I think I’ve gotten most of what I need cloth diaper-wise. There are still a few hanging out on my registry that maybe I might get, maybe not. I decided to go with kind of a broad approach to it to see what worked and so I wouldn’t be locked into a specific brand.
So far, I have:
3 Bum-Genius 4.0 All-in-One
1 Blueberry Simplex Newborn All-in-One, 1 Blueberry Simplex One Size (12-35 lb) All-in-One
6 Love My Pocket Diapers (These are Chinese made “cheapies” that cost about $6 a piece versus $18-30 for an American made/designed one, so my initial expectations are low)
1 Happy Endings All-in-Two diaper with pocket for overnights
1 Rumparooz Newborn Cover, 2 Rumparooz One Size Covers, 1 Rumparooz All-in-Two, which was my free diaper from Kelly’s Closet (I’m not sure what is up with Rumparooz’s labels that claim that they are Danish mom owned because I’ve seen her talk in videos and she doesn’t sound Danish and lives in America)
3 Thirsties Size One Covers, 1 Thirsties Size Two
1 Omni Soft-Bums Shell
2 Best Bottoms Covers and inserts
1 Kawaii Baby Newborn All-in-One, 1 Kawaii Baby cover
Lots of cotton pre-folds and 6 independent charcoal bamboo inserts (some of the diapers come with inserts)
For those not counting, besides newborn and size two diapers, that is 12 regular diapers and 8 covers. It is my understanding that covers can be reused with a wipe down in between pees, but I’m not entirely betting on it and am open to getting a few more diapers once we figure out what we like.
For a washing routine, I’ve decided to follow the advice given by Fluff Love & CD Science. You can read more about their extensive and wonderful advice here: Fluff Love University
Basically, the wash plan boils down to a dry pail for storage after spraying off poop in the toilet, a quick wash on cold with a little detergent, and a heavy duty hot wash with a good amount of Tide powder. Depending on the weather (and it is usually too cold in northern MN to dry outside), I’ll try and line dry the covers and dry the all-in-ones on low heat.