I learned that there are many different styles that all accomplish the same purpose... act like a plastic, disposable diaper, but reuse and save money! I also learned that there are a variety of snaps, Velcro, applix closures, and these little gizmos called Snappis... and each brand thinks they've got the BEST product available.
I also met a woman who has made her own cloth diapers for five years, and who knows my mom through a professional relationship. She's offered to give my mom patterns she's designed for her sons, and teach her to use the snapping machine she has. Score! I learned my mom is supportive of this choice and will choose to make a few diapers for me, or will at least try to!
I learned that the natural baby shop in STJ is a neat little place to get hands-on experience. Its called Sprouting Up, and it has an online store front, too. I liked getting to see the products they had online, as well as things they had in their store for demo that aren't normally carried.
What products have you ordered so far?So far, I've used the site Dani recommended - clothdiaperclearance.com. The first order I placed 2 weeks ago arrived just today! I received six diapers of 5 different brands/styles.
But its a cute pattern, so maybe no one will notice his chubby butt!
This is is a size small, trim pocket diaper made by Knicker Nappies.
Its very adjustable - but I have to read a manual or how-to to figure out how to utilize all these snaps!
I have also ordered from two different sellers on ETSY to get another idea of ones that are made at home, not in a factory.
What are you thinking you still need to do?
I still need about 25 diapers, plus about 30 liners. I need to find the styles I like the best, find fabric that has the PUL, and do a price comparison to see if its cheaper to buy in bulk or to have my mom make them. I also need to figure out what detergent to use and things like that.