Some disposable diaper pails can be also be used with cloth, but some can’t. I use a Dekkor with a wet bag pail liner (Dekkor now makes a Plus model that is bigger and they market it for cloth). Ubbi even accommodates cloth with its own liner (but any could be used). Using a Diaper Genie with cloth takes some finagling, but here I’ve located a video tutorial and a picture thread to help with the transition. I also travel with a large Planet Wise wet/dry bag.
Some say, though, that the best method for storing cloth diapers is in an open hamper with lots of air holes. The air circulation supposedly keeps down the stink. If you use an open pail, choose one with no holes in the bottom and and no holes a couple of inches up. If you choose not to wring out your poopy diapers after they’ve been sprayed off, you don’t want that water puddling on your floor.
There are all sorts of neat ways people choose to store their cloth diaper stash, and it’s definitely worth a Google search. This is something to think about because cloth diapers do take up quite a bit more room than disposables. Especially once you decide to #buyallthediapers.
Newborn Poo: If your baby is exclusively breastfed, you can put those diapers right in the washing machine.
Solids: When your baby starts solids and you start seeing thicker poo with maybe some chunks in it, that stuff needs to be cleaned off the diaper before it goes in the wash. You have a few options.
Sprayers: There are dedicated diaper sprayers and bidet sprayers, but you can also MacGyver a sprayer from a kitchen sprayer and some spare parts.
Here’s a good video on how to use a diaper sprayer and specifically how much poo should come off the diaper before it goes into the wash. (She uses a small spray shield, too.)
These are nice covers and were my #1 in their newborn size options. They’re pretty roomy and wide through the bum. The Capri cover has flaps in the front and back to hold in an insert and help keep baby’s tummy and back dry. The Coverall version does not have flaps, but is a generally wider diaper cover. Blueberry also makes really wonderful AIO dipes called Simplex. You might get sucked in by their adorable prints.
Review by a Babycenter momma gives 5 out of 5: Great Covers Comparison Blueberry (she compares Coveralls)
This is a picture of the newborn size because for some reason I didn’t photograph the blue One Size (OS) I sent you.
Rumparooz is another good quality diaper from Kangacare. Sometimes these can be found on Zulily. Again, double gussets and soft two layers of PUL. Kangacare also makes AIOs, pockets, and you can get them with Aplix (Velcro) closure instead of snaps.
A great review on Babycenter gives it 5 out of 5: Great Covers Comparison Rumparooz