When you purchase a WAHM (work at home mama) diaper, you know that your purchase just helped a cloth loving mama stay at home with her small children. I imagine these mamas frantically sewing during naptime, night time and Mother's Morning Out. You can expect high quality diapers and excellent customer service with WAHM diapers because a WAHM knows what a mama wants in a diaper and diaper retailer.
As much as I like supporting small businesses and handmade goods, most of our diapers are brand name. Most cloth diapers are made in the USA which is always nice and many big diaper companies hire WAHM sewers to assemble their diapers. However, the cheapest diapers (Sunbabies, Kawaii, Charlie Banana to name a few) are made in China -- we have two Sunbabies and as much as I like the diapers, it was very obvious they were manufactured in a big Chinese factory judging by the chemically fumes when I opened the package.
If I've said it once, I've said it a million times.....I like cloth diapers. I tend to buy whichever diapers I come across that are the right price so I don't worry so much about the WAHM or brand debate when choosing diapers. But, when I buy new, I like to buy WAHM from Etsy or Hyena Cart.
With both kids, it took me a while to fine tune my cloth diaper storage. Liza's setup is finally perfected with covers in the top drawer, pockets and stuffers in the middle drawer and prefolds in the bottom drawer of her desk/changing table. Her "diaper pail" is to the right of her changing table. In reality, it's just a lidded plastic garbage can from Wal-Mart bought with a baby shower gift card. The can is lined with a Planet Wise pail liner. A good pail liner is stretchy nylon, waterproof on the inside and lined with elastic around the top. We have two liners and I throw the dirty one in the wash with the diapers. The latest thing with diaper pails is to eliminate the pail and use a hanging bag on a doorknob for dirty diaper storage. Liza's closet door would be ideal for a hanging bag but I'm not one to buy something new when we already have something works just fine.
I keep a Planet Wise wetbag in my purse for diaper changes out of the house. I can't say enough good things about our wetbag as it has been used every day for 2.5 years and still looks brand new! I own a size small and highly recommend buying a medium, rather than the small. I still regret not springing for the extra $4 to upgrade to the larger size.
FYI: Planet Wise is a "brand" but many WAHMs sell the exact same products for very comparable prices
Do you prefer WAHMs or brand diapers?
Tell me about your cloth set up.