Cloth diapering: my stash

Now that we have two under the age of 2, I am even more thankful that we are cloth diapering! I can’t imagine how many diapers we’d be going through otherwise or how much it would cost.

I wanted to do a series of posts on my current process but it turns out that it was way too long. I am breaking it into 3 parts.

  1. My stash (what diapers I use)
  2. Washing diapers
  3. Cloth Wipes

The stash of diapers

Before Little Lady was born we bought 6 more BumGenius 4.0 One-Size All-In-One pocket diapers. We had 20-something of these for Little Sir from when he was born, 11 of which were used. I think this brings my stash to around 30 of the BG pockets, total. We also have 3 random diapers of other brands: FuzziBunz, GroVia, and Itti Bitti.

When Little Lady arrived, she was significantly thinner in the leg area than Little Sir was. With Little Sir, we were able to put him in the BumGenius by 2 weeks old. Unfortunately, Little Lady’s legs were too small for the BG leg elastic (which caused leaks), so I ventured out of my comfort zone and bought 12 Indian cotton prefolds in the Infant size and some covers.

With prefolds, you fold a thick cloth (the prefold – why do they call it that when you have to FOLD IT? I don’t know!) around the baby’s bum and cover it with a waterproof cover. You can just use the cover to hold the prefold in place, or you can use a Snappi to secure it. I started out without Snappis, but when my sister-in-law let me borrow hers, it worked much better.

The covers I used included a Bummis cover in XS (the smallest and best for brand-new babies), 2 Thirsties covers in Small (so far the most flexible when it comes to sizing because we they fit at 8 lbs. and we are still using them at 12 lbs.), and 4 Bambino Mio (these are right in the middle – they fit when she was 8 lbs. but she just recently grew out of them at around 11 lbs.).

Now that Little Lady is plump enough, I rotate between using the prefolds with Thirsties covers and using the same BumGenius stash that her brother wears. BumGenius diapers can be sized up and down for different sized kids.

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