Back in the day – circa January 2012 – I had grand hopes that Jemma may potty learn prior to her brother’s arrival. It didn’t happen. Which I expected. That put me with two babies in diapers.
And here’s all the nitty gritty on that.
To boost my cloth diaper stash I started shopping second hand for used diapers. I gathered a few new to me covers and prefolds, but the bulk of my stash addition were one-size all-in-one (AIO) or pocket diapers. With two in diapers, I knew I’d need every spare second when setting up the diapering assembly line so I wanted to reduce the folding and positioning that covers and prefolds require.
Quite often I get asked about the brands/styles of my cloth diaper stash, so here’s a rough breakdown …
- BumGenius 4.0 & Freetimes | Love both, especially the Freetimes since they require no stuffing. These also rate very high with non-mama diaper changers like Daddy, grandma and aunts. Take note – Freetimes seem to run trimmer than most diapers.
- Thirsties covers & Duos | Can’t rave enough about the double leg gusset. Poo protection to the max.
- Sunny Baby Diapers | An economical choice for pockets that totally get the job done! Totally impressed with these and adore the color selection.
- Flip covers, organic prefolds & microfiber inserts | This is what I started with in 2010 with Jemma, they are holding strong and I like that I can double layer Jemma’s diapers. Hello, toddler pee comes in a major whoosh and needs mass amounts of absorbing power.
I’ve tried Goodmamas, Smartipants, Fuzzibunz and a mix of fitteds (like Kissaluvs) with wool too. I’m not a die hard fan for any one type or brand. Most of all I’ve found that different diapers work for different things. Out and about? I love the quickness of an AIO of pocket. Nap time or overnight? Covers with a prefold and hemp insert in the middle. Church nursery? I send the littles in disposables – Seventh Generation are my first pick. Toddlers? Covers with two microfiber inserts. Newborn? Duos, Fuzzibunz or Sunny Baby (less bulky while still doing the job). At home? Fitteds and woolies.
So, yeah … I love all our diapers. Even more, I love how much they save us every month. I can’t even imagine the cost of using disposables full-time for two babies. Yikes!
In addition to the actual diapers I stocked up on Rockin’ Green diaper soap, an extra large wet bag to fit diapers for two on the go and I made a bunch of flannel and bamboo cloth wipes.
No doubt I’m getting weary of two in diapers. But, that’s just how the cookie factory crumbles, right? Once we’re settled into the new house I’m planning to reassess Jemma’s interest in potty learning and go from there. She seems to being growing in her potty awareness, but that’s a whole post in and of itself!
Have you diapered two? Or dare I imagine, three? What are your tips? Your favorite diapers? Let’s talk our fave dipes & more! And while you’re at it, why not enter the tremendously awesome giveaway for 3, yes three, Sunny Baby Diapers and a $25 credit to Upa-Lala!