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EVERYTHING I WISH I KNEW BEFORE CLOTH DIAPERING | Cloth Diapering for Beginners

hello everybody its Delilah and welcome

back to my channel today's video is

gonna be all about cloth diapering

everything from the different types of

diapers to how to deal with poop to how

to wash them I'm gonna cover absolutely

everything that I can think of in this

video this is gonna be a guide more so

for beginners people who have no idea

what they're doing we recently started

cloth diapering about three months ago

I'm not an expert by any means that I

have done so much research I have

learned so much I went from knowing

nothing from using disposables for two

and a half years to now knowing a lot

about cloth diapering and being very

comfortable with it in the three months

that we've been doing it so again I'm by

no means an expert but I do have a lot

of good information that I want to share

with you this is also a very very highly

requested video and it's gonna be the

kind of video that I wish I would have

had when I started cloth diapering a lot

of the information that I've actually

learned has been from you guys you guys

have been so helpful teaching me the ins

and outs of cloth diapering as well as

my cousin in law and dear friend Kiera

barkman she's been encouraging me to do

cloth diapering for years every time I

had a question I always went straight to

Cara because she knows what she's

talking about she's very informative

honestly when it comes to anything

motherhood I've always gone over to her

she has a blog called growing up barkman

and she is doing a series about cloth

diapering her first post is going live

today the day that you're watching this

so this is kind of in collaboration with

her she's gonna be talking about is it

worth it money-wise it cloth diapering

gonna save you money to be perfectly

honest I haven't done number crunching

so I actually don't know that's one

question I'm not able to answer in

today's video but if you want to know

the answer to that you can head over to

my description box I will have her blog

post as well as her blog linked below

and her Instagram as well if you want to

go follow her there when that blog post

goes live I too will be going over there

and checking it out because I still

don't know the answer to that question

she was also a Canadian mama she's not

near where I am unfortunately our

relationship is mostly via text message

but we had babies right around the same

time so her first is almost three years

old his name is Landon and then they

just had a little baby girl her name is

Adeline and she is two months younger

than

Theodore again if you want to check

around a leaf or links below anyways I

need to wrap up this intro because this

is going to be a very long video I went

over to Instagram I got you guys to ask

me all the questions everything you want

to know about cloth diapering so I

really hope I don't miss anything in

this video I'll leave a guide here as

well as in the description box to scroll

down there if you have like a specific

question that way it's really easy you

can just skip to that part of the video

and learn all about that without further

ado let's get into this different types

of cloth diapers we're going to start at

the very beginning there's a variety of

different brands different kinds of

cloth diapers different versions of

those kinds of cloth diapers but I'm

gonna break it up into about three

different kinds the first kind and maybe

the most common kind is the all-in-one a

cloth diaper cons to this one they're

expensive they're usually quite pricey

they're probably the least customizable

they can be a little bit hard to clean

in poopy situations but pros they're

like the easiest diaper you can possibly

imagine basically they're like put it on

your baby take it off put it in the wash

put it back in the drawer

done there's no stuffing no folding no

nothing that you have to do with them

they're just ready to go this is one

version of an all-in-one cloth diaper

this is my lip a teat horse again every

brand will have a different variation of

the all-in-one diaper but this

particular one has a black charcoal

lining which I kind of like because

since they can be a little bit tough to

clean this just makes it a little bit

more stain proof what you will notice

about all-in-one diapers is that they

have built-in flaps that is the big perk

about all-in-one diapers is that

everything's built in so typically there

will be a flap sewed in right here as

well as down here and then you can fold

them arrange them however you want to

according to what you need but they're

usually sewn right in what I like about

this particular one is that this flap

actually comes right out just with snaps

so you'll notice there's only one flap

and that's because on this particular

one the second liner is just sewn right

in there like there's no flaps nothing

it's sewn right in that makes it

extremely convenient so if you just want

a one liner you're good to go but if you

wanted a second one snap it

that's kind of the gist of an all-in-one

diaper is the one that we actually have

chosen to use is the pocket diaper

pocket diapers are about mid-range price

and cons to these is that you do need to

stuff them usually before you wash them

you'll have to take the liner's right

out before you put them into the wash

pros they're quite customizable you can

put hover mini inserts into the pocket

that you want to put in this top

material typically has that like stay

dry feeling that a disposable diaper has

but the reason it's called a pocket

diaper is because it has a pocket that

you have to step some pocket IPERS have

two openings right here and right here

which makes it really nice you don't

actually have to take the liners out

before you throw them in the wash

because they'll just come out on their

own but most pocket diapers only have

one opening you just take the liner

liner or liners you can have multiple in

there if you wanted to and then you just

stuff it right in so that's kind of the

gist of the pocket diaper the last

diaper is a diaper cover with a pre fold

now this is what I actually thought we

were going to use but after some trial

and error we ended up not going with

this kind so for this method there is

just a plain waterproof diaper cover or

you can get wool diaper covers as well

it's just the diaper cover there's no

lining no padding and then you get your

own pre folds and you have to put them

inside put it on your baby just like

that it's pros to these they are the

most affordable there's a lot less

material so it takes up a lot less space

and you don't actually have to change

the cover every time you change your

baby if this isn't wet you can just take

the insert out wipe it down and put a

new insert inside instead of changing

the whole diaper another pro is that

these are the most customizable diaper

out there so as you can see I folded

down the flap you can add extra liners

you can get really big ones you can get

really small ones there's all kinds of

different liners you can put in here so

roughly that kind of covers the

different types of cloth diapers now one

other thing to take note of is that

summarize will sell small and large

diapers which means you'd have to get

two sets but most brands sell a one size

diaper and that's what we've gone with

so a one size diaper it fits from about

8 pounds to potty training so you only

need to buy one set of diapers and

you're good to go

but to give you an idea of what one size

means you undo these snaps you'll see

there's a whole bunch of

and so these these rows down here this

adjusts the size so for a smaller baby

you would take this one and this one and

match them up that decreases the length

of the diaper and therefore makes the

diaper smaller if this is on a large

baby or a toddler you could undo all the

snaps that extends the diaper and makes

it a lot larger these snaps up here

these adjust how tight it is around your

baby's waist it can go really small for

new babies and like overlap like this or

they can go all the way out here

depending on what your need those are

snapped diapers but there's also velcro

diapers promise this is the last

variation I'm going to show you but

again this is another pocket diaper and

as you can see there are no snaps on the

front it's velcro the part where you

adjust the length that is still snaps

but the part around the waist is velcro

so this is a lot like a disposable

diaper in the sense that you undo the

velcro wrap it around your baby's waist

this gets a really nice custom fit to

your baby for us it's really helped with

preventing leaks the one downside about

velcro is that they might not last as

long after wear and tear in washing then

snaps my different types of inserts so

sorry to overwhelm you with all the

different types of diapers but now I'm

also going to overwhelm you with more

options there are different kinds of

inserts there's at least five that I

know of there may be more actually to be

honest I'm not even sure the ones that

I've stumbled across are cotton that is

usually what the pre folds are made out

of and these are typically used in the

pre fold and diaper cover method so you

can get a variety of different sizes and

thicknesses you can get bleached

unbleached there's a variety of

different options you have just with

cotton alone next is bamboo and this is

I think maybe the most common material

especially in pocket IPERS as well as

all-in-one diapers it's a softer very

absorbent material next is black

charcoal bamboo I've heard a lot of

people swear by black charcoal I've

heard that it absorbs better and I've

heard it's really good for stains but to

be perfectly honest in the end I don't

think it matters that much next two

types are a little bit different and

they are used more so as boosters or

liners to go into a pocket diaper not up

against the baby

but the first one is microfiber now I'm

personally not a huge fan of the

microfiber it's pretty bulky and I don't

love the feeling of it I've heard it's

not supposed to go up against a baby's

bum and I don't blame them I wouldn't

want that up against my bum but we do

have some diapers with microfiber in

them and it is really absorbent and it

works really well the very last kind of

material is hemp this is one of my

favorites it's not the softest it is

quite stiff but according to the

research I've done is the most absorbent

and the least bulky we really love using

these as boosters in our diapers

especially overnight or for going

anywhere it really helps to just soak up

a lot without adding all of that extra

bulk which diaper is right for you it's

really just a process of trial and error

from what I've told you and from what

you've researched consider the pros and

cons of each of the kinds of diapers

kinds of materials consider what might

fit best into your lifestyle what might

fit best for your baby go to kijiji if

you live in Canada go to face book

marketplace there's even Facebook groups

and pages looks them up in your local

area that are dedicated to cloth

diapering where basically people just

talk about cloth diapering what's worked

for them what hasn't they're very

informative and a lot of those pages

will also sell cloth diapers as well

what's nice about buying secondhand is

that a lot of people a lot of people buy

these cloth diapers realize whatever

version they're trying isn't really

working for them and then they go and

sell it so a lot of them are very

lightly used and there's usually quite a

wide variety of diapers on there as well

so if you're wanting to experiment to

get a good idea of what kind of diapers

are out there and which diapers you

might like best that is a really good

place to look you may surprise yourself

with what kinds you end up liking most

we were lungs time convinced that we're

gonna go with the covers and pre folds

method and we ended up going with pocket

diapers instead everybody's different

everyone has a different lifestyle and

every baby pees differently and requires

you know different layers different

diapers different brands what are my

favorite brands we have a few favorite

brands but honestly almost everything we

have tried we've been able to make work

and we have enjoyed the first brand is

Nora's nursery these are the cheapest

and the

the nicest patterns in my opinion I mean

there's a lot of different crazy

patterns up there and I like just plain

and simple and so we got the Pacific

neutrals pack I think it's called we

have two of them

the downside to Knorr nursery though

they no longer ship to Canada

I'm so sorry Canadians as a Canadian

myself this is extremely frustrating

they recently stopped shipping to Canada

because too many people were complaining

living in Canada the cost of currency

exchange as well as duty fees applies

and it gets pricey but even with that

cost these are still cheaper than a lot

of other brands out there so I'm really

disappointed that all those Canadians

had to complain actually message them

when I was about to order my second pack

and they did make an exception for me so

maybe they'll make an exception for you

anyways this is the first brand we use

the one downside to these is that they

only come with one insert and we've

discovered that we needed to so I have

purchased extra inserts these are the

ANP inserts I ordered one for each of

the Norris nurseries diapers that we

have these are made of hemp they're

small or skinny they're great I love

them next brand is the petite horse and

this is quite an affordable Canadian

brand they carry all kinds of different

diapers and actually really cute

patterns they do snaps they do velcro

they've got all the kinds of diapers we

also have a wet bags from them as well

what I really love about these is that

they have double gussets on their

diapers really help contain things they

have two openings so there's one here

one here I'm not a huge fan of their

all-in-one diapers that's what this one

is vo just had a lot of leaks with these

they might do really good for other

babies I don't know but they're velcro

pocket diapers love them and the last

round we have is the bum genius brand

these are the original pocket diapers

some genius diapers are expensive and as

a Canadian they are like impossible to

get ahold of I still want to order a few

more of these but I'm still waiting for

stores to have them back in stock I

can't order them straight from the bum

genius website because they don't ship

to Canada so I got to go to like other

stores too it's the whole thing I don't

know what it is about mom to use diapers

but they have the fit perfect like

perfect

even their flipped diapers which is

their version with just the cover we've

had no leaks with these like bum genius

diapers just fits so good by the way

I'll have all the diapers and everything

linked below so it's easy for you guys

to find what age is the best age to

start that's really pom personal

preference we only started cloth

diapering around 6 months I've never

cloth diaper a newborn so I don't

actually have experience with that but

typically one sized diapers don't fit a

newborn anyway they fit from about 8

pounds and up so for us it just doesn't

make sense to go and buy newborn size

cloth diapers only to use them for about

two months and then put them into

storage just a lot of money to spend on

cloth diapers that we're hardly gonna

use so I think for us and I think this

is what a lot of people do as well is

disposable diaper up until they fit into

cloth diapers and then cloth diaper from

there but again that's totally up to you

how many do you need consider how often

you change your baby in a day and

consider how many times you want to be

washing or cloth diapers so for us we

changed Theo about five to seven times a

day and I want to wash my diapers every

two to three days so according to that

we need about 28 diapers and 28 has been

perfect actually we don't even have that

money yet we have about 24 diapers right

now I still want to order more bum

genius diapers right now we have 24

diapers and it is like it's a good

number we also have three large wet bags

one for each of our room so one for his

room one for our room because we changed

him in both locations and then another

bag to replace once that one goes into

the wash as well as a few small wet bags

they smell wet bags we use and when we

travel so like in the bin and the diaper

bag whenever we leave the house we

always make sure to pack one of those

but yeah about 28 diapers I think is the

average we wash the diapers once the wet

bags are full so about every two to

three days and at that point we still

have about half of our stash left so

that by the time the diapers are washed

and folded and put away the next cycle

is ready to be put in the wash

troubleshooting leaks we dealt with a

lot of leaks in the beginning mostly

because the tune when we know what I was

doing but also Theo is a very heavy peer

and I wasn't quite used to boys peeing

so much

more in the front then throughout the

entire diaper I was kind of documenting

my cloth diapering journey and when I

mentioned this on Instagram a lot of

people said when it comes to cloth

diapering you just have to change them

twice as much and I knew that if that

was true then cloth diapering would just

not be an option for us because that

means we'd be changing Theo like ten to

fourteen times a day that's ten to

fourteen diapers that's twice as many

diapers that we would need to buy and

store it'd be really expensive and so

much more work to change him all the

time and to clean and to stuff and to

put away that just didn't seem right to

me so instead I tested and tried a few

different things so I made sure that the

fit first of all was right although the

fit honestly isn't the biggest issue I

thought it was I thought the reason they

were leaking so much is because the

diapers just didn't fit feel properly

but that actually wasn't the case if

you're not sure you're putting the

diaper on your baby properly there are

tons of tutorials online on how to

properly put a cloth diaper on your baby

and be aware that there will be a bit of

a gap right up by the belly when your

baby stands and that's totally normal

that's fine and shouldn't be an issue

with leaking as long as it's not like a

gigantic gap but what's even more

important than the fit is the amount of

layers that you have try adding layers

try different materials try different

brands that is really what did it for us

the Nords nursery diapers only have one

layer and that just was not enough so we

ended up putting another layer in there

and ever since then we've been pretty

much leak free if just adding a simple

layer and there still isn't quite enough

you can try folding the extra inserts

inside in a way that will absorb better

if that makes sense like for a boy for

example they often pay more in the front

so if you have one layer in there then

you can take another layer and instead

of just laying it on top you can fold it

in half near the front where they need

more absorbency that could really help

prevent a lot of weeks if it's just not

working for you maybe try a different

brand to try a different type of diaper

for us all-in-one diapers just leaked a

lot and so that's part of the reason why

we went with pocket diapers instead but

try different brands try different

materials we've been able to make

multiple different brands work for us

cloth diapering in public I feel like

this is one of

things that people get really nervous

about but you know what it's not that

hard it is not a lot of people I know

who cloth diaper cloth diaper at home

and then when they go out for an outing

whatever they put their baby in the

disposable as well as at night they put

the baby in the disposable and like

there's no judgement against that that's

fine but I new for us at this point in

the game probably wouldn't really be

worth it to switch to cloth diapering

unless we did it all the time so that's

what we do we do it at night when we go

to church we go shopping when we go to

visit somebody's house really the only

difference with cloths I bring in public

is that you need to bring the dirty

diaper with you everywhere you go that's

the only difference you can't just throw

it in the garbage so the biggest thing

to remember when cloth diapering in

public is to make sure that you always

always always pack a wet bag the webpage

will prevent any leaks from happening

and all the stuff that's in your diaper

bag and it prevents any smell from

escaping

so obviously make sure you bring some of

those and make sure you bring a couple

of cloth diapers with you as well you're

good to go one thing to take note of

though is compression leaks this is

something we learned the hard way when I

put Theo in the car seat every time we

would go out he would have the biggest

craziest leaks he would be soaking wet

it's something you totally didn't think

about but if you put your baby in a

tight car seat and the diaper is soaking

wet the compression is going to squeeze

some of that liquid out of the diaper

and so that causes a lot of leaks you

might just need to change your baby a

little bit more frequently when you're

out and about cloth diapering overnight

this takes some trial and error it's not

going to be perfect right off the bat

Theo as I've said is a heavy Pierre and

he used to leak through disposable

diapers all the time it was obvious that

he was going to leak through cloth

diapers at first until we figured it out

if you missed it go back to the

troubleshooting leaks portion of this

video use the information I talked about

there to troubleshoot leaks for

overnight you may need to use an extra

layer overnight and you normally do

during the day we just use two layers

and differing materials we've got a

really good system down so for each of

these there are two layers in the bum

genius ones we use them just as they

come so in the bum genius diapers the

inserts are microfiber there's one

short one this is the newborn one and

then there's one long one but what I

love about this is that there is a snap

so you can fold part of it up layer the

second one on top there's two layers of

absorbency and then an extra layer in

front for the absorbency that little

boy's neat with the Knorr nursery

diapers like I've mentioned we had to

order extra inserts and so using the

bamboo insert it came with and the hemp

insert that I ordered using two layers

makes the diaper fit better absorb

better we hardly ever have any leaks

with these now and then the last system

that we use is the levity force use the

velcro ones so we can just get a much

better fit with the velcro and we just

use the two inserts that came with it

they came with two bamboo inserts these

are like extra soft but they're very

absorbent fit really well use those

combinations during the day when we go

out throughout the night we don't do

anything special for overnight and that

system really works for us we hardly

have any leaks sensitivity and dealing

with rashes thankfully Theo hasn't had

any rashes due to the diapers and he

does have pretty sensitive skin

typically cloth diapers are actually

better for sensitive skin than

disposable diapers but if you do run

into that issue you can always try

different materials and different brands

maybe your baby's skin doesn't like

bamboo or doesn't like cotton that could

be a cause for the reaction maybe try

detergent that's better for sensitive

skin for babies or something a little

more natural try switching that at first

that's that's usually the issue if your

baby is prone to rashes we've always

used cornstarch on our baby's bum rather

than actual diaper creams cornstarch is

totally baby safe it's a lot more

natural I just feel like it does a much

better job than creams do and when Theo

does get a rash because he does some

pretty sensitive skin we'll just use

more cornstarch than usual we'll just

we'll just pack it on there talked about

this before but the way that we use

cornstarch as we make a little

cornstarch poof so we'll take like a

baby face cloth we'll spoon some

cornstarch into it and it'll take the

ends and we'll tie it up and it makes a

little hoop but if your baby has a

really bad rash and it's just not going

away you might need to get a stronger

diaper cream but just make sure that it

is cloth diaper safe there are a lot of

diaper creams out there that are not

safe for cloth diapering and will

actually ruin your cloth diapers so

the case that you need to get one of

those diaper creams just switch

disposable for a few days and then go

back to cloth diapers after dealing with

poop this is one of the most commonly

asked questions how do you deal with

poop I promise it's not as gross as it

sounds in fact before babies start

eating solids it's not even necessary to

dispose of poop exclusively breastfed or

exclusively formula fed babies their

poop is water-soluble which means that

you don't have to scrape it out into the

toilet before it goes in the wash when

your baby poops you can just change them

and throw it into the web egg and then

throw it into the wash you don't need to

worry about it it'll come out it won't

make anything stink

I promise washing machine will take care

of it all for you the one issue with

newborn poop though and we've we've

never dealt with this because when we

start a cloth diapering field started

eating solid food the new born poop can

stain an easy and very natural way to

get rid of the stains is simply to Sun

bleach them out so you would just wash

the diapers as normal and then instead

of putting them into the dryer to dry

hang them out in direct Sun whether

inside or outside the Sun will take all

of that away but if you're like us and

you live in a house that doesn't get a

lot of natural sunlight and you can't

hang the diapers outside because it's so

cold

literally tomorrow it's supposed to be

minus 50 clearly I cannot hang diapers

out to dry in the Sun so in that case

you can actually just use as normal and

then wait until spring or summer

whenever it gets warmer outside then

hang them outside and the stains

typically will still come out do you

take note though if you're

formula-feeding this is what I've

researched I don't know how much truth

there is to this but I have heard that

formula-fed babies can sometimes have

thicker poop and if that is the case

then you do need to scrape that into the

toilet before you put it into the wash

as long as the poop is very runny and

very yellow very newborn poop it's

totally fine to go in the wash now when

your baby starts eating solid foods that

is when it gets a little bit tricky and

a little bit more gross do yourself a

favor and buy some bamboo liners this is

a game changer you can buy this super

cheap off of the Amazon

just a roll of really really thin bamboo

for each day for change you pull one off

your baby is like a pooping schedule you

don't even have to put these in every

time basically you get a sheet lay it

into the diaper just like so put the

diaper on it just like you normally do

whenever they pee it'll go right through

the liner there'll be no issues with it

leaking or making a mess anywhere it

goes right through soaks into the diaper

as normal but when they poop anything

that is remotely solid even diarrhea

runny poop will stay solely on this like

it will not soak through so when your

baby does poop all you have to do is

take this liner out and either throw it

in the garbage or flush the poop down

the toilet whatever you want to do just

don't flush these these aren't flushable

some say that they're flashable but I

wouldn't flush them shake off the poop

into the toilet throw this in the trash

done you can just throw this in the wash

as normal but if your baby is prone to

explosions vo that's when it gets a

little bit gross there have been a

number of times actually just before I

started filming he had a poop that

escaped the bamboo liner almost almost

went out the back and those cases you do

need to scrape poop into the toilet and

then somehow rinse off the diaper some

people use the toilet bowl method and

they'll just hold the diaper in the

toilet and just like swish it around a

little bit flush the toilet a couple

times that method doesn't work great for

us some people actually have a sprayer

built-in and attached to either their

sink or the toilet I'm not sure but you

can buy them off of Amazon and install

them yourselves it just makes it really

easy you can just spray all the poop

into the toilet or you can do what I do

and just rinse it off in the bathtub

with your hands it's gross but it works

how to wash cloth diapers this category

is far more complicated and then I ever

thought it possibly could be or at least

that's what I thought when I first

started cloth diapering we've got into a

routine I've discovered what works I've

discovered that it's actually not as

complicated as many people like to make

it out to be when I was researching how

to wash cloth diapers everybody said

something different

I'll be honest I don't think there is

one proper way to wash cloth diapers I

think everyone does it their own way and

works for them and when it comes down to

it doesn't matter as much as people say

that it matters that being said there

are some good rules of thumb that you

should be aware of and think about

following I don't know how much truth

there is to this but there is a website

that I went to I will link it down below

they have tested all a variety a huge

variety of different kinds of detergents

in their charts they say whether it is

recommended or is not recommended for

cloth diapers says how much to use so I

use that charge to figure out which

detergent to use I don't actually

measure how much detergent I use which I

probably should but I don't but the

reason for this is that some detergents

actually cause buildup on your diapers

causing them to absorb a lot less than

they should be again I don't know how

much truth there is to this but I

figured I might as well follow that

chart anyway you use a Kirkland kind I

forget what it's called I'll insert a

picture here we use it because it's

cheap and it doesn't have a smell it's

synthetic it's not natural but you know

what it's cheap one day I will convert

to better detergents maybe I'll even

make my own one day but today is not

that day one thing at a time but we use

this Kirkland stuff it works great it's

cheap it doesn't have a smell I'll just

put the detergent in as usual and then

I'll also put some into the pre-wash

section I like to add a few drops of

essential oils just because I have a lot

of essential oils that need to be used

again I'm not an expert so don't quote

me on this I'm just telling you what I

do and then lately I've actually been

adding a vinegar to the wash as well so

I'll add this into where you add like

fabric softener feel like this just

helps to strip the diapers and to really

get rid of those odors I just feel like

it enhances the laundry a little bit

I'll just throw all those things in

throw the diapers in and then on my

settings I just do a normal wash I

typically wash my clothes on cold but

for diapers I will switch it to hot

slush coals now I'm not entirely sure

what that stands for or what that means

but it uses hot and cold water so I like

to use the hot for sanitizing purposes

and cold for removing stains that's all

I do for the wash cycle sometimes I'll

put them through twice if they're still

kind of stinky once they come out and

they'll transfer everything into the

dryer I typically need to dry them

longer than I would

normal clothes because cloth diapers are

made to be absorbent so they absorb more

water they take longer to dry but I dry

them on low and I just throw a couple of

dryer balls in there as well I don't

know if it makes a difference but

they're there they'll dry it on low

usually for two cycles because they need

more time my diapers come out good as

new I have been using these diapers for

three months I haven't used any stain

remover you're not supposed to use stain

remover on diapers and I haven't stunned

them at all they still look brand new

cloth diapers actually made to be pretty

stain resistant so that's awesome every

once in a blue moon it's also a good

idea to strip them I haven't actually

done this yet but it is recommended so

if you notice that your diapers are just

getting really stinky or if they're not

absorbing as much as they used to it

might be time to strip them I'm not

actually sure how to do this it's

something I will be teaching myself in

the near future but you can look it up

research it I think from my

understanding and knowledge all you have

to do is just soak it in some water with

like lemon juice and other stuff for

like half a day or something like that

and then wash them as usual so it's not

like a really long complicated thing but

I've never done it so do not quote me on

that also one last thing to note about

washing diapers is that when you receive

them you will need to wash them three to

four times before using them the more

you wash cloth diapers the more

absorbent they become and when they

first come in the mail they're actually

not very absorbent so wash them at least

three to four times and then they should

be good to go and lastly is it worth it

that depends on your motive I chose to

cloth diaper because it creates far less

waste I can't imagine the waste that we

personally have created in the landfills

just from disposable diaper ring for two

and a half years a lot of diapers it's a

lot of waste that's what really got me a

lot of people say it also saves money to

be honest I'm not actually sure if it

does again if you want to know more

about that topic head over to at Cure's

blog post she'll explain everything

there but I mean especially if you buy

the diapers secondhand and if you use

those diapers on multiple children like

it's guaranteed to at least save you

some money also if you choose to use

cloth wipes I'm sure that would save a

lot of money that's something we've

decided not to

just personal preference it's that's a

whole nother story in something I'm just

not willing to get into maybe one day in

the future but is it worth it yeah I

think so I think it has saved us some

money and think it's a lot better on the

environment and I think cloth diapers

are just really cute honestly all in all

it only takes about half an hour out of

my week to cloth diaper it takes hardly

any time at all to just throw them into

the wash and then takes about ten

minutes

every time I wash the diapers to stuff

them so it's actually kind of

therapeutic I'll just throw on like a

youtube video stuff diapers I would say

that it's worth it all in all it was

really overwhelming at first now that

we've got into a routine now that I

understand everything it's it's so much

easier and I highly recommend cloth

diapering to anybody who is interested I

really hope this video was informative

and very useful to you especially if you

are a first-timer or just learning

trying to understand the cloth diapering

world let me know in the comments

something that you've learned that I

haven't mentioned in this video and if

you're someone who's been cloth

diapering for a while and there's

something I haven't mentioned let me

know in the description box I'd love to

know more but of course remember to be

kind and respectful and if you have an

opinion that differs from someone else

feel free to share it but be kind

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