Still Going

January 2, 2011

I am proud to report that we are still going strong with our cloth diapering. We have revised and simplified our approach, and we are really pleased with how it is going.

We started out with six all-in-ones, lots of prefolds with covers, and six one-size pocket diapers with inserts. After a few weeks and even switching brands, I gave up on the prefolds with covers. Absorbency was an issue, but I also just prefer the simplicity of AIOs. They make the process easier for Chris, too.

I took advantage of Cotton Babies‘ holiday sale and ordered six more medium AIOs. Can you believe how much Mackenzie has grown?!

We’ll have twelve AIOs, plus our six one-size pocket diapers. I wash diapers once a day, but occasionally I let it go a day and a half. Eighteen diapers should last us until Mackenzie is close to a year old – that’s nine months of no diapers in landfills and money savings of between six and seven hundred dollars. Now that is something to celebrate.

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  • Reply keli January 2, 2011 at 10:28 am

    i’m so glad you found what works for you!! i am the SAME way this time … i gave up on prefolds/covers and have gone strictly BG AIOs, as well.

    you MAY want to revisit prefolds/covers when she gets older – i LOVED them on emma once she had more solid poops and was toddling around. once i could trifold and lay in the covers without worrying about poopsplosions or using snappis or pins. i just know that pfs/covers work a whole lot better when they are out of this ‘liquid poop 47 times a day’ stage. πŸ˜‰

    i’m so proud of you for sticking with it!!


  • Reply Cynthia March 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Hey there πŸ™‚ I love your blog πŸ™‚

    What are the cloth diapers called that you use for you baby? I am planning on using cloth for our baby too! They are so much cheaper. Can you give me more info on them?

    How much did you buy and which ones do you use the most?

    Thank you so much!


    Dee Reply:

    Thanks for your comment, Cynthia! Glad you like the blog. I primarily use Bum Genius cloth diapers for Mackenzie, and I buy them from They have worked out really well for us. Feel free to email me if you have any questions I might be able to help with.


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