How do I start?
SMART IDEAS by our customers
"...I'm about to diaper two kids,
so I moved my diaper station onto the folding table in my laundry room.
Don't know why I didn't think of this before; now I just grab a cover
hang drying from my handy IKEA laundry claw- with only one baby I used
to fold them all up nice and neat. Not so anymore!
-Michelle E., 2/16/2012, Responding to a Facebook Survey "GIVE ADVICE TO NEW PARENTS STARTING CLOTH?"
Ready to go with cloth diapers? Here is how many of each item you will need:
- 18-36 diapers (the more the merrier and longer they will last!)
- Diaper Pail (I bought a standard kitchen garbage can with lid from Target)
- 2 Diaper Pail liners to be used in laundry rotation
- 2 to 3 dozen cloth diaper wipes
Our 2 year old "Diaper Pail" aka 13 gallon $7 kitchen garbage can from Target lined with a GroVia Pail Liner
The DUO $19.99
|Helpful Laundry Accessory for line drying|
Another helpful device for your cloth wipes
Click Picture to go to Target.com
|Before you take the plunge and invest a lot of money, try this package to see how you like each variety. We use each diaper in this kit - so you are not throwing money away....just seeing which type will work for you and your family.
Diaper Dim Sum Trial Package
reg price $106.75 Sale $96.25 + FREE Shipping
What would I buy knowing what I do now?
BumRite Birth to Potty Training Package
BumRite Birth to Potty Training Package includes:
Grand Total - Birth to Potty Training: $600.15 (compare that to $2200 for disposables for 30 months and beyond)
Check out this package: Click Here - Package Price: $539.99 Save 10%
That's a lot of money up front. We suggest that as soon as you know that you are pregnant and going to use cloth diapers, you begin to save $60/mo for the entire pregnancy. Then you have your diapers for the next three years!
Think about purchasing a Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL convertible car seat that goes from 5-85 pounds (my 6 year old still sits in his!) instead of an infant carrier. Bodie grew out of his $160 Chicco infant carrier by 4 months! I wish I would have known!