I know there are a number of you out there who have already been through the cloth diapering process so I thought I’d enlist your expert advice in one of many areas I’m a little uncertain about. The diaper cover. Or soaker. Or whatever you call them. I feel like cloth diapering comes with an endless list of nuanced terminology that I haven’t caught up with yet.
So. Our plan is to have some pocket diapers, some fitted diapers and a lot of prefolds. Mostly because I’m not sure what we’ll like and what baby will like. And prefolds are sooo much less expensive than buying an entire set of the more modern options. Though, side note, even buying the more expensive cloth diapers seems WAY less expensive than buying disposables. You just have to fork over a lot to get you started. Kay and one more note on the pro-cloth diapering front. I heard this statistic that in the first year of your baby’s life you will fill your entire house with disposable diapers. Um, if that’s not enough to convince you to at least TRY the reusable option, I can’t image what is. Think about how many landfills are full of JUST diapers. Scary. Anyway.
With prefolds there’s still the question of the cover. And I really don’t like the plastic raincoaty ones. Plus word is that wool is naturally antibacterial and better all around. That’s just the word, mind you. I don’t know from experience or anything.
So which covers do you all use (if you use them) ?
Here’s a selection of the top contenders in my mind:
Pretty much all of these are available on Green Mountain Diapers actually.
LANAcare seems to be a heavy favorite around the internet, though they are more expensive. But how many do you really need? Only a few right? And I’m thinking we’ll get a mixture for this first round so we can see what we like the best?
Any wisdom on the subject would be much appreciated. Also, in the summer isn’t wool too hot? Just curious.