Photo By: Melanie McDermott
Is there anything more tedious than cloth diapers?? Many people would put up a good argument against that! I have been in the thick of research lately about using cloth mainly for economic reasons - it really is just plain cheaper (depending on how you do it anyways!). We now have built up enough of a size large stash to start diapering our 18 month old on the weekends and I am really excited to give it a try.
I wanted to share some of my research and resources with you (though, please take into consideration that we have not used cloth yet - except for that one night after bath time when we decided to stick baby in a cloth diaper to just "see what happens" and of course, 5 minutes later we had a present waiting for us!)
Great websites and articles with information about using cloth diapers:
Green Mountain Diapers
Ravelry Cloth Diaper Group
SimpleMom.net: 4 Cloth Diapering Choices Defined
SimpleMom.net: The 411 behind Cloth Diapering 101
SewMamaSew: Diaper Sewing 101
KeeperoftheHome: Healing Rashes While Cloth Diapering
Great websites for purchasing cloth diapers:
Craigslist - This is the place to go to look for an awesome deal, many people purchase a size small stash of diapers then when they are ready to buy a larger size sell them to fund the next purchase. This is an especially good place to look for newborn diapers since there is usually a lot of them to be had and many cloth diapering moms also breastfeed which means no stains on used diapers!
Green Mountain Diapers - This site is home to the web's most loved prefold diapers. They have a great philosophy and a wide variety of diapers - all cotton - which the site owner says is really the best material for diapers.
Ebay - For similar reasons as Craigslist, however you will meet more "business" sellers.
Kelly's Closet - I have used this site twice and both times left with a free diaper! They regularly have promotions where if you purchase a certain dollar amount's worth you get a free one-size diaper.
"Special Buy" Sites - This is sites like Ecobabybuys, Greenbabybargains, and Babyhalfoff. If you keep checking back each day you are sure to find an occasional great deal on cloth diapers. I recently purchased a 6 pack of Large All-In-One Fuzzibuns for about $60!
More Cloth Diapers to Come!
- Our Cloth Diaper Plan and the Cost Analysis
- The "For-Real" Test Run: The Cloth Diaper Experiment
- Wool Diaper Covers: Research Post
- More Diapering Links in the Family Room
Do you have any great Cloth Diaper Resources? Please share!