Cloth Diapers 101
CLOTH DIAPER 101
24 cloth diapers
4-6 cloth diaper covers (if required)
12 doublers/inserts for overnight absorbency
1 diaper pail with pail liner
36 cloth diaper wipes
1 Travel Wet Bag (great for swimsuits too!)
Diaper Sprayer or Flushable Liners – for messy poops!
Choices in Cloth Diapering
Prefold Diapers – Basic rectangular diaper with separate cover. Easy to use, quick to wash & dry.
Bummis Prefolds : Newborn (4-9 lbs), 12 with 2 covers for $45. Infant (7-20 lbs) 6 for $20. Toddler (15-45 lbs) 6 for $30.
Fitted Cloth Diapers – Sized diapers with separate cover for waterproofness. Absorbent, great for overnight, nap time or leak proofness.
AMP Hemp Diapers: Small (6-18 lbs) $20, Large (18-38 lbs) $20
Bummis Flannel Fitted: One Size (8-35 lbs) $26
Bummis Dimple Diaper: One Sizes (8-35 lbs) $33
Mother-Ease One Size: One Size (8- 35 lbs) $14 for unbleached, $16 for bamboo
Mother-Ease Sandy: Small (8- 20 lbs), Large (20 -35 lbs) $14 for unbleached, $16 for bamboo
All in One Cloth Diapers – Everything all together in one piece. Great for daytime use and for out and about. Longer drying times.
AMP All in One: Small (6-18 lbs) $20, Large (18-38 lbs) $20
Bummis Duo All in Two: Small (8-20 lbs), Large (20-35 lbs), $19 for cover, $15 for insert OR
3 inserts + 1 cover for $60
Omaiki All in One: Newborn (5-12 lbs) $22, One Size (9-35 lbs) $28
Pocket Cloth Diapers - Similar to All in one diapers. Insert goes into a pocket. Quick to wash & dry. Great for daytime and for out and about.
AMP Duo Pocket: One Size (8-35 lbs), $20 for cover, $4-$9 for inserts.
Blueberry Pocket: One Size (10-35 lbs), $28 (insert included).
Cleaning your Cloth Diapers
To begin, you will need to acquire a diaper pail. We recommend using a Dry Pail Method which involves placing your dirty diaper (minus poop) in the diaper pail to be washed.
Diaper sprayers and bio- liners are excellent tools to help with getting rid of your poop.
When you are ready to wash your diapers you simply empty the diapers into the washing machine.
The most basic routine for washing and cleaning your cloth diapers is:
1) Hot regular wash
2) Cold rinse cycle
3) Machine dry on Medium or hang to dry
If your diapers smell clean, absorb easily and do not cause skin irritations then you have chosen a good detergent. Allens Laundry Detergent & Rockin Green are both safe detergents for cleaning diapers. You can also view Bummis comprehensive Detergent List on their website www.bummis.com
Here are few tips to keep in mind to ensure that you are properly caring for your diapers during the washing and cleaning process
* Pre-wash your diapers 3-5 times for maximum absorbency.
* Bleach should not be used on cloth diapers. Place your diapers in the SUN – a natural bleaching agent! place your diapers in the SUN!
* Fabric softeners and dryer sheets should be avoided.
* Diaper creams should only be used with a liner inside your diaper (Zinc oxide creams should NEVER be used on your diapers).