... without a washer and dryer.
This post was written as part of Padded Tush Stat's "If I could cloth diaper all over again..." series. I was in a hurry to post and forgot to add their image! Read on, then explore other posts about a cloth diaper "do over" by other bloggers, or add your own experience!
First... the washing apparatus.
As for drying?
Oh yah... you want to know about the diapers? That's a can of worms!
My everyday diapers...
At least 50% of my stash would be gDiapers -- they've worked really well for my kids from birth to potty training and my medium gdiaper covers are on their third bum. I'd either make my own bamboo and hemp inserts again or invest in a mix of Blueberry EcoLiners and Nappy Shoppe's gFlappers -- some bamboo and some microfiber/hemp.
Surprise! I would also throw in some flats! I scoffed at using flats when I first started cloth diapering because they looked so hard. I have since found out they are versatile, absorbent, and easy to clean. I'd also get three Snappis -- one to lose constantly, and two to make me feel like I always have plenty on hand.
I would also make some quick flat wraps to add to my stash because they are easy to use, easy to clean, and contain things a little better than a flat diaper with less effort on my part.
In addition to the gDiapers, I would keep some Next Gen Uni covers on hand. I have a Gen Y Universal that I have grown to love and the Next Gen Uni is the newest revision of the Universal. I would probably splurge on one large and one small. I love the full coverage and that I can use them with inserts or a padfolded flat when I feel lazy. Plus the covers are just plain easy to clean and cute.
For overnight wool is a must.
I would throw in some Blueberry Econappis too. Sometimes I super lazy. Sometimes I want a self-contained diaper. And they work wonderfully overnight. Plus they are easy to wash by hand and line dry because of the way the inserts fold up for use.
Even though I have big babies I would still invest in a few newborn diapers.
And yes. I would have some disposable inserts on hand.
Accessories... of course.
I'd have a few Planetwise Wet/Dry bags for outings. They simply work. I'd also get a diaper sprayer and a SprayPal to clean the poop off. I found WonderWash's Kryptonite is poop, so rinsing diapers well before washing is a must, and doing it directly into the toilet makes things easy. And its not completely perfect, but I do love our GroVia Perfect Pail a lot, so I would get one to store dirty diapers.
What would you do differently if you could cloth diaper over again? Don't forget to check out other bloggers' take on a cloth diaper do-over!
Disclaimer: I am a proud gMum and get promotional materials and small gifts from gDiapers every now and then to help spread the gLove. These tokens do not influence my opinion: my love for gDiapers precedes my participation in the gMum program. I have not received any compensation from any of the other companies mentioned. All the thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.