Sorry I forgot about my own thread!
I wasnt able to start with the cloth diapering right away, I had lactation issues and my parents were here and it was just easier to use the disposables in the beginning however once I started it was a lot easier than I anticipated. I have the Thirsties duo covers which I love (they have an extra leg gusset) no leaks so far! and a few Bummis and Fuzzi Bunz and those work good too.The prefolds are fine and so far I’ve not had any issues with smells or stains.
The poopy diapers are a bit more work to clean (I am pumping some and supplementing with formula) but not too bad. I just rinse off the excess on the prefolds , spray it with some Bac Out stain remover and/or soak it in a little oxy baby. Then throw it in the wash.
I use the bum genius detergent for cloth diapers and sometimes Bio Kleen…both are working good so far.
I have a dry diaper pail with 2 liners. I have noticed that I have to do laundry every 2-3 days max otherwise the urine smell gets too overwhelming. I have some baking soda inserts in the pail to deal with the smell and that helps some.
We still use disposables for overnight or going out but otherwise I am really happy that I decided to cloth diaper and I love the big diaper booty too!
Yogagirl: try using a little oxy baby either in the wash or as a presoak. I’ve read that a little vinegar in the final rinse also helps.
Has anyone else started else started cd-ing? Hope all the new mommies are all doing well!