln Square.
I have also gotten diapers from nickisdiapers.com and Jilliansdrawers.com.
When we were first starting out we did the cloth diaper trial package from Jillian's Drawers, which I HIGHLY recommend. It was about $150 up front, but you get to keep and use the diapers for 3 weeks. This was nice because you could really get a feel for which diapers you liked or didn't like. At the end of the three weeks, you can send back the diapers you don't want to keep and they give you your money back (NOT store credit!)
We use mostly prefolds and thirsties covers for DD and they work great. We use the BumGenius one size pocket diapers at bedtime and I love them too. If I could afford it, I would get all BumGenius!!
Good luck! Cloth diapers are addicting