We currently have three bambinos in diapers, and cloth diapering is the most cost effective method of diapering hands-down. I get comments that I'm crazy to be cloth diapering, but really it's so simple and easy. We love it.
We use disposables for outings, overnight, and naptime for Levi. Levi is our "super soaker." Seriously. That boy can soak a diaper that looks like it's been on a kid overnight in like an hour. He downs the water like it's nobody's business. Water is a good thing though.
A couple of months before Emmalie was born, I started gathering cloth diapering supplies for her too. I had never cloth diapered a newborn before, and I knew from the start that I wanted to wait a couple months after her birth before I started. Well, the day to start was today!
Here are her covers I acquired to get us started. All but the flower print on the right are Thirsties Duo diaper covers. The one on the right is a Bummis Super Whisper Wrap. We started cloth diapering this way with Gabi and Levi last year, and knew we wanted to use this method with little Emmy too. We still use pocket diapers along with this way with the toddlers, since we bought so many when we started using cloth two years ago. But there have been several, after two years of heavy duty usage, that have had to be thrown away.
So here's what you put under those adorable diaper covers.
These are what you'd call a prefold diaper. These are newborn sized. They're itty bitty, and won't be fitting Miss Emmalie for too much longer! Later I'll use them to double up if I need to, to add extra absorbancy under a larger size. I bought them here. They are amazing! We used the unbleached cotton variety.
These are two little lifesavers right here.
The things laying under the strange green contraption, are what we affectionately call "poop liners." You lay these between the prefold cloth diaper and the baby. It catches the poop (near always) and saves you from scrubbing and scraping (you get the picture) poop from your diapers. The liners are flushable, but we don't flush them. We use this brand, and cut them in half for Emmalie's diapers, and leave them whole for the toddlers.
The green contraption is called snappi.
The snappi holds the cloth diaper in place under the diaper cover. What a super handy little gadget.
Here's Emmalie sporting her cloth diaper and snappi before I fastened her diaper cover over it all.
Finished! Is that cute or what? They work amazingly well, and save us loads of money each month. Not to mention their green qualities too.
Have cloth diapering questions? Feel free to ask, and I'll do my best to answer!