This article is part of our “If I could cloth diaper all over again” series where we talk all about what we would buy if we could start cloth diapering all over again. This series includes posts from both of us on what cloth diaper products we would recommend if we could do it all over again, as well as the results from our “If I could cloth diaper all over again” survey completed by readers here at Padded Tush Stats.
When I started cloth diapering TWO kids at once, I came across an interesting discovery. I noticed that when I was using All In Twos (AI2s), I was washing every 2-3 days. When I was using All In Ones (AIOs), Pocket Diaper, Fitteds, etc. I was washing diapers every 1-2 days.
The thing is, you can buy all the diapers in the world, but really what it all comes down to is what will fit in one load of laundry. THAT is how many cloth diapers you want to strive to buy (that and a few to get by while the diapers are washing and drying).
So I did a little experiment.
I stuffed my wet bag as tight as possible with AI2s (or inserts and covers). I used no-fold inserts (like Softbums, Applecheeks, and Geffen Baby) and I put in 1 cover for every 4 inserts that I put in.
I also included 3 Knickernappies SuperDo inserts, working under the assumption that I would want night inserts in there too. I counted how many diapers were in there and counted up enough diapers for 40 diaper changes.
Here is a picture of everything that I put into the wet bag:
Here is a picture of everything that I stuffed into that wet bag:
And again, here is a picture of those wet bags side by side (no wonder I was having to wash cloth diapers so much!).
So if you are trying to lengthen the amount of time between diaper washes (or heck, if you are trying to save money on laundry bills!), All in Twos might be a great choice for you.
This is especially my suggestion for those of you who will cloth diaper two at once and if I could cloth diaper two all over again–I would absolutely stick with All in Twos. The last thing you want to do while handling two (or more!) little ones is wash diapers every 1-2 days.
For those of you who have cloth diapered TWO at once, please comment below and share some of your tips and suggestions.
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Tara moved on to other career endeavors in 2014 but can still be found online blogging about health and fitness at Fit Baby Steps.
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