I don’t really get into brand names on clothes or handbags anymore. I used to be all about namebrands. But now, after 3 kids you learn that money can be spent on something else. My cloth diapers are not really namebrands, and I don’t have a preference of one over another. I have looked online and seen several cute cloth diapers for boys and girls. They have been made out of recycled jeans, or they have really cute patterns.
For my youngest son, who is the first child I have used complete cloth diapering I went to the store and purchased a pack of pre-folds, pins, and 6-8 plastic pants (the old fashioned kind). These served their purpose and I did not find them hard to use at all. Once I figured out how to used them.
The plastic did not hold as well as a certain type of cover that I had seen in JoAnn fabrics.
It really seemed like it held up better. I am going to attach some pictures of the raw material, and the one I have made. Through trial and error, I have also found it to be beneficial that the diapers have velcro and not snaps. The snaps do not work for me.
I appreciate the fact that my son will go up in size, or out in size and the velcro helps me to adjust. Button snaps do not give as much freedom, and the diaper ends up looking funky because they are pulled tighter in some areas than others.
Of the two diapers that I have made, since they were my own creation I experimented with what I felt I needed and my baby needed out of these covers. One has a flannel lining, and the other has no lining, just the cover. They still hold the wetness in like a disposable.
To make these diapers though, I had to take a sewing class at JoAnn fabrics, and waited until the classes were 50% off. That way I could learn what I needed to know, and save money. JoAnn’s also gave me a coupon for my supply list. The diaper only ended up costing me $20.00 to make the first time.
I also have several other diaper covers that I purchased from a consignment shop used. I paid $30.00 for 4. That was a pretty good price considering in the stores they were about that for one diaper cover. A savings is a savings. As for them looking used, or being used, they were not in bad shape at all. Most of them had a pocket so that I could put the diaper in the pocket.
I will continue my search on namebrand diapers, recycled cloth diapers, and various other kinds to keep all options open.
If you have any specific cloth diaper brands or types that you prefer please comment below.