On this edition of Friday Favorites I wanted to share some products that I absolutely love and must have when it comes to cloth diapering. Some of the products were sent to me to review, but I love all of them and couldn’t imagine cloth diapering without them!
1. EcoSprout’s Coconut Stick – $9.95
I have used coconut oil as a barrier cream and to soothe diaper rash on both of my boys, and until I was sent the EcoSprout Coconut Stick to review, I used coconut oil in a tiny Tupperware. While this wasn’t a super big inconvenience, I never liked getting it under my nails, and my husband refused to use it. He wanted something he didn’t have to touch at all.
EcoSprout’s new product, The Coconut Stick, takes the mess out of using coconut oil. No more scooping coconut oil out of a jar with your fingers, the Coconut Stick is a 2-ounce twist-up stick of oil. It is made with 100% organic, unrefined virgin coconut oil blended with beeswax and Vitamin E oil, and it really couldn’t be easier to use. My husband asked when we got it why I didn’t buy it with our first son! It’s easy to see he’s a fan of it.
You can also use The Coconut Stick for a variety of other things including: bug bite, eczema, dry skin, stretch marks, cradle cap, and chapped lips. Head over to EcoSpout to pick up a stick of your own.
2. Applecheeks Gentle Cleanse Solution – $9.95
It’s not secret I’m a huge fan on Applecheeks Cloth Diapers, but I have to tell you I absolutely love this spray. I never used cloth wipes with K because I was a bit overwhelmed by it. When Baby D was 10 months old I was given a bottle of the gentle cleanse solution to try at the ABC Kids Expo. While there I purchase my first cloth wipes, and it was seriously love at first spray!! The solution contains tea tree oil (which is antibacterial) and lavender. Not only do I love using it to clean bums, but it’s great to throw into the diaper bag and use to clean dirty hands after the park, and it’s a perfect all purpose spray to travel with.
Check out how I travel with my Applecheeks Gentle Cleanse Solution:
3. Rockin Green Hard Rock – $15.95
When I dove into cloth diapering our second baby it was my first time washing our own diapers. I tried several different detergents, but when I started having stink issues, I asked my fellow cloth diapering moms what they use. Overwhelmingly I heard Rockin Green Hard Rock – especially for our hard water here in Las Vegas. So I figured I’d give it a go. I purchased my first bag of Rockin Green Hard Rock and it was love at first wash. Well, actually it was love for 90 washes!! That one bag of $16 detergent lasted me for 9 months! I’m currently using our second bag of Rockin Green that I received to review and have been doing so for 5 months! It took awhile to figure out what wash routine worked for us, but Rockin Green was a key piece to figuring that out.
Why do I love Rockin Green?
- It’s affordable – Just $0.16 a load.
- It smells great – I’ve the Lavender Mint Revival, Motley Clean, and plan on buying Smashing Watermelons for my next bag.
- It’s Vegan and Gluten Free – Perfect for Baby D’s sensitive skin.
- I don’t have cloth diaper stink anymore!
- I rarely have to strip my diapers because Rockin Green doesn’t build up the way other detergents did for us.
It’s safe to say it has earned a forever spot in our cloth diaper laundry routine! I usually buy mine on Amazon.
4. Jackson Reese Wipes – $4.87
I’d love to say I use cloth wipes full time, but I don’t. Sometimes I run out of cloth wipes. Sometimes I don’t bring them in my diaper bag, and sometimes I just really want to use my Jackson Reese wipes! I have been using these for 4 years now. I was first introduced to Jackson Reese Wipes via my cloth diaper service I used with K, and we bought them by the case load. Now I order them by the case on Amazon. I no problem justifying the nearly $5 per package price on these wipes because they are just that awesome! Since I buy them 10 packs at a time, instead of paying nearly $8 we get them for $4.87 each. With these wipes I do not have to use as many wipes as we do with other popular brands. They seriously clean up the mess with less wipes. Plus they are vegan (again great for D’s allergies), made with Tea Tree Oil, Ylang-Ylang, Saline, and Aloe Vera. But my favorite thing about these wipes is that they are 100% biodegradable. They are made from chlorine-free, compostable wood pulp and the packaging is made from recyclable film, making them a really eco-friendly option for those of us who aren’t or can’t use cloth wipes all the time.
5. Ikea Octopus Drying Hanger- $12.98
I’m not sure if you can find the Octopus drying hanger at Ikea anymore, but I do know it’s on ebay and amazon. When I first saw these I knew they’d be perfect for us. I don’t have a clothing line outside here in Las Vegas, and frankly I’m tired of my covers blowing on the ground. I just washed them afterall! So this was my perfect alternative.
I hang it in the bathroom over the shower curtain, but I’m also considering getting a extended hook for our laundry room. It’s got 16 hooks, and it folds up when it’s not in use so it’s a total space saver. Plus it’s pretty darn cute too!
So those are 5 of my favorite cloth diaper accessories and must haves!
Do you have a favorite product for helping you cloth diaper? Let me know in the comments below!
Disclosure: Some of the products were provided for my review, others contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own – I don’t recommend anything we don’t love. I should mention we recently had to stop using the coconut stick – not because it wasn’t awesome but because we believe coconut may be a possible trigger for Baby D’s fpies.
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