The Cloth Diaper Resources I Know, Love, and Trust
Welcome to the Cloth Diapers for Beginners resources section, a curated list of the retailers and products I strongly recommend to those interested in purchasing cloth diapers and other products needed for their daily use. I have used and liked every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are cloth diaper products and retailers I have used repeatedly throughout my own cloth diapering journey and know others have had the same great experience I have.
Before digging into the awesome cloth diaper resources I know and trust, an important disclosure:
Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money at these retailers or on the products mentioned unless you feel you need them or that they will help you meet your cloth diapering goals.
Recommend Cloth Diaper Retailers (Canadian)
Since I do not live close to any cloth diaper shops, the best place to buy cloth diapers and cloth diaper accessories for me has been online retailers. I have tried several big retailers, and online mom and pop shops and have a favorite for both categories:
Big Retailer: Well.ca
Well.ca, a Canadian online retailer, has a good selection of cloth diapers as well as cloth diaper accessories and natural baby products, among many other things.
One of the things I love most about Well.ca is the free shipping when you spend $35 or more (this used to be just $29, but I still think $35 as a minimum is pretty great compared to other retailers). However, the absolute best thing about this retailer is their customer service. I was blown away by how they handled a complaint I had with how one of their products arrived. Not only did they respond almost instantly, but they sent me a new product, with no explanations needed, no hesitation, and no additional cost to me; I didn’t even have to send the original damaged product back.
Well.ca also has some pretty great sales from time to time so you’re often able to grab products at great prices. I recommend checking their site first before hitting up somewhere like Amazon or a smaller, unknown retailer.
Even better, Well.ca is a member of Ebates.ca, so you can get money back on your purchases from them in addition to any sales or coupons they have going on. You can read more about Ebates in my recent post about how to save money when shopping on Amazon (it’s tip number two).
Mom and Pop Retailer: Gentle Nest
When I first knew I wanted to create this cloth diaper resource for beginners way back in 2015 (you can read more about this on the about page) I wanted to try as many cloth diapers as I could while still keeping things economical for my family. This lead me to enter several Facebook cloth diaper giveaways (under my personal profile, as this idea was still in development), and I even won a couple! One of my wins was from Gentle Nest and I decided to order some additional items from them at the same time. The owner, Melanie, was amazing! We chatted over email, wherein I described what I had in mind for this site and she was above and beyond helpful. I ordered products from her a few times after that and each time I received a hand-written note, and all the care and customer service I could handle.
You might be thinking this would be the case with any mom and pop cloth diaper shop I had happened to chat with, but let me tell you it wasn’t. Melanie is genuine and helpful in a way that others were not.
If you’re looking for the personal touch with someone who is patient-as-pie and happy to help you with all your questions and concerns, Gentle Nest is my recommendation for you. The great thing is that Gentle Nest is a family business, so you’re not just getting amazing customer service, you’re supporting a family with your purchases.
Even better, you can create a store account with Gentle Nest and earn rewards points. Customers get 1 point for every $1 spent (excluding any shipping fees, taxes & purchases of gift cards) and can start redeeming points once you hit 250.
Recommended Cloth Diapers
It wouldn’t be a Cloth Diaper Resources page without some cloth diaper recommendations. But before I begin, please not that, s mentioned at the top of this page, I only make recommendations here for products that I have personally tried and liked. This does not mean other diaper brands out there don’t make spectacular, or even better diapers (heck with SO MANY cloth diaper manufacturers out there I’m sure there statistically has to be at least one or two), but these are the ones that out of the many I have tried, really stood out for me:
Glow Bug Cloth Diapers
If you’ve been reading posts on this site, you’ll know I’m cheap. I hate spending money, but I want quality, always. So, it may be surprising that after shopping around I purchased a Glow Bug Cloth Diaper package (Botanist 2015 package) when they seem to cost SO MUCH up front. Back in 2015 when I purchased my package, the investment was even more significant as Glow Bug only sold diapers in packages of 12 at minimum. Thankfully, Glow Bug diapers are now sold in packages of Six (though the cost per diaper has increased as it was three years ago).
But, trust me even with the increase when you do the math (and take advantage of discounts like their annual Black Friday sale and/or my personal discount code that can get you 10% off their diaper packages) the per diaper cost is fantastic and the diapers are some of the best I’ve used. I will be creating a post soon explaining all about how Glow Bug diapers work as well as my experience with them, but for now, you can check them out and grab my 10% off coupon by clicking this button:
Recommended Cloth Diaper Accessories (including detergents)
Coming Soon (some of my recommendations here require some explanation and further reading, so please stay tuned.) Hint: Two are things you can get inexpensively at the grocery store, one you can make from scrap fabric, and the last is something you’ll use for years and years at the beach!
Though I try to keep this website as focused on the facts about cloth diapers as I can, I have one non-cloth diaper recommendation that must share here. So many moms who see how cloth diapers are better for their baby want to make the short leap to cloth pads, but as I’ve found through years of searching for the right one, not all cloth pads are created equal.
If cloth pads are something you’re interested in at all, I recommend Tree Hugger Cloth Pads over any alternatives. There’s a reason people have described them as “fluffy pillows for your vagina.” I’ll be drafting a full information article about them soon, so please watch out for that as well.
That’s all for now, but if you have any questions about products or retailers not listed here, please feel free to contact me and I will do everything I can to help you or find the answer for you.