I've been looking at starting cloth diapers and could use some tips, suggestions. Yes there's info out there but it's overwhelming and I could use tips coming from parents individual experience. We had to start using formula full time due to intolerance to breastmilk so hoping to cut some cost in the diaper department. Looking around there's a couple things I've picked up. I like the idea of apocket or hybrid diaper. I liked what I've seen on gDiapers but concerning cost I know something one size would be better.
Now to a more direct question. What diapers work best for skinny babies? LO is a twig generally but he has thick, muscular thighs and that's where he tends to outgrow the diapers. He's been wearing a size 2 huggies with tabs overlapped around his waist but already getting redmarks around his thighs from being tights and needing to go up a size. For this reason I've been looking at Charlie Banana with the adjustable leg but before investing in the cost I'd love to hear from someone that's tried them.
I'd also love to hear any cleaning tips and suggestions for accessories we may need. This is probably the part I have the most questions on. We already have a bunch of prefolds we'd gotten for burp cloths and wet bags. I've heard different ideas on soaking dirty diapers in bucket between washes or storing them in a lined pail. What detergents are best? Would the same mild detergent I use with baby's clothes work?