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I finally made the switch to cloth diapers in April of this year. When I think about how much money I basically threw away all those years using disposables it literally makes me sick. I have a 4 year old boy and a 2 year girl. Before my son was potty trained I was spending over $80 a month to diaper two kids. Now I just keep thinking about everything I could have done with that money. Now that I know cloth diapers are easy and effective I will never spend another penny on disposables. I tried out many different brands of cloth diapers and I’m going to let you know which ones are my favorite!
My Favorite Cloth Diapers
1. Flip Cloth Diaper Cover
The flip diaper covers are definitely one of my favorites. It is a cover which means you can reuse it many times as long as the cover doesn’t get poop on it. Sometimes I can get almost a whole days use out of it. Covers are one of the cheapest ways to cloth diaper so many people like them for that reason.I wish I would have bought more of them. As you can see in the above photo this cover has a lot of adjustable snaps on it so it can infants to toddlers. It even fits my 36 lb boy! These are a great nighttime solution for older toddlers who still have trouble wetting the bed.
All you have to do is lay the inserts inside of the flaps on both ends of the diaper and then you put it on your baby. The inserts will absorb the urine. Once the inserts are wet, you replace them with new inserts. I use Alva bamboo inserts with these and I love them. I usually use one or two inserts during the day. If you want to use this cover at bedtime, the Flip brand also makes stay dry inserts I’ve heard great things about them but have never used them. They’re a little too pricey for me so I prefer to use pocket diapers at night.
2. Rumparooz Diaper Cover
The Rumparooz covers are another great option. The Rumparooz work just as well as the Flips but they are on the small side. They fit my 2 yr old who is about 24 lbs perfectly. However these wouldn’t have fitted my son when he was three and being potty trained. And that is what I like in a cloth diaper that it has the ability to fit from the newborn stage to the potty training stage. But I was so impressed with this cover that it didn’t even matter. The Rumparooz don’t have the flaps on the inside like the Flips but the inserts still stay in place just fine. I would gladly buy this cover again if I was going to have another baby. Since these are a lot smaller than most diapers I think these would work great on infants.
3. Imagine Pocket Diapers
These are one of the more affordable pocket diapers that actually work. A lot of the cheaper ones aren’t as effective as the more expensive ones. However this one is great. It’s also not as bulky as some pocket diapers can be. It also fits my son so that is a huge plus and that is why I bought two of them. It can be hard trying to find a diaper big enough to fit older toddlers. This diaper has a pocket on the inside which is where the inserts go in. It comes with a microfiber insert but I also use my bamboo inserts with it. This diaper works great overnight. If you have a heavy wetter you can stuff it with extra inserts.
4. BumGenius 4.0 Pocket Diapers
BumGenius is made by the same company that makes the Flip cover so it doesn’t surprise me that these are of great quality. This one also claims to fit up to 35 lbs but it wouldn’t fit my son. However I still like it for my daughter. It fits her perfectly and I’ve never ever had a leak with it. It isn’t bulky and I really love the way it fits. I think it is truly one of the best cloth diapers made. It is cheaper than Rumparooz but I actually like the BumGenius pocket diapers better than the Rumparooz pockets.
5. GroVia Cloth Diaper Shell
So this shell like covers can be used over and over again. GroVia also makes soaker pads that snap into the shells but I didn’t buy any although I would like to try them out. However since my youngest is two I’m going to make do with what I have since she will probably be on the potty pretty soon. I just use my Alva bamboo inserts with this shell and they work wonderfully.
6. GroVia O.N.E. Baby Cloth Diaper
This is the other GroVia diaper that I own. Jaime, my boy is the one who usually wears this. Like I said before, it can be really hard to find a cloth diaper that fits older toddlers so I was really happy when I found this one. When my son has accidents this diaper never fails. It holds every drop without leaking. Definitely one of my favorites.
If you’re not already cloth diapering you need to be if you want to save tons of money. With cloth diapers you will need to change them more often than disposables but the savings will be well worth it. When I first started cloth diapering I spent way too much. I bought from many different brands. While I love every diaper on this list, if I knew what I know now I probably what have gotten more covers just because you get more bang for your buck since you can reuse them over and over. However I do prefer pockets for nighttime. So I definitely like that I have several pockets in my stash. If you’re new to cloth diapers I recommend you buy a few from different brands that way you can see which ones you like and don’t like. You wouldn’t want to be stuck with a whole stash from one brand and then discover they aren’t working for you! Whether you’re on a budget or not there is definitely a cloth diaper perfect for your needs in this list.