Looking through the sales for this week’s sale alert post I noticed that Hancock Fabrics is now carrying fabrics for cloth diapers — diaper flannel and PUL (poly/cotton laminate for covers), which I couldn’t find online, and also Birdseye diaper fabric. I’ve also noticed since having my son almost two years ago that big-box stores are starting to carry more cloth diaper options and related supplies. It’s great to see cloth catching on!
We used cloth diapers for most of our son’s first year but, I’m slightly embarrassed to admit, we fell off the wagon once he got more active. We will likely switch back when it’s potty training time, so he can feel it when he gets wet.
As someone who has gone through some cloth experience, though, I’d highly recommend using a diaper service through the newborn months if one is available in your area. Once things have settled down a bit you can start experimenting with the different types of cloth diapers (pocket, all in ones, cloth + cover), and it might be prudent to buy premades and test them out before investing in the supplies to make your own.
There are plenty of internet resources for cloth diapering and cloth diaper fabrics. Shop indie!:
Diaper Sewing Supplies resource list from Diaper Jungle
Boise Cloth Diapers – Where to Find Fabric and Notions for Cloth Diapers
Please leave your favorite resource for cloth diaper fabric and sewing information in the comments and I’ll keep the list updated!