Topic: Diapers.Cloth.Discuss.

May 1, 2007 at 7:34 pm 21 comments


With reading several different posts in the past week regarding diapers, I thought I’d take a peek at the latest in cloth and more eco-friendly diapers.  I live in Northern California, in one of your more crunchy towns.  Alternative stuff is the norm.   I am definitely going to at least attempt the new, mod diapering.  I did go with disposable last time around only  because Zannie inherited my easily irritated, allergic skin and the disposables did a much better job keeping her dry.  Don’t e-mail me with your home remedies for diaper rash.  I have read everything on baby’s skin out there and I tried everything you could make at home, to everything you can buy.  There were days we would even just stay home and I’d not even put a diaper on her. 

So, this time around I’d like to give cloth diapers and/or diaper covers a try.  I surfed a bit on the web, looking at diaper sites.  I got that feeling I get when I’m talking to a computer geek. Everyone is using termonology like I understand it.  But I don’t.  I don’t understand the following:

pocket covers

diaper wraps

diaper liners

Chinese pre-folds

fitted cloth

wool soakers

All in one diapers

and other accessories

It’s a whole lexicon I need to familiarize myself with.  So, I’m just putting it out there – crunchy moms….tell me.  What do I need to know and what are your favorite alternative diapers?


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21 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michelle  |  May 1, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    I look forward to this discussion…because I need some educatin’

  • 2. mama2roo  |  May 2, 2007 at 5:56 am

    Something about a “wool soaker” makes me want to use disposables. Doesn’t that sound terribly itchy and wet?? 🙂

  • 3. Shea  |  May 2, 2007 at 6:38 am

    Turning crunchy on me Tina?? I still love the bumGenius and they are working brilliantly for us. They are husband friendly and that’s a big plus in diapering. I tried using the Chinese prefolds with a wool soaker, but Beckett found them to be too hot (I know wool breathes but his butt was sweating and that made him grouchy… of course the wool soaker I was using was unusually thick so was prob. more of a winter thing). We use AIO (all in ones) that you just use like disposables… no pins/snappis, take the whole thing off at changes and rinse off the poop (if nec.). I also got pocket dipes too, and they’re good too especially if you need to double up liners.

    I’m still learning 🙂 but you can go to some place like Diaperswappers and learn a lot.

  • 4. imhelendt  |  May 2, 2007 at 10:17 am

    I’m the crunchiest person you know. Here’s my advice: Go Disposable.

  • 5. shannylj  |  May 2, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    I’m interested in learning about cloth diapers too. Please share what you find out that works the best. I apparently wore only cloth diapers and my bum is just fine. 🙂

  • 6. Cindy La Joy  |  May 3, 2007 at 6:24 am

    OK, so I am feeling TOTALLY unhip…what the heck is “crunchy”? Whatever it is, I must not be it! And as I read this I am SO glad that I am not faced with the whole Diaper Challenge this time around 🙂

  • 7. Michelle  |  May 3, 2007 at 6:35 am

    If I am not mistaken (and often I am!) the term crunchy is a reference to granola. It is used as a metonymy for a person whose lifestyle and life choices reflects an appreciation and concern for the environment, social injustice….ok Cindy….it is a descriptive word for a hippy.

  • 8. imtina  |  May 3, 2007 at 6:54 am

    Yes Michelle….perfectly explained. Thank you!

    P.S. I am only part crunchy. I don’t think I really qualify because I really don’t look crunchy at all….LOL. No Patchouli. And I own a razor.

  • 9. Shea  |  May 4, 2007 at 5:38 pm

    I went cloth not for the environment but because all the disposable diapers broke our boys out (what’s with the blue dye IN the diapers?) 7th gen and Whole Foods brands are ok… but very expensive and only sporadically in stock around here… so I guess this time I’m just accidentally crunchy 🙂

  • 10. Michelle  |  May 8, 2007 at 11:39 am

    did you see this post on Amira’s website?

  • 11. imhelendt  |  May 8, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    HEY! I own a razor, shave and voted Republican. I buy organic, am a vegetarian and use aromatherapy. What does that make me?! 😉

  • 12. Kathryn  |  May 9, 2007 at 8:26 am

    I love that onesie; such a funny saying.

  • 13. Kim  |  May 20, 2007 at 11:12 am

    I’m using Mother-Ease ( one-size diapers. The diapers are somewhat contoured and have snaps, and one size fits from 8 lb to 35 lbs. The covers also have snaps and there are several sizes as baby grows. I have about 30 diapers, and 4 covers per size, and this lets me do laundry about every 1.5 days without getting close to running out. They are VERY easy to use. I have less leakage with the cloth (very absorbant and wider coverage across the bum) than with disposables, which we use sometimes when out & about.

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    I have been a mom 5 times , trust me use Disposable!

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