Tips From Moms of the Cloth
"In nice weather, a clothesline helps dry our all-in-one diapers. They can take a long time in the dryer, and use a lot of energy. Plus, the sun is a fabulous natural stain remover."
---Bethany Kohoutek; Des Moines, Iowa
"A diaper sprayer is a must. You can attach it easily to the toilet, and it allows you to get almost all the icky bits off without having to create a soak bucket."
---Deborah Hudleston; Minneapolis, Minnesota
"I use prefolds and covers on my 2-year-old. We haven't had any blowouts so far! It's a less expensive route, so I feel justified in using a diaper service, which helps a ton."
---Sarah Grunner; Wheaton, Illinois
"When you're out and about with your cloth diapers, ditching a used diaper in the trash isn't an option. So I got a cute waterproof 'wet sack' and I keep dirty diapers in there for those times when we're on the go."
---Ariel Meadow Stallings; Seattle, Washington
"I bought a variety of diapers, then resold the ones I didn't like. It's good to know that there's a big resale market, on Craigslist and international sites like diaperswappers.com, and cloth diapers retain their value."
---Heather NcNamara, executive director of the Real Diaper Association; San Diego, California
Originally published in the January 2012 issue of Parents magazine.