I’m here to give all those parents wanting to try cloth diapering a boost!! Bottom line, we love them. I love that I don’t have to run to the grocery store when I’m out of diapers. Love that my heart’s happy with a little less landfill use. And, well, happy I went through with another thing I wanted to do before I even had a bambino.
Back on this post, I described how I bought 18 bumGenius Elemental One-Size All-In-One organic cloth diapers for Jack, and they are still going strong! We’ve transitioned the snaps with our growing boy, and they have worked great. Here’s a picture of them the other night after being washed!
I usually wash them every other day or every three days. Once every other week (usually Saturday or Sunday), I wash them once regularly and a second time with bleach. It has kept them fresh and clean.
There has been one drawback to our cloth diapers. Around a year, Jack started waking up in the morning with wet pajamas. The poor kid would sleep right through the wetness, but this meant daily crib changes and it got old. At first, I bought 4 bumGenius Original Elemental diapers that had an extra layer of cotton. When that didn’t work, I used the bumGenius Originals with two layers of hemp liners. It was hit-and-miss if it worked. After talking to other moms and researching online, we decided to use regular disposable diapers at night. We use them when we travel and didn’t have this issue at night while on the road. It has worked well, and there are still a couple nights during the month that Jack wakes up with wet pajamas, but we’ll take it! I’m glad Jack stays dry through the night, and using 7 disposable diapers a week is a win in my book!
Here’s my happy baby in his white cloth diap! I think he likes them as much as we do!
That is just one of the keys to finding success with cloth diapering: don’t be set in stone, all cloth or bust! Go with the flow! Also, we love Burt’s Bees Diaper Cream! It’s a great paste and won’t ruin our diapers!!
I hope this helps anyone that is considering the cloth diaper route. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
He is precious! We use BumGenius 4.0 w/ velcro and just like you said, go with the flow! We tried getting off night time disposables.. but we’ve been getting wet pajamas and sheets nightly. So, I’ve decided.. a disposable a night is how it must be to keep him clean and comfy in his sleep.
I could not agree more!! It’s kinda fun to be doing both, I feel like I can relate to both sides of the diaper coin!! Thanks for reading and sharing!
One suggestion too for night-time is to use a size bigger than normal. The pampers overnights or 12 hour dry diapers were great for Hudson! Once we moved him up a size just for night time we hardly had any issues with leakage!
I’ve been using the Honest diapers we have left over from our travels. They are working well but I’ll have to try the Pampers overnight diaps! Thanks for the suggestion! Hope all is well with you in MN!!
I’m having the wet pjs problem too. Have tried everything, but he’s a heavy wetter.
Jack’s been doing great, we sized up his diaps (only one wet diap in two weeks)! We use Pampers overnight diapers. I’ve also heard of parents putting on two of them?!? What ever works, right! Hope that helps. :)