Oh and my diaper sprayer was bought at Snuggle Bugz in Burlington for about $50. But I talked to one lady who bought some of my newborn stash who said her hubby, who is a plumber, just plumbed a kitchen sink sprayer onto their toilet and it costs less than $10 for the parts. Kijiji also has some good deals on gently used cloth diapers etc.
Thanks SO much! I'm going to go through all of these links tomorrow morning...I do have one question, have you ever heard of or used gDiapers? I'm just south of Barrie and some of the ladies around here swear by them, but I don't know... I guess I should just buy a bunch of different brands and see what works best for me?
I've heard of them but haven't used them. I read some so-so reviews about it being a pain to keep buying the pods or refills. There's an etsy shop called mamajo's who makes bamboo inserts for them. I've bought some of her other diapers and boosters and use them daily for both my kids. I'll give you a link if you're interested:
I'm not sure if reusable inserts normally come with gdiapers, but I don't like the idea of the extra wastes and having to buy refills. Although I thought I might try it when we took the kids on vacation and couldn't do our cloth, but just ended up using disposables. The kids we in cloth swim diapers a lot, so it wasn't too bad.
But yes, buying several different kinds is the best way to go I'd say. I also like using a variety throughout the day because if one type begins to rub or something, it's nice to use a different kind on the next change so it won't rub in the same spot. Over a normal wash period (2 days) I'd use at least 4-5 different kinds. My 2.5 year old only wears diapers for naps and night-time though.
What is the difference between a fitted diaper, pocket diaper, snap diaper, and a pre-fold diaper and what sort of things go with each one in ways of inserts and covers, etc??
There's a great document at the top of this forum but i'll give you a brief run down of the ones you mentioned.
A fitted diaper is a cloth diaper that is shaped to look like a diaper with leg elastics and elastic at the back and some way to fasten it (velcro, snaps, or a snappi). It is not waterproof so needs to be used with some type of cover to prevent leaks. The absorbency will depend on the brand.
A pocket diaper is just the she'll of a diaper shape with a pocket in it to stuff the absorbent inserts into. The shell is waterproof and you can customize the absorbency by adding different inserts into the pocket. No cover needed.
Snapped diaper. This could possibly just refer to using snaps to fasten a nappy instead of velcro or a snappi, but it sounds like you could be talking about a one size/OSFM diaper that has rows of snaps at the front for you to adjust the size of the diaper to fit from little babies to toddlers. They can come in a wide range of diaper types (pockets, fitted, all in ones, etc ) o isnt a type on its on but rather deals with the size/fit.
Prefolds are squares of absorbent material that are sewn with a couple layers together with an extra layer or two in the middle third. It has lines sewn to fold it into thirds. You can either fold it into thirds and place it into a waterproof diaper cover and then put the over on the baby or you can fold the prefold in one of a few ways and fasten it on the baby and then put a waterproof cover on. Requires more work and not waterproof but these work geat and are inexpensive.
Other types you didn't mention are terries/flats which are one large piece of single layer cloth that you fold in various ways to fasten onto the baby and then put a cover on top. Not waterproof without a cover. Takes a bit longer initially but those who choose this type get so fast they say it takes no time. Easy to custom use where you need the most absorbency depending how you fold it and very economical option.
all in ones (AIO) is a diaper that is everything you need in one conveniently made package. Goes on just like a disposable as the waterproof layer and absorbent layer together with no preassembling together. Fastened with either velcro or snaps.
Takes the longest time to dry with so many layers sewn together.
Snap in one/all in two (SIO/aI2) is like an AIO but the absorbent part, or some of it, can be snapped into the diper or unfolded so it dries faster than an AIO.
Hope that helps. Yoy'll find more information between the gifferences in thevstickybat the top.
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