You may remember some time ago when I posted about wanting to use cloth diapers when the kid got here. We're still looking forward to using cloth diapers as much as possible, and I think we've come to a decision about what brands/tactics we want to use with the cloth diapers.
After much thought and research, we've decided to primarily use the Apple Cheeks cloth diapers.
It was really important to us both that we not only have cloth diapers that are versatile and easy to use, but also that they are Canadian made. Apple Cheeks checks those boxes and they're super cute.
The covers are really versatile too - I was really surprised that the size ones will fit from 7 to 20 pounds, and the size twos will fit from 18 to 35 pounds. They have waist extenders too to help you get the most life out of your diapers.
Also, if you wanted to try disposable inserts, they will fit with gDiapers liners, giving you lots of options!
Our plan is to start out with disposable diapers for probably the first month or so while the baby is small (hopefully) and while the umbilical cord heals. After that, we want to commit to using cloth diapers while we're at home and only use disposable diapers when we're going to be out for a long time somewhere.
As a complement to the Apple Cheeks, I found another great Canadian company that makes some really nice All In One style cloth diapers - Omaiki
These all in ones are also made of super-soft bamboo and will be great to have a couple on hand for those days when we really want the easy of use of a really good all in one. They're a bit pricier than the Apple Cheeks, so that's another reason why we want to keep the Apple Cheeks as our primary source and just have two or three Omaikis around for those just in case times. Again, the Omaikis have a great size to them - they estimate 8 to 35 pounds.
So, that's the plan. Are we still crazy for wanting to do cloth? Maybe, but I think we'll be all right. I want to start out somewhat slow and not go crazy getting a whole bunch of diapers right off the bat to see how we do, but I think the combination of being committed to the idea and the fact that it's going to be winter will make the transition easy. Knowing that it's not hot out and we don't have to spend time in the heat should make it easier to hang out inside with cloth diapers. And when it does get to be summer time, both companies have a great selection of swim diapers (Omaiki even has some with little frills on the bum - adorable!)