The beginner’s guide to cloth diapering: all you need to know to get started!
Hello new mommies!
If you are reading this blogpost , you probably know that it is a part of ‘Conscious Diapering and Sustainable Living’. A blog train sponsored by Bumberry hosted by Genevieve & Rashmi. Here, 18 Supermoms have joined hands to share their perspective on cloth diapering and living an eco-friendly sustainable lifestyle. I would like to thank Kavitha, for sharing her motherhood experiences for introducing me to the blog train.
Cloth diapers are gradually gaining their hold in the Indian market for eco-conscious mamas. Every disposable diaper takes 500 years to completely degrade in the environment, which is a heavy burden on our ecosystem. Cloth diapers, being reusable, not only save the environment, but also save us a lot of money in the long run. Since these diapers are made of cloth, they don’t cause any rashes and their outer water proof covering is so much better than the traditional cloth nappies .
I have been CD- ing ( Cloth Diapering) Noddy since more than a year now. It is mostly day time diapering and only when we are indoors. I still prefer disposable for outdoors and nights for various reasons.
So, I will be sharing my experience in the form of tips which helped me enter the CD world and build a stash
1) I started CD when Noddy was 3 months of age. By that time he wasn’t pooping 8 times a day so it meant less washing for me😃
2) I started with a cover diaper which just needed an insert to be placed inside, and we were good to go. The outer covering was water proof and the diaper had to be changed every 3 to 4 hours, depending upon when it felt completely soaked to me.
Cover diapers have an advantage of drying up really fast.
3) I gradually built my stash by investing in pocket diapers. I felt the pocket diapers were better in the way that they didn’t leak or the outer covering remained dry from outside for a longer time that cover diapers. As already stated , the pocket diapers take a longer time to dry (when compared to cover diapers) as they are lined with a cloth from inside
4) I have a stash of 9 diapers in total, with some extra inserts . I wash my diapers everyday so that’s why I don’t need a bigger stash compared to moms who do their laundry once in three or four days.
5) I also use a disposable diaper liner. Noddy poops 3 to 4 times a day. So the disposable liner gives me two benefits: sometimes the diaper is dry and he has pooped. In that case , I just throw away the liner (which contains the solids and doesn’t let it spill on the diaper), and use a fresh liner and we are good to go.
Also, the liners save me a tedious and not so pleasant task of washing off the solids from the diaper 🤷🙈 ( keeping it real!)
6) Having a small stash does give me some trouble in monsoons. But the cover diaper and extra inserts come to my rescue
7) I have only one All-in-one diaper ( AIO) . It has the advantage that it doesn’t need to be assembled and is ready to use. But it takes almost double the time to dry and is expensive too. I personally didn’t find it useful enough
8) I have used Bumberry pocket diapers since more than 4 months now and I recommend it if you are looking for a good quality and soft diapers, in a budget. They have the softest inserts. Their cover diapers and inserts are really soft too. And they have a good soaking capacity of upto 4 hours.
If you want to know more about my experiences with CD, you can check my blogpost or my Instagram account.
I would now like to introduce Tamanna , a good friend and a fellow mom blogger to join ahead in the journey of #Consciousdiapering and share her thoughts and views.
Till then, take care!! ❤️