Reply
Cloth diapers... N's Momma☆ 1 child; Spain 2346 posts
1st Jun '13

How do they work? I'm considering using the Charlie Banana ones. Do you just buy the diaper? Or do you buy liners?? Haha can anyone tell me how they work? (I'm going nuts having to buy more diapers every week & someone said that cloth diapers are easier.)



TIA. :D

Pukey McPukerton Due January 15 (girl); Ontario 465 posts
1st Jun '13

With Charlie Banana they come with 2 inserts each but they are microfiber....you may have to buy bamboo or hemp inserts if you have a heavy wetter and for at night. You really should check around and see if any cloth diaper retailers have a lending program where you can test more then 1 kind out.....Charlie Bananas work for some but may not be your best option. Always best to check many brands before sticking to buying 1 brand

Pukey McPukerton Due January 15 (girl); Ontario 465 posts
1st Jun '13

It will take anywhere from 12-18 diapers in order to cloth diaper 24/7 thats why I recommend trying different brands. It is an investment in the beginning and you dont want to buy a kind that doesnt work well for you.

Vicki McDonald Due September 28 (boy); 3 kids; Belleville, Ontario 927 posts
1st Jun '13

I have no idea about Charlie Banana, I have used cloth on my J's wee bum for all 20 mos of his life, the brand that we use is from Canada and is called Green line diapers and comes with an outer cover and liners that you fold and put in ( sold separately or as a package,your choice.) I didn't like that the non-PUL waterproofing started to leak so I searched for fabric and now make my own, but I use their design. There are TONNES of different options for cloth diapers so you really have to research and decide if you want all in one's (AIO) ( like a disposable, it's all one piece) Pocket liners have covers and liners that are separate but the liners fit into the pockets on the cover so that they don't move around at all ( but seem silly to me because then covers and liners are both wet so you have to change the whole thing anyway, personal opinion) and my personal fav is covers and liners that are completely separate, so often you can change only the liner and the cover is not soiled. Less laundry I think, and they dry quickly as opposed to the AIO

Vicki McDonald Due September 28 (boy); 3 kids; Belleville, Ontario 927 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting MammiX6:" It will take anywhere from 12-18 diapers in order to cloth diaper 24/7 thats why I recommend trying different ... [snip!] ... trying different brands. It is an investment in the beginning and you dont want to buy a kind that doesnt work well for you."


DEFINITELY try different brands before you invest! ( forgot to mention that in my obnoxiously long post.)

Pukey McPukerton Due January 15 (girl); Ontario 465 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting Vicki McDonald:" DEFINITELY try different brands before you invest! ( forgot to mention that in my obnoxiously long post.)"


I LOVE Greenline!! But agree!! the material sucks! but their soakers are AMAZING!!

Freya D Due December 27; 1 child; Brookings, Oregon 1196 posts
1st Jun '13

http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about2234581.html
The OP of this thread was very help for me when I started. the ladys in there are nice and very helpful

Nancy Morton Due November 3; Maryville, Tennessee 12 posts
1st Jun '13

We use bum genius they are great they come with two inserts with every diaper