When my boys were 3mo, I was given 33 giant prefolds. I wasn’t fond of how big it made their little booties, so I started my research. I’m still not sure how we ended up with flats & Flips but I’m so happy we did! We use the prefolds at night, and HAVE NEVER HAD A LEAK! A trip to the Dharma website and some colorful fingers later, all my diapers are no longer plain white. You can see the colorful patterns on my diaper FB page, Vibrant Diapers. An amazing thing happened when I started spending the evenings after they were in bed, dyeing diapers. I grew to LOVE cloth diapering my twins. I also (hold on to your hats) started to love laundry day. Folding these beautiful colors and patterns felt like a mix between time travel and a trip to the modern art museum.
How many diapers do you need to cloth diaper twins? Here’s the breakdown of what we have:
36 flats – these are our everyday diapers, nice and thin. 12 of these go for $19 on Amazon
12 prefolds – night time diapers and also used to clean up spills & the floor after meals (I have 33 of these, and plan to use them full time when they fit the boys better) 6 of these for for $19 on Amazon
10 Flip covers – on the left in this photo, they have tons of colors and even some prints. These are $15 each here, depending on the print/color.
12 pocket diapers – on the right in this photo, I bring these for when someone other than the hubby or I will be watching the boys. There are lots of brands, but I just bought some cheapy Alva’s from China. They go for about $5/each on Ebay. They aren’t made very well (shocker, right?) but they are great for occasional use! Plus, they have tons of adorable prints.