First, cloth diapers can be addictive!Yep, it's true! There is always something new to try, and upgrade on an old favorite, or an adorable print you just have to have. Believe it or not, there is even an app for those of you who really really love your cloth diaper stash and want a full inventory count of every diaper, style, and color that you have! It's called Fluff Stash and now I truly believe the saying "There's an ap for that!" But cloth diaper addicts, don't hold your head in shame, remember you would have to buy an awful lot of cloth diapers to equal the $3500 you would have otherwise spent on disposables!
Second, people will think you are crazy for using cloth.
Third, it is going to take some trial and error.Okay..you may have heard that before. Maybe you even brushed it off thinking that you have done tons of research and are choosing the right diapers and doing the right wash routine with the proper detergent to ensure a flawless transition to cloth. But trust me, there is a learning curve! What works for your sister, neighbor, or best friend might not work for you. Babies are all different and some diapers will offer a better fit for your little one than others. We suggest to try out several different styles and brands of diapers before purchasing your entire stash.
As far as washing your diapers go, you will need to try a few different wash routine to come up with the right routine for your water and machine. There is a ton of misinformation out there regarding how to wash your diapers and what to use. We suggest using a cloth diaper safe detergent and contact the manufacturer direct if you need help or have questions. Only the manufactures know the formulation of their detergent and how it will best work with your water and machine. Seriously, stay of the facebook pages when it comes to laundering advise, and when reading blogs... be cautious. Water, machine type, load size, water level, routine, and minerals can all affect your washing routine and the only "Expert" is the manufacturer. Or, go to where you purchased the detergent as most retailers are well informed about the specific brands they carry and have either spoken to the manufactures directly or will do so on your behalf.