I am thinking about using clothe diapers with this baby but one problem...
I know nothing about it besides the obvs they are clothe and reusable.
I don't even know what kind of questions to ask on the matter.
any tips,advice,what kind do you use,what do you suggest.
It really just depends on your budget. There's a cloth dipe thread that gives lots of info. Then decide which kind of system you wanna use and a budget then I can give some advice :)
Cloth Diapering FAQs
How many diapers will I need? Start with 2-4 dozen and add or subtract depending on your needs.
How much money will I save using cloth diapers instead of disposable diapers? You are likely to save from $600-$2400 by home laundering quality cloth diapers. Your savings are multiplied if you use the cloth diapers with additional children.
What is the difference between bleached and unbleached diapers? Cotton is naturally an ivory color. Bleached prefolds have been made white. Unbleached cotton has been processed less, so it will require more pre-washing to reach full absorbency.
What are the main differences between prefolds, fitted diapers, pockets, and all in one diapers? How do I know which one will work best for my baby? Prefolds are rectangular and need to be folded to give your baby a snug fit; just add a diaper cover or baby pants. Fitted diapers just need to be wrapped around the baby then a diaper cover added. Pocket diapers have a pocket that holds an insert. All in one diapers wrap snuggly around the baby with no extras or diaper cover needed; the waterproof outer layer is included with the diaper.
What do you mean by 4x6x4, 4x8x4, 3x6x3, and so on? With prefold cloth diapers, we refer to absorbency by the number of layers in the side, center, and size. A 4x6x4 prefold has 6 layers of fabric down the center for absorbency and 4 layers of fabric down each side section of the prefold.
Do I need to wash the diapers before using them? Yes, pre-wash your cloth diapers when they arrive.
Why are my pocket diapers leaking? Sometimes polyester fleece and microfiber can repel moisture because of detergent residue. Look into stripping.
- Why are my prefolds repelling? If you haven't pre-washed your diapers, the waxes used in fabric processing need to be flushed from the diapers. If you have pre-washed, you may be experiencing detergent residue.
Pocket diapers are pretty straight forward and easy to begin with. Look up Alva and Sunbaby as affordable, good quality diapers. If you are interested in pre-owned diapers there is a group on Facebook called Cheapie Dipes B/S/T, a great place to buy and sell pre-owned diapers. https://www.facebook.com/groups/cheapiedipes/
I use best bottom diapers and they rock! Check out NickisDiapers.com and see what they look like and how they work. I find it really nice since it fits from 8-35 lbs. and you can re-use the cover and just replace the inserts until the cover gets dirty.