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Mom to Mom: I've gone cloth diaper print crazy

Posted by Becca on 5/4/2015 to Contests & Giveaways

Mom to Mom: I've gone cloth diaper print crazy

I have recently become obsessed with prints on cloth diapers. It’s weird that I say recently, since I’m coming up on six years using them now, but it’s true. I didn’t like prints when my daughter was in diapers, I don’t really know why, other than the fact that they were more difficult to match with her clothes. In fact, her whole life in diapers, she had but one print—a cow print that I didn’t choose, but won. I liked it because, well, it was adorable, but I didn’t really want anymore. Nope. I’ll also have to admit the OCD part of me was sort of bothered with how it didn’t seem to fit with my stash. How weird am I?

When my son was born, I ended up with a couple of prints. Maybe it’s because you don’t have to match diapers to boy outfits as much as to girl outfits because the jeans hide the cute diaper. When we decided we liked prefolds and fitteds better than pockets, we bought a couple of printed covers. I kind of liked them. Now I have five or six printed diapers in my enormous stash, and when the time comes to make more purchases, I plan on getting more.

My diaper buying days are sort of over at this point...it’s all just maintenance as some of my first diapers give out after a life well lived and I need to replace them. In the meantime I drool over all the prints without necessarily buying. When my little one comes sometime in the fall, I hope to make a biggish sort of purchase to refresh my stash but until he or she comes and we know the gender, that will have to wait. I’ve been drooling over very girly prints and I just can’t justify buying them until I know whether or not they’ll be appropriate.

For now, I just have to share some of my favorite prints.

rumparooz,jujube
Rumparooz’s Ju Ju Be Perky Perennials. This print is just delicious. It looks like something from a designer handbag and if I didn’t have a boy, or I if knew for sure a girl was on the way, I’d jump on the waiting list. It’s just divine.
ocean print cloth diaper
Diaper Rite’s Ocean Melody. Full of lots of quirky under the sea creatures, this diaper print is so much fun! I know for a fact that not only would I love it, but my son would just adore wearing this diaper as well, as he is very proud of his new language skills and he loves little creatures.
grovia,adventure
Grovia’s Adventure is another great print. This pale blue diaper is covered in bubbly little cars and campers, all ready for the next great road trip. This is yet another print that you and your little toddler will enjoy together.
hipster fox
Smart Bottoms’ Fantastic Hipster Fox makes me think of the song “What does the Fox Say,” which my children love (though we always listen to it in Spanish!). He wears glasses, and sometimes a mustache or hat, and the bright orange just begs to bedazzle your baby’s butt.
thirsties,blackbird
Thirsties’ Blackbird is one of my longtime favorites—though I’ve never bought it myself. The design is great in the cool, gender neutral colors of green, brown, and aqua. It’s just a really classy print.
imagine
Imagine’s Ring a Ding is a print I actually own! Maybe it’s just because it’s a recent trend, but I love greys and bold geometrics for babies, and this one has both and is simple but fun.
kawaii
Kawaii’s Goodnight Diaper has lots of great designs to choose from. Though all of them are fabulous, I’ve got to say I like the cow print the best. Granted, many different brands have cow prints, so you may have your pick of brands when it comes to the cow, but the Kawaii Goodnight diapers also happen to be very good for leakage control at night time (hence their name), in addition to having an attractive price. It’s hard to go wrong when you buy this brand. In addition to the cow print, I also love all of their Willow colors and their Zoo print.

So, yes, I’m finally jumping on the printed cloth diaper band wagon and allowing my solid colored stash to be invaded by a bit more variety, mostly because I just can’t help but fall in love with some of the adorable pictures that many cloth diapers display. My knowledge of the prints available for different brands is fairly limited because I never paid attention to them when I was building my stash, but the few prints I’m familiar with are just so cute!

So, what does your diaper stash look like? Are you in the solids club, the prints club, or do you have a mixture of both? Which brand of diaper has your all time favorite print?

Comments

Date 5/6/2015
Jess
It's funny because I started CDing a boy and stuck with solid, gender neutrals (I did buy the Best Bottoms hedgehog print). Now I am expecting a girl and all I bought in preparation were prints (including the new rumparooz pictured above, Omg so Vera Bradley-esque and cute)! Granted, they make up less than half of my stash left over from my son, but my stash just got a lot cuter!
Date 5/8/2015
alex
I think I only have two solids haha we have mostly prints for my boy and my favorite has got to be my tye dye best bottoms cover. First of all because I love best bottoms and second because I love anything tye dye lol second favorite would be all of my rumparoos covers...I have the plaid ones and the Fox prints. I also have the Fox best bottoms. I Love foxes too! We love anything with lots of color!
Date 5/8/2015
Nadezhda Defoe
I love all the prints out there but I am trying to stick to solids or gender neutral so I can keep them for my second baby. I did get a few boy prints... Maybe second baby will be a boy... :D
Date 5/9/2015
Erin Cohen
We currently only have 10 diapers that I wash just about every day to keep our 17 month old in them. I am only able to buy 1 or 2 at a time, though I did get a nice order durring teh Earth Day sale! Our only print at the moment is Best Bottoms Dragonscales, and not only do we love the print, we are crazy about their covers and inserts! Right now we're excite for GroVia's Ophelia, Best Bottoms Mama Love, BumGenius Patch (and Piccadilly Circus, but that's a pipedream lol) Smart Bottoms TieDye, American Tweethearts, Savannah And RAINBOW LOVE, , and Rumparooz Perky Perrenials! So much pretty fluff to buy!
Date 5/9/2015
Keara B.
I'm kind of in the same boat. I cloth my diapered my first baby almost 4 years ago, and I had a single print in my first diaper stash. I won others, but I rarely bought anything other than solids because I liked to match her clothes! But now that it's a big deal any time new prints come out, I've caught the bug... it's a good thing I don't have extra cash lying around or I would have wasted a ton of money on buying up all the cute prints!
Date 5/10/2015
Camille W
I don't have much of a stash right now as I'm just beginning to transition into cloth (still figuring out what system I like). I am drawn to prints but recently started to ask myself why since they're always covered by onesies! Am I just dressing my baby differently than all you other mamas? When do you show off your cute diapers?
Date 5/11/2015
Angel Emory-Smith
I absolutely love your favs. Hoping to build my stash up. 😊
Date 5/14/2015
Judith Martinez
I love all the cute prints but many of the companies that make the cutest prints also make diapers that I don't love. I've been thrilled to win a few glowbugs as they have really cute prints and I like them.
Date 5/15/2015
Blair
It happens to all of us! I was only going to buy gender neutral solids...that lasted about a week! Haha
Date 5/15/2015
Jessica J
I'm right there with you! my first, ALL our pocket CDs were solids except a giraffe print (which I never reached for; it was backup for laundry day). baby #2 has hand-me-downs, and we just started using covers. of course, I'm now more drawn to cute prints. spring weather is warming up, and he doesn't need to wear clothes to match - just have a cute bum!
Date 5/16/2015
Catherine bloom
I really don't care what my diapers are, add long as they function fit and don't leak. Besides clothes cover them right?
Date 5/18/2015
Theresa Hover
It's hard not to fall into the trap of print collecting, their just so cute! Not to mention so many companies are doing "limited releases" and "exclusive prints"; it's annoying. In preparation for the arrival of our first little one, I feel like I have to restrain myself from buying prints because I know they will be harder to match with outfits, so only have a handful of super cute prints that I truly love, and I"ve been trying to collect more solids.
Date 5/29/2015
Sarah S
I plan on doing solids and prints for my son that will be born in September.
Date 6/2/2015
Geneveigh Sewell
I drool over so many prints too. My diaper buying days aren't ending any time soon but a lot of my favorite prints aren't budget-friendly at this time. A girl can dream though, as I keep adding to my list of "diaper wants." :)
Date 6/5/2015
Erica P.
I did something similar with my daughter-- I didn't know her gender in advance, so I bought all gender neutral. When she was born I went crazy for girly colors but didn't care for print; now I find myself drooling over them!
Date 6/5/2015
Erica P.
I did something similar with my daughter-- I didn't know her gender in advance, so I bought all gender neutral. When she was born I went crazy for girly colors but didn't care for print; now I find myself drooling over them!
Date 6/5/2015
Kelly P
Most of my stash are solids, but we do have a few prints. I'm not big into prints, but am learning to love them a bit more after getting ones I would have never bought, but fell in love with in person.
Date 6/10/2015
Jessica Funderburk
I definitely prefer prints over solid but no particular prints. I love to upcycle band and retro tshirts into hybrid-fitteds for a truly unique diaper.
Date 6/13/2015
Megan buford
I'm definitely a print junkie! Don't get me wrong, I love my solids...but prints are my weakness.
Date 6/14/2015
Mary Schuh
I think we all go a little print crazy sometimes. I have been not buying as much lately because I want our investment to pay off a bit.
Date 6/30/2015
Dandi D
I have mostly solids in my stash, but there are some really cute prints out there!
Date 7/4/2015
Laura
LOVE prints! I splurged and bought a Louis Flip cover because I couldn't stop looking at it online. It is adorable!
Date 8/25/2015
jilliann moulton
I have a mixture of both solids and prints. My favorite print is BG's PC! Love it. :)

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