cloth diapers

Cloth Diapering

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: tons of tips and resources on The Art of Simple

Good cloth diapering posts

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.

And be sure to read the article on diaper resale and consignment tips, listed above in the articles

WAHMs who make cloth diapers


Diaper patterns: sew your own cloth diapers

Handy with a sewing machine? You can make your own diapers and save even more money!

Diaper services

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

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.

Recommended accessories

You really don’t need much to use your cloth diapers, but these accessories sure make cloth diapering much easier.

Helpful general cloth diapering sites

Good websites full of cloth diapering information.