Cloth Diapering Greatest Hits for Real Diaper Week 2012

I realize lately I’ve been all photography this and mommy truth that, and some of my newer readers may not know that I have some pretty educational (if I do say so myself) posts on cloth diapering. Some of them I wrote years ago… before I embraced the importance of brevity while blogging, so brace yourself for a freaking cloth diaper novel. Either way, though, they still have some great links and lots of information about how I got started and the products we use.

While our “stash” has grown over the ย years, I still have a lot of the diapers I started out with on Kendall years ago. My favorites are still bumGenius pocket diapers (3.0 and 4.0), followed very closely by FuzziBunz pocket diapers.

Exciting side note! I’ll be blogging for the Cotton Babies Blog soon.

I’ll admit, Leyna wears disposables at Mother’s Day Out (because one time they accidentally threw away a $20 poopy diaper and I was NOT going to let that happen again), and I’m not as stringent about using cloth when we are traveling. But, that doesn’t stop me from changing at leastย 3 things (cloth diapers) that will not go into landfills most days.

So if you’re new around here and want to read more about my journey into cloth diapering, here are some posts to check out:

Yes, I use cloth diapers. No, I don’t wear Birkenstocks.

Cloth Diapering: The specifics

Cloth Diaper Q&A

From Prefolds to AIOs: A Cloth Diaper VLOG

Cloth Diapering 2 Years Later

You can read the rest of the posts in my Cloth Diapers category if you’d like to see all of the reviews I’ve done over the years on various brands.

And while you’re at it and all pumped and excited about cloth diapering, consider participating in the Great Cloth Diaper Changeย when people all over the world (from 16 countries!) attempt to break the world record for the most cloth diapers changes at one time. Also, be sure to check out all the other great posts about cloth diapering that are linked up for Real Diaper Week, happening right now, April 16th through the 21st.ย 

  • Calley - Thanks for linking up! Are you going to the GCDC in TX this year?ReplyCancel

  • Brett - I was actually just going through your CD archives today! Going to save this post to refer back to once it hits my inbox.

    Also – wondering if any of your CDing readers have had success getting daycare to cooperate w CDing? That, and convincing my husband that out washing machine is not going to turn into a toilet are my two biggest hurdles.ReplyCancel

  • Liz - Thanks for posting! I’ve been using your archives as a resource since I want to CD #2! You just made it so much more easier for me to search.ReplyCancel

    • Jill - Let me know if you need any face to face help!ReplyCancel

      • Liz - I will. I just ordered my first two bum genius diapers today!ReplyCancel

  • erin - Thanks, Jill! You’re the reason we chose to cloth diaper – definitely one of our best decisions ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Marissa C - Sadly, I just gave up on my gDiapers (with disposable inserts).ReplyCancel

  • MomEinstein - I heavily used your past posts on cloth diapering when I was preparing to CD Vicki. LOVE them!

    And I’m super excited to have you join the team over at Cotton Babies. ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • SarahF - I can honestly say that we cloth diaper because of your blog! I was reading while I was pregnant and saw your video on cloth diapers. It’s been so easy and I recommend them to everyone. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Swartout - my daughter’s daycare threw out a cloth diaper too! SO SO SO frustrating. And since she’s in daycare 5 days/week, we have totally gotten out of the cloth habit ๐Ÿ™ Need to get back on it, it’s so much cheaper (not to mention all of the other good things about cloth!!!)ReplyCancel

  • Chris @ CleverFather - We have attempted to use cloth diapers with both our girls. I say attempted because we could never quite get in the habit of clean, and washing the diapers. Its sad, as we spent a small fortune of every color of cloth diaper imaginable, yet keep reaching for the disposables ‘just one more time!’ReplyCancel

  • Brett - Oh, btw, did sunshine diapers go out of business? The links in some of your posts to their site no longer work.

    Also, have you found any local DFW CD businesses that you love? We went into The Nappy Shoppe in Plano yesterday and they were really helpful in demoing various options for Will and I. And their prices seem to be in line with everyone else’s. Any others?ReplyCancel

    • Jill - Yes, they did, sadly.

      I haven’t been on the hunt for a cloth diaper shop in a long time, but I’ve heard great things about The Nappy Shoppe. So glad they worked out for you!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - So glad I found this post! I Tweeted you the other night asking your opinion on a couple of different CDs, but I think you didn’t see it! ๐Ÿ™‚ I went to the GCDC in Baton Rouge Saturday, and it was a blast. I only have 2 CDs right now, both Fuzzibunz, but I’m trying to decide which type to use when I buy my actual stash starting next month. I’m considering Flips and Sunbabies, because they’re what I can realistically afford right now. Do you have an opinion on either of these? I know Flips are by Cotton Babies, and I’m leaning towards them because I would be able to get them sooner than the Sunbabies. What do you think?ReplyCancel

    • Jill - Hey! So sorry I missed your tweet. I have no experience with Sunbabies, but I love all the bumGenius diapers. Flips are great! We have a few of them, and they’ve always been really reliable.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Just ordered 2 different CDs. Ill let you know how my journey goes! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

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  • Michelle - Thanks so much for this… I pretty much devoured all of this in one morning to make my final decision.. I live in an apartment where i don’t have my own washer and dryer and always wanted to cloth diaper but felt it would be really hard and expensive but seeing how you can buy separate liners that are cloth or disposable has sealed the deal. Now to only explain to my husband that it’s not that difficult to use and there won’t be poop all over the apartment ha.ReplyCancel

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