Cloth Diapering 101 – Tips & Tricks For Beginners

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Being on a budget with a growing family can get tough, so I am ALWAYS thinking of new ways to save money. When I heard about cloth diapering I thought HMM sounds like it saves a lot of money but is it easy, is it hard,  is it time-consuming, will my husband like it? Most importantly, is there a way I can TRY cloth diapers and return them if I don’t like it. YES!

Jillian’s Drawers offers a Changing Diapers, Changing Minds Program for $95, they will give you all new cloth diapers AND your money back in store credit once all the cloth diapers are returned regardless if the diapers are stained or not! AMAZING! This Changing Diapers, Changing Minds Program includes:

Cloth diapering made even easier!  bumGenius Freetime All-In-One One-Size Cloth Diapers feature our patent pending butterfly closure system to provide a comfortable, trim fit. This simple design makes cloth diapering as easy as using disposables. Our "no-stuff" system with semi-attached, stay dry inserts is an ideal solution for families with a child in day-care or family members resistant to cloth diapers! Using the snaps on the front of the diaper, adjust the size if needed, put the diaper on your baby, wash, dry and re-use. No extra steps. No stuffing. No cover required. Our one-size diapers are designed to fit most babies weighing between 8 and 35 pounds.  The soft, waterproof outer fabric keeps the diaper trim on your newborn and toddler. Soft, sueded inner fabric gently wicks moisture away from your baby's skin. Super stretchy, gentle leg and back elastic with rolled out casings keeps the yuck in and help to keep red marks away. BGFreetime_Martin_S sew many ways kimi cloth diapering keami terrill 101 beginner disposable diaper hybrid fitted ospcozy snappi wool diaper cover pul jillian drawers I’ll be honest, I purchased this program and after more research on cloth diapering I was determined and completely convinced that cloth diapering was right for me. SO I canceled the order, and instead ordered 25 bumGenius Freetime cloth diapers from the Jillian’s Drawers because the more diapers you add the more you save. For example, if you buy 24 or more you save $3.29 on each diaper..cheaper then Amazon if buying a big bulk!

Knowing everything about cloth Diapering can be difficult because there are SO MANY options and ways to do it that it can be a bit intimidating. So allow me to help you out!

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Now if you want quick and easy I would recommend The All-In-Ones (AIO’s) because it’s like a disposable by just putting them on baby and they can fit from newborn – potty training stages. I would recommend getting the snap enclosure vs the velcro enclosure because over time the velcro will lose its stickiness and their a pain in the dryer, getting stuck to everything! The AIO’s bumGenius I have  can truly fit babies 3 months and older ALONG with an insert (I use Osocozy’s). Use inserts for over night and long car rides! You can just buy insert’s but I believe using Osocozy’s are, in the long run, cheaper because you can use it as a diaper alone which is explained next!

bumGenius All-In-One Freetime diapers CAN be worn alone!

PUL (the outer fabric of the bumGenius diapers, feels like plastic) never goes in the dryer (some people put it in the diaper for a few minutes), but I always hang them out to dry. Follow the manufacturers instructions on how to wash their diapers the right way. Go here to get the 411 on how to wash them correctly.

OsoCozy has Traditional OsoCozy Pefolds and OsoCozy Better Fit.

The  Traditional OsoCozy Pefolds can be used as a diaper by folding it in various ways and then use a Snappi to hold it together. Or you can use it by tri folding it to fit in a AIO diaper and diaper cover.

custom fit tradional osocozy

The  OsoCozy Better Fit is specifically designed to fit into diaper cover and AIO diaper without having to fold it length wise. But you could possibly use them as you would use a traditional one.

 

osocozy better fit cloth diaper

 

Depending on what option you choose to go with, figure out which one you would prefer to use and better suits you. In my opinon, the better fit is only saving you 5 seconds of not having to fold the traditional prefolds, so for me personally I just stick with the traditional prefolds.

 

Cloth diapering made even easier!  bumGenius Freetime All-In-One One-Size Cloth Diapers feature our patent pending butterfly closure system to provide a comfortable, trim fit. This simple design makes cloth diapering as easy as using disposables. Our "no-stuff" system with semi-attached, stay dry inserts is an ideal solution for families with a child in day-care or family members resistant to cloth diapers! Using the snaps on the front of the diaper, adjust the size if needed, put the diaper on your baby, wash, dry and re-use. No extra steps. No stuffing. No cover required. Our one-size diapers are designed to fit most babies weighing between 8 and 35 pounds.  The soft, waterproof outer fabric keeps the diaper trim on your newborn and toddler. Soft, sueded inner fabric gently wicks moisture away from your baby's skin. Super stretchy, gentle leg and back elastic with rolled out casings keeps the yuck in and help to keep red marks away. BGFreetime_Martin_S sew many ways kimi cloth diapering keami terrill 101 beginner disposable diaper hybrid fitted ospcozy snappi wool diaper cover pul

bumGenius Freetime AIO

Cloth diapering made even easier!  bumGenius Freetime All-In-One One-Size Cloth Diapers feature our patent pending butterfly closure system to provide a comfortable, trim fit. This simple design makes cloth diapering as easy as using disposables. Our "no-stuff" system with semi-attached, stay dry inserts is an ideal solution for families with a child in day-care or family members resistant to cloth diapers! Using the snaps on the front of the diaper, adjust the size if needed, put the diaper on your baby, wash, dry and re-use. No extra steps. No stuffing. No cover required. Our one-size diapers are designed to fit most babies weighing between 8 and 35 pounds.  The soft, waterproof outer fabric keeps the diaper trim on your newborn and toddler. Soft, sueded inner fabric gently wicks moisture away from your baby's skin. Super stretchy, gentle leg and back elastic with rolled out casings keeps the yuck in and help to keep red marks away. BGFreetime_Martin_S sew many ways kimi cloth diapering keami terrill 101 beginner disposable diaper hybrid fitted ospcozy snappi wool diaper cover pul  thristeis inserts

Thirsties Doublers (OPTIONAL)

Cloth diapering made even easier!  bumGenius Freetime All-In-One One-Size Cloth Diapers feature our patent pending butterfly closure system to provide a comfortable, trim fit. This simple design makes cloth diapering as easy as using disposables. Our "no-stuff" system with semi-attached, stay dry inserts is an ideal solution for families with a child in day-care or family members resistant to cloth diapers! Using the snaps on the front of the diaper, adjust the size if needed, put the diaper on your baby, wash, dry and re-use. No extra steps. No stuffing. No cover required. Our one-size diapers are designed to fit most babies weighing between 8 and 35 pounds.  The soft, waterproof outer fabric keeps the diaper trim on your newborn and toddler. Soft, sueded inner fabric gently wicks moisture away from your baby's skin. Super stretchy, gentle leg and back elastic with rolled out casings keeps the yuck in and help to keep red marks away. BGFreetime_Martin_S sew many ways kimi cloth diapering keami terrill 101 beginner disposable diaper hybrid fitted ospcozy snappi wool diaper cover pul

OsoCozy Prefold Diapers (OPTIONAL)

 ARE THEY WATERPROOF? 

Since the bumGenius diapers are made out of PUL Fabric, these diapers ARE waterproof!

Osocozy’s are NOT waterproof, always use a covering such as a wool diaper cover or a PUL diaper cover.

Recommendations (based on 1 child)

24 AIO bumGenius Cloth Diapers

2 packs of a Dozen Osocozy Prefolds (Optional)

10-20 Thirsties Doublers (Optional – No need to get these AND Osocozy’s, get one or the other)

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Seeing as though I started cloth diapering when our first daughter was 4 months, they fit her perfectly! But using them for the first time on our newborn they were HUGE! Pee and poop came out the sides constantly even with inserts. The sides (elastic)weren’t wrapped around her legs like they should be, instead there was a huge gap. So I began to search everywhere for an alternative and came across a couple of ideas. I stopped using the bumGenius diapers and started using my own Hybrid Fitted Diapers (buy these Grovia One Size Fitted, or email/comment me for cheaper well made ones I make) .

Hybrid Fitted Diapers are mostly One Size and they truly fit your baby extremely well and are oh so soft! They are also breathable so they’re especially great if your baby has rashes. Unlike PUL diapers you can throw them in the dryer!

Use Hybrid Fitted Diapers by itself or pair it with Osocozy’s for SUPER absorbency!

Cloth diapering made even easier!  bumGenius Freetime All-In-One One-Size Cloth Diapers feature our patent pending butterfly closure system to provide a comfortable, trim fit. This simple design makes cloth diapering as easy as using disposables. Our "no-stuff" system with semi-attached, stay dry inserts is an ideal solution for families with a child in day-care or family members resistant to cloth diapers! Using the snaps on the front of the diaper, adjust the size if needed, put the diaper on your baby, wash, dry and re-use. No extra steps. No stuffing. No cover required. Our one-size diapers are designed to fit most babies weighing between 8 and 35 pounds.  The soft, waterproof outer fabric keeps the diaper trim on your newborn and toddler. Soft, sueded inner fabric gently wicks moisture away from your baby's skin. Super stretchy, gentle leg and back elastic with rolled out casings keeps the yuck in and help to keep red marks away. BGFreetime_Martin_S sew many ways kimi cloth diapering keami terrill 101 beginner disposable diaper hybrid fitted ospcozy snappi wool diaper cover pul

Hybrid Fitted

Cloth diapering made even easier!  bumGenius Freetime All-In-One One-Size Cloth Diapers feature our patent pending butterfly closure system to provide a comfortable, trim fit. This simple design makes cloth diapering as easy as using disposables. Our "no-stuff" system with semi-attached, stay dry inserts is an ideal solution for families with a child in day-care or family members resistant to cloth diapers! Using the snaps on the front of the diaper, adjust the size if needed, put the diaper on your baby, wash, dry and re-use. No extra steps. No stuffing. No cover required. Our one-size diapers are designed to fit most babies weighing between 8 and 35 pounds.  The soft, waterproof outer fabric keeps the diaper trim on your newborn and toddler. Soft, sueded inner fabric gently wicks moisture away from your baby's skin. Super stretchy, gentle leg and back elastic with rolled out casings keeps the yuck in and help to keep red marks away. BGFreetime_Martin_S sew many ways kimi cloth diapering keami terrill 101 beginner disposable diaper hybrid fitted ospcozy snappi wool diaper cover pul

Hybrid Fitted Diaper Inside

Cloth diapering made even easier!  bumGenius Freetime All-In-One One-Size Cloth Diapers feature our patent pending butterfly closure system to provide a comfortable, trim fit. This simple design makes cloth diapering as easy as using disposables. Our "no-stuff" system with semi-attached, stay dry inserts is an ideal solution for families with a child in day-care or family members resistant to cloth diapers! Using the snaps on the front of the diaper, adjust the size if needed, put the diaper on your baby, wash, dry and re-use. No extra steps. No stuffing. No cover required. Our one-size diapers are designed to fit most babies weighing between 8 and 35 pounds.  The soft, waterproof outer fabric keeps the diaper trim on your newborn and toddler. Soft, sueded inner fabric gently wicks moisture away from your baby's skin. Super stretchy, gentle leg and back elastic with rolled out casings keeps the yuck in and help to keep red marks away. BGFreetime_Martin_S sew many ways kimi cloth diapering keami terrill 101 beginner disposable diaper hybrid fitted ospcozy snappi wool diaper cover pul

OsoCozy Prefold Diapers (OPTIONAL)

ARE THEY WATERPROOF? 

The Hybrid Fitted Diaper is NOT waterproof. You will have to pair it with a Diaper Cover (up next) thats made out of PUL Fabric. With our daughter we have been able to get away without using a cover so you can still see that cute fabric print! Just make sure you put a cover on for those long nights or car trips. So far she has not soaked through the hybrid fitted diapers that I’ve made her.

Osocozy’s are NOT waterproof, always use a covering such as a wool diaper cover or a PUL diaper cover.

Recommendations (based on 1 child)

1-2 packs of a Dozen Osocozy Prefolds (NOT needed but could be added for more absorbency)

24 Hybrid Fitted Diapers

Cloth diapering made even easier!  bumGenius Freetime All-In-One One-Size Cloth Diapers feature our patent pending butterfly closure system to provide a comfortable, trim fit. This simple design makes cloth diapering as easy as using disposables. Our "no-stuff" system with semi-attached, stay dry inserts is an ideal solution for families with a child in day-care or family members resistant to cloth diapers! Using the snaps on the front of the diaper, adjust the size if needed, put the diaper on your baby, wash, dry and re-use. No extra steps. No stuffing. No cover required. Our one-size diapers are designed to fit most babies weighing between 8 and 35 pounds.  The soft, waterproof outer fabric keeps the diaper trim on your newborn and toddler. Soft, sueded inner fabric gently wicks moisture away from your baby's skin. Super stretchy, gentle leg and back elastic with rolled out casings keeps the yuck in and help to keep red marks away. BGFreetime_Martin_S sew many ways kimi cloth diapering keami terrill 101 beginner disposable diaper hybrid fitted ospcozy snappi wool diaper cover pul

Your next choice is to pair an Osocozy diaper with a Thirsties or Flip Diaper Cover. With this choice, you can reuse your PUL Diaper Cover many times until it gets stains or starts to smell. Super easy and simple!

Cloth diapering made even easier!  bumGenius Freetime All-In-One One-Size Cloth Diapers feature our patent pending butterfly closure system to provide a comfortable, trim fit. This simple design makes cloth diapering as easy as using disposables. Our "no-stuff" system with semi-attached, stay dry inserts is an ideal solution for families with a child in day-care or family members resistant to cloth diapers! Using the snaps on the front of the diaper, adjust the size if needed, put the diaper on your baby, wash, dry and re-use. No extra steps. No stuffing. No cover required. Our one-size diapers are designed to fit most babies weighing between 8 and 35 pounds.  The soft, waterproof outer fabric keeps the diaper trim on your newborn and toddler. Soft, sueded inner fabric gently wicks moisture away from your baby's skin. Super stretchy, gentle leg and back elastic with rolled out casings keeps the yuck in and help to keep red marks away. BGFreetime_Martin_S sew many ways kimi cloth diapering keami terrill 101 beginner disposable diaper hybrid fitted ospcozy snappi wool diaper cover pul

OsoCozy Prefold Diapers

Cloth diapering made even easier!  bumGenius Freetime All-In-One One-Size Cloth Diapers feature our patent pending butterfly closure system to provide a comfortable, trim fit. This simple design makes cloth diapering as easy as using disposables. Our "no-stuff" system with semi-attached, stay dry inserts is an ideal solution for families with a child in day-care or family members resistant to cloth diapers! Using the snaps on the front of the diaper, adjust the size if needed, put the diaper on your baby, wash, dry and re-use. No extra steps. No stuffing. No cover required. Our one-size diapers are designed to fit most babies weighing between 8 and 35 pounds.  The soft, waterproof outer fabric keeps the diaper trim on your newborn and toddler. Soft, sueded inner fabric gently wicks moisture away from your baby's skin. Super stretchy, gentle leg and back elastic with rolled out casings keeps the yuck in and help to keep red marks away. BGFreetime_Martin_S sew many ways kimi cloth diapering keami terrill 101 beginner disposable diaper hybrid fitted ospcozy snappi wool diaper cover pul thirties wrap snap

Thirsties Duo Wrap Snap

 

Cloth diapering made even easier!  bumGenius Freetime All-In-One One-Size Cloth Diapers feature our patent pending butterfly closure system to provide a comfortable, trim fit. This simple design makes cloth diapering as easy as using disposables. Our "no-stuff" system with semi-attached, stay dry inserts is an ideal solution for families with a child in day-care or family members resistant to cloth diapers! Using the snaps on the front of the diaper, adjust the size if needed, put the diaper on your baby, wash, dry and re-use. No extra steps. No stuffing. No cover required. Our one-size diapers are designed to fit most babies weighing between 8 and 35 pounds.  The soft, waterproof outer fabric keeps the diaper trim on your newborn and toddler. Soft, sueded inner fabric gently wicks moisture away from your baby's skin. Super stretchy, gentle leg and back elastic with rolled out casings keeps the yuck in and help to keep red marks away. BGFreetime_Martin_S sew many ways kimi cloth diapering keami terrill 101 beginner disposable diaper hybrid fitted ospcozy snappi wool diaper cover pul

What it Looks Like Inside

ARE THEY WATERPROOF? 

Using a Oscozy prefold with a diaper cover ensures you that these ARE waterproof!

Osocozy’s are NOT waterproof, always use a covering such as a wool diaper cover or a PUL diaper cover.

Recommendations (based on 1 child)

2 packs of a Dozen Osocozy Prefolds

5 Diaper Covers

sew many ways kimi cloth diapers wool cover

Wool Diaper Covers are another on of my favorites, especially for newborns. I love using these as well as Hybrid Fitted’s because of the breathability and comfort.

The Wool Diaper Covers are waterproof if prepped the correct way! The wool wicks moisture away from the skin and can absorb up to one-third of its weight in moisture and return it to the environment. They can last a long time without needing to be washed over and over. Once they start smelling and start to loose effectiveness (pee starts getting on clothes instead of being absorbed) then wash them. They can last about a month or so. Once prepped and ready to use, you will have no leaks with a wool cover!

Use  Osocozy’s,  Snappi’s, and Wool Diaper Cover (also made these for a lot cheaper and I make them in AIO as well or buy them here) for the perfect fit.

Cloth diapering made even easier!  bumGenius Freetime All-In-One One-Size Cloth Diapers feature our patent pending butterfly closure system to provide a comfortable, trim fit. This simple design makes cloth diapering as easy as using disposables. Our "no-stuff" system with semi-attached, stay dry inserts is an ideal solution for families with a child in day-care or family members resistant to cloth diapers! Using the snaps on the front of the diaper, adjust the size if needed, put the diaper on your baby, wash, dry and re-use. No extra steps. No stuffing. No cover required. Our one-size diapers are designed to fit most babies weighing between 8 and 35 pounds.  The soft, waterproof outer fabric keeps the diaper trim on your newborn and toddler. Soft, sueded inner fabric gently wicks moisture away from your baby's skin. Super stretchy, gentle leg and back elastic with rolled out casings keeps the yuck in and help to keep red marks away. BGFreetime_Martin_S sew many ways kimi cloth diapering keami terrill 101 beginner disposable diaper hybrid fitted ospcozy snappi wool diaper cover pul

Disana Organic Merino Wool Cover

Cloth diapering made even easier!  bumGenius Freetime All-In-One One-Size Cloth Diapers feature our patent pending butterfly closure system to provide a comfortable, trim fit. This simple design makes cloth diapering as easy as using disposables. Our "no-stuff" system with semi-attached, stay dry inserts is an ideal solution for families with a child in day-care or family members resistant to cloth diapers! Using the snaps on the front of the diaper, adjust the size if needed, put the diaper on your baby, wash, dry and re-use. No extra steps. No stuffing. No cover required. Our one-size diapers are designed to fit most babies weighing between 8 and 35 pounds.  The soft, waterproof outer fabric keeps the diaper trim on your newborn and toddler. Soft, sueded inner fabric gently wicks moisture away from your baby's skin. Super stretchy, gentle leg and back elastic with rolled out casings keeps the yuck in and help to keep red marks away. BGFreetime_Martin_S sew many ways kimi cloth diapering keami terrill 101 beginner disposable diaper hybrid fitted ospcozy snappi wool diaper cover pul

OsoCozy’s Prefold Diapers

Cloth diapering made even easier!  bumGenius Freetime All-In-One One-Size Cloth Diapers feature our patent pending butterfly closure system to provide a comfortable, trim fit. This simple design makes cloth diapering as easy as using disposables. Our "no-stuff" system with semi-attached, stay dry inserts is an ideal solution for families with a child in day-care or family members resistant to cloth diapers! Using the snaps on the front of the diaper, adjust the size if needed, put the diaper on your baby, wash, dry and re-use. No extra steps. No stuffing. No cover required. Our one-size diapers are designed to fit most babies weighing between 8 and 35 pounds.  The soft, waterproof outer fabric keeps the diaper trim on your newborn and toddler. Soft, sueded inner fabric gently wicks moisture away from your baby's skin. Super stretchy, gentle leg and back elastic with rolled out casings keeps the yuck in and help to keep red marks away. BGFreetime_Martin_S sew many ways kimi cloth diapering keami terrill 101 beginner disposable diaper hybrid fitted ospcozy snappi wool diaper cover pul

Snappi

ARE THEY WATERPROOF? 

The Wool Diaper Covers ARE waterproof (if prepped correctly) and you will put this over your Osocozy diaper with a Snappi to hold them in place.

Osocozy’s are NOT waterproof, always use a covering such as a wool diaper cover or a PUL diaper cover.

Recommendations (based on 1 child)

2 packs of a Dozen Osocozy Prefolds

5 Wool Diaper Covers

5 Snappi’s

With using cloth diapers you have to be careful on what ointments you put on your little ones bum. If you want to use the regular creams such as Butt Paste and Desitin you will HAVE to put a flushable linear in between your baby’s bum and the cloth of the diaper so that gunk won’t destroy your diaper. It will over time build up in your diaper and your cloth diaper will be ineffective. I use Grandma El’s which is cloth diaper safe! I also use it for other rashes on her body. Make sure you check your cloth diaper’s instructions on what they recommend you should use and not use.

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I hope this has helped you decide to start cloth diapering! Now it’s time to get on Amazon and find those cute prints and colors from the oh so many companies! It can get overwhelming BUT if you find out from the choices above which choice best suits you….then all you need to do next is find those items and purchase however many you think you would need or follow the recommendations I’ve provided.

If you’re on a budget and would like to pay less but still want those cute fabric prints of your choice, leave me a comment! I would be happy to work with you and come up with a reasonable price!

WAIT! Where do I put those smelly diapers?! How do I clean them?!

DON’T FORGET to check out MUST NEED ITEMS FOR CLOTH DIAPERING SUCCESS!

WAIT WAIT WAIT! How do I fold a Osocozy diaper!? Check out HOW TO FOLD A PREFOLD DIAPER

Let me know what you think about cloth diapering!

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