I have lived through 20 months of cloth diapering my son (updated and I now have 5 years+ experience!). To say I have learned a thing or two is an understatement. Not only have I tried and reviewed over
50 200 cloth diapers, I have tried all sorts of accesories. Plus I have real world experience. I know how to change a cloth diaper on a plane, bench, lap, and how to deal when my son is fighting me for a change. I have sampled cloth safe diaper creams and detergents and picked my favorites. And, I have learned how to keep my son relatively still during changes (crucial when in public and there is a nasty poop!) I am listing what I feel a cloth diapering mom needs and stating my brand of choice where applicable.
Diaper Sprayer (around 6 months when your baby begins solids)
(2) Elastic edged pail liners -or- at least 2 Hanging Wet Bags- Wahmies Pail liner is my choice, and Planet Wise Wet/Dry bag in Large for a hanging pail.
Diaper Pail- if you choose one, it should have a pedal for ease of use, especially when you have a dripping wet diaper. I love my Diaper Dekor, which I modified to accommodate cloth diapers.
1 pack of Snappis
Cloth Friendly Diaper Detergent (I have used and suggest Rockin’ Green, Molly’s Suds, or Eco Nuts.)
Wool Dryer Balls (if you want to soften your diapers or reduce static.)
Flushable Liners– I have found Bummis Bioliners are the softest. Good to use when on the go to prevent coming home with poop in your diapers.
Drying Rack, clothesline, or gizmo for hanging diapers- I love my Ikea Octopus for hanging covers, but I just throw my inserts over the porch rail for sunning.
Awesome diaper bag big enough for your cloth diapers! I like my Petunia Picklebottom but I am still drooling over the Go Gaga Messenger bag!
Cloth Diaper safe Cream- My fav is Dimpleskins Bum Balm. Silky and very effective!
Distracting/ engaging Toy for changes. Especially good for when you are learning how to put on a prefold or a snapping diaper.
Mobile above changing table when the baby is younger and can’t reach it. It will keep their eyes engaged while you do your thing.
You can find many of these items at my affiliate, Kelly’s Closet, including the Bummis Bioliners, Planet Wise and Wahmies Wet bags, diaper sprayers, snappis, and Rockin’ Green. Shopping my link supports DDL! Happy Shopping!
What are your must have items to make cloth diapering easier?