Following are products we have used and recommend from our cloth diapering experience. For more posts, checkout the Cloth Diapering Checklist, see Prefolds + Covers 101, or browse archives for Cloth, Pregnancy, Baby and Beyond.
Cloth Diapering Products
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Cloth Diaper Extras: Birth to Potty TrainingThese are the products we bought once at the beginning, and because of sizing (or lack of sizing) have been able to use through potty training.
- Planet Wise Pail Liner - 2
- Small Kitchen Trashcan - 1
- Small Zippered Wet Bag - 1-2 (for holding dirty diapers when on-the-go)
- Baby Wash Cloths - 36+ (we used these for wipes)
- Snappi - 3
- Hemp Insert - 3 (for when baby sleeps all night and you need extra absorbency)
- Aquaphor (not cloth diaper friendly but works, so we use a baby wash cloth to protect diaper)
- Diaper Rash Cream (California Baby and Burt's Bees are 2 cloth-friendly brands)
- Simple Canvas Bag (used as diaper bag)
- Free + Clear Detergent (All or store brand worked great for us; you might try a cloth-specific brand like Rockin' Green if you have non-cotton diapers)
- Baking Soda
- Paremsan Cheese Shaker (to hold baking soda to sprinkle over dirty diapers in pail)
- White Vinegar (for the occasional rinse to remove odors)
- Dryer Balls - 2-4
- Fabric Storage Cubes - 3 (we used these for changing table diaper organization)
Cloth Diapers: Birth to 6-ish Months
These are the products we bought to fit a smaller infant, and where to find them. There are lots of one-size options, but we chose these few smaller items to be less bulky on our newborn. See our stash post for birth-4 months >> here.
- Thirsties Duo Wraps Sz. 1 - 6+ (available at target, amazon, nicki's diapers)
- Newborn or Extra Small Prefolds - 12+ (available as GMD newborn/orange-edge or Imagine Smart Fit x-small)
- Small Prefolds - 24+ (available as GMD small/yellow-edge or Imagine Smart Fit small)
Cloth Diapers: 6-ish Months to Potty Training
These are the products we bought to fit throughout the cloth diapering journey, and where to find them. These items might have been a little bulky on (or not necessary for) a newborn. See our stash post for 6 months - toddler >> here.
- Thirsties Duo Wraps Sz. 2 - 6+ (available at target, amazon, nicki's diapers)
- Medium or Large Prefolds - 12-24 ea. (available as GMD large/brown-edge or Imagine Smart Fit large)
- Gerber Cotton Training Pants - 6+ (basically just underwear; we went that route vs. pull-ups)
Cloth Diaper StoresThere are lots of cloth diaper stores. Check out your local store (if you have one), because that's a great way to see the products and get a feel for what everything is. They might even have classes, get-togethers, or ways to buy discount or secondhand if you're interested. I used to have more online stores that I recommended checking out.
These days, however, Amazon now has all the supplies I listed above, which really simplifies the whole ordering online process. (I wish that was the case back when I shopped!) Even back in 2010, Amazon is where we got our Snappis, Planet Wise Pail Liner, and some Thirsties Duo Wraps. They now have Imagine Smart Fit Prefolds which is comparable to the GMD prefolds we used (below); so you really can get your entire cloth diaper stash through Amazon. They also have easy registry options.
Green Mountain Diapers is the only place to get Cloth-eez sized prefolds (most often called GMD prefolds). These are the only prefolds we've used, and love the sizing. If we were cloth diapering now, we'd likely try the Imagine Smart Fit Prefolds to eliminate one extra place to have to shop.
Target also has a growing offering of cloth diaper products. If you're looking into using Thirsties Duo Wraps, gDiapers or a couple other brands, then you can add your cloth diaper needs to your Target Baby Registry, which is handy. This is where we've gotten things like storage cubes, Gerber training pants, our zippered wet bags, and diaper rash cream.
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