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Real Mom Talk: Top Cloth Diapering Accessories
June 2, 2016 3:36 pm | by


One of the best things about cloth diapers is that they are so simple to use! With cloth diapering, you really only need a handful of extra supplies and accessories to diaper your child from birth to potty-training!

I’ll start with the essentials. In addition to a stash of roughly 20-24 cloth diapers, you will need reusable wipes (bumGenius Flannel Wipes have held up extremely well for me), a diaper pail or large wet-bag, and diaper-safe detergent. That’s it! That’s all you need for a no-frills, minimalist approach to cloth-diapering. My initial cloth-diaper stash took up just one basket, and the wet-bag was discreetly stored in my bathroom.

I am a minimalist at heart. The less “stuff” I need to get the job done, the better! But now that I am pregnant with #4 and also cloth-diapering a toddler, I have realized the benefit of adding a few extra, albeit practical, accessories to my arsenal. Bummis Bio-Soft Liners are great to have on-hand, especially if you don’t own a diaper sprayer. They make diaper clean-up super easy by acting as a barrier between the diaper and the mess. You just remove the soiled liner and flush it away. And they biodegrade quickly. Win-win!

top cloth diaper accessoriesSnappis are a helpful tool if you use any kind of pre-fold diapering system. They fasten the pre-fold onto baby, the way old-school diaper pins do, minus the potential hazard of poking baby. Which is a pretty good advantage in my opinion! Two of my sisters are currently pregnant and plan to use Econobum and Flip diapers. I will be tucking a few Snappis into their gift-basket! Diaper Dawg Spray Collar was created to make the diaper-spraying process less messy. It now comes in clear silicone which I think is a big improvement over the prior version. It keeps the spray contained to a very small area which is great for those stubborn poops that want to cling for dear life on the diaper. (Hey, man, it happens!) The Spray Pal also performs a similar function by acting as a shield from rogue poop-water. You just secure the diaper to the clip and spray away! And after your baby is potty-trained, you can add magnets and use it as a handy tri-fold clipboard for your child’s chore-chart! (I kid, I kid!)

top cloth diapering accessoriesAnd finally, what cloth-diaper stash wouldn’t be complete without an accessory for Mom? I am currently drooling over this super-stylish Timi & Leslie Charlie Diaper Bag. Mostly because it’s gorgeous and doesn’t look like a diaper bag! But also because it comes with so many practical features, like a weather- and water-resistant interior and exterior, a matching clutch, and zippered bag for soiled clothes, which will make life easier while on-the-go.

What are some of your favorite cloth-diaper accessories? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

About the Author

Francesca Abernathy is a mother of three children and loves to cook, bake, and jog. She works outside of the home but dreams of the day she can sit on her couch, watch Dr. Oz, and eat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups from 8:00-5:00. She lives with her saint of a husband in St. Louis, Mo.


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