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Let’s face it. Cloth diapering can be a fun world when you get sucked in, but if you are new, there are so many questions. Most start off with the basics of “What do you need to get started?” and “What will make it easier?”
Today we are focusing on the “easier” part! These are a few of my favorite cloth diapering items that are not required to be able to do cloth but certainly have made the journey a lot easier, quicker, and cleaner! If you have the extra funds, I HIGHLY recommend these items to include on your journey!
Do you use some of these already? How have they improved your cloth diapering experience? Is there one you were curious about? Leave a comment below!
Baker’s & Chef’s flour sack towels! These are originally sold at Sam’s Club so if you do not have a membership, Amazon is the best place to grab them up! I love them! We use them in our pocket diapers and wipeable shells. They are 100% cotton so natural fibers give it that ability to breathe, no stink issues, and lots of absorbency! Using these tri-folded is the only night time solution for my heavy wetting boy! (These are also highly rated among Amazon Moms subscribers!)
Octopus Hanger with 16 clips! These are normally sold at IKEA and are great! They have 16 clips so you can hang 16 diapers to dry. If you do a big wash load like myself, grab two! They sell them in white, blue, and red. I actually put a shower rod over my washer and dryer and hang them there. You can also of course hang them in the bathroom on that rod.
Spray Pal Splatter Shield. Because let’s face it, no one likes poop flying all over their toilet seat, shower curtain, and floor. Pretty gross! With the Spray Pal you can clip your cloth diaper in, spray all the grossness down the toilet as well, and to top it off, squeeze out the excess water before dropping it in to your diaper pail. Easy to clean and easy to store. No more dunking and swishing or getting down on your hands and knees to scrub the bathroom after every #2 diaper change. Read a prior review on the Spray Pal from Daddy by Nurture 🙂
Bumgenius Diaper Sprayer. You can’t use a Spray Pal without a sprayer! There are many brands available. I am just familiar with this one as I have used it for 18 months! Easy to hook up to your toilet with no massive tools or instructions and can be fun to spray your significant other while showering as well 😉 High power and a cinch to use! Poop should not go down your sink, so get it in the toilet in a quick and efficient manner saving you time and hassle!
Gro-Via bioliners 200 count. 100% natural and fragrance free. Now, you may ask why you need these if you have a sprayer and you have a Spray Pal. These are to get a jump on some easier diaper changes! When you have a child who has smeared #2 from top to back in a diaper due to what they ate or a stomach bug…spraying can take awhile.
If you know your child’s “schedule” you can try to prevent needing to spray all the time. Line your cloth diaper with a bioliner and just flush it along with the mess. You can not predict every messy diaper. Sometimes using a bioliner is just easiest for when out and about in public so you are not packing away a a bunch of mess in to your wet bag!
None of these items are mandatory to cloth diaper. This is why we call them luxuries. I can guarantee you however, that if you check with a couple friends who have been doing it for awhile, they will agree, life is made easier with these items!
Author: Nichole Arnold
I’m the owner of Mommy Needs a Bottle . I’m a 30- something wine enthusiast that resides in Tampa, FL. I love family traditions, traveling, cooking, baking, reading, fashion, tattoos, beauty products, and being a Mommy! I have a background in marketing, public relations, copywriting, and sales.