After doing a bunch of research, we decided to go with BumGenius 4.0 One-Size. They are a pocket diaper which I wanted because they are easier to dry and I liked that I could adjust the absorption levels. When B was younger, we didn’t need the newborn insert and just used the regular insert. Then when she started peeing more, we just added the extra insert. At night, when we need the most absorption we use hemp inserts from BabyKicks.
To deal with diaper rash whenever we get a little irritation, since you can’t use diaper cream with cloth diapers we use either reusable or disposable diaper liners. These form a barrier between the diaper cream on her bum and the cloth diaper, so the diaper cream doesn’t touch diaper. Here is the diaper cream that is considered cloth diaper safe.
We have a total of 26 diaper: 21 pocket diapers (BG 4.0 One Size) and 4 Bum Genius All-in-Ones (AIOs). I picked up the 22 Bum Genius 4.0s from CottonBabies using a promotion that if you bought a six-pack or spent $100, you got one free. I did this three times getting three free diapers, and received one BG 4.0 from my baby shower. Then I picked up the four BG AIOs from a Seconds Sale. If you sign up for their emails you can be alerted when they have clearance sales. The seconds had very minor cosmetic imperfections (so minor I never knew what they were) but are heavily discounted. I will go into a cost breakdown later. To contain the dirty diapers, we bought a Diaper Dekor Plus and use reusable PlanetWise Diaper Pail Liners. We have two diaper pail liners and throw it in with the diapers whenever we do a load. We use a simple small waste basket for our disposable diaper wipes.
The final piece of big gear we invested in was a Bum Genius Diaper Sprayer. Seriously, this thing is awesome it cleans out the number two diapers so they are not nasty waiting for me to wash them. We also use it for cleaning out B’s baby potty when she does poops in it (post to follow detailing how we do infant potty training.)