Saturday, October 17, 2009

How many for your FuzziBunz Stash

Recently the issue of how many diapers you should have in your stash for cloth diapers has been raised. Some say 24, some say 36 some say only 12.

I can not speak, nor have I ever spoken for other diaper brands. I can only speak for FuzziBunz diapers. We have been a leading cloth diapering brand with a "different" approach to diapering called the "pocket diaper" which is different from traditional cotton cloth diapers. Not better, just different. Why? Because they use fleece and other progressive fabrics that keep a baby dryer longer than cotton and also washes and dries in a shorter amount of time.

What does this mean? You use less. You need to change less often although we still recommend every 3 hours during the day, the same recommended time for disposables due to sanitary reasons.

But due to these two key factors: keeps baby drier longer and quick wash and quick dry issues we only recommend 12. The most economical amount.

A baby goes through an average of 8 diapers per daytime use - and with FuzziBunz when doubling up on an insert before night time you can go all night with no diaper change because baby feels dry and does not wake due to a wet diaper. So we don't feel that 12 is an unreasonable number for full time diapering. I wash clothes every day of my life, I have three children and me in the home. Washing another load of laundry is not that big of a deal when it comes to cost savings.

By making washing your FuzziBunz part of your routine, you will save time (the diapers are washing while you are sleeping) and after your babies morning feeding or breakfast (drying time) you will have a fresh load of laundry with some still in the clean diaper pile.

By using a Diaper Sprayer you will save the time of a "pre-wash" truly letting you wash while you sleep. Rinsing poop off of your used poopy FuzziBunz literally takes less than a minute. Drying a load of FuzziBunz is 20-30 minutes at most in a regular dryer. Invest in a $12 pack of 3 extra inserts and you are set in case the inserts are not dry in time. But FB themselves will dry in 15 minutes. No need to waste energy or time on the drying time.

Yes, we are in the business of selling diapers. But I also have a strong desire to see parents save as much money as possible. I don't recommend buying any more than is totally necessary.

When I diapered my babies in FuzziBunz, I never needed more the 12 and I had free diapers at my disposal!! I owned the company!!!! But I only recommend 12 FuzziBunz unless you don't want to wash every day to day and a half. If you want to go 2-3 days between washing then more than 12 would be recommended. But I do not going longer than that without washing due to smell and deterioration issues.

Again, I can only speak for my own brand, not any other brand or cloth diapering in general. As a former penny pinching, very poor family I am passionate about not seeing people spend more than they need to. It is my own personal issue.

Moral of this blog - don't spend more than you need to. Make a short daily washing routine. Save money. Reduce your stash (if you can) and stay true (as we do) to the Green Mantra "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" this blog would fit into the "REDUCE" segment of that mantra.

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  1. as someone who just started cloth diapering, i think this is a very valuable post. i wish i'd read it before i bought all the STUFF i bought for cloth diapering!


  2. Some poeple tried to tell me I would only be cloth diapering part time if I only bought 12 diapers, but it was all I could afford. It hasn't been an issue yet - I wash every other day. I LOVE FuzziBunz and am SO glad I decided to make the switch from disposables :)

  3. I love my fuzzibunz, however I keep getting compression leaks. We change him every 1.5-2 hours. His clothes arent really tight & we double up at night with a hemp insert with no problems. My baby is 11 months old & we use the long inserts. Any recommendations on a solution that doesn't involve his bum looking huge & fluffy?


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