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 http://www.clothdiaperoutlet.com/how_to_fold_prefolds.html. 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.

May 7, 2014

What to do with cloth diapers you no longer use!

Have cloth diapers you no longer use?

If we all used the same cloth diapers we started with, without ever buying new styles, prints or brands when we felt like it, then that would take all the fun out of cloth diapering.

Truth is, you can still save money with cloth diapers and you can still buy a lot of new cloth diapers, more than you actually need.  You just have to know what to do with the cloth diapers you no longer need or use.

So what can you do?

Sell them!
Gently used cloth diapers with minimal staining or better can often be re-sold or traded in at places like Cloth Diaper Outlet for store credit to use toward other cloth diapers and baby gear.  You can re-coup 50% or more of your initial investment which is awesome.  Even more reason to take good care of your diapers, they ARE an investment and can retain their value.

Trade them!
Using sites like DiaperSwappers.com you can search the various FSOT, For Sale or Trade, forums and often can find someone willing to send you their ABC for your XYZ.  This is not only fun but easy to do.  It helps put the fun back into cloth diapering and is a great solution for people who don't want to have to deal with the exchanging of funds, trading is fun, more laid back and a great way to get the new items or cloth diapers you need at no additional cost to you.

Donate them!
Organizations like Giving Diapers Giving Hope and The Rebecca Foundation bot accept good condition cloth diapers that they then lend out to families who cannot afford the initial investment in cloth diapers.  Pros:  It feels good to donate.  Cons:  Some diaper banks or lending organizations don't take diapers in need of repair.  The Rebecca Foundation does, so they're a good option if your donated diapers require a little refreshing.

Via Craigslist you may be able to do all of the above.  You might find someone to trade with, someone to sell to or someone to donate your cloth diapers to, regardless of their condition.  Check your local area Craigslist and do a search for "cloth diapers" to see if there's much interest in your community.

These are just a few suggestions on how you can put your gently used or no longer being used cloth diapers to good use.

So tell us, have you done any of the above?  How did it work out?

April 9, 2014

Keepin' It Simple, Cloth Diaper TIPS for beginners!

Here are a couple easy, yet sometimes unobvious cloth diaper tips!
diaper pail

Pocket Diapers - If you're new to pocket diapers, here's my favorite method of washing them...when you change your baby's diaper, take the insert out right then and lay it inside the diaper, along with any cloth wipes you've used. Fold the diaper in half, then use the dry outside of the diaper to carry it to the diaper pail. Toss it in! That way you don't have to touch wet dirty diapers a second time. On wash day, dump the pail into the washing machine.

Pail Liners - Speaking of diaper pails, one item that I recommend everyone buy is a pail liner. These are waterproof bags big enough to fit most trash cans and diaper pails. They protect your pail from wetness and odor plus make it much easier on wash day. Just lift out the pail liner, dump diapers into washer, and toss the pail liner in. It can be washed and dried with your diapers. These are a great investment as they last forever. My oldest one is over three years old and still works great.

Do you practice either of the above?

Ready to shop for cloth diapers?  Find a great selection at Cloth Diaper Outlet!