I remember when I first finally made the decision to use cloth diapers on our incoming baby (now lovingly known as “Fox”). Everything was so overwhelming.
Having never seen modern cloth diapers in person before, I really struggled to grasp what, exactly, I was getting myself into. Between the different styles, dozens of manufacturers, hundreds of WAHMs… I was a little lost.
Finding Information on Cloth Diapering
I started consuming as much information about cloth diapering as I could. I went to website after website, read blog after blog, and review after review.
My big problem? Keeping it all straight.
Where did I read the really awesome laundry tip? Which type of diaper was great for chubby or skinny babies? What was that funny thing called that you used instead of diaper pins?
I kept a running tally in my head, but as we all know, fetuses eat brains, and I found little of it stuck to my poor, pregnancy-riddled brain.
Eventually, I wised up and picked up an ebook. This was perfect. A lot of the information I was finding was all conveniently packaged into one spot for me to reference quickly and easily. I could have saved myself a lot of hassle in the first place!
Where to Find Cloth Diapering EBooks
Lucky for you, there’s a really great cloth diapering ebook included in the 2015 Homemaking bundle!
My friend over at The Humbled Homemaker has also written her ebook, Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert, which is chock-full of great cloth diapering information.
It’s a steal on Amazon.com for just $9.99!
Web Resources for Cloth Diapering Help
Beyond those, I did find a few websites very helpful!
First off, Fluff Love University is my go-to for cloth diaper laundry science, as well as general laundry science knowledge. They’ve really helped me nail down a routine that is simple, reliable, and leaves our diapers smelling (and actually being) fresh and clean every time!
Next, I really love All About Cloth Diapers. It’s a huge site and can be a tad overwhelming, but once I got the hang of what would likely work for our family, I was able to check out the extensive archives and learn about all the different types and brands of diapers to my heart’s content!
And lastly, Prefold 2 Fitted was worth its weight in gold, doubled, when I ventured into making my own cloth diapers. Arfy has detailed tutorials for making all sorts of cloth diapers, and free patterns to help you make whatever works best for your family! If you’re feeling crafty, definitely check out her site!
These resources should help you get started on your cloth diapering journey! Some of it is trial-and-error once baby is here (or when you finally decide to make the switch), but it’s nice to have a solid foundation of knowledge and information to start with, and fall back on later.