We have been testing out Gerber’s all-in-one cloth diapers with inserts and we are loving them. I will say that I only like to use them when I am home. Because when I’m out cleaning out the diaper can be a bit of extra work especially if we aren’t near any restrooms.
The great thing about Gerber’s All-in-One Cloth Diapers are that they adjust to fit your babies size beginning from 8lbs to 30lbs. Which is amazing because you can have your baby in these for a while without having to buy new ones. I also love that they come with cotton liner inserts to control leaks and messes.
There is defiantly a method to using cloth diapers. First I would start off with about 16-20 diapers depending on how many times your baby goes pee pee or poo and I change Olivia about 8 times a day. So this gives me about half of the diapers to use in a day with one day between washes. Plus you really don’t want the diapers to sit too long between washes. So I’m going to break it down for you on how you can use cloth diapers.
DIAPERING YOUR BABY
Wrap your baby’s butt just as you would with a disposable diaper, these diapers are easily adjustable and snap into place. Then change when needed. Solid waste can be dumped in the toilet and any dirty diapers can be thrown in a waterproof wet bag and in your diaper pail until ready to wash.
WASHING YOUR CLOTH DIAPERS
First and foremost before you beginning using the cloth diapers it’s definitely important that you prewash the diapers before you use them so that they are more absorbent. I use a mild non colored detergent without any fabric softener or bleach to prevent diaper rash. I like to tumble dry on the gentle cycle then I take them out and hang them to dry them completely. I also do not use any dryer sheets. Before you wash you want to dispose any solids and store in a dry diaper pail. I use my Ubbi diaper pail for this. It defiantly saves money and I’m helping the environment by not disposing so many diapers. Have you tried cloth diapers? If so, leave me a comment in the comment box below and let me know how you liked or disliked them.