Cloth Diapering


You never would have realized it, but there is SO much information that goes into using cloth diapers.  The process can be as simple or as elaborate as you want it to be.  These are not the days of one choice diapering.  Whether you choose hybrids, old school flats, pockets or all in ones, cloth diapering can look like whatever you want it to be.

Here are a few of my favorite links to resources the help you cloth diaper simply.


Wealth of Information


Cloth Diapers & Parenting Community - DiaperSwappers.com

If you are not already a member, become one now!  DS is a community of cloth diapering moms sharing tips, experiences, and support in all aspects of parenting.  If you are trying to simplify and just looking for one go to resource, this is the one!

Green Mountain Diapers: Cloth diapers and diaper covers for baby

Cloth diapers are very easy to use when you have quality cloth diapers. Care for the Earth and your baby with cloth diapers, diaper covers and wraps, prefold or fitted cloth diapers.Your complete cloth diaper source. Yes, this is a merchant but there is also so much information on this site for whatever diaper you choose to go with.  Includes great pictures of what the diapers and sizes look like on real babies.

Pinstripes and Polkadots - PinStripes and PolkaDots LLC 

Pinstripes and Polkadots, your local cloth diaper shop in Central Illinois.  This site includes a very detailed page of all the basics of cloth diapering, from the cost of a typical newborn stash to potty training.

Cloth Diapers 101:  Everything You Need to Know

Great online resource post from My Cloth Diaper Stash blog.


Information on Washing Diapers and Wool


Cloth Diapers, Cloth Diaper Reviews, Advice and Giveaways

Change-Diapers.com is a great blog for giveaways but she also has a great page on washing diapers which includes statistics from her readers on their wash routines.  Cloth diaper reviews, cloth diaper advice and giveaways. Reviews and information on natural and organic products too!

Detergent Chart for Use in Cloth Diapering 

A great resource from Pinstripes and Polkadots comparing and rating laundry detergents.

How to Lanolize Wool- You Tube

Simple steps for how to add lanonlin to your wool items to make them waterproof.

Washing and Lanolizing Wool-

You Tube video on how to wash and lanolize wool


Another video from So Easy Being Green:

 

What's In A Stash


Cloth Diaper Shopping-Determining How Many Cloth Diapers You'll Need To Buy

Comparison chart from Pooter's Diapers illustrating how many cloth diapers you'll need to buy based on the age of your baby and the type of diaper you want.

Prefold Picture Tutorial

There are so many ways to use a prefold, above is a tutorial to help.

Diaper Rashes


Diaper Rash Creams for Use with Cloth Diapers

Pinstripes and Polkadots, one of their many informative pages.

Cloth Wipes

Wipe Solution Recipes

10 different recipes for making your own cloth wipes solution from Diva Diapers.

Cloth Wipe Solution Recipes - Cloth Wipe Solution                                                                   


Cloth Wipe Solution Recipes- so easy to make and save lots of money too!  Tons of recipes.

Online Retailers


Green Mountain Diapers: Cloth diapers and diaper covers for baby

Cloth diapers are very easy to use when you have quality cloth diapers. Care for the Earth and your baby with cloth diapers, diaper covers and wraps, prefold or fitted cloth diapers.Your complete cloth diaper source. Yes, this is a merchant but there is also so much information on this site for whatever diaper you choose to go with.  Includes great pictures of what the diapers and sizes look like on real babies.  The only place you can get retail Cloth-eez (Green Mountain Prefolds).

Jillian's Drawers 

Cloth diapering and natural parenting store based in New York that has a great online storefront and they offer pretty cool promotions.  They also offer diaper rental and try it out services.




 

Kelly's Closet offers free shipping for orders over $49, great promotions like free diapers, risk free trial packages and lots of articles and resources for getting started with cloth diapers.  Based out of Maine.


Kissed by the Moon - Cloth Diapers and Natural Parenting Store | kissedbythemoon.com

It's easy to live a green lifestyle and to use cloth diapers. Kissed by the Moon carries everything you'll need to get started including new cloth diapers, used cloth diapers, wool products, laundry detergent, and more! They have a new Fluff Fairy subscription box that is pretty popular.

Abby's Lane

Discover the world of modern cloth diapers when you visit AbbysLane.com.  Free shipping, great promotion and weekly giveaways.  Based out of Virginia.

Small Green Footprint

Best place to buy a Disana Wool cover!  This is a Georgia based shot that sells naturally made materials or recycled man-made products.  Free shipping on orders over $50.

Eco Friendly Recycled Merino Wool Lambswool & by chickadeeandme

An Etsy shop specializing in using sustainable, recycled wool to create new, one of a kind, sumptuously soft upcycled diaper covers, or woolies. 

Buy Sell or Trade Online

Cloth Diapers & Parenting Community - DiaperSwappers.com

Not only do they have an extensive forum but once you have been a member for a month and have posted the minimum requirements you are able to become a seller and trader in their online marketplace.  There are threads for every resource you may need and even a pretty active trade and free for shipping thread.

Spot's Corner :: buy and sell used childrens' items In-Stock Store

Spots' Corner is a place where you can buy and sell used items like cloth diapers, baby carriers, toys and clothes.

Cloth Diaper Trader | Used Cloth Diapers | Used Diaper Covers | Diaper Making Supplies

Cloth Diaper Trader is the #1 place to buy, sell, and trade used and new cloth diapers & cloth diaper accessories.

Don't forget to also check out your local Craigslist, thrift shops and yard sales for potential steals on diapers!

Other Ideas:

Online there is also Ebay and numerous FSOT pages on Facebook.  Just search for your favorites.  When you are buying online, be sure to always buy from a reputable source and always ask for pictures.  Some questions you may want to ask include:

1)  Were these purchased new or used by you?  
2)  How many children have worn these?
3)  Ask for pictures.  Ask if there are any stains, holes, fraying, worn or thin spots.  Ask what condition the seller would classify the item to be in and what they define that to mean.
4)  Are these coming from a smoke free home?
5) Are there any cats or dogs in the home? (if there are allergies)
6) What kind of detergent was used and were they bleached?  (this may be an issue for sensitive babies or those wishing to stay away from bleach or other types of detergents.