Interested in giving cloth diapering a try? Cloth diapers will save you tons of money, they’re much better for the environment, they’re healthier for your baby, and they just might potty train faster.
This page is a list of good cloth diapering resources, articles, shops, and sites. Bookmark it for future reference!
Cloth Diapering 101
In June 2009, we held a Cloth Diapering 101 week on The Art of Simple. Here are all the articles from the week.
- Cloth Diapering 101: An Intro
- 4 Cloth Diapering Choices Defined
- 7 Cloth Diapering Questions, Answered Mom to Mom
- 3 Compelling Reasons to Try Cloth Diapers
- Visual Demonstration: How to Put on a Cloth Diaper, and How to Get One Clean
- The Simple Mom Cloth Diaper Review
Good cloth diapering posts
- Crazy for Cloth: The Benefits of Cloth Diapers :: Mothering Magazine
- The Joy of Cloth Diapers :: Mothering Magazine
- The Politics of Diapers :: Mothering Magazine
- 3 Great Reasons to Choose Cloth Diapers :: This Natural Life
- Cloth Diapering and Wastewater Treatment :: Real Diaper Association
- Diaper Rash: Comparing Diaper Choices :: Real Diaper Association
- Sew Your Own Diapers :: Diaper Sewing
- Cloth Diaper Basics :: Cotton Babies
- How to Fold a Prefold :: Diaper Jungle
- 10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Cloth Diapers :: Diaper Pin
- Used Cloth Diaper Resale and Consignment Tips :: Diaper Jungle
- A Cloth Diapering Overview :: Essential Saltes Baby
Buying secondhand or trading diapers
One of the great benefits to cloth diapering is that you can buy gently used, saving you money — and you can sell them when you’re done, getting a good return on your investment.
- Bargain Basement on Baby Cotton Bottoms
- Cloth Diaper Sale
- Diaper Exchange on Hyena Cart
- Diaper Pin
- Diaper Swappers (I’m on here!)
- My Used Diapers
- Orange Starfish
- Thirsties Outlet Store
• And be sure to read the article on diaper resale and consignment tips, listed above in the articles
WAHMs who make cloth diapers
- Baby Cotton Bottoms
- Baby Earth
- Barefoot Eco
- Cotton Babies
- Green Mountain Diapers
- Jam Tots
- Jillian’s Drawers
- Kelly’s Closet
- Nell’s Natural Baby
- Nicki’s Diapers
- The Natural Baby Company
Diaper patterns: sew your own cloth diapers
Handy with a sewing machine? You can make your own diapers and save even more money!
Don’t have a washer in your home? Or concerned about having the time to wash diapers yourself? Use a diaper service — it’s still less expensive than disposable diapers!
Good diaper brands
- Happy Heinys
- Imse Vimse
Natural laundry soap
It’s important to use chemical-free laundry soap on your cloth diapers. Traditional detergents leave additives, making the diapers less absorbent and can cause diaper rash.
- Allen’s Naturally
- Charlie’s Soap
- Country Save
- Mountain Green
- Nellie’s Laundry Soda
- Seventh Generation
- Soapnuts from Laundry Tree (this is what I use – highly recommended!)
You really don’t need much to use your cloth diapers, but these accessories sure make cloth diapering much easier.
- BioSoft Liners from Bummis – disposable diaper liners
- Flushable Liners from Imse Vimse – disposable diaper liners
- DIY Tutorial: Make Your Own Diaper Sprayer :: Gidget Goes Home
- Snappi – Prefold diaper fastener
Helpful general cloth diapering sites
Good websites full of cloth diapering information.