1. Spray Bottle
Awe the good ol’ multi-purpose spray bottle. I keep one of these at my changing station to spray my cloth wipes. You can make a homemade solution or just fill it with water. You can also keep your wipes pre-moistened in a wipes warmer but you have to be careful about mold growth. That is why I chose to use the spray bottle instead. I also keep one in my diaper bag for traveling. You can even fill another spray bottle with a vinegar solution to wipe things down in your nursery when needed. And of course, you can continue to use these after the baby is grown for various other things! For around a buck a piece, these are nice to have.
2. Disposable Diaper Liners
If you are traveling or have an idea when your baby needs to “go,” just slap one of these babies on top of the diaper. When they do their business all you have to do is plop it in the toilet or trash it. You won’t have to spray your diaper off, making traveling way easier. I wouldn’t suggest these for 100% breastfed babies because the poo runs straight through them. The liners are the consistency of a dryer sheet so wait until your baby starts on solid foods. You can find these on Amazon or other cloth diaper sites for around 8-15 dollars. They also have reusable cloth diaper liners. To find out more about the two types of diaper liners check out out my post on DIAPER LINERS.
3. Small Plastic Tub or Bin
I have a very small changing station area and grew tired of putting dirty diapers on the floor. I found this small tub at the dollar store and use it all the time. Now I have a nice place to put all of my dirty diapers/wipes without getting anything else dirty during a change. I use it to dump wet diapers in the diaper pail and carry it to the restroom when a diaper needs to be sprayed. No need to worry about dripping water anywhere and best of all, it only cost a buck!
4. Diaper Dawgs Finger Guards
These are one of the niftiest cloth diaper accessories I have seen! Diaper Dawgs are great for pulling soiled inserts out of your pocket diapers and holding onto your dirty diapers when you are spraying them off. I also use these when dumping dirty diapers into my diaper pail to keep my fingers clean. Sometimes they even double as finger puppets! 🙂 They are small and easy to store, I just hang them over the diaper tub when not in use. Diaper Dawgs are super cute and also affordable, costing around 15 bucks.
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5. All In One Diaper Sprayer/Collar
If you are planning on cloth diapering I absolutely recommend this all in one diaper sprayer from Diaper Dawgs. It may be a little bit of an upfront cost but makes cleaning cloth diapers much easier! Once your baby starts on solids you will need to spray off the poo into the toilet, which is where a good diaper sprayer comes in handy. The Diaper Dawgs diaper sprayer combo is the only one on the market that comes with it’s own spray shield aka (Spray Collar). The spray collar is small, clear, and attaches directly onto the diaper sprayer for your convenience. You will never have to re-assemble it like you would with the Spray Pal sprayer shield. This spray collar prevents you from spraying water all over the place, keeping the mess in the toilet where it belongs. It does take a little bit of practice to get the hang of, but once you do its awesome!
6. Boingos or Snappi’s
If you decide to diaper with prefolds, flats, or some fitted diapers then you must use a Boingo or Snappi fastener. They are MUCH easier to use than safety pins! Yes you can still use safety pins like your grandmother did, but who wants to deal with that hassle? Boingos’ are not only practical but they come in a lot of funky colors and last from birth to potty. Snappi’s stretch very nicely across the front of your prefold or flat, keeping it nice and secure before putting on a waterproof cover. You can also bring the rubber part over the claws or grips when not in use. Boingos and snappi’s are very affordable, you can purchase these diaper fasteners for under 15 bucks. If you want to learn more about these two diaper fasteners, you can check out my post – SNAPPI VS BOINGO!
7. Wet Bags
Where would us cloth diapering mommas be without our wet bags? They are extremely convenient for traveling and storing your soiled cloth diapers or clothes. They come in a variety of styles/prints and they come in different price ranges, closures, and sizes. Wet bags are pretty much fancy plastic bags that you can use over and over. They lock in the stink and moisture from your dirty diapers and some of the them even have a dry pocket to put extra things. They are a must for traveling and not only for soiled diapers! You can store dirty clothes, pumping supplies, cloth pads, and other items that you don’t want leaking out in your diaper bag. When your baby gets older you can use them to store wet clothes, swim suits, wet wipes, or snacks. I recommend having at least two wet bags so you can rotate them. You can find affordable wet bags on Amazon or order custom ones on Etsy.
8. Double Dooty Wipes
Again, here is another fabulous product from Diaper Dawgs that makes cloth diapering easier! These are no ordinary cloth wipes, they feature a pocket which helps to protect your hand from getting dirty during diaper changes. They are made out of a soft bamboo blend, and come in a set of six. They have a longer sleeve on one side that you can easily grab to turn inside-out. This keeps the poo contained within the wipe and prevents any poo from getting all over the inside of your wet bag or from touching anything else. Double dooty cloth wipes are also very versatile, you can clean more than bums with these suckers. I believe every cloth diapering mom should have a few of these in their diaper bag!
9. Poopoose “Wiggle Free” Changing Pads
10. Clip Hanger or Drying Rack
Clip hangers are very convenient and I strongly encourage getting one or a drying rack of some sort. When you cloth diaper sometimes you will want to air dry them to save on energy or to protect your more delicate diapers. I love that this clip hanger allows you to hang them in one convenient location within your house. Clip hangers are also portable so you can move them outside or close to a window if you are looking to sun your diapers. I like to use these for my diaper covers, hemp inserts, diaper pail liners, and wet bags. You can also continue to use clip hangers when your baby grows out of diapers for delicates like bras, cloth pads, and other things you’d rather not throw in the dryer. I love that I no longer have delicates strung out all over my washer and dryer. Now everything is nicely hung up and out of way when air drying.
There are many types of clip hangers and drying racks to choose from, I chose to use a clip hanger because I’m limited on space in my laundry room. I Loved it so much I ordered another one! Clip hangers are a great space saver if you live in an apartment and like to air dry a lot of your clothes. You can hang them on your shower rod in the bathroom if you’re short on space. For under 10 bucks each, the price is well worth it!