3 Easy Steps to Start Cloth Diapering
Are you thinking about making the switch to cloth diapers, but you're just not sure where to start? It can be easy to get lost in the overwhelming amount of information about cloth diapering on the internet, or all the (sometimes silly) rules from Facebook groups with strict wash routines. When I first started learning about cloth diapering I felt as if my brain was going to explode!
Before you get overwhelmed and give up before you even start, stop and take a breath. Inhale…. Exhale…
Now, I'm here to tell you that you do not need to know everything about cloth diapering before you start! Heck, I’m still learning more everyday and we’re two years into cloth diapering full time and running a cloth diaper brand! So fear not - you CAN do this.
Here are 3 easy steps to get you started with cloth diapering.
CHOOSE A STYLE
...or two or three. I know all the different types of cloth diapers can feel overwhelming. Just start by looking at a few diapers that stand out to you. Decide if they will suit your family, and try them out BEFORE you buy an entire stash of them! There's not one best diaper so just see which ones you like the best
Our family loves pocket diapers and that is what you’ll find in our shop.
DO LESS RESEARCH
Yup - you read that right. There is SO much information out there that it can make cloth diapering seem so much more complicated than it actually is. Stick to a few trusted sources and ignore the rest. At the end of the day it's only laundry.
My go-to cloth diaper educators and resources are:
- The Earth & Pebble Blog (of course)
- The Cloth Diaper Podcast
- Cloth Diapers: The Ultimate Guide to Textiles, Washing, & More - by Bailey Bouwman (Get it on Amazon)
- All About Cloth Diapers
- Jay’s Nest YouTube Channel
- Nerdy Momma’s Facebook Group
START WITH ONE
This is your sign to start building your stash TODAY! Go ahead and get your very 1st cloth diaper - new, preloved, borrowed, or rented - just get your hands (and your LO's tiny bottom in) one today! You can figure the rest out as you go.