The one thing that makes all of the difference

Posted by Adam Cannon on 8/2/2010
There is no question that cloth diapering is good for all involved. It's good for us (for our wallets and our conscience), for our babies (their bums and their future), and for the Earth (in ways we can't even fully know yet). What many people don't expect, when making the decision to use cloth, is how much you can grow to love cloth diapering. After some initial fumbling, a few laundry mishaps, and a couple of days wondering, "What was I thinking?!?!", we reach a point where it doesn't feel like a Chore. It feels good. Not just to the touch, but to the soul. It feels right. When we wrap a newborn who just came from a warm bath in natural fibers, not plastic, we know we made the right decision.

So many times, people will walk into our store and ask us "Which diaper should I use?" As we've said a hundred times, this is similar to asking "Which jeans will I like?" We simply cannot answer this question for you. We've found that cloth isn't something you can think through, you have to live through it (no matter how many message boards you read). And after many trials-and-errors, loves-and-hates, mistakes-and-successes, we find it. That one thing - the thing that makes all of the difference. For us, this is fun to watch. We love it when someone walks in to our store with that excited look in their eyes, telling us "I absolutely LOVE ___________! How did I ever live without it?!?!" We all end up with lots of stuff, from wipes to lotions & potions, to the wet bag(s) and the detergents, but they all pale in comparison to that one thing we grow to love above everything else.

We all have it. That one thing that we can't live without. For some, it's The Diaper Sprayer. For others, it's the Snappi. Bio-Soft Liners? Dryer Balls? Rockin' Green Cloth Diaper Detergent? A simple flat? For me, it's the FuzziBunz One-Size Diaper. I love it as much as any married father of three (soon to be four) can love a diaper. Which, and I'm not embarrassed to say this, is a lot.

What is your thing? What did you find that you simply couldn't do without?

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Stephanie Dunn
Date: 8/2/2010 1:49:09 PM
I love my Gro-Baby. It's so easy to use.
Bekah P.
Date: 8/2/2010 1:50:16 PM
Hmmm, for me it would be a toss-up between FuzziBunz OS (functional) and my Planet Wise Wet/Dry bag (fashionable). The diapers are my favorite, super easy to use, and the bag gets me lots of compliments!
Date: 8/2/2010 1:50:29 PM
Absolutely love our Flips for overnight! We're 100% cloth because of these!
Patricia Wellington
Date: 8/2/2010 1:50:54 PM
I LOVE my fuzzibunzs. I dunno why it took so long for me to buy them. The first thing I thought was "these are so soft I want a pair for myself". I love putting them on my son. I love stuffing them while watching tv. Fuzzibunzs are my thing. <3
Kendra Vogiatzoglou
Date: 8/2/2010 1:51:09 PM
The one thing I can't live without?? My BumGenius diaper sprayer! One of my biggest fears with using cloth was the poo factor. I didn't want tons of poo entering my washing machine and having the remnants getting all over our clothes. I tried to clean the diapers the best I could, but I never got rid of the "ick" feeling until I got my diaper sprayer. I can now say with 100% conviction that more poop hit my washer when my daughter was in disposables because of all of the blowouts we had. This di
Sarah Anderson
Date: 8/2/2010 1:51:21 PM
My "thing" would have to be my Bio Mio nappy pail. It's much smaller than a regular pail so I can keep it in the bathroom where I rinse messy diapers. Then the diaper goes into the "poopy pail". These diapers get an extra rinse before the others are added, this way I don't have to make sure the diaper is completely rinsed and I don't make the whole nursery smell. Plus, I only wash about every 4-5 days so this keeps all smells concealed. I purchased it on
Kristen Hackney-Redman
Date: 8/2/2010 1:52:47 PM
The one thing I couldn't live without is my FuzzBunz hanging wet bag. I can use it in a pail or hang it, and when putting it in the washer, I just unzip the bottom, which keeps my hands clean. I only have one and am saving up for another. I hate using trash bags.
Heather Moore
Date: 8/2/2010 1:52:57 PM
Mine is Fuzzibunz! I purchased all BG 3.0s before our baby boy was born {don't get me wrong, I love them too} but Fuzzibunz fit my chicken legged guy so well! I don't know why it took me so long to try them!
jeannine m
Date: 8/2/2010 1:53:13 PM
My Sakura Bloom sling I just got. I love being able to carrying my youngest around while I play with the preschooler.
Michelle H.
Date: 8/2/2010 1:53:28 PM
I love my BG Organic AIO. I just love the way cotton cleans up. I also enjoy the fact that you can throw it on so quickly!
Hillary Westbrook
Date: 8/2/2010 1:53:52 PM
We aren't using our diapers just yet (still waiting on baby!) but so far I LOVE my fuzzibunz
Sarah Levinthal
Date: 8/2/2010 1:54:30 PM
My thing is Flip diapers. I was using mostly pockets, which are pretty reliable for us, but leak sometimes. I had kind of accepted that the benefits of cloth diapering were worth it and I could change my baby a little more often and accept a slightly higher leak rate than disposables. When I discovered Flips, I found that diaper that I could push an extra hour, use with a nice outfit without worry, and afford! For some reason my addiction stills leads me to occasionally buy a more expensive
Katie P
Date: 8/2/2010 1:55:10 PM
I love the Flip organic insert, that thing absorbs like none other and makes our nighttime diapering a breeze.
Sandi C.
Date: 8/2/2010 1:57:41 PM
Double-stuffing is my thing! The first few days of cloth I thought that CD must just leak all the time and how annoying that would be. But then "ding!" I read a post about heavy wetters and realized that's what I was dealing with. Double-stuffing my CDs lets us comfortably cloth diaper our son and we LOVE IT! No going back! :) (And my Fuzzi Bunz rocks, too.)
Jessica Jetter
Date: 8/2/2010 1:58:13 PM
Since I have not tried fuzzibunz yet ( i know what's with that?) I cannot live without my Bumgenius 3.0's and Rumparooz. Would love to try fuzzibunz :)
Abbie Neary
Date: 8/2/2010 1:58:14 PM
I am waiting on babys arrival. My thing is diapers, cute cloth diapers. I want to try them all. I would love a Fuzzi Bunz for my little one.
Jamie O'Hare
Date: 8/2/2010 1:58:36 PM
I am so happy to have the rhythm that comes with washing cloth diapers. Until I had diapers to wash, I was very disorganized about laundry. Now I know what load will need to be washed next for my family of 5, and I make sure to get it done so that I am ready to wash diapers when I need to. What I couldn't do without? The Discipline to keep up with the laundry, to treat stains, and to train my older children to help put the laundry away! Discipline and Crushed Berries Fuzzibunz! CUTE!
Jenna Slonaker
Date: 8/2/2010 1:58:50 PM
My Fuzzibunz OS's, hands down. Of all the CD styles and brands that I have, I find myself always reaching for the FB's first. They're cute, They're easy, They keep DS dry and happy (and Mama happy too!).
Amanda Fritts
Date: 8/2/2010 1:59:27 PM
The one thing I cannot live without is my Beco Butterfly. With 3 children, I would not be able to shop without help if it was not for this carrier. It is so easy to use, and trust me I have tried many, many baby carriers. As far as cloth diapers go, I could not live without Smartipants, I love them. I also love that they are made in the good ol' USA.
Stephanie Davis
Date: 8/2/2010 2:00:05 PM
I LOVE my AI2 diapers. We started out with pockets which I thought were great until I purchased my first AI2. I've been making my own for awhile now and don't know how why I dealt with stuffing diapers! My husband was not totally on board with cloth diapering when we made the switch, but with the AI2's even he is growing to love it! ♥
Kara Fink
Date: 8/2/2010 2:00:15 PM
Diaper sprayer without a doubt. It's the one thing I really miss when we travel with our cloth diapers.
Rebecca O'Brien
Date: 8/2/2010 2:00:57 PM
My thing is Kushies AIO's it was gdiapers but they didn't seem to hold up very well especially the liners! I would to try the more expensive brands but the money just isn't there, but I am still very happy with my Kushies!
LIndsy Walker
Date: 8/2/2010 2:01:21 PM
For me, it's the basics...a bleached cotton prefold, a Snappi, and either a Bummis SWW or a Thirsties cover. We have a few Fab Fitteds and BG AIOs, and I love those too, but there is a sense of accomplishment that comes with the prefold...the satisfcation of folding it and getting it tight enough so that when we have that super poopy diaper, the cover is still clean. Now THAT is an accomplisment, especially for a first time prefolder. :)
Date: 8/2/2010 2:02:22 PM
I love my planet wise wet bag. I love that I have a place to put used diapers thats waterproof and not a ziploc bag (I use ziplocs for EVERYTHING!). The pocket on the front is a great place to store clean diapers/diaper covers/snappis/clean undies and pants for my 3 year old who is in the process of learning to the use the potty. It's also stylish enough to get compliments and surprised looks when curious friends ask what it is :)
Michelle C
Date: 8/2/2010 2:02:24 PM
I love my sleepywrap. I've been using it for weeks and don't know what I would do without it. With three kids (3 years, 17 months, and 10 weeks) it allows me to be hands free but still hands on and it is so comfortable. As far as diapering goes- I have to say the good old Thirsties covers for my prefolds. They do the job, they clean up well, and they are easy to store. Love them.
Jill Basel
Date: 8/2/2010 2:02:49 PM
Flip! I didn't know what I was missing until I tried flip covers and organic inserts! The covers fit perfectly and the inserts are so absorbent!
Date: 8/2/2010 2:03:38 PM
Fuzzibunz!! I just can't bring myself to buy much else because these are so perfect. I just wish there were even MORE colors or prints. :)
Date: 8/2/2010 2:03:48 PM
I am assuming winners will be chosen at random...if not, Happy Baby Company is "my thing". I would not be CD-ing if it weren't for you guys...and my village of mommas! But, I guess you guys led me to my thing, all the same. My thing: Green Acre Designs side-snapping AIOs and pockets. As I am being led by my 2 year old on this potty learning adventure, I know that I would not have survived our first few potty visits to public restrooms without our GADs. It is not so easy to put on just any
Jamie Noblit
Date: 8/2/2010 2:05:22 PM
I could not live with out my Fuzzibunz pockets for convenience they can't be beat, and I love love love my SBish knit wool soaker for nights. Couldn't live without it and a good fitted to get us through 12 hours.
Clare Friedrichsen
Date: 8/2/2010 2:05:58 PM
For us it would be the Hemp Babies Diaper Doubler. We put one in every diaper change to add a little extra absorption!
Rebecca O'Brien
Date: 8/2/2010 2:05:59 PM
My thing is Kushies AIO's it was gdiapers but they didn't seem to hold up very well especially the liners! I would to try the more expensive brands but the money just isn't there, but I am still very happy with my Kushies!
Jenny R
Date: 8/2/2010 2:06:25 PM
I love my fuzzibunz! I am still waiting for the baby but just having them in the diaper drawer makes me feel good. Opening them at my shower was great and even prompted several guests to buy a few to try themselves!
Cortney K
Date: 8/2/2010 2:06:41 PM
One thing I couldn't live without is my diaper sprayer. I have two boys that are 1 and 2 not everytime are the poops plopable (almost everytime for the 1yr old.) We are also expecting our 3rd baby in Feb so it will get lots of use still
Stacey Hampton
Date: 8/2/2010 2:07:38 PM
It's a toss between the FB OS and Flip Organic inserts! The FBs are a perfect fit for my little guy and the Flip organic inserts are the most absorbent and perfect nighttime dipe!! <3
Rachael Ranft
Date: 8/2/2010 2:08:55 PM
I <3 my Rockin' Green and my goodmama's (soooo cute, especially the Thing One!) and could not live without our diaper sprayer!
Kate McKelvey
Date: 8/2/2010 2:09:32 PM
I love our Kissaluv diapers - fitteds and the hybrid contours. The fitteds were the only diapers that fit our tiny newborn. Now that he is bigger, I love how easy it is to put him in a Kissaluv hybrid for bed. It also helps that the grandparents love them too.
Lindsay Moore
Date: 8/2/2010 2:09:47 PM
I think mine is the planetwise wet/dry bag. When I don't want to carry a whole diaper bag that will work for many short outings.
Tracy Osborne
Date: 8/2/2010 2:11:05 PM
I love love love my one size pockets I purchase from a WAHM. I was able to get my daycare provider to agree to CD because of them which couldn't make me happier!!
Tracy Osborne
Date: 8/2/2010 2:11:16 PM
I love love love my one size pockets I purchase from a WAHM. I was able to get my daycare provider to agree to CD because of them which couldn't make me happier!!
Date: 8/2/2010 2:12:07 PM
Fleece shorties for overnight are my thing! My side- and tummy-sleeper would leak in anything of our other covers or pockets until I tried these. I love that I can throw them in whatever wash I'm doing that day and don't have to worry about someone else ruining a wool cover (or trying to remember it gets taken care of differently).
Jody Grayson
Date: 8/2/2010 2:12:07 PM
I am waiting to find what my "thing" will be and excited for the journey!! With my 1st, we used disposables...we honestly didn't know any better. This time around, we plan to cloth diaper baby #2 (due in January) and can't wait. We've already been building a stash of many different types and brands of diapers and accessories. What we learned with our 1st is that everything involving babies is a surprise, different from what you'd ever dream. It will be very special for us to see the journey
Heather Park
Date: 8/2/2010 2:13:11 PM
I absolutely cannot live without the dancing bears fleece shorties at night. A GAD fitted, a BG fleece soaker and the shorties have saved me from washing sheets every day!
Fina Headley
Date: 8/2/2010 2:15:12 PM
I agree, love FuzziBunz OS diapers! They aren't big and bulky like some cloth diapers. They are actually snug enough to still put bottoms on my daughter! Not to mention how wonderfully customizable the sizing is. Honestly, they're more the "perfect size" then the FB Perfect Size are.
Date: 8/2/2010 2:15:35 PM
I absolutely couldn't do without our Woolies! paired with a fitted they're perfect for overnight and let his bottom breathe just enough that if we even see a hint of diaper rash, it's fitted or flat with wool and the rash goes a runnin'. LOVE the wool. I also love that all our wool (mostly nifty nappy woolie wraps) are repurposed sweaters. Total win!
Libby H
Date: 8/2/2010 2:16:10 PM
my Charlie's Soap. it's the smell of clean...nothing.
Vanessa S
Date: 8/2/2010 2:19:25 PM
We made the choice to use cloth when I saw a siggy of someone's baby that I didn't even know wearing the cutest diaper ever. I've tried a lot and I like the fuzzibun brand pockets. I've never tried the os style but it seems very cost effective.
Rebecca Mann
Date: 8/2/2010 2:20:32 PM
I am pretty new to cloth diapering but so far the one thing I love is my one fuzzibunz diaper, they are so soft and I have never had a leak I can't wait to get more!
Danielle Haley
Date: 8/2/2010 2:21:37 PM
I just love the function and style of Fuzzi Bunz One Size! I've gone from a cloth-diaper phobe to a cloth diaper addict because of this user-friendly fluff!! Also, the Imse Vimse flushable liners are a life-saver to avoid the poop mess and stains---and if they haven't been soiled, they can be washed and re-used several times. Yay!
Erin K.
Date: 8/2/2010 2:22:17 PM
I love my rumparooz. They fit my son so well! To think I only purchased them because they came in gray!
Heidi F
Date: 8/2/2010 2:22:24 PM
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE my moby wrap! My fifth son (yes, they're all boys!!) was born a month after my oldest boy turned 6 years old (no twins either!) and it was a much needed "accessory"!! Kept me hands free to deal with my other boys and got me out of the house. I know that's not cloth diaper related, but on that note, I LOVE everything about CDing! BumGenius, FuzziBunz and just recently got some Rumparooz!!!! LOVE THEM ALL!!! :)
Meagan R
Date: 8/2/2010 2:24:23 PM
My newbie isn't here yet but I can't wait to find my "thing". So far I've been having a lot of fun buying diapers and I love getting fluffy mail!
Jennifer Laurin
Date: 8/2/2010 2:24:44 PM
I currently LOVE my BumGenius 4.0!! I've tried the 2.0....and a RaR, but this is by far my favorite (I've been cloth diapering for about two weeks now). I have an addiction...and now that I am reading all of these comments...I am thinking a Fuzzibunz might be in store for my little guy in the near future!!
Mollie B
Date: 8/2/2010 2:25:36 PM
I love prefolds. I love that they're the one constant no matter what cover we use, and that when we retire them, we'll use them all around the house. They're easy to clean, easy to fold, and oh-so-white when we leave them in the sun.
Sabrina P
Date: 8/2/2010 2:25:37 PM
A plain, ol fashioned flat! 100% cottony goodness :) It's a diaper, it's a changing pad, it's a blanket, it's a burp cloth! What's not to love?
Date: 8/2/2010 2:27:29 PM
We LOVE our Bummis flushable liners! We travel alot and can't take our diaper sprayer with us. I love that the liners are flushable in the hotel and almost all the poop misses the diaper. They are so awesome.
Rebecca Smith
Date: 8/2/2010 2:33:16 PM
We use a very barebones CD system. Prefolds, Pins and Pull-Up Covers. So I guess we couldn't live without my homemade wipe solution. DD was reacting to EVERYTHING until we started using it. rasmith0506 at gmail dot com
mary beth
Date: 8/2/2010 2:36:19 PM
I love fitteds and covers! Mostly thirsties! Although I am so very bummed I can not find BG bamboo fitteds, they were my absolute fave but baby outgrew the S and M and I can't find any L :(
Amy McDaniel
Date: 8/2/2010 2:36:22 PM
My thing is washing diapers PERIOD, Love to wash and stuff:) My 1 think i couldnt live without is RNG Detergent!! welll becuz i use it on clothes / diapers ! love the smell and im amazed of how much dirt and other stuff comes out in the wash!:)
Date: 8/2/2010 2:37:02 PM
I too LOVE everything about cloth diapering... I love the way they look, how soft they feel, the fact that I am teaching my child to be "green" at an early age, the cost effectiveness, the fact that everyone at my baby shower told me how crazy I was to cloth diaper and that I'd quit within days, and the fact I've proven them all wrong. I use them at home, on vacation, when we're out and about, and even when we are camping. I love that I've made my husband, mother, babysitter, in-laws, and friend
Date: 8/2/2010 2:38:23 PM
whops, it cut me off!! cont: advocates of cloth diapering.... and mostly, I LOVE the way it makes ME feel.... with every diaper change and load of laundry, it is one more gesture of the love I have for my child. And as for products... I've never met one I don't like!! I have Bumgenius AIO's, BG One Size Pockets and my new love, the Flip diapers (how cool!!). LOVE, LOVE, LOVE cloth diapers!!
Meredith P
Date: 8/2/2010 2:40:25 PM
I love my Thirsties Duo Wraps! My son started off just over seven pounds and 7 weeks later he's almost 13, so I have appreciated the sizing option. Plus we've had no accidents! YAY!!
Date: 8/2/2010 2:43:09 PM
The one thing I cannot go without (other than the dipes of course) is my Planet Wise Wet Dry Hanging bags. I have two to rotate when I am washing one. They are great at home or on the go and I know when one is full that it is time to wash the CDs. We love it. Other loves are BG 3.0, RnG, Buddha Bunz, and our various WAHM made wipe solution and cloth wipes.
Date: 8/2/2010 2:43:30 PM
The arrival of baby is still a long way off, but a friend sent us a HABA Lucky Mushroom rattle toy from HBC, and it is so cute and soft! My husband is currently washing all his clothes in Rockin' Green Detergent, so that may end being his "thing" if it detoxes his clothes from chemical residue!
Jennifer D
Date: 8/2/2010 2:45:54 PM
Allen's Naturally detergent, and Imse Vimse flushable liners! The two things that have made laundering easy so that I can enjoy my cute cloth diapers.
Kim Fine
Date: 8/2/2010 2:48:00 PM
Kissaluvs one-size Marvels diaper cover. They are AMAZING!
Becky C
Date: 8/2/2010 2:48:40 PM
Snappi + Prefolds. The ultimate combo! By far superior for leaks, containing messes, & COST!
Date: 8/2/2010 2:49:27 PM
I have to agree with you. When it comes to diapering, I adore the FuzziBunz one size. As far as parenting in general, I have a wrap for babes and just got my Pikkolo carrier. Absolutely could not live without those things either!
julia L
Date: 8/2/2010 2:51:14 PM
for me its cloth wipes. I dont know why I never even thought of them before cloth diapers, but they are so versitile and they clean things up instead of smearing them.
Maya Rose
Date: 8/2/2010 2:53:53 PM
THE SUN! I love how it gets EBF stains out like MAGIC!
Date: 8/2/2010 2:55:33 PM
Wool soakers. Upcylced from sweaters. This is my BEST night time cover.
One Southern Girl
Date: 8/2/2010 2:57:36 PM
I love Lulu's in the Fluff... it worked wonders on our diapers that were repelling and fragrances (at least the one that we've tried so far) are so nice! Other loves are Bummas and Northern Essence all natural diaper rash salve! Where we'd be without them I don't know... :)
Date: 8/2/2010 2:57:46 PM
My Thing is Rockin Green Hard Rock Laundry detergent. I have dipes that are on their fourth baby. I live in San Antonio, with horribly hard water. My dipes stunk. No matter how many times I stripped them, but I just couldn't bring myself to buy new ones, since they weren't leaking. One soak in Rockin Green and the smell was GONE. I LOVE IT!!
camille houy
Date: 8/2/2010 3:03:03 PM
We are loving organic Flips-just picked up a 3rd day pack today! My 2 year old is now wearing these exclusively, and they work perfectly in every situation. They are cute, economical, and easy to use. They are definitely my new thing.
Michelle Rufenacht
Date: 8/2/2010 3:04:44 PM
I started out CDing with FB and then tried prefolds, fitteds, AIOs, you name it. Well, I am back to FB (OS this time) and can't live without them and my Bottombumpers (my on the town dipe)
Date: 8/2/2010 3:13:54 PM
FuzziBunz Perfect Size! When I am having a bad day I just put one of these one my 4 month old and I feel all better :) I think they are easier to use than the one-size even though they won't last nearly as long.
Theresa Warren
Date: 8/2/2010 3:14:09 PM
Dancing bears fleece soakers for night time! I have never once had a leak with those! And for daytime I can't do without dream-eze aios, which aren't made anymore. I know they make a new aio but it probably won't be the same.
Jenn Pfeiffer
Date: 8/2/2010 3:16:32 PM
My "thing" is definitely FuzziBunz One Size. I wanted to start cloth-diapering, but didn't know where to start, so I decided to pay Happy Baby Company a visit. I'll never forget the first time I walked in to the store with that deer in headlights look on my face. Lilli handed me a Fuzzi Bunz OS and said "give this a try, I think you'll like it." I was instantly hooked! Our diaper stash has a little bit of everything and I still reach for my FB OS first. Love them!
Katie Johnson
Date: 8/2/2010 3:26:06 PM
Honestly, and I know this is going to sound cheesy, but customer service is the most important thing to me. We came into cloth diapering later, so we are a pocket/aio/ai2 family (no pf/flats) and like to keep it simple. I like all of my diapers and they all do their job - catch poo and pee - but I am not head over heels in love with any one product. But I do love being able to walk into a store, feel like I'm known by name, have someone take the time to look at my kids and give suggestions on
Katie Johnson
Date: 8/2/2010 3:26:52 PM
(Continued) products and help me out when needed. You just can't get that from an internet only store! Now, I understand, I'm fortunate enough to live close to the HBC, and not everyone is, but I can say confidently that you guys give the same level of service to an internet order as you do the someone walking in your doors. So for me, the one thing I can't live without is the support of your store! Thanks!
Meg Koenemann
Date: 8/2/2010 3:33:34 PM
Northern Essence is so wonderful!! I wish I had known about it sooner! I love how it smells like lemons, clears up rash super fast, and probably the best part, the twist up tube makes for hands-free application. Love that!
Nicole Paoly
Date: 8/2/2010 3:34:19 PM
We are just starting to CD our 2 year old (practice for the baby coming in Nov). While I have not purchased all the accessories that I hope to soon own (diaper sprayer!), I have decided I love the diaper liners that you can just pull out and flush. Made our recent trip to my parents so much easier as I am trying to show them that cloth diapers aren't what they used to be. So I guess right now, my "thing" are what I affectionately refer to as the "poop papers".
Date: 8/2/2010 3:36:28 PM
I can't live without my prefolds and wool covers. We started with the FB OS's (which we still love/enjoy) but by and large I find myself LOVING the cuteness of some woolly goodness.
Heidi Roth
Date: 8/2/2010 3:36:40 PM
We are new to cloth diapering and decided to start the old fashioned way--with prefolds. But, our "thing" is the snappi-for sure. My husband is a pastor and ALL the old ladies in church went crazy to find out we had switched to cloth. It has been such a fun way to connect with older generations and show off more modern, cute covers and...the snappi, They all love to tell their own version of "the time I poked myself with a diaper pin" story. And, just when I can't take any's about
Elizabeth Findley
Date: 8/2/2010 3:39:48 PM
It would be a close tie between my Fuzzi Bunz and Flip one-size diapers. I would probably have to go with fuzzi bunz only because they are so easy to use for everyone. (some people have trouble getting the FLIPs on with my squirming babe!)
Date: 8/2/2010 3:42:56 PM
I can't live without my Old style Blueberry OS pocket diapers. I love them and have been searching them out on Diaperswappers!
Date: 8/2/2010 3:59:14 PM
I love everything about cloth diapering but if I had to say my Thing is _____ It would be the snappi. I love prefolds and I'm growing to love flats but for some reason, I cant get the hang of pins. even papa loves the snappi!
Kelley Klemick
Date: 8/2/2010 4:16:06 PM
My happy place is a laundry basket full of freshly washed, sun dried and stuffed cloth diapers and wipes. So satisfying.
Robin Eiszler
Date: 8/2/2010 4:19:59 PM
I LOVE the fuzzibunz OS diapers! I was deciding between the BG4.0s and sized FB when you guys told me to give the FB OS a try. I'm so glad I did because they rock!
Belinda Parker
Date: 8/2/2010 4:23:10 PM
I absolutely can not live without our Fuzzibunz one size diapers. I have a few now and they are the first diapers I reach for in our stash. The always have the perfect fit and feel so soft on my baby's bum. LOVE EM!!!
Date: 8/2/2010 4:53:29 PM
We have two "things" and when my hubby uses them he always says "love it!" which makes me smile. The first is our Potty Pail. I wish you guys sold it. Hope its ok to mention it. The second is our Planetwise pail liner. How did we ever live without them?
Date: 8/2/2010 5:14:50 PM
I think I would have to say either my wet bag or my cloth wipes! I am a on the go person so my wet bag is a life saver! Plus it has a pouch for my clean ones in the front. Also my cloth wipes. I never realized just how much a pain disposable ones are and just how much I hate them until I switched. Absolutley love cloth!
Jennifer Lichak
Date: 8/2/2010 5:19:12 PM
My one thing? Gosh, It's hard to pick just one. But it really has to be the kissaluv's I used for her newborn stage and thirsties covers. I was scared of cloth, especially the blow-outs of EBF babies. But with those diapers I learned how to cloth and how much I love it! Because of the confidence from those I am 100% cloth, even for traveling. And I'm converting as many as I can ;)
Amber Siar
Date: 8/2/2010 5:51:46 PM
I cannot live without my cloth wipes. My favorites are from Emi Beans, but I really love them all, even the ones with frayed edges I cut from a receiving blanket and never bothered to sew around the edges. My love of wipes has grown to include some family cloth, cloth hankies and kitchen cloth. The best part about the wipes is that once the kids are out of diapers, they will still retain many uses!
Tiffany Williams
Date: 8/2/2010 6:10:04 PM
My thing would have to be applecheeks. I love how trim and cute they are!
Stephanie Goodrich
Date: 8/2/2010 6:38:52 PM
I'd have to say my kissaluvs size 0. They were such a gentle introduction to cloth diapering. As a first time mom, I'll admit that I was terrified of prefolds. TERRIFIED. Kissa's contoured shape and easy snaps made cloth diapering a no-brainer.
Paula Neilson
Date: 8/2/2010 7:27:33 PM
If I had to narrow it down to one thing (wow, there are just so many favs--I totally fell in love with cloth in less than three months!) it would have to be GEN-Y covers. I never thought I could find so many awesome prints for boys (and so cool with just a cute T-Shirt in the summer). Everyone stops me to ask what brand they are (so many future CDers out there thanks to those babies lol). Love em, love em, love em!
Date: 8/2/2010 7:31:10 PM
diaper sprayer!!
erica green
Date: 8/2/2010 7:46:08 PM
my current love is thirsties duo hemp prefolds. they are so soft and i'm digging white and fresh lately. i really love all things cd (well minus the poo). ;)
Emily Firko
Date: 8/2/2010 7:51:57 PM
I agree with you the one size Fuzzibunz! They fit my daughter so well and help keep that moisture away! I also love the Runperooz but find them a bit more bulky.
Erin K
Date: 8/2/2010 7:56:03 PM
My babyhawk meitei. It got me through my last year of residency with a newborn. I could hold her close and kiss her head as often asI needed. It helped me make every minute I was home the most it could be.
Date: 8/2/2010 8:07:43 PM
my thing is definately a diaper sprayer! Have to have it.
Cari C.
Date: 8/2/2010 8:13:29 PM
Wow - I do love my Kissaluv's Diaper Lotion Potion which has lasted me over a year. But what has really saved my sanity with cloth diapering is CRUNCHY CLEAN detergent! I LOVE doing laundry with those wonderful scents and I have had NO STINKIES for nearly 8 months now!!
Date: 8/2/2010 8:34:46 PM
My "thing" is how absolutely adorable my 5 week old's bottom looks in cloth diapers. Some might not like it, but I love the poofy bottom on my baby.
Date: 8/2/2010 8:54:06 PM
I love our cloth wipes - especially the Thirsties ones. We use them for SO many things and go through them like a sweet tooth does candy. :)
Date: 8/2/2010 9:15:20 PM
I LOVE my Fuzzi Bunz One Size diapers. My husband loves them too. I have to smile when I hear him telling our friends who great they are.
Bea Cothen
Date: 8/2/2010 9:31:00 PM
For me there would be no CD'ing without the strong CD'ing community! I would not have had the gumption (facing massive opposition from the mothers!) without the support, encouragement and advice of fellow CD'ing mommas!! :) And as for my HBC purchases, by far my fave and "can't live without" is my Becco Butterfly. I use it CONSTANTLY. Love having my little guy close to me, even at 9 months!
Date: 8/2/2010 9:49:05 PM
I absolutely love my Bum Genius diaper sprayer! I never thought I'd say that, but now that my little one is eating solids, it's a huge help. If I did not own one, I would cloth diaper regardless, but knowing that diaper changes are just that much easier is a huge relief. Plus, I think it is the one item that swayed DH to the cloth diapering world!
Date: 8/2/2010 9:50:06 PM
Flats are my thing. They dry in a heartbeat, fold up to any size and shape you want, and are perfect to use as burp cloths, lightweight blankets, or changing pads. Love 'em!
Date: 8/2/2010 10:07:34 PM
The best "thing" is never having one of those "Oh, %*^+, I'm out of diapers" moments and having to run out @ 2am. I just do a load of laundry and get up an hour early to dry. Oh, and they were a major help in finally getting the 3 year old potty trained.
Date: 8/2/2010 10:07:55 PM
My Thirsties Duos- these were fantastic when I had 2 in diapers. And even the velcro has held up well. Also, liners, got to have the linesrs. As far as non-diaper must-haves, the my Pikkolo carrier and Sophie teether both were life-savers with my second baby.
Date: 8/3/2010 12:19:12 AM
My "thing" has to be the LolliDoo Overnight Eco-pocket diaper stuffed with an Organic Flat Innie. That is THE ONLY diaper that gets my "heavy wetter" thru the night (12+hrs). I would be lost without them! :-)
The Jacobsen Family
Date: 8/3/2010 12:25:35 AM
Since we haven't started cloth (baby due in 7wks!) I dont know yet. But I've been told I MUST have a diaper sprayer!
Erin P
Date: 8/3/2010 6:28:12 AM
i definitely could not cloth diaper without pretty much any stay-dry pocket (my favorite, though, is the bumgenius 4.0 ) and a diaper sprayer. I know this from my tried-and-failed experience with my 1st child 6 yrs ago when I had neither!
Kelly Bratt
Date: 8/3/2010 12:09:59 PM
Being so new to cloth diapering & starting her first 8 months in sposies, the change is something to get used to! I've tried a few different types of diapers & have fallen in loveee with Thirsties duo wrap! It makes outtings EASY PEASY!& Lightens the washload!! YAY!! I haven't yet tried the fuzzibunz one size- I'm not sure why.
Date: 8/3/2010 12:26:31 PM
My husband was reluctant to be on board with cloth diapering but has been successfully been doing it for 6 weeks now. So last night I asked him what his "thing" was. He replied the ones with buttons(he means snaps). I really thought he would be more into aplix however he always reaches for snaps. Then I asked him which one was his favorite and he said "the one that fits the best, the orange one". Which just happens to be a Fuzzi Bunz OS! My thing is homemade cloth diaper detergent. I love maki
Marci Nilsen
Date: 8/3/2010 12:39:42 PM
I love my GAD pocket diapers. I remember coming to your house and trying to find a diaper that fit Graem well. He had such a little tiny waist and huge thighs. A lot of the diapers just looked so big and bulky on him but the GAD fit him great. I was still skeptical when I went home and, in a way, second guessed my decision. I can tell you over a year later that my purchase was well worth it. The same diapers still fit him great today. People always so it isn't for me it is so much work bu
Date: 8/3/2010 1:18:23 PM
Love my bumgenuis one size diapers. They are my fav's. They fit so well and are so easy to use.
Date: 8/3/2010 1:21:46 PM
I've only been cloth diapering for about 6 weeks now, and my favorite thing so far is... my BG 4.0s!!! I was doing prefolds with covers and with my wiggly little girl, it was just very difficult and she peed through them in about an hour. I finally broke down and bought a BG3 (they are quite expensive compared to prefolds) and fell in LOVE!!! She doesn't pee through, they fit well, and saved cloth diapering for me! I love the snaps on the 4.0! They seem like they will hold up much better th
Lindsey W
Date: 8/3/2010 1:26:00 PM
I had to think for a day before answering because there are some may key components that I cant live without for cloth diapering. I have come a long way since starting with my second son in 2007, and now with baby #4 on the way I think I have found my cant live with out item. I would say I had 2 hold out items that I just for what ever reason was not commiting to, that has forever changed cloth for me for the good. One was the diaper spayer and the other was the detergent. BUT the detergent
Jenny B
Date: 8/3/2010 1:43:13 PM
I've tried many options when it come to cloth but I really love Flips and GADs, especially after babies start eating solids!
Jennifer Q
Date: 8/3/2010 2:47:37 PM
My thing so far are my prefolds - Bummis Organic. I didn't think they would be my favorite but they are the first ones I reach for every morning. It just feels right to snappi them on my little boy and we have no leaks! Once he gets more wiggly and inpatient I think I will find myself reaching for my Fuzzibunz more but for now I love my prefolds.
Jennifer P
Date: 8/3/2010 4:14:15 PM
It's tough to narrow it down to just one "thing". Probably my favorite "thing" is just how darn cute they are! I love being able to match her diapers to her outfits - especially in summer - like a cute top with dipe only. As for product, I really LOVE Thirsties covers, particularly the new Duos... I've never once had a leak in those! For diapers, my BG OS Organics (snaps) are hands-down my go-to diaper for ease of use and absorbency.
Rachael O
Date: 8/3/2010 4:29:01 PM
Too hard to narrow down one thing. I love the Knickernappie and FB OS diapers. I LOVE the Loopy Do Inserts. I LOVE LOVE my planetwise bags. And my newest love - Rockin Green Detergent. I love rocking me a soak. The diaper smell and look so good!!
Bianca S.
Date: 8/4/2010 7:29:18 AM
My favorite way to go is indian prefolds or fitteds with wool shorts/pants, with our cds washed in rockin green and the wool washed in northern essence. I made my own wetbag and for long trips, we use gDiapers with flushable inserts
Laura Przybyla
Date: 8/4/2010 7:30:31 AM
BG AIO organic. So trim and so absorbent. I think they are really what converted my husband to CD'ing.
Lauren L.
Date: 8/4/2010 7:35:25 AM
I love my prefolds. I have plenty of AIOs and pockets, but the prefolds are the most reliable. They're also so fresh and natural. I love using such a classic diaper.
Ambria D
Date: 8/4/2010 7:37:36 AM
I couldn't do it without my Kawaiis. They are cheap but work so well!!! I love them.
Date: 8/4/2010 7:42:39 AM
This is harder than I thought. I love the Kissaluvs, rumparooz, the diaper sprayer and the cloth wipes but when I really think about it my thing would have to be the happy baby company. The physical store as well as Adam and Lilli. You have made it easy. I would have done it anyway but this way I had it so much easier.
Sara W.
Date: 8/4/2010 7:43:06 AM
I'm cloth diapering my second baby right now and while for my first I only ever had one wool cover, I can say now that cloth diapering wouldn't be nearly so fun or cute or easy without them. How great is it to have an article of clothing that doubles as a diaper cover? Plus, in order to save money I learned how to knit myself. So not only is it great for cloth diapering, it's also taught me a useful skill.
Date: 8/4/2010 7:46:39 AM
I love and must always have a hanging planet wise wet bag! Love it!
Date: 8/4/2010 7:48:58 AM
Definitely my OS fuzzibunz, I just LOVE it and so does my son!
nicole sparks
Date: 8/4/2010 7:51:32 AM
I just started and I already can't live without my rockin green! I use it for all laundry now and cleaning!
Date: 8/4/2010 7:54:21 AM
I could not live without my FLIP dipes! They are for sure my go to diaper!
Genna V
Date: 8/4/2010 7:57:35 AM
SNAPPI- we're a prefoldin' family. We did the lay-in method with our first - but discovered SNAPPIs for our second. It makes a world of difference. I used to think GUSSETS on covers were imperative, Now with the snappi, leaking is never a problem, gussets or not.
Jessica Holton
Date: 8/4/2010 8:03:22 AM
I could not cloth diaper without my cloth wipes they're everywhere in our house and have soooo many more uses than just diaper wipes. I also love all of those old disposable wipes containers since I can now fold all my cloth wipes and they pop out just the same as the disposable wipes and the containers are everywhere in our house :)
Kate Snyder
Date: 8/4/2010 8:09:46 AM
I couldn't live without my diaper sprayer. I'm pretty sure we'd have given up on cloth the minute our daughter started formula if we hadn't had the sprayer.
Johanna Scott
Date: 8/4/2010 8:12:15 AM
I love wool. (FuzziBunz being a close second.) But the wool is my favorite. It is perfect for overnight and my DD has had no problem with rashes since we started using wool at night.
Nicole Wolschleger
Date: 8/4/2010 8:17:46 AM
I am fairly new to cloth diapering. It took me a long time to convince the fiance because he wanted to wait until the next baby! our son was 18 months when we started two months ago. I soon hope to have our stash big enough to go full time cloth, so far my favorite thing has been the bum genious 3.0 can't wait to try the 4.0. I am loving cloth diapering and hope many more mos and dads are willing to try it:)
Date: 8/4/2010 8:20:04 AM
CUTE diapers! I love seeing my daughter's little booty covered in some pretty colored fluff!! I like to coordinate her diapers to her outfit (or her outfits to her diapers!)
Kendyl S.
Date: 8/4/2010 8:22:39 AM
Mine is the diaper sprayer. I put off getting one for the longest time because it seemed like a bathroom disaster waiting to happen. Now I tell everyone my only complaint is that I waited so long to get one!
Date: 8/4/2010 8:28:10 AM
The one thing I couldn't live without is my clothes washer. I doubt I'd CD without it. But in the realm of diapering I'd have to say a simple snappi. I love the economy of prefolds and covers and am too hesitant to try a pin!
Julia Stell
Date: 8/4/2010 8:33:34 AM
I think it would have to be our diaper sprayer. Makes it sooo much easier! Though our Rockin' Green detergent would come in a close second. We've had so many washing issues and that detergent solved all of them!
Alayna Richard
Date: 8/4/2010 8:35:07 AM
I think the one thing that I love is the simplicity of my BG 3.0 aio! I have fuzzibunz, flips, and bummis sww, but my BG 3.0 are always a favorite!! I also LOVE my planetwise wet/dry bag!!
Abby Riegner
Date: 8/4/2010 8:42:56 AM
I have to agree, I love my Fuzzibunz! The best part is that my son has only ever had diaper rash once in his 16 months. I wish I knew about the brand when my 4-year old was small!
Date: 8/4/2010 8:47:34 AM
I love cloth wipes in general. Love love love.
Sarah Alexander
Date: 8/4/2010 8:48:57 AM
My one thing is our BG 3.0 AIO. These are always my go to diaper :)
Shannon Diaz
Date: 8/4/2010 8:49:04 AM
It would have to be my Flip organic inserts. They keep my girls completely dry at night
Kristen Slabaugh
Date: 8/4/2010 8:52:26 AM
Though I dont have any in cloth of my own yet (first baby due in Jan), I have spent a lot of time with my niece who uses them. After committing to try them for a weekend we had her using NO disposables, my husband and I are VERY excited to have decided to use them on our new one too....but we don't think we could live without a diaper sprayer and really good, zippered, wet bags ;)
Jenn Hodges
Date: 8/4/2010 9:11:59 AM
My "thing" would be... hmm. I think it's Flip. I love the stay dry inserts, so my little girl doesn't have to sit in a wet-feeling diaper. But I don't have a diaper sprayer or a wet bag.... yet. Maybe my "thing" is trying out new products. Ha! I always get so excited!
Erica Lorenz-Hays
Date: 8/4/2010 9:27:38 AM
Well, I haven't officially started cloth diapering yet, so I have no "thing" there YET. My baby is due in November, so I can't wait to see what I can't live without in those terms! But with my daughter it was my Boppy - it made breastfeeding so much more relaxing and enjoyable for both of us. :)
Nancy Schaeffer
Date: 8/4/2010 9:28:34 AM
my snappis!! Without them I would have given up diapering before I started! I can't imagine fumbling with a pin while my little squirmer rolls over and over and over during each diaper change!
Jennifer Finnerty
Date: 8/4/2010 9:42:01 AM
I couldn't live without cloth diapering --period!!! My son had bad rashes/burns for the 1st month of his life and I did not realize that it was because of stuff in the disposable diaper! :( I quickly ordered some FuzziBunz (luv these!) and the smile on my son's face when I wrapped his bum in that softness is priceless! & that smile is something I definitely can't live without! ;) P.S. --His rash went away quickly with using the cloth dipes and if he does get a minor rash I make sure I use a St
Autumn Boyer
Date: 8/4/2010 9:50:29 AM
There's something so satisfying about dumping a heap of dirty diapers in the washing machine with a dab of soap and taking them out completely clean. Lilli's washing tips during my cloth diaper orientation stuck with me!
brittany p
Date: 8/4/2010 9:59:52 AM
Couldn't do without my flips!
Nicole Rowland
Date: 8/4/2010 10:00:03 AM
I love my Mother-ease one size diapers. They are not so pretty to look at, but I have never ever ever had a leak. And let's face it...the diaper's number one duty is to hold it all in. I like to pair mine with Gen-Y covers which ARE super cute! Voila!
Rita Thomas
Date: 8/4/2010 10:06:00 AM
I would have to say Rockin Green! I was about to give up on cloth diapers since they all leaked and the stink was so bad that I just wanted to reach for a disposable! but then I tried Rockin Green and it saved my diapers!!!!! Thank God for Rockin Green!!!!
Emily Hayka
Date: 8/4/2010 10:13:37 AM
Fuzzi Bunz One Size. Love them!
Jennifer Bender
Date: 8/4/2010 10:23:06 AM
I couldn't do without my FuzziBunz! I love knowing that it wicks the moisture away and they are soooo soft! And my PlanetWise Wetbags. So cute! And Happy Baby Company for being my One stop shop!!! Locally!
Rita Ditch
Date: 8/4/2010 10:23:16 AM
"I absolutely LOVE Snappi's and Proraps! How did I ever live without it?!?!" I have SOOOOO many people shocked that I STILL cloth diaper after three kids. And then they see my snappi and prorap and they say, OHHH, that's so much better than my grandmother/mother/I used. " It's like an instant sell. When I tell them that there are even diapers out there that are easier, like Fuzzi Bunz or Bum Genius, they nearly fall over! I can't live without my snappi and I adore the ease of my prefolds. AND
Date: 8/4/2010 10:51:32 AM
I absolutely LOVE Lulu's in the Fluff Glamour Wash. I have tried RnG and CC and within a few days my fluff smells awful. Nothing would get rid of the smell. Not to mention the greyish color and the just never smells clean scent. One night of soaking and my dipes were amazing white, bright, and no more funky smells! As a side note, I have extremely hard water. So Lulu's custom blended a bag of detergent to help w the water issues. Amazing product! I'd love to see you carry it in your store =)
Date: 8/4/2010 10:52:10 AM
My thing would be my Planet Wise wet bag. I would not be CDing without it! I have the large to keep at home and the medium to with me on outtings. Without a doubt - best money I have ever spent!
Suzie Kovac
Date: 8/4/2010 11:32:53 AM
I am loving my WAHM fitteds. I love the summer when my daughter runs around cover-less with all the cute prints showing. For out and about, I couldn't live w/o my BG organics and planet wise wetbags.....they make CD'ing effortless.
Chelsea Klassen
Date: 8/4/2010 11:44:15 AM
I can no live with out my prefolds! I use pockets for going out, but around the house I love prefolds! There are so many options with them! Pul covers, wool, fleece, coverless, trifolding, snappis! Great for overnights too!
Date: 8/4/2010 11:48:42 AM
For me it's the Planet Wise Wet/Dry bag. Not only fashionable but practicle!
Katie Stowe
Date: 8/4/2010 11:50:27 AM
Love my Bio-Soft Liners! We no longer fear the poopies
Date: 8/4/2010 12:02:29 PM
BumGenius odor eliminator spray! Especially now that my daughter is starting solids. I tried to go without and regretted it. Yes, the diaper pail still smells a bit, but it smells more like a diaper pail and less like a barnyard!!!
Date: 8/4/2010 1:38:19 PM
I love my fuzzibunz and my doopsy diapers. They are both great diapers

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