Cloth diaper help

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Hey everyone, I'm looking to branch into the world of cloth diapers. Any suggestions for a good first one?

I'm looking at rears omotsu, is that a good one?

Thanks!!
 
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Owls said:
Hey everyone, I'm looking to branch into the world of cloth diapers. Any suggestions for a good first one?

I'm looking at rears omotsu, is that a good one?

Thanks!!
Hi Owls. What will best fit your needs depends on your lifestyle and whether your regular voids are light or heavy. I don't have experience with Rearz Omutsu, but I have had good luck with LeakMaster prefold diapers (available at AdultClothDiaper) and Ecoable.

Remember that, pound for pound, disposable diapers will hold more liquid and last longer than cloth diapers because of the absorbent material that's put into them. So you will need to change a cloth diaper sooner/more often.

Additionally, remember that dirty cloth diapers need to be washed 2-3 days after use and dried on low or medium heat (never high).

If you can commit to the upkeep, cloth diapers are super comfy, and also more environmentally-friendly than just using more disposables.

I use cloth at home and disposables when I'm away from home simply because the cloth diaper bulk really presents a challenge as far as finding compatible clothing to not only fit over it, but also to try to conceal it (you really can't).

Let me know if you have any other questions, and I'll try to answer as best I can.

Good luck!
 
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Very well stated above and also like the same vendors!
I am 24 /7, U-IC and my usage is a bit different as I use MEGAMAX at night for its shear volume and cloth diapers during the day, adjust in the number of layers depending on how long I will be out and about. Either day or night, I always use diaper covers (Plastic Pants).
 
I agree it depends a lot on the person - I also sometimes use disposables and sometimes cloth. Usually for night I use cloth and they hold fine if you make them bulky enough :D

Also, I have 3 sets, and usually keep alternating between 2: One night I use one, the next morning I rinse them and leave to hang-dry. The next night I use the other one (the first still not fully dry), and so on. Then every week I put the oldest one to wash and take the spare one in its place. Rinse and repeat. This works really well for me.

Outdoors I think cloth is too impractical. Too bulky or not absorbent at all (plus I would need a lot of sets to keep rotating them)

I've tried pocket diapers from https://sewyourown.blogspot.com/ (sewn by myself :D) and didn't like them, they would sip humidity through the legs. Then I made the 3 ones I'm using which are "fitted style" using the same pattern from that link, but without an exterior PUL layer and without the pocket, and I love them. Of course I then need plastic pants to waterproof it, I use Fuubuu japanese style, and with this combo I rarely get any leak.
 
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Although I haven't used them I have heard good things about the Rearz omutsu, as well as Leakmaster and Ecoable too.

There are so many different styles and designs for cloth and it really depends on your individual needs,
is it for IC or pleasure? Wearing 24/7 or now and then? Night wear/Day wear? wetting only or soiling too? do you like big and bulky or want trim and discreet? how much room/privacy do you have for washing and drying? heavy or light wetting?...

Many more questions to answer to find a product that suits you, and as cloth diapers are generally cheaper long term they do have a much bigger up front cost so unless you have a lot of disposable income you won't want to be trying a dozen different diapers to find only one or 2 work for you. If you feel like sharing a little more about your needs/situation or what it is you expect/want from cloth diapers we can probably advise you better.
 
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