Cloth Diaper Stash of Dreams – Starting Over

Tara of Padded Tush Stats asked a simple question: If you could start cloth diapering all over again, what would you buy?  That’s a tricky question.  Would money be an object?  Or would it be the cloth diaper stash of dreams?

Cloth Diaper Stash of Dreams - Starting Over (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

I’ve been pretty fortunate.  Over the past three and a half years, I’ve been able to build a cloth diaper stash of dreams.  It’s excessive big.  It’s bright.  It’s cheerful.  It’s fun.  But really, there are some things that I would do if I started all over again to make my cloth diaper stash of dreams on a smaller less excessive scale.

WAHM Cloth Diaper Stash of Dreams

I would have seriously raided several WAHM diaper makers much earlier than I did.  I’d have about half a dozen yoke style (or Flip style) diaper covers by Diapers by Chris.  I’d have three or four hybrid fitteds.  And then, of course, I’d have to go on an Ella Bella Bum raid.  I’d go with… half a dozen Ella Bella Bum pocket diapers with an athletic wicking jersey inner.  But since I’m dreaming here, I’d probably add a couple of Jelly Bear Boutique diapers and Harp Diapers to my stash to further develop my cloth diaper stash of dreams.

Big Business Cloth Diaper Stash of Dreams

I’d definitely keep the Best Bottoms diapers that I have.  I love them for how well they fit all of my littles, big and small.  Blueberry has made some beautifully patterned diapers over the years.  I desperately love my Butterflies print and would keep them for my start over stash for sure!

Really, though, the more I think about the Cloth Diaper Stash of Dreams, the more I realize that I already have the cloth diaper stash of dreams.  Why on earth would I want to start over?  I’d have exactly what I have for the children that I have.  I’d probably add a few and maybe sell off a few as I go, but that’s part of the usual ebb and flow of my cloth diaper stash anyway.

If you started cloth diapering all over again, what would you start with?

Cloth Diaper Stash of Dreams - Starting Over (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.


  1. We are starting out stash before baby gets here in Dec. Your website pretty much introduced me to WAHM diapers and I must have some now hahaha! I love all the pretty and unique fabrics and don’t mind splurging on a few special ones 🙂

  2. Honestly, I am pretty content with my stash. It is big too, but this is the cumulation of buying and selling over 3 babies and I know what I like now:)

  3. If I had it all to do over again I would have stuck to swaps and co-ops and never bothered fussing with anything else. I have one WAHM that held up well, the rest have not. They were relatively affordable, but I’m in this for the money saving aspect, so $4 Sunbabies (that have yet to leak or laminate) win out for me and mine. If I could have a stash o’ dreams I’d probably buy a lot from a variety of Etsy sellers that are up in the $$$$$ range, but I’d still probably default to the imports. If it’s not a WAHM they’re all pretty much made in the same places anyway, only difference is branding and distribution.

    • With China Cheapies, they *are* pretty much made in the same place with different branding. However, I’m leaning more and more towards diapers that are made in the US/Canada.

  4. I would have started earlier, not with a 2 year old 😉

  5. Ashleigh Swerdfeger says:

    I probably would just stick to snaps because babies can easily remove velcro lol. I don’t mind my Rearz and Alvas, but I do prefer my Lil Helpers and Funky Fluff. I also would probably have supported more WAHM as well. There are so many options out that that you can meet your needs easily.

  6. I think if i could redo my cloth diaper stash, I’d just be smarter about it. I went for the g diaper right off with out looking too much into them, they were fine but all to soon we needed different ones and they were developing issues. I’d also go with just snaps so nothing would cling to anything, i washed them with birdseye and boy did it make them go fuzzy! oh and I wouldnt have gotten rid of some of the stash I had because I thought they were ruined, I would have reused them or looked how to strip them better! But thats just me and my dreams!:)

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