If you’re looking for the best cloth diaper, this post is for you.
Maybe you asked in a cloth diaper Facebook group or even a mom group, and you got bombarded by a dozen different brands. Now you’re even more confused on where to start cloth diapering than you were two days ago.
I want to break something down for you.
There is no such thing as a cloth diaper that is the ultimate best.
I said it.
Anyone who claims to be the best cloth diaper is full of crap.
Anyone who suggests one diaper brand is the absolutely best-est and the only diaper you should even try over another hasn’t tried them all.
The best cloth diaper is the one that works for you and your family.
I can’t tell you what that is, and strangers on the internet can’t either.
Each baby, each parent, each household style is a little different. That’s why there are literally dozens of different cloth diapers
That’s overwhelming, isn’t it?
Each cloth diaper brand has a fierce, but loyal following.
Doesn’t that say something? It says these are all amazing cloth diapers that work for people, but it also says, that different cloth diapers work for different people. And you need to figure that out yourself.
My crazy cloth diaper recommendation is to pick cloth diaper you think is BEAUTIFUL.
Buy the fun print that catches your eye and makes you giggle inside. Splurge and buy that floral that says cloth diapering is gorgeous. Or maybe, purple is your favourite colour, so pick up the purple diapers.
Start with a print you love and go from there. I’m not the one to say that AppleCheeks cloth diapers will or will not work for you. The Imagine Baby Pocket is an awesome diaper, but I don’t know if it’s better for your family than bumGenius pocket diapers.
Q: But I can’t afford to try them all!!
Just try at least two, maybe three different styles.
You don’t have to buy them all new. You can buy them used, second hand, clearance, second hand. Just buy more than one type – try a flat cloth diaper, or a pocket cloth diaper, or an all in one cloth diaper.
Stop thinking about buying that stash of 75 used cloth diapers for $200 that are all the same. Buy 8 max.
Need some guidance on where to start? These are three cloth diapers I recommend to anyone interested in getting started. But you can also check out these great budget diaper options. Chat with local moms and get some recommendations, but don’t assume these will be the perfect choice for you.
Some people like Modern Bottom Babies thought pocket diapers would be the thing, but then she realised hey, this sucks. And now she’s an exclusive Button Diapers user.
Q: How do you figure out which diaper will be best for me?
Buy cloth diapers and try them.
Buy half a stash of one type, but not an entire stash of one type.
Buy 6 or 8 of one type.
Or commit to a crazy stash 24 diapers with a little of everything.
(I understand this sort of diversity makes people go crazy, but it works for me)
See that big yellow button on the bottom, you can download my start a stash guide for a fun diverse mix to get you loving on cloth diapers.
And it’s totally okay if you want to have one stash of just everything, but I want help to prevent the burnout and the fustration with cloth diapering.
Cloth diapering should be fun and cloth diapering should be easy. The best way to do that is start with the best cloth diaper stash for your family. For me, that means recommending you have a diverse stash that can meet a variety of needs.
- When it’s time to send the kids to a babysitter, it means you have a few “easier cloth diapers” to help the babysitter out (even if you these diapers are not easy for you.
- It means when your child’s thighs rapidly change when they start walking you might have a few diapers that fit.
- It means if you suddenly have a 40 pound giant toddler, you might still have a cloth diaper that fits.
- It means when you travel, you might have some cloth diaper options that work easier for you.
- It means you might find a diaper that works amazing and not give up.
Go buy the prettiest diaper regardless of brand, and just love on it.
Tell me about your first cloth diaper purchase?
Did you start with everything and commit to one brand?