A beginner’s guide to cloth diaper: How to start and keep going?

In recently, there are many moms choose cloth diapers to diaper their babies because of its benefits: save money, eco- friendly, and safe for children. You have heard all of it and wanted to try to use cloth diapers but don’t know where to start? In this article, you will find the answer.

Before coming to cloth diapers world, you have to know different types of cloth diapers and the system you will use:

Pocket Diapers
Pocket diapers are one of the most popular and widely used types of cloth diapers. These diapers consist of two parts, mainly a pocket and an insert which is tucked inside the pocket. One of the best features about pocket diapers is that they are simple to use for new parents.

If you are looking for the best of both worlds, then you may want to consider making use of the hybrid diapers. These diapers are a combination between disposable diapers and cloth diapers. They usually come with outer covers which you will need to wash. You also have the option of making use of a throw away insert or a washable cloth one.

Prefold diapers are a very popular option. They are rectangular in shape and fold into three sections. This diaper type has a thick padded section in the middle. You will need to fold the diaper yourself before you place it on your baby.

Fitted diapers 
Fitted diapers are a very convenient choice for busy parents who have limited time restraints. You will not need to fold the diapers, as they come already fitted to your baby’s body size. They come in different varieties and are made from different materials.

Contour diapers 
When you are exploring the different types of cloth diapers, contour diapers is definitely one type of diaper you will want to explore further. These diapers are a cross between the prefolds diaper type and the fitted diaper type. The shape is already there; however you will need to make use of pins or a snaps in order to close it. Please be aware that contour diapers will also require a cover.

Flat diapers
If you have sufficient time on your hands and you really are keen to save some money, then it may be worth your while to look into flat diapers as an option. This is the oldest style of diapers, which are available on the market. They are single layered fabric which can be folded in many different ways. They are extremely economical and once you get the hang of it, you can be confident in knowing that they definitely do the job well.

Diapering Accessories
Cloth diapers may be the best option for your baby, but you need to know that there are many cloth diaper accessories which you will need to learn about. These are very simple and are not expensive. One of the biggest reasons to make use of diaper accessories is to make cloth diapers easier to use.

Inserts are used in order to help the diaper absorb moisture. There are different types of inserts on the market. You can even find inserts which have a fabric which helps your baby to keep dry and comfortable.

Liners are very important accessories that you will need to buy. They are used to protect the diapers from diaper creams. They have been specially created in order to protect diapers and help absorb everything. They are very easy to use and they make the diaper changing process much easier.

Wet bags
You can either make use of diaper pails or you can make use of wet bags. Wet bags are a very popular option which can be hung up. There are all different types and sizes of wet bags available. Wet bags are an excellent solution for all parents who need a quick and easy remedy for diapers on the go.

Diaper pails
Diaper pails are the answer to the horrible spells that come from diapers. They have been designed to contain the smells and seal in the odors. The truth is that diaper pails are going to be much more effective than garbage bins.

Diaper sprayers
A diaper spray is very similar in nature to a kitchen sink spray. They are used in order to assist in rinsing a messy diaper into the toilet. You can hook them up to your toilet water supply line and they operate in a very similar nature to a hose. They make cleaning dirty diapers much easier.

With all the different cloth diaper options and diaper accessories on the market it may be very hard to choose. Many new parents start off by experimenting with a few of the options and in time discover what works best for them and their baby. Good luck in your quest to discovering the best diaper option.

Author Bio: I'm Aliza Sartor, a mom of two children, founder of BabyInform.com.  I love reading, cooking and doing meditation. To become an intelligence mom is not easy, I rely on the support of other blogging moms like me to help along the way. You can read more of my writing at Babyinform.com

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