I attended the Greenville Cloth Diaper Group yesterday. I could not believe how many mamas were there! Even a first time pregnant mama with her mother came to learn about cloth diapering. I think there were around 15 women there!
I love cloth diapering. There are so many choices available. Really the sky is the limit on creative options for different lifestyles. My “go-to” diaper is still the bumGenius one-size. But around the house, I do love a simple prefold with a snappi. I love the simple look of it. It makes me think of summer and clothes-lines. It is close to the way my grandmothers diapered. Of course, I’m clumsy and would never attempt to use a safety pin anywhere near a wiggly baby so the snappi it will be!
It isn’t waterproof which is great because I am trying to learn Cedar’s elimination cues. And sometimes the snappi comes undone and snags on a towel or bedspread. I remember Norah crawling across our bed and getting stuck by her snappi. According to the snappi instructions, they are not meant to be used without a cover. Call me a rulebreaker.
The prefolds I use were given to me before Norah was born and were purchased by another mom (who also used them) at a yard sale from a family (who also used them)! Needless to say, a quality prefold holds up well!
When your baby grows out of prefolds, they make wonderful cleaning rags.
They are also an inexpensive option. A good prefold costs 1.50 (you’ll want a dozen) . And a snappi costs 3.95 (you only need one). To make them waterproof, you can add a 10.00 cover (you’ll need at least two).
As I think about my sister and her husband diapering in a developing country without hot water, I think prefolds might hold up the best. Of course, where they are going, the babies don’t wear diapers at all and they might find that practice suits.