Cloth Diapers are easier than you think!

 If you have a child in diapers, you understand that they are expensive! I swear you use all your extra income on them, wipes and formula. It gets crazy.

I always wanted to try cloth diapers, but didn’t know how I was going to afford starting my stash. I looked and found some great deals. If you are like me, you want cheap, but still good. I found some at 2 different places. Diaperswappers and Amazon. They have great deals and bundles.

I have a stash of 35 diapers (with a insert each) plus a x-large wet bag. I paid $250 for it all. I used them at home until my daughter was 6 months old. We were given a lot of disposable diapers, so we used them when out and about and staying with family. I loved them, even if my husband didn’t. (Men!)

My diapers were one-size pocket diapers. I loved that they were easy to clean and dried quicker. There are also prefolds, AI1, AI2, flats and more. They held a lot of pee and I never had any blow outs with them. (Which is amazing all in itself!)

My way of washing my pocket diapers:

  1. Wash every 3-4 days (depends on how many diapers you have in your stash, but this is probably the longest you want to go)
  2. Put all diapers into your wet bag til you are ready.
  3. Take inserts out of diapers before putting everything in the washer. Even put your wet bad inside out into the washer.
  4. I have a HE washer and dryer. I have a pre-soak button that I use with a heavy duty cycle.
  5. I use homemade detergent. ( On another post!)
  6. Once they are done washing, I hang up all pocket diapers to air dry, throw the inserts and wet bag into dryer on heavy duty drying cycle.
  7. Side note. I also washed and dried her baby clothes with the diapers and had no problems.
  8. I let the hang drying diapers dry overnight and they are ready to go next day!


9 thoughts on “Cloth Diapers are easier than you think!

      1. mrseilar89

        Sorry Comment went to the wrong one. But Thank you for the comment. They saves tons including the planet. Just hope when we try for the next one. I don’t cave in to cute patterns.


  1. Shann Eva

    Cloth diapers have gotten so much better and easier with the inserts. If we ever have another, definitely going to try it. With twins, I just didn’t know if I could handle all that laundry…or our washing machine could 😉


    1. mrseilar89

      Oh man, twins would make it crazy. I went with 90% gender neutral colors, so when we have another I can use again. They are amazing now, it has evolved so much.


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