It took us a few months to get into a routine with our diapering, but after 9 months we now have it down pat. I use Chinese prefolds with wraps. I have tried 4 different kinds of wraps.
- Bummis Super Whisper Wrap. These are ok. I like the fit and feel, but they tend to leak if left too long so are not the best for overnight.
- Bambino Mio Soft Wrap. I really like these. They don't leak at all...even overnight. Plus they are a slimmer fit then the BSWW.
- Bambino Mio Lite Wrap. These were an ebay mistake and I don't like them at all. The fit is all wrong and they sometimes leak overnight. These are used for night time diapers only.
- Motherease Rikki Wrap. These are good in that they don't leak. They don't fit right on my kids for some reason, but I have nothing against these wraps.
First, you need a prefold, a wrap and a dirty baby bottom.
Next, fold the prefold just like so.
Then, place it on the wrap with the folded side down.
Put the baby bottom at the appropriate end. Pull the prefold up between the legs and fold the extra length under.
Then, pull the wrap up and fasten the sides with the Velcro.
That's it. No struggling with pins or Snappis. We're finished and ready to go.
Morgan is wearing the Bummis Super Whisper Wrap.
We do the exact same thing for the bigger child. Here Paul is wearing the Bambino Mio Soft wrap.
For night time I just double up on the prefolds and use a larger wrap. Ridiculous looking? Yes, but they are only going to bed. So who cares!?!
Dirty diapers are stored in a dry diaper pail in the downstairs bathroom. Pooped ones are first given a swish in the toilet as needed.
I wash diapers every other day. Starting with a cold rinse. Then a hot long cycle which includes a prewash. I put in about 1 tablespoon of detergent with the hot wash. After that I do another cold rinse. Then an extra spin to help cut down on drying time.
With this wash routine I don't have any leftover smells and they smell clean and fresh.
Dirty wraps are stored and washed separately on account that the BSWW's hold smells very easily. I wash them in a hot normal wash...no detergent. This keeps the smell at bay. Every so often I put them through a hot long cycle if I pick up any urine smells on them.
Honestly the washing was the most difficult thing to figure out. I got this routine after much trial and error with different wash combinations. Thankfully now I can follow this plan and I know they are going to be clean in the end. I hang everything to dry, as I don't have a dryer.
Hopefully that wasn't too confusing. When I was researching cloth and looking to buy I read many such posts and some of them left me wondering what in the world they were talking about. lol! I tried to keep it as simple as I could. Any questions...just ask.
And for those who noticed... Yes, I change diapers on a window sill. :)