There are a lot of types of diapers made with a lot of different materials. The decisions can seem a little overwhelming. I think you need to decide what is right for your family. I was confused by the micro-fibers and stay-dry fabrics, they all seemed to have different washing and drying instructions. To make things as easy I wanted to be able to throw everything in the washer and dryer together. I was okay with having to pull a few quick dry covers out, and hang them to dry. I decided that I wanted to use all-cotton diapers. I wanted to balance cost with usablity, and I wanted diapers that would be easy for my daycare provider to use.
I finally decided on what I thought I would need:
- 6 Grovia Newborn AIO
- 6 Newborn Workhorse Diapers from Green Mountain Diaper
- 12 Newborn Prefolds from Green Mountain Diaper
- 2 Bummis SuperBrite Wraps
- 1 Bummis SuperWhisper Wrap
I did expect to use disposables part time, and will probably use them again when we travel. I've been very thrilled with our stash, and don't expect to have to use disposables as much as I originally thought. Especially because daycare has been so supportive. If you are hesitant, give cloth a try.
While I'm not a cloth diapering expert, I plan on writing more about my experiences in later posts.
Are you trying to decide on cloth diapers for your newborn? These are my favorite cloth diaper resources:
Green Mountain Diapers