Buying reusable diapers is only one part of the cloth diapering process. These are the 6 cloth diaper accessories that you absolutely must include in your cloth diaper stash.
When you decide to cloth diaper and begin your research on what you need you are probably one of two types of people:
- Do I really need ALL these diapers and accessories?
- Buy ALL.the.cloth.diaper.things!
This post is aimed at both of these types of buyers because I’m sharing exactly what you REALLY need in your cloth diaper accessories stash.
1. Extra Inserts and Liners
While you’ll probably have inserts in the cloth diapers you purchase, it’s always a good idea to have extra inserts. These can be used as doublers, giving you more absorbency. There’s no need to go overboard, though. I would recommend having just a couple extra microfiber inserts and a couple of hemp inserts. Believe me, you NEED these hemp inserts – they’re trim and amazingly absorbent.
Liners are also a great accessory to have on hand when you need to use diaper creams. They’re also great for travel as they make clean up a snap.
Cloth Diaper Accessories on a Budget Tip: A roll of disposable liners will last you months or you can even DIY reusable diaper liners with my easy, cheap tutorial.
A wetbag is a must if you’ll be using cloth diapers away from home at any point. They also double as a great way to pack your clean cloth diapers when you’re traveling AND a great way to transport wet bathing suits after you leave the pool. A large hanging wet/dry bag like this one can double as a diaper pail when you’re away from home.
3. Drying Rack
This is my favorite cloth diaper accessory because I love to let my diapers dry in the sun! Not only is it more energy efficient, but harnessing the power of the sun will help naturally bleach your diapers to help with stains. Plus it folds flat for easy storage when you’re not using it.
4. Cloth Wipes
Really, use them. They go hand in hand with cloth diapering and you won’t find anymore disposable wipes in your washing machine.
5. Diaper Pail
Rev-A-Shelf White Waste Container with LidThere are ways to make disposable diaper pails work for cloth diapers, but the best diaper pail I ever used was simply this type of trash can with a pail liner. Throw your dirty diapers inside and lift out the entire pail liner and throw it all in the washing machine together.
Cloth Diaper Accessories on a Budget Tip: Use a pillowcase as a pail liner. They won’t be waterproof, but they fit into these trash cans perfectly.
6. Diaper Sprayer
A diaper sprayer really should be at the top of everyone’s cloth diaper accessories that you REALLY need. A diaper sprayer will help keep your cloth diapers from staining and keeps your hands [and diaper pail] cleaner.
Cloth Diaper Accessories on a Budget Tip: There are a variety of brands you can purchase, but you can also make a DIY Diaper Sprayer for about half the price!
While there are lots of cloth diaper accessories on the market, this list of 6 are accessories that you REALLY need for your stash. They’ll make your cloth diapering experience, easier, cleaner and help to extend the life of your cloth diapers through potty training your child!