August 4, 2014

Both Snap and Aplix Closure Diapers Have Their Benefits, Which do you choose?

Snap or Aplix Closure Diapers, Which do you choose?

No matter what type of cloth diaper you choose - prefolds and covers, pockets, all-in-ones, or a hybrid system - there is one universal choice that needs to be made. What closure should you use - snaps or aplix?  Here are some benefits of both to help you make the decision.


Snaps excel in durability. Most often made of plastic, they rarely show wear and tear and are designed to last for years. Unlike aplix with laundry tabs that need to be secured before washing, there are no special preparations for laundering cloth diapers with snap closures. There is also no concern about creating snags on other diapers during the wash cycle or drying, which can happen despite best efforts to secure velcro tabs. Snaps are also the most secure closure. They are not easily removed, which is a good thing if you have a toddler who would rather go without a diaper! Additionally, some moms prefer the cleaner look of snaps, as  most snaps match or compliment the color or print of the diaper.


Aplix excels in ease of use. Hook and look closures make diaper changes quick, which is important when babies become mobile and don't want to lay still for diaper changes. Fast diaper changes are also desirable for those middle of the night changes. Aplix is also easier for caregivers to use as they are similar to disposables in terms of putting them on and taking then off. Many cloth diapering families prefer hook and loop closures because they can get a better fit. Unlike snap closure diapers that have predetermined locations for fastening, aplix diapers can be secured anywhere along to belly panel strip to obtain a customized fit for your child.

Each closure offers its own unique benefits. You may find you prefer all of one kind or even a mix of the two!

For a great selection of both snap and aplix closure diapers please visit

July 30, 2014

TEN Alternate Uses for Cloth Wipes (Besides wiping butts!)


10 Alternate Uses for Cloth Wipes

Cloth wipes are easy to use, make diaper changes more efficient (no need to worry about separating disposable wipes from your diapers), and are gentler on your baby and the environment. But diaper changes aren’t the only time that cloth wipes can come in handy. Here are some other uses for cloth wipes you may not have thought of!

1. Face and Hand Wipes – Cloth wipes are not only great at cleaning bottoms, they work just as well on little faces and hands. Disposable wipes often contain chemicals that can irritate delicate skin. Just a little bit of water on a cloth wipe is all it takes!

2. Spot Cleaning on the go – A few cloth wipes in a purse or diaper bag can be invaluable when messes happen out of the house. Whether clothing or a carseat, you will be glad to have cloth wipes on hand when you’re out.

3. Make up Remover – Cloth wipes are a gentle way to remove make up without needing to toss countless tissues or cotton balls in the trash.

4. Reusable napkins – It is estimated that each American uses 2000+ paper napkins a year. Cloth wipes are a great alternate to paper napkins by reducing household trash and saving money.

5. Extra absorbency – Need a little absorbency boost? A few cloth wipes folded and placed inside a pocket or under the soaker of an AIO could be the solution!

6. Tissues – What’s worse than a rough tissue on a red, raw nose? Cloth wipes are a soft and gentle way to wipe runny noses.

7. Washcloths – Cloth wipes can clean hands, faces, and bottoms outside of the bathtub, so why not in the bathtub!

8. Family cloth –Globally, the production of toilet paper reportedly requires 27,000 trees daily. Switching to reusable family cloth not only saves money, but the environment as well.

9. Dust rags – Instead of using old rags or paper towels to polish furniture or dust shelves, why not use cloth wipes? They are great for getting into all those nooks and crannies and can be thrown in the wash with the rest of the household laundry.

10. Cleaning computer/TV screens – Paper towels can be damaging to monitor/TV screens or the screens on touchscreen phones and tablets. Cloth wipes are a gentle way to get those screens clean without the risk of scratches.

These are only a few alternative uses for cloth wipes; the possibilities are endless! I hope you got some ideas from this post of new ways to incorporate cloth wipes into your home!

July 17, 2014

Great Cloth Diapers for NEW Users!

Great Cloth Diapers for New Users 

With so many types of cloth diapers available, the prospect of building a diaper stash to a new cloth diaper user can seem overwhelming. Whether you are ready to make the switch or even just considering cloth, these are some great options you may want to consider to get you started.

All-in-one diapers, or AIOs, are easy to use and easy to clean. The absorbent layer(s) and waterproof outer layer are encompassed in one unit, meaning no stuffing in an insert before use or pulling an insert out before washing as you would with most pocket diapers, and no multiple steps such as folding a prefold and placing it on baby, followed by a cover. They are available in snap closures or hook and loop closures, which can make cloth diapering more user-friendly to those who are used to the tabs on disposable diapers. Many popular cloth diaper brands, such as BumGenius and Thirsties, offer all-in-one diapers.

If you are looking for a more budget-friendly approach to start cloth diapering, prefolds and covers may be a more desirable approach. Prefolds can be purchased singly or in bulk for a greater discount, and are usually priced between $2-$4 per prefold. There are a variety of folding and securing techniques that do require a learning curve to using prefolds, but they can also be laid inside a cover and used as a simple liner. There are many tutorials online for the various ways to fold a prefold, but a great one for some basic folds can be found here at Waterproof PUL covers can be wiped out and reused over several diaper changes therefore reducing the number needed to complete your stash and therefore, the cost of getting with cloth.  

If you are new to cloth diapering and looking to build your stash or just researching a switch to cloth, all-in-one diapers are one of the most user-friendly option to consider. If you are on a budget or simply don’t want to invest too much before taking the plunge, prefolds and covers may be the best option. Once you give cloth diapering a try, you may find that it’s a lot easier and more convenient than you thought!

Have a question about cloth diapers?  Head over to our Cloth Diaper Outlet Facebook page and ask!

July 14, 2014

Baby Shower Gift Ideas from Cloth Diaper Outlet

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

If you are looking for some baby shower ideas for the mom who plans to use cloth diapers, Cloth Diaper Outlet has a variety of choices. From diapers to diaper sprayers to wipe solution, they have everything a mom needs to get started.

Whether you are looking for all-in-ones (AIOs), pocket diapers, covers and prefolds, or newborn diapers, Cloth Diaper Outlet has you covered. If mom plans on cloth diapering from birth, the selection of newborn diapers, both pockets and AIOs, is extensive. Prefolds and diaper covers are also a great option for cloth diapering a newborn. CDO offers many brands of covers and prefolds that fit from 7-15 lbs.

AIOs make a great gift for moms who are new to cloth diapering; easy to use with no stuffing an insert in before use, they streamline diaper changes and diaper laudnry. One-size (OS) diapers are a popular choice, which are designed to fit from birth until potty training, feature a snap down rise that makes tailoring the diaper to your baby simple and quick. Bumgenius Freetimes and Blueberry Simplex are the perfect combination of AIO and OS diaper and either (or both!) would be a well-received shower gift.

Diapers are only one part of a successful cloth diapering routine. Wet bags and pail liners are essential to storing dirty diapers and convenient as they can be washed with diaper laundry. Cloth Diaper Outlet offers many brands of wet bags in countless beautiful prints and several different styles. Cloth wipes are a great way to reduce waste and make diaper changes easy, and CDO sells packs of wipes made by many different brands, as well as wipe solution and diaper rash cream that is safe for cloth diapers. Any of these would be a welcomed gift for a mom planning to use cloth.

Beyond cloth diapers and diapering accessories, Cloth Diaper Outlet carries many other useful baby shower gifts - bibs, crib mattresses, wool dryer balls, even gifts for the breastfeeding mom such as cloth nursing pads and nipple cream. If you can’t decide on the perfect shower gift, CDO sells gift certificates to fit any budget from $5 to $200. And to top off their wide selection of products, they offer free shipping after $35 and discounts codes for orders greater than $50, $150, and $250. Cloth Diaper Outlet is here to help you find the best gifts for mom and baby for the best price!

Check out all that Cloth Diaper Outlet has to offer here.

June 16, 2014

Flushable Cloth Diaper Liners - How they Work & Why You Should Try Them

flushable liners

One of the biggest questions from people considering cloth diapers is "what about the poop?" One popular answer to this question is "flushable liners!"

Biodegradable liners like Imagine or Grovia's Bioliners make the transition to solid foods an easy one.

grovia bioloners

Lay a liner inside a clean diaper, then put on baby as usual. Liquids pass through the liner, but solids are caught. When you change the diaper, simply dispose of the liner in the garbage or toilet (use caution with septic tanks or older plumbing systems.)

Babies who have a predictable bathroom schedule can use the liners at changes where poop is expected, eliminating the need to rinse.

Shop for diaper liners at Cloth Diaper Outlet.

June 4, 2014

These 3 Accessories Make Cloth Diapering Easy

Looking for ways to make cloth diapering easier?

There are lots of great cloth diapering accessories available, but these three make cloth diapering easy:

cloth wipes
1. Cloth Wipes - Cloth wipes are available in materials from simple flannel to luxurious bamboo. Simplify your diapering routine by making both your diapers and wipes reusable. Cloth wipes make great hand & face wipes too!

wipes solution
2. Baby Bum Drops - These little drops dissolve in water to make a gentle but effective wipes solution. Pour over wipes, or use in a squirt bottle. One package makes 50 cups of wipes solution, saving you money.

diaper inserts
3. Extra inserts - As your baby grows, you might find yourself needing extra absorbency. Having extra inserts on hand makes it easy to add absorbency, whether it's for nap time, night time, or every day.

What is your must have cloth diapering accessory?

May 27, 2014

Sidewalk Sale! HOT deals on amazing NEW items!

Sidewalk Sale!

Whenever Heather picks up a new line, or one of our vendors comes out with something new, she buys a few samples.  Sometimes she uses them, sometimes she uses them as giveaways on Facebook, and sometimes they pile up.  And pile up.  And pile up.

She needs her desk back!  So it's sidewalk sale time at Cloth Diaper Outlet.  Fabulous prices on brand new products, some of which are even one-of-a-kind.

All items have a 30 day warranty.  Regular return policies apply.  

Wetbags, prefolds, nursing covers, silicone teething jewelry and more!  It's a great way to SAVE BIG on some really cool new items!

Visit Cloth Diaper Outlet's Sidewalk Sale page here

May 26, 2014

A One Size Diaper Cover that's both easy to afford and use!

One Size Diaper Covers by Wolbybug

Wolbybug, a popular brand known for it's affordable pocket diapers, doorknob pails, diaper covers and wetbags has recently added a new product to it's growing selection.

Meet, the Wolbybug One Size Diaper Cover with aplix closure!  Aplix closures make diaper changes easy and are often preferred because they give a somewhat flexible fit.  Whether you the tabs to completely overlap for the tiniest baby or need to use them on the absolute widest setting, aplix gives you that freedom.

Wolbybug One Size Diaper Covers are just $10.99 each and come in a HUGE selection of colors and prints.  Front and back interior flaps help keep prefolds and inserts from bunching and can also help reduce wicking and leaking.

Wolbybug One Size Diaper Covers work great over stay-dry topped inserts, prefolds, flats and fittteds.  They're versatile and affordable and our Cloth Diaper Outlet customers just can't seem to get enough of them!

Check out the Wolbybug One Size Diaper Covers here at Cloth Diaper Outlet!

May 13, 2014

Have fun in the sun with these great summer essentials!

Summer is on the horizon!

As the weather warms up across the country families begin to put their plans in place for summertime outings, camping trips, pool parties, cook outs and more!

As you begin to plan your summer fun keep these great products in mind from Cloth Diaper Outlet!


Mama Rose's 100% Natural SunBlocker is a must have!  There truly is nothing worse than realizing you let your little ones get WAY too much sun.  Not only does extreme sun exposure increase skin cancer risk later in life, it makes them plum miserable when they're recovering.

Mama Rose's SunBlocker protects against UVA & UVB rays and it's water resistant.  SPF30 provides great protection from the suns harmful rays and it's safe for sensitive skin.

Swim Diapers
Reusable swim diapers should also be on your list of summer essentials.  You can't go far from home without realizing you need swim diapers.  Disposable swim diapers can cost a lot, they're uncomfortable and unsightly. 

Reusable swim diapers like Imse Vimse are reusable, easy to care for, and double as a super cute swim suit which saves you even more money over the cost of disposable swim diapers.

Cloth Diaper Outlet offers swim diapers in several prints and sizes.

Reusable Snack Bags & Pouches

Reusable food storage containers are growing in popularity which means you have more and more choices.  At Cloth Diaper Outlet we're fond of the reusable food pouches.  Yummi Pouches are perfect for yogurt, apple sauce, homemade baby food, smoothies and more.  From babies to toddlers and even older kids, you're sure to get your money's worth when you switch to reusable food storage pouches.

Reusable snack bags are also a great reusable product you'll get a lot of use out of.  You can use these in school lunches, car rides, strollers, babysitters and more.  They come in a variety of sizes and fun prints and they're easy to clean and care for.  Not only do they look cute, they're inexpensive, will save you money and they're much easier on the planet than plastic baggies.

These are just SOME of the great products we suggest you grab for summer fun!  Check these out and more at Cloth Diaper Outlet!

May 9, 2014

Apple Cheeks Cloth Diapers are NEW to Cloth Diaper Outlet!

Apple Cheeks Cloth Diapers are NEW at Cloth Diaper Outlet!
Apple Cheeks Cloth Diapers are now in stock!  Apple Cheeks is a popular cloth diaper brand with a unique envelope style diaper cover with center pocket opening.  The center "envelope" style pocket opening allows the insert of your choice to conveniently agitate out during laundering making this a popular choice.

Apple Cheeks are available in two sizes giving you a better fit.  Between the two sizes you can cloth diaper from birth through potty training.

Size 1 fits from 7-20 lbs
Size 2 fits from 18-40 lbs 

Apple Cheeks super soft microfleece interior keeps baby feeling dry and rash free.  It's durable, soft and easy to care for.

Cloth Diaper Outlet is also now carrying Apple Cheeks Inserts!  Choose from the Stay-Dry Microterry 2 pack that you can use with your Apple Cheeks Cover or choose the Apple Cheeks Bamboo Inserts when you want a natural, more sustainable option.

To check out the various colors, sizes and inserts in stock at Cloth Diaper Outlet please click here.