We’ve decided to cloth diaper. We bought used gDiapers from another momma. We only want to do laundry every 2-3 days and was thinking about buying some more cloth inserts. We figured that we need about 10 a day, and already have 17, so I made another 13.
I spent lots of time on etsy, and pinterest to find out what other mommas have done. There are many different types of fabrics that different moms have used. Bamboo fabric was discussed as well as microfiber, and then good old flannel was also mentioned. We went to JoAnn’s and talked to the staff there and a mom who’s been making her own inserts for years was standing beside us and highly recommended flannel with a “diaper wicking” fabric on top (that would be the fabric that would touch babe’s bottom).
We picked up
1 yard of the wicking fabric for $4.00 (was on sale for 50% off, Reg price $7.99 yard)
2 yards of flannel for $6.00.
And used a 20% off total purchase coupon for a grand total of $8.00
*gdiaper insert sells for $5.00 each*
On a side note- we won’t know how well these work till mid December. We decided not to cloth diaper for the first month. I will give an update incase anyone else wants to make their own.
First I made out my own template. I found some on pinteret but once I printed them and measured them to
the actual insert I found that they were too small.
I used four layers of flannel, and one layer of the wicking fabric.