30 Reasons to Love Cloth Diapers – Diaper Covers, Pre-folds, Flats, and Snappis!


Day 17: Diaper Covers, Pre-folds, Flats, and More - back to basics cloth diapering! I normally write about one-sized and pocket cloth diapers because the majority of my stash is made up of these systems.  Since that is what I use most frequently I often forget about the other systems.  I'm surprised to see that a number of families I talk with on Twitter use (and swear by) old fashioned pre-fold diapers.  Yes, many parents still use the simple diapering systems that our parents and grandparents used on us over the new modern systems.  Families prefer pre-folds and flats for their economical benefits, ease of use, and absorbency.  Many parents will travel with pre-folds and flats since they are easier to hand wash when laundry services are unavailable. What is a pre-fold diaper? Many people are familiar with pre-folds because they use them as burp cloths or to dust around the house.  Or am I the only one who was raised using pre-folds around that my mom reused after we grew out of ... [ Read More ]

Cloth Diapering on a Budget


How much can you afford to spend on cloth diapers?  Some people have chosen to use cloth diapers because they simply can't afford to be buying disposable diapers every week.  For many of you there might be a little bit of a sticker shock when you first begin to research cloth diapers.  The average cost is $17-23 or more per diaper for pockets and all-in-one cloth diapering systems.  There are some more cost effective diapering systems that actually blend the ease of the modern pocket cloth diaper with the cost of pre-folds.  With these affordable options you can cloth diaper your baby from birth to potty training for as little as $100.  Econobum by Cotton Babies Cost: $9.95 for a one-size cover & one-size pre-fold; $97.90 for the complete set of 6 one-size covers & 12 one-size pre-folds Closure: Snaps Quality:The covers on the Econobum are a VERY thin 100% laminated polyester.  I like the thickness and absorbency of the 100% unbleached cotton pre-fold.      Flip by Cotton ... [ Read More ]