A summary of my diaper stash

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So Jami asked a question that made me realize I didn’t quite cover everything I needed to in my previous posts.  Here is my best response to, “How many (cloth) diapers do you need for the first year?”

If you are using gDiapers you will need

  • 8-10 size Small Little gPants (the cloth covers). 6-8 size Medium Little gPants. The most economical way to buy these is to purchase the Everyday g’s which come in a 6 pack.  Then purchase a couple more individuals.  If you can find someone who is selling some gDipes in good condition all the better.
  • An additional 6 liners in size small and med/lg.  I didn’t cover this before, but it is very important.  Babies poop quite often.  The poop will get on the liners.  Also gDiaper liners last about 3-6 before they need to be replaced.
  • 18-24 inserts of your choice.  As far as inserts go there is a ton of options. I told you about how I love to use the BabyKicks Joey-Bunz inserts.  I’ve also heard that some people like to just use an inexpensive prefold in their gDipes, or if you don’t mind the price, gDiapers also makes a biodegradable, flushable insert.
  • Something to store the soiled stuff in til wash time. (I’ll show you what I like to use a little later.)

If you are using other cloth diapers you will need

  • 18-24 diapers.  Whether or not you have to buy separate inserts will depend on the diaper you are using.
  • Something to store the soiled stuff in til wash time.

For more info on almost everything you need to know about cloth diapering and the various types and brands of cloth diapers you can visit these awesome sites:

www.clothdiaperblog.com (this is pretty much a one-stop cloth diaper blog and it’s easy to navigate)




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  1. Thanks Amy! That is really helpful. :)
  2. Great post! I've never used G-diapers, and I've always wondered how well they keep the poo in? I'm just so used to my double-gusseted pockets :) They're bullet proof! Also, if you don't mind my saying, I think this post would be great to add to the monthly CD link party! I've followed you by Bloglovin, FB, and Twitter! Love your blog.
    • Whew! Sorry it took me so long to respond. You caught me on a rough week with a sick baby. So, gDiapers, keeping the poop in: LOVE them. Since I originally wrote this post, gDiapers has redesigned their pouch (the thing that snaps into the cover and holds the insert in) and put new "elastic"--I really don't know what the heck it is made of, but it is stretchy--around the perimeter of the pouch. We've never had a poop leak with these, and I've been using them for over 2 years (between both kids). gDiapers are still one of my all-time favorites. Thanks for the CD link party invite! I'll have to check it out.