Affordable SIMPLE cloth Diapering

Confused by the cloth diaper craze? Watch this video and see how easy and affordable cloth diapering can be! Leave your questions below!!! Thanks for watching:) And below you will find a list of products I use! 

Here is a list of cloth diaper products I use and love

Affordable and simple Cloth diapering www.cocoswell.com

10 Comments

  1. Arcelia

    I have 2 little ones on diapers and from the beginning i wanted to cloth diaper but could not afford the upfront cost of those expensive brands you mentioned, Wish i would have known 3 years ago that I could use the affordable ones just the same. Thank you for this info and even though mine are 3 and 1 1/2 I am truly thinking of making the switch. my one big question is how to you store them while you get enough dirty to make a load??

  2. Emily

    Thanks for posting this video and demo! It really helps to visualize how this whole thing works. I do have a couple questions…

    1. I’m pregnant with our first and am generally pretty “crunchy” so cloth seems the natural choice. Also, I hope to have more kids, so the reuse and affordability factors are pretty major. Is it possible to reuse most of the cloth diapering materials you buy for baby #1 with baby 2 and even baby 3?

    2. Okay, so this is a little personal, maybe but… my husband is really grossed out by poop, and he things I’m CRAZY for considering a diapering method that requires manually rinsing poop out of cloth rather than just tossing it. How does the washing aspect work? How do you rinse them out, and how big of a pain is it? And how “gross”? (hoping to actually get the hubs to help with it, lol)

    3. How does sizing work with your method of cloth diapering? Like how many sizes do you have to buy from newborn until potty trained, and how much does it cost all told vs. disposables?

    Thanks in advance!! 🙂

    • Hi Emily! Such great questions! Let me try and answer them as best I can 🙂

      1. Yes! Prefolds are extremely durable so you will be able to use them for all your future babes. As far as covers go they can wear out easier. I recommend staying away from velcro closures because they wear out the fastest.

      2. The poop question is tough. My husband was a little grossed out by the idea of cloth but now he handles poop better than me:) The good news is that if you exclusively breastfeed your baby you don’t need to to ANYTHING other than drop the poopy diaper in the wash. Breast milk poo is water soluble and rinses off like yogurt. Once your baby starts solids this is no longer the case. I dunk my diapers in the toilet but a lot of people swear by using a diaper sprayer like this http://amzn.to/1cgd1bL

      3. We have 3 sizes of prefolds right now and we are set until my son potty trains with a total of about 60 prefolds. We skipped cloth diapering our son for the first month so we didn’t purchase any newborn sizes. As far as cost goes I don’t know exactly. I think most parents spend about $40 on diapers per month. SO have two years that’s almost $1000. I’ve spend about $350 on all my cloth diaper stuff. Pretty substantial if you ask me.

  3. Thanks for the post! We did pocket diapers mostly with my son but had to stop due to the polyester microfiber causing him to break out on his bum. I’ve recently gone back to prefolds and fold-in fitted diapers I make with flannel and bamboo fleece. My question regards the prefolds. Don’t you have to fold them in one of those fancy ways vs just laying it in the cover like you did in the video? My son is 20 months. We do have another one on the way. It seems like we’d have leaks from just laying the prefold in the cover that way. He’s also a heavy wetter so I feel like we’re changing him like every hour. Any suggestions?

    Thanks so much!

    • Oh Thanks for watching Jenni! I use 100% cotton prefolds and in my experience they are extremely absorbent. When my son was smaller we always used a snappi to fasten on the prefold but now (he’s 22 months) folding the prefold and laying it in the cover works beautifully. I use a snappi and two prefolds at night time with a wool cover to prevent leaks. So you might try that. Good luck!

  4. Jessica

    Hi I’m expecting my first in May and am interested in cloth diapering. After watching your tutorial and doing my own research I purchased a couple flip covers and some cotton prefolds. I don’t want to invest a lot until I know this is what I like but I was wondering when I do get around to purchasing enough to cloth diaper all the time how many covers and prefolds do you reccommend buying? I know the prefolds come in different sizes so how many of each size do you reccommend? Also what kind of detergent do you use to wash your prefolds and covers?

  5. Sierra

    Thank you for this video, it was very helpful! I’m currently using the prefolds and covers on my four month old but they are so bulky. I can hardly fit pants on her and I’m always worried they’re cutting I to her belly when she’s sitting up. Did you experience this? Is there anything I can do about it?

    • Hmmm…what size prefolds are you using?? I purchase prefolds from green mountain diaper and have 3 different sizes. The “yellow” size are great for little bottoms!

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