Uncross your eyes, take a deep breath and grab a cup of
tea! Here is a quick and EASY guide of all you need to know about cloth
diapers in a CliffsNotes format INCLUDING some of the most
affordably priced cloth diapers and accessories available to purchase
below. If you are looking for more detailed descriptions of types of
diapers please look under that product in the Imagine product family.
Why Cloth Diapers?
of money actually - $1000s per baby)
Save the environment(reduce, reuse, recycle...enough said!)
chemicals, no lead, no worries)
Be hip and cool(okay so cloth diapers won't make you cool but they are turning into the
Be cute (I dare
anyone to try cloth diapers and be able to fight the urge to take a picture of
that cute little cloth diapered tush!)
Evolution of Cloth Diapers - deciphering the
Flat Diaper:A big 'ol
single layer of cloth that you fold and use as a diaper. A diaper cover is
required if you don't want a wet lap.
Prefold Diaper:Someone took that big 'ol piece of cloth and folded it into layers and
sewed it hence the name "prefold". Though it has the name "prefold" you
will still have to do some minimal folding (don't
worry it is EASY!). A diaper cover is required to make it waterproof.
Fitted Diaper:Basically added elastic, snaps or hook & loop, and sewing the fabric
into a diaper shape. Yup, still needs a diaper cover to make
guessed it, what you will need to make all of the above cloth
diapers waterproof. Diaper covers do not have any absorbency but go
over the top of what absorbs making the cloth diaper not leak.
All-In-One Diaper:Take the fitted diaper and diaper cover and sew them together into an
"all-in-one" diaper. They are just like a disposable except you wash them
instead of throwing them away.
Pocket Diaper: Take a diaper cover and sew stay-dry fleece to the inside (yes if you
put water on this fleece it will run through and the fleece will remain feeling
dry - AMAZING!) with a "pocket"opening to put an insert (the absorbency
part of the diaper) into the pocket so only the fleece is touching baby.
That is confusing...think of a pillowcase as the pocket diaper and the pillow as
diaper cover with snaps on the inside for an insert to snap into. You can
reuse the cover and snap in clean inserts.
Washing - yuck!
Actually not! Actually really quite easy. Your
washing machine does all the work - now is the time to thank your wonderful
washing machine for saving you tons of money! After doing this routine
several times it will become second nature!
Dump solids into toilet and put used diaper into dry
diaper pail (if baby is
solely breastfed skip this step or use a biodegradable liner and
either flush or discard).
After 2-3 days dump soiled diapers into washing
machine(this is the most work you will do when
washing your diapers and it lasts only about 10 seconds!)
Cold water light wash/pre-rinse cycle with no detergent(rinsing all the "stuff" down the drain where it
belongs and leaving diapers ready to wash).
Hot water wash (highest water level, longer cycle) with
3/4 the amount of detergent you would normally use(the Imagine brand likes Tide Original).
Extra rinse cycle at any temp.
Tumble or line dry
DONE! Now was that so bad?!
*No bleach, softeners, homemade detergents or diaper creams
without a barrier as these will "coat" your cloth diapers and make them not
What is the Imagine brand?
Imagine a brand that has been created for YOU! We do not
want to simply tell you Imagine is the best, easiest, most affordable, highest
quality, etc. We DO believe this but too many just use these words and
don't tell you why or how they are different. Imagine
is different. We have simplified the options, created diapers that
work, and have done it at an insanely affordable price.
No matter who you are, we have thought about
Imagine a family that is BUSY. We get it, you want to use
cloth diapers but you don't have the time or energy to research the hundreds of
brands and go through the trial and error period. There is so much to
learn about raising a child and your brain is on overload. Imagine is for you! They are cloth diapers
created by an expert that has done all the research PLUS trial & error for
you and created a brand with all the best qualities. We simply and
concisely explain what cloth diapers are, how to use them, and how to choose the
best system for your family.
Imagine a family that needs to SAVE MONEY. Let's face it, times are
tough and raising a baby can be expensive. Imagine
is for you! Not only can you save a ton of money using any
type of cloth diaper over disposable diapers but Imagine saves even MORE
money. Cloth diapers and baby products created at an affordable price
without sacrificing the quality and fit. Each product has been carefully
designed and re-designed to make it the very best while keeping the cost
Imagine a family that wants the very BEST FOR YOUR BABY. We have all
read the parenting books and have received an endless amount of parenting advice
so we are not here to give more. Imagine is for
you! The highest quality materials have been used to make our
products great. We have several diapering options so you can choose the
best for your family.
Imagine a family that wants to MAKE A CHANGE (no pun intended). It
is no secret our environment needs our help. Imagine is for you! Using cloth diapers can
help reduce your environmental impact. Yes, using cloth diapers uses more
water because you are washing them however water is a RENEWABLE resource that is
properly filtered into specially designed treatment plants. Using cloth
diapers WILL reduce what you put in the landfills, which are not
renewable. It is unknown how long disposable diapers will take to
decompose in a landfill and anyone who has had a baby knows dirty disposable
diapers can take up A LOT of space. Simply put, our world is running
out of landfill space and we need to do something about it NOW for our
Imagine a family that wants OPTIONS. We understand every family
is different. Imagine is for
you! This is why Imagine is a brand and not a product.
The Imagine brand was developed to give you an option on what type of cloth
diaper works best for your family. Our goal is to offer your family
options while taking away the overwhelming feeling too many options can
cause. This is one of the number one reasons families who research cloth
diapers do not end up cloth diapering their babies. We recognize it is a
delicate balance between needing options and having too many options that
Imagine a family that LOVES STYLE. Babies are cute.
We want to dress our babies in cute things. Imagine is for you! Cloth diapers are
cute!! We use bold, fun colors that are sure to make heads turn. You
don't have to sacrifice color and style for affordability and