Cloth diapering and daycare

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eliann's picture
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Cloth diapering and daycare

If anyone cloth diapers and does daycare can you give me any tips?

My daycare said they didn't have a preference on velcro or snap so I own both, a total of 27 (combo of pockets and AIOs). I have tons of prefolds and covers, but I am not sending those to daycare, so I will use on them on the weekends. But here are my questions:

1. How do you bring your diapers to daycare? What kind of bag or box? I will provide a wet bag for dirty dipes, but I'm curious what to keep the clean ones in.
2. What do you do/provide if baby gets diaper rash? I know most creams ruin CD, so do you provide liners or sposies?
3. Do you bring them each day or enough for one week?
4. What happens if there are more diaper changes than cloth diapers you have left for that day? Should I bring some sposies and tell them to use only as backup?
5. Should I label the diapers with his name?

Any other tips are greatly appreciated.

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Joined: 09/10/13
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1. How do you bring your diapers to daycare? What kind of bag or box? I will provide a wet bag for dirty dipes, but I'm curious what to keep the clean ones in.
Bring at least 10 diapers in a diaper bag or any bag you feel is easier to do on a daily basis.

2. What do you do/provide if baby gets diaper rash? I know most creams ruin CD, so do you provide liners or sposies?
You can use liners or baby powder, just make sure to do an extra rinse than your usual wash or strip to get the powder off.

3. Do you bring them each day or enough for one week?
Bringing them every day is easier, that way you don't have to buy a bunch for a whole weeks worth.

4. What happens if there are more diaper changes than cloth diapers you have left for that day? Should I bring some sposies and tell them to use only as backup?
I would bring sposies just because they may get used to reaching for them. Sposies are preferred by most daycares now a days, but if they are ok with CD I would just put about 3 extra diapers from the average that your child uses in a day.

5. Should I label the diapers with his name?
Do label the diapers, they are expensive and that way they know not to put a diaper on your baby that isn't his/her's.

Any other tips are greatly appreciated.

Have a big wet bag and make sure to take them home each day. Provide fresh ones daily. In the clean diaper bag you can always have liners, CD safe cream(or baby powder), liners or anything in case they get a rash. Make sure the daycare is aware to never use regular rash cream for your cloth, not all daycares are aware of proper CD.

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