It feels good to get that off my chest.
for those of you NOT in the know- fluff is a reference to the big booties created by cloth diapers. There is really nothing cuter. Sure, they may have to wear pants a size bigger than the normally would, but that’s a small price to pay to not be dumping tons and tons of diaper trash into the landfills each week.
How many people get excited about their disposable diapers?
Anyone raising their hands?
I didn’t think so.
How many people get excited about their cloth diapers?
It’s easy to get excited with cloth because you have tons of options- from covers and pre-folds, to hybrids to diapers that go on and off the exact same way as a disposable. It’s like compiling a wardrobe of cute accessories, it’s endless.
I started really simple.
I started with gDiapers. I actually started with just two of them! Well, two gDiapers and a big pile of Diaper Service Quality Gerber prefolds.
Prefolds and flats with gDiapers or covers are *still* the workhorse diapers in my stash. The everyday diapers. What we use probably 75% of the time.
Since we were so happy with prefolds (nothing holds more liquid than a cotton prefold- NOTHING), we added in a bunch of covers: Thirsties, Wonder Wraps, Whisper Wraps, Flips, you name it, I probably have at least one.
(Pssst! You’re already here, may as well take this poll———>)
When a fellow cloth diapering mom was offering up her stash of fitteds, I jumped at the chance to buy those babies up. (I’m pretty sure there is no market for second hand disposable diapers. Cloth on the other hand, lets just say you more than get your money’s worth out of them.) Fitteds with covers quickly became a favorite for when we were out and about.
We’d also collected a few pocket diapers along the way: SmartiPants, FuzziBunz and Happy Heinys.
And an entire stash just for a newborn. Because when you pull an itty bitty Bum Genius diaper out of your mailbox at 9 months pregnant you about die from the cute.
All of this and it’s really only the tip of the iceberg! The AIO’s are only represented in my newborn stash, I’ve got no wool at all and the WAHM segment is nowhere to be found. Seriously, there are some sweet diapers made by talented moms who are knocking them out one at a time after the kids go to bed at night.