Baby in Alva cloth diaper pushing a toy

I never thought I would use cloth diapers

When I first thought of using cloth diapers, I was very hesitate because I didn’t understand how to use them or how budget friendly they are! I have used them for several months now and love them! They are easy to use, clean, and have saved me close to $200 a month!

Alva Baby 6pcs Pack Pocket Washable Adjustable Cloth DiapersI did my research, searched several websites and brands and finally found a good deal! I spent a total of $150 on 16 cloth diapers with 2 inserts each, 12 extra thick inserts, and wash cloths (which I use as wipes for only wet diapers, for poopy diapers I use my DIY Wipes).  I have two different brands of cloth diapers. I have 6 Alva, and 10 Happy Flute which I found on Amazon. I haven’t had any problems at all, not even one, of them leaking! I use the extra thick inserts for nap times. I also still use disposable diapers at night because they’re easier to change in the dark.

I got some super cute designs and some nuetral colors. I bought all pocket style, one size fits all. I usually stuff 2 inserts into each diaper cover. I tried placing the inserts in the covers thinking I could use the covers over, but the inserts bunched up or started coming out the back or front whenever Little Dude crawled around. So, I ended up stuffing them and they work great!

baby diapers for saleHow I clean cloth diapers

  1. I wash diapers every two days. If the diaper has poop in it, I flush poop down the toilet or spray it right after I change Little Dude then throw it in the dirty diaper bag to get washed.
  2. I place them in the washer and soak them in cold water with 1/2 cup vinegar.
  3. Then do a prewash cycle.
  4. Next, I put in 1/3 cup of my DIY Laundry Detergent and turn to wash Hot, rinse Cold.
  5. After they have been washed, I dry them in the dryer on low delicate cycle.

I haven’t had any problems with the peeling of the lining or trouble with them falling apart!

Cloth diapering is awesome and I highly encourage you to try them! You don’t have to buy tons and it does cost a little up front, but in the long run you definitely save money by using cloth diapers! I hope this has been helpful for those of you who have thought about using cloth diapers or who plan to use them in the future!

If you have any questions that I didn’t mention above, let me know in the comments section below. I’d love to help you out if I can.

 

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