Post anything that you think needs to be added. I checked all the links currently work let me know if you find one that dose not. All request from other SICKY have been added.
Diapering Definitions (click)
IPF- Indian Prefold
DSQ- Diaper Service Quality
MOE- Mother of Eden
HH- Happy Heiny
JB- Jonny Bottoms
BB- Better Bum
EC- Elimination Communication
TTO- Tea Tree Oil
MT- Mommy's Touch
EUC, GUC- Excellent Used Condition, Good Used Condition
PPD- Postage Paid (Price includes postage)
AIO, AI2- All-in-one, All-in-two
CD- Cloth Diaper or Cloth Diapering
CPF- Chinese Prefold
FB- Fuzzi Bunz
FSOT lingo (for sale or trade)
EUC_exacelnt used condition
PPD-parcel post paid (so the shipping is not extra but included in the price)
NIP-new in package
Reviews and General cloth diaper info
General List of Cloth Diaper Shops
Home Grown Baby store
The Stork Wearhouse
No Pins 4 baby.com
Soft Cloth Bunz.com
Snooty Booty Diapers
Frog and Elephant
Fuzzi Bunz seconds
General List of Cloth Diaper Shops & WAHMS for our UK ladies!
Patterns for Making Wool Covers
And a ton more on Hyenacart http://hyenacart.com/
Make your Own Diapers
Pre-Folds, Contours, and Flats
Flats are simply large squares of cotton or other fabric that you fold many times to fit baby. Pre-folds are less work, they are partially folded and then sewed so you will have many fit options, but not quite so much folding to do. PFs and flats are most likely what you were cloth diapered with, if you were CD as a baby. Contours are many layers of fabric that are sewn together in a shape that fits baby, no folding required. All three will require a cover to be waterproof. You may also choose to close your PFs, contours, and flats with either pins, or snappi.
Fitted diapers are shaped to fit baby and will usually include some form of closure, either snaps or aplix. Fitteds are often bulkier than PFs, but also easier to put on, and sometimes more absorbant. You will need a cover to make fitteds waterproof. Fitteds are perfect for under wool, but any cover works well with them.
Covers are strictly waterproof, they are not absorbant on their own. They go over a non-waterproof diaper and can be made out of many different fabrics. Covers can be reused several times unless pooed on. Simply wipe it dry with a wipe, or allow to air-dry and then re-use. You generally need 2-3 covers for every dozen diapers that require a cover.
Wool covers have the advantage of being a natural fiber, so they breathe more than PUL. Because they breathe, they are actually cooler than PUL, and wool is great for rashy babies, because it lets the skin breathe. Unless pooed on, wool covers can be used many times between washing.
Pocket diapers will have one layer of a waterproof fabric, and one layer of a fabric that will wick moisture away from babies skin. Pocket diapers must be stuffed with an insert to make them absorbent. You cannot re-use a pocket diaper after it has been wet or soiled, it must be washed.
AIO are just that, they are waterproof, and absorbent. They are very convenient, but generally are also more expensive, and take a long time to dry. AI2 dry faster, because they are two pieces. AI2s contain an outer shell that may have some absorbency, and a soaker that either lays in or snaps in to add most of the absorbency. Also, if the shell is not soiled on, many of them can be reused with a new soaker, or even as a cover with a PF.
Mother of Eden- but I cannot seem to find a wholesalers page.
WAHM made Stuff We Love
Green Acre Designs
Lucy's Hope Chest
Knit in Your Pants
My Precious Baby by April
Check Hyena Cart for great WAHM made diapers and accessories.
All things Wipes and Solutions
Wetbags and Pail Liners
Most people here use Mother of Eden, but I can't seem to find a wholesalers page for them. I will keep looking though.
Mommy's Touch Pail Liner
Mommy's Touch Wetbag
Happy Tushies (custom)
Neat and Nifty Cloth Diaper things
PO WAHM Spam
Kellys Natural Family Boutique and resources
Moments in Cards
Homemade 4 You
Blue Skye Designs
Sara Rose Tutus
The Knitting Nelly