Do you have a spouse, teenager or other caregiver that helps out with diaper changes? Chances are, if you use cloth, they have their favorites.
That’s what I asked Catherine the other day. She’s almost fourteen now and has been helping me with diaper changes for years. My post today is equal parts curiosity and practicality. I was interested in her opinions since we have so many brands and styles, but I also felt like her perspective as a cloth diaper “helper” might be useful to those who are wondering which diapers to buy for caregivers to use.
Here’s her list:
Flip Covers: Catherine told me she likes Cotton Babies’ signature stretchy tabs with the double snaps because they stay put and lie flat when fastened. “It drives me crazy when the wings curl back!” Another plus? No extra hip snap to fasten, so Flips are faster for her to get on. You can find Flips and the entire bumGenius family of diapers at Cotton Babies with free USA shipping.
Diaper Safari Covers: You can buy a snap or hook and loop version. Catherine loves the latter, and caregivers who tend to fumble with snaps will appreciate it, too. Diaper Safari covers are also roomy, so Catherine always knows they will fit over anything in our rotation. The bright colors and cute jungle animals are a plus. (I like that they are only $10 apiece with free shipping at Nicki’s Diapers!) 🙂
Prefolds: My daughter told me flat out “I don’t like to stuff anything!” So folding a prefold in thirds is her favorite way to use covers. Some of our favorites? The silky soft bamboo prefolds at Diaper Junction and Buttons.
GroVia Hybrid System: This is another hook and loop diaper Catherine uses a lot, and GroVia’s is top quality. The uniquely designed laundry tabs are tucked under a fabric loop that keeps them protected in the laundry. When GroVia inserts are snapped into the diaper shell, they stay put even while washing and drying, making the GroVia hybrid capable of functioning like an All-in-One system. You can shop the full at GroVia’s website, or at retailers like Diaper Junction and Nicki’s.
Lighthouse All-in-One: Catherine is undeniably the artist of our family, and has learned a lot from her grandmother who paints and sketches. So the beautiful, beach-inspired colors and prints from Lighthouse were an instant hit. Vanessa at Greenpath Baby has created many of her diaper designs from original paintings and sketches! As a diaper, the Lighthouse AIO is simple for Catherine to use, with a fully attached, fold-out insert and a waterproof outer. You’ll need fast fingers to grab the newest Lighthouse Diaper prints; the last release (Celestial Seas) sold out within minutes. Thankfully, there are other prints and solids still available at Dearest Diapers and Fluff and Familia; price starts at $20.99.
It was so much fun picking Catherine’s brain, that I had to ask her a few more questions. 🙂
Favorite print of all time? Afternoon Tea by Buttons Diapers
Which brand has come up with a great name? “I’ve always thought Blueberry is a really cute name! Rumparooz is fun to say AND has an adorable logo (the kangaroo).”
What do you like about cloth diapering? It saves our family a lot of money.
What do you not like? “The extra time it takes up. It’s pretty quick and easy to wrap up a disposable and toss in the trash.”
What print or color would you love to see on a cloth diaper? “No one has done a Greek or Roman design, with people in togas!”
When you get married and have a baby, will you use cloth diapers? “Yes, I think I will. BUT, if I find out I’m expecting while I already have a baby in diapers, I’ll use disposables to give myself a break!”
Is someone else besides you helping you with cloth diaper changes? I’d love to know what their favorites are, so let me know in a comment!