Baby City Diapers were the first cloth I tried on my girls. We wanted to give CD’ing a go and didn’t want to put too much moolah into it. I knew that these were not going to be the best quality but wanted to try anyways for the practice of not-going-to-throw-that-away diapering. I ordered them on ebay and got 10 diapers for around $44 with free shipping. They came from China and took about 3 weeks. I did get a tracking number which was nice to follow.
In the beginning we were not sure how to use the snaps correctly, there were so many and I didn’t realize that you could snap the rows together to adjust the rise. Once I figured this out it made things easier. Needless to say, we had some leaking issues from the beginning. Once I figured out how to get a good size on them, we still had leaks.
With my infant, who is a heavy wetter, we would and still do get leaks around the legs. I think we had an issue with the fleece inner repelling as well as the microfiber insert not absorbing a whole lot. Instead of stuffing the insert into the pocket I layed it on top of the fleece with a fleece liner on top of that to keep the stay dry feeling and that seemed to work better. At night I would use a prefold instead of the insert and that worked. I tried stripping to solve the repelling problem and it worked ok
With my toddler, we had a major problem with wing droopage (apparently droopage is not a word). I tried snapping the wings in different ways to prevent this but it never seemed to work. She would also wet through the insert and get compression leaks.
Pro’s: affordable, inserts usually work their way out in the wash so you dont have to unstuff, can work pretty well with some tweaking, lots of snaps for adjusting.
Con’s: no hip snap, leaking issues, not very absorbent insert, take a while in the mail, not many colors to choose from and they often fall apart quickly.
If you are looking for a low-cost cloth diaper option please check out this post or visit some of my favorite retailers for their low-cost diapers:
Diaper Safari Indian Prefold (1 Dozen) and Diaper Safari One Size Covers (free shipping) should get you through 1-2 days of diapering. If you purchase 1 dozen prefolds and 2-3 covers it will be about the same cost as 12 of these Baby City diapers and will last you so much longer!
Nicki’s Diapers has a package which contains diapers to fit from newborn until the toddler stage. This Bare Minimum package includes 24 small and 24 large prefold diapers and 8 one size covers for just over $150 (free shipping). You can even upgrade if you think you will need more. (Think about how fast $150 in disposable diapers will go).
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