Diaper Service vs Wash at Home


Hello, I am currently 25 weeks pregnant and my husband and I were working on our baby registry when he brought up cloth diapers. Honestly, it had never crossed my mind to use them. But after reading about them on various websites, I am open to it and I do want to do what's best for the environment and our baby. He recommends using a diaper cleaning service while I say, why can't we just wash them at home? Do you have any thoughts on this issue?


Of course I would say to wash them at home!  But here are few, quick facts behind my opinion (vs Diaper Service):

Prefold and Cover


Cool.  Easy.  Snaps and Velcro!

Ease of use - A Diaper Service uses prefolds and covers (love them, do not get me wrong - but there are easier methods)

You can buy your own prefolds and covers to wash yourself AND KEEP for rags later.  (I just sold 3 dozen newborn prefolds to an auto-detail shop!) 
Get Started in Cloth Kit $163.99

Money - Service costs as much as disposables!  Or more.  Wash-At-Home modern cloth diapers will SAVE YOU $2000!

Carbon footprint - Service uses bleach to thoroughly sanitize diapers from many babies.  And lots of gas to deliver!
A MUST for cloth diaper users!

Poo - you still have to deal with it no matter which way you choose: Disposable, Service, Wash at Home (FLUSH down toilet, please!) 

We are in Napa, CA.  If you would like to make an appointment to see-touch-feel-learn, give us a call!

One last thing.  We are NOT opposed to disposable diapers.  They are useful in our super-hectic World.  But PLEASE use only good, non-chlorine, eco-friendly disposables: for your baby's Skin, for our Earth.  (Check out this system, the best of both Worlds:

GroVia Hybrid Diapering System


Angela Powell
Chief Greenskeeper
t 707.812.1286

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A NIGHT and NAP solution:

We paired the toddler insert with a 4 ply Joey Bunz hemp insert for 12+ hours of nighttime BLISS

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Learn About GroVia Hybrid Cloth Diapers - You Choose: Cloth or Disposable

Mac & cheese. Brad & Angelina.
Disposable & cloth.

Hybrid Cloth Diapers - Flexibility

Every once in a while, you find a perfect combination.

The GroVia Hybrid combines the industry's most innovative (and cute!)
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Heard great things about bumGenius, but don't know which style to choose?

All bumGenius products (4.0 Pocket, Organic Elemental, Freetime, and FLIP) have the same cut - the only difference is how the absorbent
layer is applied (stitched, flapped, separate, in a pocket - and
material: micro-terry vs organic cotton).

BG4.0 pocket

The bumGenius 4.0 are a staple and you cannot go wrong.

PRO: Easy to use, Easy to care for, hanging covers to dry = longer life
CON: Stuffing can be cumbersome

BG Organic Elemental AIO

Elementals are organic cotton and in my opinion, cotton absorbs best!
However, cotton takes longer to dry and is not quite as durable as a
polyester, like the rest.

PRO: NO STUFFING, cotton absorbs more
CONS: More expensive, longer drying which means more exposure to wear and tear of the heat from the dryer.

FLIP Hybrid System (cover + insert)

The basic one size waterproof cover with an absorbent insert.

PRO: Separate pieces means hang dry = longer life, economical, use ANY absorbent insert/prefold/fitted with cover
CONS: FLIP insert can bunch up

FREETIME AIO with Staydry Microterry attached Flaps

PRO: Simple on/off, may hang dry over night, trim
CON: flaps are odd and can be hard to clean


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