Mommy | ♥ Cloth Diapers: Our Process

In this post, I linked to every product we use. We bought them mostly on Amazon. 
*Our diaper stash is 30 bumGenius 4.0 Cloth Diapers.

Everyone’s diaper process is a slightly different. I couldn’t find much online about what people do step-by-step at the start, but in talking with helpful friends I came up with a great process that works for our family.

Here’s the breakdown of the basic steps we use for cloth diapers… not too different than disposables:

1. Place the cloth diaper under the used diaper.
2. Open dirty diaper.
3. Spray flannel wipe with water/soap solution.
4. Pull out dirty diaper and place aside.
5. Clean off his bum with the wipe.
6. Rub coconut oil all over.
7. Close over diaper.
8. Snap or velcro to fit very snug.

Voila! That’s all.

What do I do with the dirty diapers?

1. Use the flannel wipe to reach in and pull out the micro-fiber liner of the diaper.
2. Drop the liner right in the middle of the diaper cover.
3. Throw the diaper, liner and wipe right in the pail.

Dirty diapers go in a garbage pail that is lined with a Planet Wise Diaper Pail Liner and are washed around two times a week.

Wait, you say… what about monster loads?

1. Place the cloth diaper under the used diaper.
2. Open dirty diaper.
3. Spray flannel wipe with water/soap solution.
4. Wipe bum with flannel wipe and smush load into the cloth diaper.
5. Pull out dirty diaper and place aside.
6. Clean off his bum with another wipe.
7. Rub coconut oil all over.
8. Close over diaper.
9. Snap or velcro to fit very snug.
10. Place him somewhere to play.
11. Take the cloth diaper to the bathroom.
12. Take out the micro-fiber liner with a dirty wipe, drop in bin with wipe.
13. Spray diaper with the bidet into the toilet.
14. Spray inside cover with Bac-Out where stink was.
15. Put in bin or hanging wet bag in the bathroom.

He poops one to two times a day, so this isn’t really a major process. When we’re out, we skip the sprayer and just separate and put in a wet bag like any other diaper.

🙂 Upcoming posts on dealing with leaks, monster loads in cloth vs. disposables, washing routine, and how much work they really are… or are they?