When you decide you want to cloth diaper, it can be a bit scary when you're starting to build your cloth stash. But don't worry. I have some tips to make it a little bit easier!
- Buy BEFORE baby. The average stash consists of at least 24 diapers. If you can start buying one cloth diaper per week around the 15th week of your pregnancy, you'll be set!
- Buy diaper packages. You can purchase bumGenius diapers in sets of 6, 12, or 24. Just pick out the style of diaper you'd like and your colors/prints. Sometimes, they’ll even be on sale! Econobum diapers are also available in bundles too.
- Purchase your diapers when they're on sale. Look for sales around holidays. You can get a great deal on the best cloth diapers during these times. Also watch for Seconds Sales.
- Register for cloth diapers!
Building your cloth diaper stash doesn't need to be difficult. And it doesn't need to be expensive. Shopping a little bit here and there can definitely lessen the financial impact. Although it will save you more money long term, it does take a bit to get your stash started.
When starting your stash, I'd recommend getting different brands/styles to try. You may do the research and decide on a style you think will work best for you and your baby — but it doesn't always work out the way you think! You may be surprised with what ends up actually being your favorite in the end. For example, I started out with bumGenius 4.0s. They seemed to be the best diapers for our family, but after a few months, I discovered that Freetimes were actually my favorite!
So what's the best part about cloth diapering — or at least when building your cloth diaper stash? You can throw some personality into it. Instead of stressing on how to do it, have fun getting it all together! The colors, the prints, it's fun — and addicting :)