July 16, 2012

Part 2. My favorite brand of cloth diapers

I have tried many different kinds of diapers. Brands, style, you name it I tried it.  The way I see it there are two ways to look at cloth diapers.  There are pocket diapers and all in ones, then there is prefolds and diaper covers.  I tried them both but pocket diapers and AIO diapers are the way I decided.  Both work great and are very good choices.  The both require same amount of work, but prefolds require a little more time when putting them on the baby and pocket diapers require more a little more time while cleaning.  With prefolds you have to put on the prefold or put it in the diaper before you put it on the baby, but when you are done you can just toss it all in the wash.  Pocket diapers go one just like regular diapers, but you have to take out the insert when you wash it and stuff them when they are done.  Having twins that extra time putting diapers on is a necessity!  They have a sense for when you are dealing with the other ones poopy diaper and either cause havoc out of reach or try to dive right into the diaper.  I would rather deal with more clean up once the are in bed.

There are four main brands I use right now.

Bum Genius is where I started, and really are still my go to brand.  They are a really trim fit and I very rarely have leaking problems.  I've been using these since they were itty bitty and they are still in great shape.  I also like the stay dry lining.  I feel like it wicks the moisture away better than some of the other ones.  They don't always have the cute prints, so when they do I pick them up.  Over all I would say these are my favorite.

Rumparooz!  They are the cutest diapers out there!  They have a ton of good prints and are very absorbent. With the doubler these are great nap time diapers.  Also the extra elastic in the middle is great.  We've had some near blow out in these diapers, but it never happened.  They are a bit more bulk.  I think if they were used when they were little they would have been very bulky.

These are Fuzzibunz.  I like them, but they are not my favorite.  I don't think they are quite as absorbent as the others.  That being said they are still a very good diaper.    They have some cute ones and they are a pretty good price.  I like the snaps, especially with babes who like to undo velcro.

These are Grovia diapers.  I tried them  because I am a sucker for a good print.  At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like them too much.  I didn't think they were very absorbent.  They are organic cotton and the instructions said to wash and dry them 5-6 times before use.  I thought that seemed silly, but actually you should.  They keep getting more and more absorbent.  They are also the trimmest diaper I have.  I wasn't sure about these at first, but really the more I use them, the more I like them.  I plan on picking more up sometime soon.

So there ya have it!  Those are the diapers I use and what I think of them.  Stay tuned for more diaper good next!

The diaper series
Part 1: Why I chose cloth diapers
Part 2: My favorite brands and why
Part 3: My must have accessories
Part4:  What I learned from cloth diapering twins, tips and anecdotes


  1. We love our Bum Genius, too. I use those on my boys at night, and we do pre-folds and gDiaper covers during the day. We have some Fuzzibunz, too, but I agree with you that they are not my favs. Had a few blowouts. I'm looking forward to your future posts!

  2. I'm so glad you are doing this series!! I decided to do cloth with our little one on the way but am still pretty lost. Trying to do as much research as I can, I want to start buying some soon. I just need to figure out where to buy them and how many I will need to start off with...

  3. Thanks for sharing! I'm really enjoying these posts. Love those prints...too cute!


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