As cloth diapers continue to grow in popularity, most parents are using them exclusively — even when their child is at daycare. The good news with this is that more daycare centers are (or becoming) more accepting of cloth diapers as a result. In fact, most daycares will allow all-in-one systems like bumGenius Freetime since the inserts are attached and no additional work — other than putting the diaper on the baby — is required. Here are a few additional things to keep in mind if you want to use cloth diapers while your little one is at a daycare or with a caregiver:
- Pocket diapers or All-In-One cloth diapers are very user-friendly and are just as easy to use as disposable diapers. If you go with pocket diapers, be sure to pre-stuff the diapers so everything is ready to go.
- You’ll need to provide most daycare providers with an individual bag for each diaper. The bumGenius Mini WetBag is a great individual bag for your cloth diapers. They will then put each diaper into a larger bag. We recommend the PlanetWise medium wet bag for this purpose.
- Physically demonstrating how to use cloth diapers is the easiest form of persuasion. If you mention cloth diapering, people automatically think of pins and prefolds, which can be a deterrent.
These additional tips will help when using cloth diapers at daycare:
- Your caregiver will require that you provide a place to store used diapers like a wet bag and that you take your diapers home with you each night for washing.
- Some daycare centers may be governed by state regulations related to diapering. You may find that initial discussion with the daycare more successful if you take the time to educate yourself about rules in your state first.
For questions about cloth diapers, please call us at 1-314-892-1855 so we can help.