I'm CONSIDERING trying this whole cloth diapering thing again. I'm tired of having to buy new disposables all the time and it's a lot of garbage. I'm not looking to full time cloth diaper, I'll still use disposables at night and if we go somewhere, but I'd like to at least do them during the day.
We tried gDiapers which blew chunks. The waistband wasn't comfortable, they leaked in the legs even with double liners. Then I tried a cheaper pocket diaper (I forget the brand), and maybe I didn't wash them enough but they would leak around the legs as well, even when doubly lined. Maybe I'll give those a try again. I don't have very many but now that the boys are bigger maybe they'll work better.
The problem is we're going to have to slowly build a stash, we don't have the $$ to just buy all the diapers we'll need at once and to be honest, I REALLY don't feel comfortable paying $20 for ONE diaper. I'd love to try some Fuzzibunz because I've read they're really the best however I don't think we'll fully go that route. Cloth diapering ONE baby takes a big investment, doing it with two is a little overwhelming financially. So I'm really looking for a cheap but reliable option.
Whatever happened to the old fashioned way of cloth diapering? Just with the plain old prefolds, diaper pins and plastic covers. It seemed to work back then. Yes, it was a little more inconvenient with the dunking and soaking and washing but hell, it worked just fine!
I'm really considering doing prefolds with Thirsties covers. They've gotten some pretty good reviews, are a pretty decent price. Also with prefolds I have the option of doing a couple different folds to test out absorbency. And they have these really cool things called Snappi cloth diaper fasteners,which are a modern alternative to pins if you chose to do like the angel or bikini folds with the prefolds.
So, those of you who cloth diaper-what are the most absorbent kinds of prefolds? I know there are hemp, Indian and Chinese cotton, fleece, etc. So if you've used them or know a site that talks about the most absorbent, please share!
Or if you know any other alternatives for me that are cheaper and and still work, please share!