One of the most common questions I get in my inbox is “What are your favorite cloth diaper resources?” I thought I’d compile a list of online stores and some tutorials here and update as needed.
Where to order specialty fabric online:
Here are a few of my favorite cloth diaper fabric suppliers (I’m based out of the US so keep that in mind):
Wazoodle (They carry the Zorb brand of absorbent fabric)
Cloth diapering has made a huge jump in popularity the last few years so you are able to find basic PUL in most big box fabric stores. PUL comes in fun prints and solids. If you find a print you like, you can always eliminate the outer print for your AIO diapers.
Since babies are all different shapes and builds, sizing for our diaper patterns is a general guideline. Generally, sizing for our cloth diaper sewing patterns is as follows:
- Newborn: birth to 16lbs (Newborn Hybrid Fitted).
- OS: 10-36lbs (OS Hybrid Fitted).
- Small: birth – 12lbs.
- Medium: 10 – 22lbs.
- Large: 20 – 30lbs.
Another way of looking at it is as follows:
- Small: infant
- Medium: baby
- Large: toddler
But as with most diapers, the sizing is approximate. A thinner, but heavier child can fit into a smaller size longer whereas a buddha baby will need to go up a size sooner. I include a crossover tab so you can buy the next size up and get more wear out of the diaper.