My Cloth Diaper Experience

Silvia Ito

I'm a mother of two awesome boys! On the corporate side, I work as a project manager helping engineers in efficiency & productivity initiatives. I genuinely love digging for information, deep diving in a wide range of topics. I enjoy discovering the true cause of issues and presenting them simply & visually. From parenting to home management; work, efficiency, and sustainability. I don't know what boredom is, there's always things to do, learn, and share :)

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6 Responses

  1. Darleen Wong says:

    Love this blog! When did you even have the TIME!?!?
    I too am a mother of 2 (2YO and 3YO), you know lol, and am quite knowledgeable on many aspects of a child’s first years, especially when it comes to designing a nursery. Let me know if you ever have any questions. Take care and keep on blogging mommy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Ashley says:

    I’ve gone back and forth with my dekor pail and the cloth diapers because it seems like the pail holds in all of the smell almost too well and it almost knocked me down when I went to remove the liner for the wash.
    Right now I’m just using a hanging wetbag, but her room is starting to stink.
    Did you ever have issues with the pail smelling? Or should I change my wash system?

    • silitok says:

      Hi Ashley,

      I didn’t have any issues with the smell. Once our little one started eating solid foods (and had the smelly poops), we cleaned off the diapers into the toilet. We bought a silicon spatula, and a cloth diaper sprayer that attaches to the toilet (a device like this one: http://blog.newandgreen.com/bumgenius-diaper-sprayer). We’d basically rinse off the cloth diapers before throwing them in the diaper pail. We also happened to do laundry every day, which probably helped with the smell. But even when we did leave it in the pail a couple days, we didn’t experience any smelliness in the room. The sprayer did a really good job of removing the poop.

      This info wasn’t in the above post, since it was written while my little one was exclusively breastfeeding, and still free of the smelly poops! We picked up the diaper sprayer after the transition to solids, and it really did help.

      I hope you resolve the smelly challenge! Cloth diapers are totally the way to go ๐Ÿ˜‰ Good job mama!

  3. Kifayah says:

    Hi silitok, this is like the best blog have ever read on cloth diaper. I have been planning to go for cloth diaper even before my girl was convieved and now that I have her my experience with it has not been really going well as I have few inserts and cloth diaper my sister in-law got for me. Please can you give a rough estimation of how many inserts and cloth diapers to use a day so o can budget myself on how many of inserts and cloth diapers to buy to get a smooth cloth diapering. My baby will be 10 weeks on Thursday so will also like an advice on which product and size to go for… Thanks

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