4 cloth diapers worth trying (…to win!)

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This year’s Cloth Diapering 101 series is hosted by four sweet diaper makers, and today I’m psyched to show you their diapers in action — along with a chance to win some.

In case you’ve missed them, here are the previous posts on cloth diapering from earlier in the week:

All the brands I’m showing you today pass the bill for superior durability, absorbency, low on the bulky factor, and totally pass the cute-o-meter.

1. Bummis

I’ve been a fan of Bummis diapers from the start of my cloth diapering experience. Their organic cotton prefolds are absorbent and soft, and their covers are lightweight, affordable, and hold everything in.

A few months ago, they sent me their new line of pocket diapers called EasyFit and TiniFit. I love these diapers. They’re usually some of the first I grab.

The best thing about these diapers is that the liner is attached to the main diaper, so you don’t have to fish around for the insert in the clean laundry pile. Simply stuff, and you’re ready to go.

Then the really cool part about this is that you don’t need to remove the liner before washing. Simply remove the dirty diaper and toss it in your wet bag — the liner will pull out in the wash! So there’s almost zero ick factor.

Also, the velcro is some of the best I’ve tried — they stay completely closed in the wash.

Here’s Bummis’ video about the EasyFit:

The TiniFit are exactly the same, except they’re — well, tiny. They were pretty much the only CD that fit Finn as a newborn without an insane amount of bulkiness. They were so adorable on him, and I was sad when he outgrew them at about three months. But they were very handy in those early days, because I knew everything would stay in.  TiniFits were really the only CDs I used on Finn from the get-go — he wore them the day of his birth.

Bummis is giving three EasyFits and three Tinifits to one Simple Mom reader!

2. Go Green

Go Green Pocket Diapers are a sweet-and-simple pocket diapering system, and their brand’s slogan is “cloth diapers for the rest of us,” because they’re practical, durable pocket diapers at half the price.


Yes, Reed’s all Evil-Knievely in his star-studded diaper and superhero cape.

These are your basic pocket diapers, with either a silky polyester knit or fuzzy fleece-like outer layer, lined with a thin, flexible water-proof polyurethane laminate on the inside. The inside is lined with fleece, so it’s super soft on your baby’s skin. Each diaper comes with one super-absorbant insert that is made from 3 layers of microfiber terry-cloth.

There are three layers of snaps on the outside, so that you can make the diapers three different sizes. This means you can use these diapers from birth to potty training.

By far, the best thing about these diapers is the price. $9-10 per diaper, with a flat $5 shipping on all US orders. You seriously can’t beat that with a stick.


Protecting our home from danger as the rest of us head off to bed…

Go Green Pocket Diapers is giving six pocket diapers to one Simple Mom reader!

3. Sustainable Babyish

Sloomb/Sustainable Babyish makes the softest, most absorbent fitted diapers I’ve ever used. Their wool covers are beautiful, too. I mean, seriously — how cute are these?

I was surprised how well wool works as a diaper cover (and honestly still don’t completely get how it works). Because wool has natural lanolin, making sheep waterproof, it also makes a great cover because they hold — and wick — moisture away from the skin.

You only need to wash the wool covers every now and then — you simply air them out between uses.

Sustainable Babyish’s covers are also the softest, most absorbent wool cover I’ve ever used. We use them for naptime with our older; bedtime for the youngest. In fact, after naptime today, Reed was pulling to keep this diaper on when it was time for a diaper change.

These snapless fitteds are thick and absorbent (you can easily use them with Snappis). And you can feel the quality by how soft the bamboo is.  If there is such a thing, Sustainable Babyish diapers are heirloom quality.

Sustainable Babyish is giving one of their Snapless-Multi Starter Kits to a Simple Mom reader! This includes two Snapless-Multi Fitted diapers, one wool cover in the color of your choice, and two doublers.

4. Thirsties

Thirsties is a Colorado-based diaper company that makes every diaper locally, and they have a newer pocket diaper called a Duo Diaper. This diaper is incredibly soft on the skin and really absorbent for how thin it is. This is one of the least bulky diapers I’ve tried.

There are two inserts that snap together; one made of microfiber terry and one made of hemp. This makes the diaper both absorbent and quick-drying.

One of the coolest thing about this diaper is that it’s really more of a “sleeve” than a pocket — both ends have openings, so that you don’t need to remove the wet insert before tossing it in the wetbag. The insert comes out in the wash, so zero ick factor for these diapers, too.

The one thing I’d note is that size one is a bit small for my little guy, who’s four months old. Out of their two sizes, I’d opt for just getting size two from the get-go and snapping it to the smallest size at the beginning. Then again, Finn’s a chunky guy, so it depends on each baby.

Thirsties is giving two Simple Mom readers a bundle of their diapers. Each bundle includes a Duo Diaper, Duo Wrap, Prefold and a package of wipes.

Giveaway Details

There will be five winners for this giveaway! Each winner will receive one of these diaper sets offered by the brands above. The prizes will be assigned randomly to each winner.

How to Win:

1. Comment on this post, answering the following question:  “Besides diapers or wipes, what’s the one thing you make sure to carry in your diaper bag?”

2. If you’d like a second entry, tweet about this giveaway on Twitter, using the #clothdiapers hashtag, the companies’ Twitter handles, @simplemom,  and the URL for this post. Your tweet could be something like:

I’m entering to win #clothdiapers from @simplemom, @bummis, @sloomb, @thirstiesinc, & @GoGreenDiapers: http://bit.ly/cakPPW

Then — this is importantyou need to come back and leave an additional comment here, telling me you tweeted. It won’t count otherwise.

3. If you’d like a third entry, mention this giveaway on Facebook, mentioning @Simple Mom and the URL of this post.

Again, you need to come back and comment again on this post, otherwise it won’t count.

This giveaway is open to all readers worldwide, and ends on Saturday, October 23 at 11:59 p.m. CST. I hope you win!

And thanks to Reed and Finn for their willingness to participate as models.

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  1. A full change of clothes. You never can tell when a blow-out will happen.

  2. I always have an extra bib/burp cloth because my LO likes to spit up!

  3. I mentioned & linked on Facebook!
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    Jamie Quirk says:

    I shared on Facebook too!

  5. Snacks! They always help everyone.

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    Jenny Borders says:

    I always try to have a snack and clean cups in the bag. Because if not, then my 22 month old twins will definitely be screaming for both!!!!

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    rebekahclaire says:

    My Bebe au laite nursing cover…you never know when the little one will get hungry!

  8. I always carry a thin receiving blanket in my diaper bag. I’ve found that I can use it for a cover up in the cold, a sunshade, and a changing pad.

  9. I would say an extra change of clothes. The more kids I have sometimes I forget this! HA

    Stacy

  10. Posted to my Facebook! I know it doesn’t count but I posted on Ravelry as well in the Cloth diapering group.

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    rebekahclaire says:

    gave Simple Mom and this giveaway some love on facebook!

  12. Gotta keep a sippy cup of water and muchies handy!

  13. That was supposed to be “munchies”. :) And I shared on facebook!

  14. we always have an extra outfit! you never know when baby girl is going to spit up and when she does, it often makes a new outfit necessary!

  15. I always carry an extra wet diaper bag so that I can bring home any wet or soiled clothes and a couple of small toys to keep the kids entertained.

  16. I always keep a spare change of cloths for DD in the diaper bag.

  17. I also posted on facebook!

  18. I have chucky babies and huge, leaky breasts so a must have for me is a spare shirt to change in the when I get barfed on or those tell tail new mum wet round marks appear despite the constant breast pad changes. OH the joys of motherhood :)

  19. Extra rags for spit ups and spills!
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  20. I just posted on Facebook. I’m currently trying to decide whether I’m going to give up on nighttime cloth diapering, so maybe I’ll win a fab new diaper that will change my mind, or someone will have a brilliant suggestion for me!
    Amy´s latest post: Innovations

  21. An extra change of clothes!
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  22. Sigh. An extra change of clothes for both kids. Because even though we very rarely have a blowout diaper anymore, somehow chocolate milk winds up on their fronts!

  23. I always carry extra clothes in my diaper bag.

  24. I’ll be full-term in 5 days so I’m not sure what I won’t leave the house with…but a full change of clothes sounds pretty durn smart:)

  25. Well, I haven’t had to tote around a diaper bag yet, but I will come January when my little one arrives! I would probably say the one thing to carry in a diaper bag besides diapers and wipes would be an extra change of clothes. I’ve seen how many times babies need to be changed… even their clothes!

  26. I tweeted! julesa5

  27. I facebooked:)

  28. And I tweeted it:)

  29. avatar
    Marilyn Trudel says:

    I always carry “bumper” cream in case a little toosh gets irritated.

  30. my wallet. my diaper bag doubles as my purse.

  31. I always carry a hat to protect my bald little son from unexpected cold, sun, and light rain. It’s saved the day many times when we’ve been caught on foot far from home.

  32. I posted it all on Facebook! I need these diapers! :)

  33. I always have animal crackers! They are good for me, my 3 yo, and my 10 mo old and they sometimes prevent meltdowns :)
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  34. I always have a blanket in our bag so I can nurse on the go. Also usually have a snack just in case we get stuck somewhere longer than expected. :)
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  35. I am 16 weeks pregnant and have no idea yet what I would carry in my diaper bag. :) I am exploring cloth diapering and am very excited about this environmentally-friendly and low-cost option! Can’t wait for my baby to wear all these cute diapers! :)

  36. Lately I have made sure to have some fruit snacks….they come in handy quite a bit…
    Thanks for the section about wool covers, I have always wondered how that could be the cover, or if I needed another cover with it!

  37. We have to have an extra change of clothes whether for diaper accidents or tempting mud puddles.

  38. avatar
    Emily Smith says:

    I always have a snack and/or toy to entertain the kiddo!

  39. avatar
    Emily Smith says:

    I tweeted the contest

    username is homentexas

  40. My go-to diaper bag item changes as quickly as my son does. First it was burp clothes, then butt paste, then teething tablets, and now it’s an extra pacifier. The older he gets the smaller my diaper bag gets, which is great :)

  41. A change of clothes, my Maya wrap, sunscreen (we live in Florida) and band aids!

  42. I’m expecting #1 in about 7 weeks, so no diaper bag yet. But after reading through the comments, I made a mental note to keep a change of clothes and lots of snacks! Oh, and a wet bag for dirty diapers. :)
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    Emily Smith says:
  44. After my baby is born in December, I plan to always keep an extra set of clothes in the diaper bag – for those times when Dad lets him play in the mud … or cake … or, you get the idea!

  45. I’ve had a break from the diaper bag for a bit, but gearing up for baby #3. I’d have to say a sling and my nursing cover will be the first things that will go in the bag, along with diapers and wipes.

  46. I’m working on getting pregnant with my first, so no diaper bag yet, but I always carry a snack and band-aids around for myself or when I’m babysitting- in case of emergencies!

  47. And I tweeted about the contest!
    Karen´s latest post: Guest post- From working part time to unemployment

  48. I’m planning on keeping my wet bag with me at all times!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  49. avatar
    Christina P says:

    I always bring some kind of snack in my diaper bag, either for the little guy or for me! That way I’m never stuck somewhere with no food and a hungry toddler, or no food and a hunger headache. Always prepared!

  50. Currently the needed extra item in our diaper bag is a handful of matchbox cars. They are small, quiet and beautifully distracting.

  51. Our first is due in Feb so I’m not quite yet a diaper bag toting mom, but I’ve worked in church nursery enough to know an extra change of clothes is important! Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. I always make sure I have some sort of blanket or diaper changing pad.

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    Christina P says:

    I tweeted you! @ctinka

  54. Still expecting my first, but I expect I’ll keep a change of clothes (or two) with me at all times- babies are messy!

  55. I always have some dark chocolate or warm tea just for me in my diaper bag- with two little kids and being nine month pregnant, I really need to have a little treat when things go crazy “on the road” (a first- aid kit is another thing, I never leave the house without). When my kids were younger I always had a book with me – I loved to take a little reading break on a park bench, while they sleep in the carrier.

  56. Our wet bag!
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  57. I’m not sure! Baby’s due in early January. :) I anticipate needing bottles and formula.

  58. I always always (ALWAYS) have one of my daughter’s ‘Ninni’s’ in my bag. Not a particular favorite baby doll, ALL of them are named Ninni! :)

  59. I tweeted too @justpandagurl

  60. tweet tweet!
    http://twitter.com/#!/RaeDaze
    Rae´s latest post: Five Years Ago

  61. We always have granola bars and a bottle of water in the diaper bag. Completely unrelated to baby but if I have to carry around the bag it should have to meet my needs too.

  62. I always have a drink/snack stash… that’s what counts for a 1 1/2 year old!!!!
    Brooke´s latest post: Welcome October

  63. A simple snack of sorts. You never know when it might come in handy. And maybe a toy. Otherwise, that’s pretty much it.

  64. avatar
    Gina Difino says:

    I just posted on FB about the contest.

  65. I have a spit-upper, so a change of clothes (for both of us) and some spare burp cloths!!

  66. An extra pacifier or two :)

  67. A paci and a blankie. Oh and a sling.

  68. I always carry dried apricots for my three yr. old and homemade biter biscuits for baby in my diaper bag. Food soothes even the most savage of beasts! :)

  69. I always have my son’s epi-pens in the diaper bag. I can improvise almost anything else, but the diapers, wipes and epi-pens are the three essentials.

  70. A change of clothes is a must!!!! You never know when those accidents are going to happen all you know is that they will!!! (Lets not forget how helpful it is to have a disposable bag on hand to store the dirty clothes)
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  71. I posted on facebook!

  72. Our baby is a spit up machine so a change of clothes is a necessity in our diaper bag.

  73. I always have a water bottle for me, a wetbag, and some extra cloth wipes (for spit ups, runny noses, or whatever).

  74. I always keep an extra outfit for each of the kids in the diaper bag. And I have a backup emergency diaper bag with spare outfits that stays in my car. Because the blow outs always seem to happen when you’re out and about.
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  75. I always have water bottles and snacks in the diaper bag.

  76. I tweeted about this post, and how it is my Christmas list! :)

  77. This might sound strange, but I carry a small purse and I put that little purse in my diaper bag. That way I don’t have to feel like a bag lady–carrying a separate bag for everything. Then, when I need thr diaper bag and purse to be separate–like in a child care setting–I can easily take my purse out and send the diaper bag with my baby!

  78. We never leave home without snacks and some entertainment!
    abbi´s latest post: hes a super runner

  79. I shared on facebook.

  80. For me it’s a change of clothes for my little guy. Having a little boy means dirt and no stopping the fun for diaper changes!

  81. Besides cloth diapers and wipes, the one thing I make sure to carry in my diaper bag is my dream of one day owning a Sustainable Babyish product…

    Oh! And the smaller wooden spoon that my 6 month old daughter uses to chew on and as a hammer on everything!
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  82. Snack. For us it is far more important than diapers or wipes.

  83. I tweeted about this giveaway! @kyriebearie
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  84. I facebooked about this giveaway, too!
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    Tanishia Layne says:

    Definitely a change of clothes and my too cute Juniper Cottage wetbag!

  86. a couple extra flats… they work great in a pinch…I use them as burp cloths, light blankets, bibs, a nursing cover, or diapers.

  87. A wetbag for my cloth diapers.

  88. An extra outfit, for sure!

  89. I’m pregnant with my first, so I’m not 100% sure what I’ll carry in my bag; but I would imagine that food would be top priority. :) I can imagine that low blood sugar (especially when nursing) would be a good thing to avoid.

  90. Water. Always, always water in the Klean Kanteen so I can drink some and so can my daughter, who’s so proud of being able to drink from the “big girl bottle”

  91. I always try to remember a few small toys to keep my kids entertained wherever we go. Of course, it usually only works for a minute.
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    Tanishia Layne says:

    posted about you on FB! Hope my baby gets some new fluff!

    http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=117&post=1582&uid=117340134975593#post1582

  93. My hooter hider is a must, for feeding and to use as a blankie.

  94. Besides dipes and wipes, I made sure to pack a binky and a lightweight swaddling blanket.

  95. I’d definitely bring a couple changes of clothes for the kid!

  96. I tweeted as @jenlavender.

  97. not a mom yet, but I know my sis usually carries a change of clothes……and I’m entering on her behalf to try and win! :-)

  98. I always carry and extra outfit for the baby in my diaper bag, because you just never know when you’re going to need one.

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