9 Items You Need In Your Cloth Diaper Registry
Typically when we think of a registry we think of strollers, cute onesie sets, and fancy mobiles. So when one enters the world of cloth diapering you might be thinking “What should I add to my cloth diaper registry?”
Diapers: Obviously, you should add some diapers to your registry! We haven’t suggested any below because there are so many kinds! There are all-in-one diapers that are the most similar to disposables, pocket diapers that require inserts to be stuffed in, prefold diapers that are the cheapest option but more old school, and more. What we do recommend is trying a few different types of diapers. Different styles, materials, and brands are all different. One diaper might be perfect in the newborn stage, but as they become heavier wetter another diaper works better. If you need help finding the right diaper schedule a free one-on-one consultation with us.
Essentials: After being in the cloth world for 10 years we’ve seen many products come and go, but we have 8 tried-and-true products that we recommend everybody use! These are items that are good to have on hand and will help make your cloth diapering routine painless and simple! Here are our 8 cloth diapering essentials to have in your registry:
|1. Diaper Sprayer: A cloth diaper sprayer is a toilet attachment that is our favorite solution for dealing with poop. It attaches to the toilet and you simply rinse off diapers over the toilet before you wash them.
|2. Wet/Dry Bag: This waterproof bag is essential for cloth diapering, but also just to have on-hand! The bag has two separate zippered pockets, one for dry items and one for wet items. Keep one in your diaper bag to store soiled diapers, wipes, or clothing. You can also use one compartment to keep an extra change of clothes on hand!
|3. Cloth Safe Diaper Rash Cream: While babies in cloth diapers typically experience a substantially less amount of diaper rash when compared to babies in disposable diapers, it's always a good idea to have a cloth-safe diaper cream on hand, just in case. Be sure to use a rash cream that is cloth diaper safe and free of zinc oxide or petroleum-based skin products (petroleum will cause repelling in synthetic fabrics, zinc oxide will stain). Our favorites are Organic Skin Repair Salve which is great to have on hand for all the things and CJ’s Butter.
|4. Diaper Liners: These flushable diaper liners help ease the messiness of dirty diapers. They are especially helpful to beginnings! Lay a diaper liner on top of your diaper before use, then flush the liner upon changing. Easy!
|5. Pail Liner: Get a garbage pail and line it with a reusable pail liner to make you’re changing routine painless. These liners are designed to fit inside a diaper pail and you can wash the liner with your diaper laundry to help keep the smells away!
6. Reusable Wipes: If you're already washing diaper laundry, you may as well consider using reusable wipes. Reusable wipes are another step to eliminate chemicals being used on baby, while also still bringing in savings. We suggest having 24-36 wipes in your stash and using a glass spray bottle and either baby bits concentrated soap or a wipe solution. Also, love having these in the diaper bag for a runny nose or messy mealtime.
|9 Cloth Diapering Detergent: Just like baby your cloth diapers prefer gentle detergents that are free of perfumes, dyes, and brighteners. Laundry detergents that are jam packed with additives often coat diapers, leaving a residue that makes diapers less absorbent. We suggest using Rockin’ Green or Allen’s Naturally on your cloth diapers. (If you’re new to cloth check out our FAQ page that breaks down washing instructions!)
8. Thirsties Hemp Insert: Whether your diapers are one-piece or two pieces, most diapers will require extra absorbency added in for nighttime or as babies get older. This insert is available in two sizes and we love it for nighttime, long car trips, heavy wetters.
9. Bumgenius Elemental Cotton Flat: These are our favorite daytime inserts that are inexpensive and a good alternative to microfiber diaper inserts. You can also wrap around hemp for extra absorbency during the night.