Now that you know what type (or types if you can’t pick just one!) of diapers you’d like to try, here are some ideas on choosing a brand. For the most part, which brand you choose is really based on your budget. To try it out, I suggest buying enough diapers to last a day, wash them, and try them again the next day. Wearing them two days in a row ensures that you’ll catch any issues like fit or discomfort.
As far as quantity goes, I suggest choosing enough to last for two days, so you can wash every two days. Of course, that changes as your baby gets older. For me, I have two children, a baby and a toddler, and I wash every two days or even three with 25 diapers. I’ve seen on some forums that moms have up to 40 for two kids, but for me, that wasn’t necessary. You can always buy more, so I suggest starting small to see if you’ll be able to stick with it, then add on.
If buying used doesn’t gross you out too much, there’s a great website where you can trade, swap, sell and buy cloth diapers! https://www.diaperswappers.com/
Many of you have probably heard of the big, brand name diaper companies like BumGenius and Fuzzibunz. I have a friend who has Fuzzibunz and she loves them, although she couldn’t find them in cute patterns and colors like I could with the cheaper brands. But FuzziBunz are really nice because they are also fully adjustable in the leg width, which is especially helpful when your baby is a newborn and has little chicken legs! I did have a lot of leakage problems when Grayson was tiny due to that issue. I’ve never heard a bad thing about BumGenius, but you do pay for it. If you can afford it, I say, go for it!
Here’s a price comparison between the famous name brands, and the lesser-known ones I purchased from: