I have the whole newborn phase planned out I think!
For after, well right before needing to transition to bigger diapers, I am planning on hitting up the Diaper Lab in Somerville. So lucky to have an awesome cloth diaper store locally! They have a great experiment to own program. check out the details below – copied from their site! the only hard part will be choosing the 8 diapers I want to try, there are SO many I am interested in.
“Interested in cloth diapers but not sure you’re ready to make the investment? Wondering if there are other brands or styles which will work for you? Try our “Experiment to Own” program!
At Diaper Lab, we want to be certain that families find the cloth diapering solution which fits their baby and their lifestyle. We know it is a big commitment, and we want everyone to discover what diapers work best before making the full investment. That’s why we came up with our “Experiment to Own” program.
For a rental fee of $35, you can try any 8 diapers from our store. Mix and match prefolds, fitteds, covers, pockets, and all-in-one diapers as well as brands. “Experiment” with the diapers for two weeks and at the end of the trial period, keep the diapers you like, and return the rest to Diaper Lab. Pay only for the diapers you choose to keep, and if you purchase more than $75 when you return your program, you will get a $15 credit!
Experiment to Own Package Includes:
- Your choice of 8 new diapers (from available colors, sizes, & brands)
- Your choice of inserts (hemp or microfiber) for any pocket diapers
- Your choice of 2 hemp doublers
- 1 Pail liner (if needed)
- Samples of cloth diaper laundry detergent(s)
- Coupon for $15 off any purchase over $75 when you return your program
Work with Diaper Lab staff to choose the eight diapers you would like to try from available products in stock. Once you have selected the diapers you will be trying, you will be charged the $35 rental fee, and your credit card will be held on file. Use the diapers for two weeks and wash using the laundry soap provided. At the end of two weeks, keep the diapers you wish to purchase and return the diapers you no longer want. If you purchase more than $75 on the day you return your program, you also get a $15 credit!
All diapers, inserts, doublers, and pail liners must be returned clean and freshly laundered. A $20 fee will be assessed for each item returned dirty. Diapers must be returned to our store location or be postmarked and shipped by the due date on your receipt. Normal use, wear, and staining on returned diapers is acceptable, but a replacement fee will be assessed for any unusually harsh treatment of the returned diapers and accessories.
The Experiment to Own Program is currently available to our retail customers only, though we will be looking to expand online in the future.”
Diaper Junction also has a very cool program. You can take a “30 day test drive”! I will definitely take advantage of this as well, since the diaper lab doesn’t carry all the dipes I am interested in trying. details below copied from their site.
TAKE OUR CLOTH DIAPERS FOR A SPIN!
Try any or all of the cloth diapers listed on this page. They are available for you to test drive absolutely RISK FREE. Each of the cloth diapers, cloth diaper packages, and cloth diaper kits below are eligible for return within 30 days of receipt for your MONEY BACK if you are not completely satisfied.
Another great option is Jillian’s Drawers try cloth for $10 program.
info below copied from their site!
“The best introduction to cloth diapers on the web since 2005! Try a great variety of popular, trusted, NEW cloth diapers for only $10!
Step 1: Pay a deposit of $147.94. (Decide to keep the diapers after the trial? We’ll refund you $10!)
Step 2: Try all the diapers. Wash them, use them, fall in love with cloth diapering!
Step 3: Mail the diapers back to us after using them for 21 days. (Yes, the 21 days starts when you receive the package, not with your order date!)
Step 4: Receive a refund of $137.94, regardless of whether the diapers are stained or not. This is not a store credit, but an actual refund!
And… receive Free Shipping on your next order (to orders within the US).
Please note that if we make substitutions for diapers, the total price may vary by $5 more or less than $147.94.”
some of the diapers I want to try:
fuzzi bunz one size and perfect size
bum genius 4.0 and AIOs