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Cheap Cloth diapers

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Initial post: Jul 5, 2011 10:47:35 AM PDT
J. Belliveau says:
I found some cheap cloth diapers on here 10 for only 85 bucks. I looked online and they got good reviews from parents. I just am still not sure about cloth diapers. thoughts?

Papoose Babyland Pocket Cloth Diaper Kit Boys 10 Diapers & Inserts

Posted on Jul 5, 2011 11:42:54 AM PDT
C. Becker says:
i dont like the "pocket" kind, you have to pull out the diaper and sometimes its dirty, obviously. I like thirsties or cutey baby covers, you can get them cheap and you can fold up the classic cloth baby diapers (called prefolds in diaper lingo) and stick those inside, instead of buying inserts. my baby seems to like cloth better and sleep better in them but we use a little of both. I just started with a couple of covers and a big pack of the prefolds to use inside them, and then tried it out. there is a lot less science and mystery to it once you just try it out, and using cloth even occasionally saves a lot of money and waste. It has even come in handy to have a couple around for when i run out of disposables!

Posted on Jul 5, 2011 11:43:24 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 6, 2011 11:25:04 AM PDT
diasha78 says:
If you are still not sure why did you leave a 5 star review on the product you claim to be using for 2 month?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2011 7:56:13 PM PDT
Maybe she is looking for a review from a long-term user. Some diapers are great at first, but will they make it to the next child?

There are tons of cheap reusables to be had on Ebay. Lots of reviews , too.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2011 2:20:56 AM PDT
J. Belliveau says:
I'm only using them part time. Thinking of buying more

Posted on Jul 6, 2011 6:38:06 AM PDT
S. Katz says:
I've never used those, but Kawaiis off of ebay (or a variety of cloth diaper sites) are very good. They're our primary night-time diaper. I like pockets. GoGreen is another decent inexpensive brand.

If you're interested in the hybrid/lay a diaper in the cover type, of course prefolds and covers work, or you could try something like Flips or Econobums.

Other places for cheap diapers -- look at the various manufacturers websites in their seconds sections. A lot of times you can get excellent diapers very cheap

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 10:01:30 AM PDT
Pamela says:
I found the Babyland diapers on eBay for a much better price. $42.99 with free shipping for 10 diapers and inserts as opposed to the $85 for the same thing here on Amazon. I am planning on purchasing them on eBay (item #260808894680), but I cannot give any advice at this point as to how they work. I will also be using Thirsties Duo Wraps and prefolds that I will be buying from Green Mountain Diapers (my baby is not due until September 4) and I figure I can always use some of the prefolds as doublers inside of the Babyland diapers if they are not absorbent enough alone. I also found a site called justsimplybaby dot com and am planning on trying a few from there. They are priced at $11 and $12 per "one size" with 2 inserts. I am hesitant to purchase used from eBay or craigslist as many people are selling used diapers with velcro which can wear out over time. I plan to stick with covers that have snaps.
I have been researching cloth diapers for months now and have pretty much decided what I am going to buy but I am still completely baffled as to the whole washing process. If anyone has any tips for laundering, please share!

Posted on Jul 8, 2011 11:47:15 AM PDT
To the above poster - you absolutely do not have to pull out the inserts from pocket diapers - your life will be much easier if you just toss them in the wash! The inserts work their way out during the agitation cycle.

I recommend Kawaii diapers - they are almost identical to Fuzzibunz, which are twice the price! We've also had good experiences with Sunbabies. Using a good brand of prefolds and covers can also be inexpensive.

Laundering is easy (I actually have a load in right now). I run a cold water wash cycle with no detergent, then a hot water wash with detergent (I use Charlie's Soap, but after it's gone will be making my own), then a cold rinse cycle with nothing. I don't soak my diapers and this routine gets them clean every time!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2011 1:21:36 PM PDT
J. Belliveau says:
Making your own? Interesting! I have been using just baking soda and hot water. I don't take the inserts out either and they always come out. Thanks for the input. I have heard sunbaby ones are no good. But maybe I can try just one somewhere do you think?

Posted on Jul 9, 2011 9:37:02 PM PDT
Nancy R says:
I went through G-diapers and Thirsties covers with prefolds before I found my Flip wraps and inserts. The Flip daypacks come with two diaper covers and six inserts, that are less bulky than prefolds but a lot more absorbant than the cloth G-diaper inserts I had that were LEAK CITY. Can also get thin liner things to put on top of the insert for easy BM removal. Spent about $200 for four Flip daypacks (8 covers and 24 inserts) and figure I've saved a lot of money compared to bumgenius or disposables. Also have a pack of prefolds that fit in the same diaper covers.

Also, my friend started Ruby Moon laundry detergent, specifically made for those looking for a good green cloth diaper wash that's also good for babies with ecsema. Been happy with all of her products so far (cloth diaper wash works WONDERS on recycled grey prefolds-- turned them sparkly white after an overnight soak in the washer).

Posted on Jul 10, 2011 10:58:51 PM PDT
Jane K says:
Does anyone else think these look like GroVia, formerly GroBaby, cloth hybrid diapers? Many people like the GroVias.

Here's a set of reviews on them at DiaperPin:


Posted on Jul 11, 2011 7:05:39 AM PDT
Pamela says:
Thanks for the link to the reviews Jane K! Very helpful. Thanks also for the suggestions about Kawaii & Flip.

Regarding the use of Charlie's Soap for cloth diapers. I have read that Charlie's or Rockin Green are the best for washing cloth diapers to keep the diapers from losing their absorbancy, but also that you should then use Charlie's for ALL of your laundry. Is is true that I have to use Charlie's all the time for all of my other laundry or that I have to run a load of Charlie's soap through the washer to "cleanse" the washer from buildup if I decide to still use a regular detergent to wash my other laundry? I currently use about 1 Tablespoon of Tide and a healthy scoop of baking soda on a medium to large size load of clothes which works GREAT!! Can I still wash the family's clothes with Tide/Baking Soda and wash the diapers with Charlie's?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2011 7:16:13 PM PDT
A'donna says: has the cheapest I have seen anywhere. $7 for a pocket diaper! That's cheap! And cute too with great reviews. Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 11, 2011 4:54:21 PM PDT
I checked out the site, but I prefer snaps over velcro!

I want to share a great anc CHEAP pocket diaper site called ASSUNTA STORE (they also have covers for prefold or fitted dipes, and Diaper-making supplies!)

Assuna Store is a company run by a friend of mine named Serena here in Beijing. She is an American, and the diaper store is a fundraiser for their work here. Their work is missionary, and also they run a wonderful center/orphanage for medically fragile orphans (babies are given up for adoption here if born with Down syndrome, cleftpalate, or any medical condition or need any sort of surgery, etc.)

I have visited the orphanage, 23 babies and young children (and a few hospice cases too). China Little Flower is the organization (see the About Us section at the site) . They do amazing work. And the website for the dipes is here

the One Size Pocket dipe used to run small, I think they made a design change tho. The Minkie Pocket is a fuzzy lovely fabric for winter. I have had a few in diaper rotation for about 10 months, they've held up well in the wash, no PUL separating, gusset issues, or leaking issues! I did have one snap break off but I am still able to use the diaper fine. Choice of microfiber or bamboo inserts. They also have snaps, notions, diaper MAKING supplies.

p.s. I know Serena from the La leche League of Beijing.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2011 7:40:59 PM PDT
C. Nielson says:
I just ordered a brand called Alva Baby. Super inexpensive ($5 on ebay...$3.65 in a coop I joined). They are supposed to be the same as the Go Green Champ and I suspect made in the same factory as Kawaii (same fabric prints). Overall they get good reviews (check for lots of info). I don't have them yet, but their customer service is supposed to be awesome so I'm not terribly each diaper cost less than a meal at a fast food restaurant so I can take a chance without losing my shirt! The biggest drawback is that I have to wait about a month for them to come.

Posted on Oct 11, 2011 9:37:55 PM PDT
A. Williams says:
If you are looking for a cheap cloth diaper that is good quality and will last through several kids, check out Smartipants. I had a single Smartipants diaper in my stash and have used it for over a year. It still looks and works great! It has snaps which is really nice and it is the easiest diaper out there for washing. It is designed so that you don't have to unstuff the insert! The insert works itself out in the wash! This is my favorite feature. A soiled Smartipants can also be rolled up and snapped together for when you are out shopping or whatever.... you don't need to put it in a wet bag... just roll it up and snap it!

Consider this: you can find cheap diapers for $5 that will last a year if you are lucky, but most quality diapers will run $18 or more. Smartipants are around $15 when you buy them one at a time but you can buy them in bulk for $12 a piece or you can buy them used for around $10. If you want a diaper that won't make you hate changing and laundering cloth diapers, smartipants is the way to go. I've converted my entire stash to Smartipants and plan on using only this brand for my next child.

As for my laundering process, I use the dry pail method. If the diaper is just wet, I roll it up and store it in a pail with a lid until wash day. If it was a poopie, I shake the solids into a toilet using toilet paper to scrape any stubborn pieces off. I never had to rinse them since most solids just roll right off. I don't recommend storing the soiled diapers for more than a couple of days. I use Charlie's Soap detergent and have found that it works best when you use this soap for all your clothes as well. I wouldn't recommend mixing Charlie's Soap with any other detergent in your machine. I use the sanitary cycle for my cloth diapers as well as a pre-wash and extra rinse cycle. When I had a top loader, I put the diapers through two cycles... the first cycle was mostly to rinse out the diapers using very little soap. The second time through, I added the normal amount of soap and added an extra rinse cycle. If the diapers start to stink, add a little white vinegar to the rinse cycle. I mostly dried the diapers in the machine, though most people recommend line drying. Drying the diapers in the sun will also bleach out any stains and may lengthen the life of the waterproof lining.

Hope this helps someone. Good luck!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 8:48:49 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Dec 10, 2013 10:27:58 AM PST
Thanks so much for posting! I've been trying to figure out how to start cloth diapering for months! I've been researching and trying to find an inexpensive way to start. Our baby girl's due date is 3 weeks away, so I really needed to figure something out, and when I saw the details of this site, I was sold! They're so inexpensive, free shipping if you spend $25, and the money goes to support such a wonderful cause! I ordered ours yesterday. Thank you again for the info!

God bless!

The diapers arrived in 2-3 weeks, and we've been using their one size covers now for almost 7 months. They work great, and we're more than pleased with how them. We haven't tried their pocket diapers, but I highly recommend the covers!

Additional Update:
We're still using and pleased with the One Size covers we bought 2 years ago. I'm about to order their Tiny Covers for baby #2! : D

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2011 5:47:28 AM PDT
Rachel Dorr says:
Thanks so much for posting this! I went to their store and they look great-- their prices are the best I've seen, and I love the idea of supporting a good cause.

Posted on Nov 22, 2011 11:01:04 AM PST
I ordered my Assunta diaper covers three to four weeks ago and I'm still waiting for them. 6 OS covers and 4 small sized covers :( I hope they get here soon. The estimate delivery time is 2-6 weeks.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2011 7:10:43 PM PST
B. Mac says:
We got ours in about 4 weeks. We've been using them for 4 days, and they've been working great! : )

Posted on Apr 3, 2012 11:29:16 AM PDT
G. Davis says:

great quality at a fraction of the cost

Posted on Apr 19, 2012 6:33:51 AM PDT
I love cloth diapers (various brands). Using them on my second child now. They will save you lots of money in the long run but different types are definitely better for different people. Many of the online diaper stores have a trial package, where you can try different types and return the ones you dont like for store credit (within a time frame) Those diaper stores also carry brandnames that may be pricier. If you are a working mom & use a caregiver you need something "friendly" for them. I admit we use disposables at night, that seems to be an area of big discussion- what cloth diapers work for nightime use... Im a mom, not a saint, I will happily use disposables at night to save myself from going crazy looking for a good option for night- it still saves lots of money & dipes in the landfill. (My personal favorite brand is TotsBots, but i dont have tons of them because of the price- they wash thoroughly & dry quickly & soft if line dried & little time stuffing pockets)
I encourage people to start small, just do it at home for awhile til you get the hang of it & find what works for you!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 5:58:49 PM PDT
A. Priestley says:
Babyland are ok, but run small and have bad wing droop on bigger babies.

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 7:12:05 PM PDT
KimJB says: has awesome pocket diapers ultrasoft and minky too ea pocket diaper comes with 2 microfiber insert and they are in canada so fast shipping

Posted on Feb 25, 2013 12:07:01 PM PST
We just started selling our Champ line on Amazon - we have worked really hard to make it the best value in cloth diapering. We're happy to report that the double-PUL we designed obliterates the main downside to ultra-cheap diapers - LEAKING!

GoGreen Champ® Cloth Diaper
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