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The Language of Cloth Diapering

If you've ever listened in on a conversation regarding CDs you probably were thinking: What language are they speaking? 

Don't let them scare you off!  Beginning CDing can be a little intimidating at first, but it really is not that hard, or that gross. 

We didn't start Cloth Diapering (CDing) until Cameron was born, mostly because my husband was against it. I eventually tried it out anyways and loved it!  There was a learning curve -- especially with the lingo -- but now I am fluent in another language. 

Here are 2 website resources that give definitions and many of the acronyms that you might come across when CDing.  They will help you differntiate the types of diapers there are and then you can get a clue of what others are talking about to narrow down the type you want to use.
Awesome Cloth Diapers
The Cloth Diaper 411

The web has so many sources to help you learn to CD but I'm lucky enough to have a store near me that specializes in CDs, so look around your local area to see if you have a specialty store.  Holding a CD in your hand before actually committing makes a world of difference since you'll be able to see and feel first hand how easy it is.

Here is my little guy at about 4 months in some of his CDs.  Oh I miss him being this tiny.  These still fit him just as good today over a year later-- now that is what I love about CDs.

Are you looking at my bum?

My favorite brand by far is BumGenius, but there are so many talented mommas out there that make their own in various, and often custom, fabrics.

Check out more on Cloth Diapering over at Growing Up Geeky


  1. BG all the way for us, too! Love the looking at my bum photo ;)

    1. Thanks :) This was a great TAT topic.

  2. I am a new follower from the Toddle Along Tuesday blog hop. I like Bumgenius 4.0's as well although my true love is Grovias with the snap in cotton insert. I use my BG's for overnight.

    I laughed at the comment about being fluent in another language. You truly do become fluent in CDing lingo. Especially the abbreviations like RaR, BG, GM, etc.

    1. Thanks for following along. I've never tried any of the GMs but I hear about them all the time. I loved the GroVias but ended up selling them b/c they just didn't work for us. They were the most user friendly though.

  3. Love my bgs too! and I SO Want to buy some custom made ones though!

    1. you should try some, there are great sellers out there!

  4. This post is so timely for me. My husband and I just took a cloth diapering class and walked out of their so overwhelmed that we said, "No way!" to the whole thing. I'll definitely check out those links. Perhaps, I can be persuaded... :)


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