Thursday, September 13, 2012

My Favorite Cloth Diapering Accessories

Since I have written many posts now about my favorite styles and brands of cloth diapers, I figure I will talk a little bit about what my favorite accessories to go with the cloth diapers are.

Planet Wise hanging wet/dry bag in the owl design photo from Kelly's Closet
 First off, what do I store all the dirty diapers in?  My favorite type is the Planet Wise hanging wet bags.  Back when he had just breast milk poop diapers and I didn't have to spray everything, I would keep it hanging on the door in the bathroom.  It was so nice since it didn't take up any room.  Now it is too heavy, but I just sit it on the floor.  My second favorite is the Planet Wise large wet bag.  These bags really contain odors and wetness really well.  I also use the small bags for my diaper bag when we are out and about with cloth diapers.

Photo from Kelly's Closet
Speaking of spraying those diapers, a diaper sprayer is a must have.  My hubby is pretty handy and rigged one up for us.  But honestly, if I had to do it all over, I would just buy one since it ended up not saving us as much money as I would have liked.  I would buy a diaper sprayer such as the Bumgenius one.

I use cloth wipes, but not as much as I would like to.  I am the only one who routinely uses them, so we go through a lot of baby wipes.  But currently I just use baby wash clothes with a solution of water and baby bath soap.  If I start staying home and using cloth wipes exclusively, I plan on getting some Thirsties wipes or Itti Bitti wipes.

Cloth diapered babies don't tend to get diaper rash as often as their disposable diapered counterparts.  But if you have a super pooper like Destructo who is diaper rash prone, you need a diaper rash cream that is safe with your cloth diapers.  My preferred ointment is Grandma El's.  I am going to be trying to make my own ointment at some time in the near future though.  We shall see how that goes.

So in short, these are a few of my favorite diapering accessories that just make my life so much easier.  I hate when we go somewhere overnight and I have to leave my diaper sprayer behind.  It is one of my closest friends.  Haha  So, what cloth diapering accessories do you find you can't live without?

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  1. I really need to do a post like this, but every time I set down to type out a blog on cloth diapering, it becomes SO long! I guess I need to break it down. I believe our guys are about the same age... my LO is 21 months. How old is yours?

  2. I always used cloth diapers on my daughter ( now age 32 years).Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Your participation helps make it a success.I'm sorry I am slow to visit this week as I am fighting a nasty head cold and my time on the computer has been limited.Wishing you a beautiful day .

  3. I am still contemplating whether to buy a diaper sprayer in the near future. I also wanted just to make one ourselves but I have heard that you don't end up saving that much money anymore.


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