Cloth diapering

Today we took a free cloth diapering class at our local Peppermint baby boutique. For those of you who were wondering where to buy cloth diapers online, you can buy them from in addition to ( They sell all types of cloth diapers at Peppermint, as well as baby slings, etc, blah blah blah.

I really want to go over all the different types of cloth diapers, prefolds, fitted prefolds (and the covers that go with both those types), pocket diapers, and all-in-ones, but frankly I have been over this quite a few times with quite a few people by now and it’s giving me a headache. And you can read a great summary of cloth diapering options at my friend Mel’s blog. I will just tell you what we are planning on doing right now.

We got a bunch of slightly used Bum Genius Organic All-in-One diapers from my friend Holly whose kids aren’t going to be using them anymore, they weren’t worn for very long at all. Right now I have 12 pairs of diapers, 2 hemp doublers and 4 microfiber doublers. She also sold me a diaper pail, a diaper pail liner, and 2 wet bags (which go in the diaper bag for used diapers).

I wanted to take a picture of the inside of these new organic all-in-ones to show the difference from the usual all-in-ones because the inside, while attached, is not sewn in.
In other iterations of the Bum Genius or other brand all-in-ones, the inside was so much thicker that it was harder to get clean and took longer to dry. But I think these issues should be solved with this type of all-in-one.

Either way, it really doesn’t matter if it’s “new and improved” or just the same as before…we have 12 of these and we got them for incredibly cheap! I think we need about 4-5 more of these diapers and we should be set until the baby is potty trained. (Bum Genius all-in-ones can be sized up and down in the rise with the snaps shown here, so they fit babies from newborn to small toddler).
A few other things we learned: that we can make our own wipe solution, which will allow us to use washable wipes when we are at home. And the proper way to clean the diapers so they last longer and don’t leak (detergent buildup can cause leaks).