This is such a fun post to write! I have a terrible memory so digging into the deep recesses, although difficult, will be exciting none-the-less.
2010, has been of year of much experimenting, trying out new things and problem solving. From FL woes to ammonia to the irresistibly cute cloth diapers that are sent my way, I’ve not had a bored moment yet.
In my list of favorites I’ve included more than just cloth diapers. Anything to do with cloth diapers was evaluated and ranked.
(these are in order from my #1 to #10)
1) Kawaii Baby: This line of cloth diapers is going to allow many families to cloth diaper when they didn’t think they could financially. Kawaii Baby diapers don’t leak, are easy to put on and get a good fit, are really cute and as I mentioned are affordable.
2) Sustainablebabyish Knit longies: Shhh, don’t tell anyone but I have this little love affair going on with sloomb/sustainablebabyish products. They are all fantastic. The Snapless-Multi is an excellent nighttime diaper and is one-sized. The sized Sbish bamboo fitted is my favorite nighttime fitted for newborn/infant breast-milk poop. Containment and absorbency.
I am (im)patiently waiting for the arrival of Sterling’s knit longies in Mocha and Peacoat. One day, Sloomb will resume production of their interlock longies and I’ll be even happier–although you can score a pair off Cotton Babies and occasionally Spot’s Corner like I did last night :)
3) Funk Rock: Okay, so I’m like everyone else in that I don’t like the price and the small package. But, it has worked very well for me and when you find a solution you gotta stick with it or the problem will return. I use 1 TB in every prewash and so far the ammonia hasn’t returned.
4) Monkey Foot Designs wet bags: I want 5 Monkey Foot Designs wet bags. Do I need them? No. But, they are SO cute and they work SO WELL! The most solid bag I own by far. Never a leak or moisture or smell and it has held up to many, many washes and dries.
5) Bum Genius 4.0 artist series: Sterling always reaches for these first. I like them for their cute prints, easy application and day/night use. Containment is excellent and I can easily spray off poop because of the smooth suede cloth inner.
6) Grandma El’s: Love the smell and this stuff works. It’s an excellent barrier ointment for nighttime diapers that aren’t stay-dry and for guarding against ammonia burns. I have not had staining or repelling issues when using it.
7) Rumparooz: At the moment I don’t have a single Rumparooz in my rotation yet, I still love and highly recommend them. You can’t beat the “Poop Scoop” and the prints are unique and cute. Rumparooz are one of my first recommendations to new cloth diaper parents and especially to those who are set on buying a OS from the beginning. I do have some itty bitty Lil’ Joey’s just waiting to go on our new baby…whenever it comes!
8 ) Pooters hemp fitted: THE #1 fitted for affordable nighttime cloth diapering. Pooters completely smashes the competition with price, trimness and absorbency.
9) Green Gamboni jeans: I haven’t reviewed them yet but Green Gamboni jeans were made specifically to fit over fluffy cloth diaper bums. I was worried this would create a problem at the waist on my skinny Sterling but the fit is perfect. I can put on the biggest cloth diaper or the trimmest and the fit is nice. They are made of 98% organic materials with a 2% stretch.
10) Re-diaper.com: Excellent resource for those who want to purchase used cloth diapers in like-new (in many cases brand new) condition. Re-diaper fills a need that existed in the cloth diaper community.
What has been your favorite cloth diaper or cloth diaper product of 2010?