So basically I have decided to cloth diaper my next LO I tried with my DD but never got very far. So far i have bought 2 pocket ones that are the one size fits all kind. But how many should I be buying and of what? I thought I should ask before I got to many of one kind and didn't get the right ones lol. I don't have to much to spend though so hoping the price wont get to high. I kind of just bought the other 2 as OH gave me a prepaid credit card and they seemed really cute I intend also on making my own cloth wipes and a few diapers, I have made some before just the fabric isn't to easy to find where I live so I kind of gave up last time.
I'd get a couple of each of the main types to try out before committing to anything. So a couple of pockets, an AIO, a fitted and wrap, plus a few prefold or terry squares. Maybe also an AI2 and a hybrid although those two are similar to other types so they're not too important. I'd try them preloved to keep the cost down, then sell on anything that doesn't work for you.
Do you intend to use cloth from birth? If so, one size nappies will most likely be too big until around 4-6 weeks so you'd need some smaller ones for that period.
So my grandma is going to be making me a few wool covers (using up her years of gathered yarns and wools lol) and i will be making some fleece ones. Is there anything special that i will need to do to them? I understand that wool needs lanolizing (spelling?) but does fleece need anything? and can they go right over a fitted? Also will these be good for newborns if we made them small? sorry for so many questions i just want to make sure i get these right lol. Also does anyone have any experience with acyrlic being used as i have a few balls of it i could use i read that it can work just want to know if anyone here might have tried.
Make sure the wool ones are as close to 100% wool as you can get and it can't be machine washable wool as that has been treated and will no longer accept the lanolin that would make it waterproof.
Fleece doesn't need any special treatment, just wash it as usual and use it as it is.
Acrylic yarn is like a cross between wool and fleece - the look and fit of wool but works like fleece. You don't need to do anything special to it, just wash it as you would fleece so after every use/every day. It should work as well as fleece would.
My grandma said what she had was 100% wool and was labeled soaker yarn and shes had it for so long she cant even remember where she got it from lol she just said not to put it in the drier or washer. She was also just going to send labels to me of each yarn she uses so i can see how to treat them.
Thank you for your help! This does get addicting i have already bought 7 diapers and going to buy another 7 or 8 today and any small things i may need.
Well, for ME, I got on eBay and bought 48 ((Only because I don't have a dryer and I will have to line dry them, and they take a couple of days to dry completely with the plastic on the outside)) of the Babyland pocket diapers (from China) , and they averaged $2.50 for each diaper, and I got 40 liners as well, for $1.00 each. The grand total for 48 diapers and 40 liners (some of the diapers came with liners, as well) was $144. And the diapers I got are the snap kind that have the plastic outside and are supposed to fit him until he's potty trained
When I finally get them all in, I will start cloth diapering him (( I just don't have enough yet lol )) and let you know how they are
I got a few babyland to try i paid around 2$ each then getting some alva baby ones and trying a few others im going to buy from someone. I figure if the babyland and alva babies dont work that well at least im not paying to much for them
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