Cloth diapering a 9 month old baby. Why I am loving cloth diapering, how it is going and what has changed.
How to cloth diaper a 9 month old baby
I am loving cloth diapering. I have created a simple daily routine with it. I’ve ordered a few new diapers since my 3 week old baby cloth diaper update (wow really it was that long ago!?!? crazy).
I also went through a period of really stinky diapers and after doing my research I realized my diapers needed to be stripped. So I experienced my first stripping with them. By the way, it was a lot easier than I thought in my head. I was scared. What if I do something wrong with my diapers? What if I have to buy a whole new batch of cloth diapers and all that money goes down the drain from ruining the first ones? Yes, I had those kind of thoughts because I don’t consider myself a cloth diapering pro (yet). I am just a real life mom trying to create a simple yet effective cloth diapering system. I’ve learned it really doesn’t have to be that complicated.
Cloth diapering is really easy. At first it can be an adjustment especially with poopy diapers. But honestly you get in a rhythm and never look back.
I will continue to give updates and reviews on any cloth diapers I use.
I can’t believe it has been just over 9 months since Madison came into our lives!!
First day home with Madison and using cloth diapers for the first time. I can’t get over how small she used to be.
I am still figuring out which brands and styles I really, really LOVE. I plan to try out a few more brands to see if I like them better compared to what I have. Sloomb cloth diapers is one brand I am thinking about purchasing to test out. Do you have any other brand recommendations?
One thing I do know is that I love the prefolds! Right now they probably are my favorite as they are so easy. Easy to put on. Easy to clean. The all-in-one cloth diapers I like as well, but they take longer to clean and dry. But they are easy too!
What has changed since my last update?
I stopped using prefolds a little after Madison turned 3 months old.
I wasn’t really liking them anymore. I liked using the all-in-ones kind of cloth diapers.
We don’t use the diaper pail anymore. It got way too time consuming to take the bag in and out all the time (sometimes it was hard to get out). We just use the cloth diaper laundry bag liners to hold dirty diapers in a hamper. You could use a trash can with a lid too. I use and like Grovia.
What kind of cloth diapers do I use now? (I have no affiliation with any of these companies, they are just the brands I have personally bought and liked).
I like the Bum Genius all-in-ones. They are great for overnight or staying in a diaper for long periods of time with the extra insert for more absorbency. I ended up buying some more since I liked them so much. I have 4 total of these.
Plus, I researched some new brands to try that use more hemp or bamboo fabric. Since Madison’s bad diaper rash around 3 months old I was in the market for trying new brands to see how her skin and butt did. And I must say I am loving all these new brands. No major issues with any of them.
There are so many great cloth diaper brands out there, but these are the ones I decided to go with and try.
Here are the new brands that I purchased to use:
Viva la cloth – I have 3 of these and like them. Very soft but do take a long time to fully dry.
Happy heiny– I believe I have the all-in-one diaper. I have just one.
FuzziBunz – I got 2 of these- FuzziBunz Adjustable Diaper 10-45 lbs and like them. Debating if I will get more or not as I do like them.
Lil helper diapers – I have only one of the bamboo cloth diaper style and like it. I am debating if I want to get more. Also, I got some of their bamboo stay dry liners and an extra bamboo insert set.
Pooters diapers – I have two of these and haven’t really used them yet as I find them way too big for Madison at the moment. They feel nice so I am excited to give them a try. Just one thing about them is that you need a cover for them.
What do you do about poo diapers?
Great question. And I know something a lot of moms or moms-to-be are nervous about with cloth diapers. Yes it’s not always the prettiest thing to do but it really is easy to do. You can get disposable liners like this style (which I have and use when I leave the house). All you do is take poo diaper to toilet and rinse poo or dump poo into toilet.
Laundry detergent for cloth diapers?
This is something else that I had to change in my cleaning routine. I was using Charlie’s liquid soap at the beginning but realized that it wasn’t really cleaning my diapers. I searched through other websites and tons of cloth diapering forums and Facebook groups and discovered that Charlie’s is a natural brand that majority of people didn’t recommend. So after more research I discovered Tide Free and Clear and heard it does a great job with cloth diapers. I purchased a bottle and I’ve been using it for the past 6 months. I am liking it. Overall, I feel it does a great job with cleaning the diapers. I use the HE version for my front loading washer.
How many loads of laundry are you doing?
I wash the cloth diapers once a day. I used to do them overnight as I was staying up late doing work but now I wash them during the day. I have bought enough diapers where I can do them during the day instead of overnight.
What is your favorite cloth diaper?
I really enjoy all brands I am using now. But my favorite would be Bum Genesis and FuzzBuzz
How many cloth diapers should I get?
That depends on how much laundry you want to do and how many kids you have to cloth diaper.
I have a total of 11 cloth diapers plus 2 Thirsties covers that I insert with other liners for my quick diapers. Plus the 2 pooters diapers that I haven’t used yet.
What about traveling? How do you travel with cloth diapers?
It depends on where I am going and for how long if I will use cloth diapers or use disposables. If the place we are traveling to has no availability to a washer/dryer then I do not use cloth diapers.
If I am going to use disposables, I use the brand Honest Company. I really like the brand and the diapers are great. No complaints.
Cloth diapering is really easy to do.
I know it might not be for ever family and that is okay. But I hope my tips and my experience has allowed you to see how easy using cloth diapers can be.
Share your purely thoughts –> Moms what do you like about cloth diapering?
If you don’t use cloth diapers what brand of disposables do you use and like?
If you are thinking of being a mom in the future, are you considering cloth diapers or no? I wasn’t at first, but once I researched them more I realized it was what I wanted to do.
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