Pimp Your Diapers! Cloth Diaper Accessories

Pins? Snappis? A wipe warmer?!

You can definitely cloth diaper without any “extras,” but some parents find cloth diapering much more pleasant with a little help. My sister-in-law, for example, couldn’t live without flushable diaper liners. They eliminate the mess from dirty diapers, making it unnecessary to ever dunk-and-swish a diaper in the toilet. And in this post, we learned why some prefold enthusiasts prefer to use Snappis and diaper pins instead of the lazier method we endorse (which I now know is the “newspaper fold”).

So did I indulge in any cloth diaper bling? Well, we reviewed Monkey Foot Designs wet bags near the end of my diapering days, and I have to say I found my patterned bag much more beautiful than the Zip-loc I’d been using to tote wet diapers around in. While it’s definitely not necessary to the cloth diaper experience, it was a nice perk.

We go over these “diaper accessories” and more in The Eco-nomical Baby Guide,  but now we’re curious: what little extras make cloth diapering easier for you?

Comments

  1. I have to have the flushable diaper liners…makes life a little easier and less messy!!

  2. I have a diaper sprayer. I would be swishing and dunking all day without it.

  3. diaper sprayer, absolutely. those liners never seemed to hold messes for me, and the people who say you don’t need to rinse bf baby diapers and that older babes’ messes plop right off NEVER met my two kids!

    diaper sprayer = best $30 ever spent.

  4. diaper sprayer, absolutely. those liners never seemed to hold messes for me, and the people who say you don’t need to rinse bf baby diapers and that older babes’ messes plop right off NEVER met my two kids (who are both still in diapers.)

    diaper sprayer = best $30 ever spent.

  5. I finally hooked up my diaper sprayer and am in love with it. Totally worth it, particularly now that we can forget liners.
    It took me a year, but I finally found my love for snappies (I also like pins)
    I vastly prefer wet bags to other options (I have three)
    I could not do it without my pail liners

  6. I have a ton of Planet Wise wet bags – including 2 pail liners for our trash can “diaper pail”. I couldn’t go without them.

    I also love our diaper sprayer. Most of the time, the dirty diapers can just be dumped but more than a few times a week we NEED the sprayer. It was a gift (we registered for it) so that’s especially nice!

  7. All these comments have piqued my interest in a diaper sprayer. Do they really work? Is it just like a kitchen sprayer? I have been using a plastic knife to scrape the BMs off. Gross, but manageable.
    I also have a wet bag for the diaper bag ,and 2 diaper pail liners which I throw in the wash with the diapers. Not essential, but nice. If I didn’t have them I would probably be using old grocery bags.

  8. Me too, should I invest in a diaper sprayer? I loved the liners for keeping the poop off the diaper, but it is one more step during the diaper change, which got a little old. Right now, I’m just hopeful I’ll be able to get my 10-month old to keep pooping MOST of the time on the potty. I’m OK with toilet dunking (or just leaving what doesn’t shake off on the diaper) once every few days.

    I also have diaper wet bags for lining my diaper pail (throw them in the wash with the diapers) and a large wet bag for dirty dipes and a small wet bag for wet wipes for the diaper bag.

  9. By the way, the Kushies liners pictured totally fall apart so easily and never worked for me. Like the Imse Vimse ones way better. You can even reuse the ones that only get pee on them.

  10. My husband got our diaper sprayer hooked up last weekend and I am loving it! It helps with the poopy messes so much better! It’s like a kitchen sprayer and there are instructions online to make one yourself, but I found one on diaperswappers.com pretty cheap!

    PlanetWise wetbags are my other fave diaper accessory. We have a couple and would like more. Their pail liners are great, too!

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