Kushies makes several types of cloth diapers, but I’m going to review the Ultra-lite all-in-ones since that’s what everybody’s looking for when they’re searching for Kushies reviews. I know Kushies doesn’t get a lot of love online compared to fuzibunz and bumGenius, but I love them because they’re so low frills and practical.
These are my “workhorse” diapers that I give out to grandma when she babysits and the ladies at the daycare. I don’t worry that they won’t know how to use Kushies or ruin them because Kushies are used exactly like disposable diapers. It’s foolproof and non-cd’ers won’t complain about using Kushies AIOs like they do when I try to get them to use my diapers with pockets or diaper covers.
If you’re looking for a review on the Kushies prefolds here’s a short review.
Anyways, back to the AIOs…
Super easy foolproof design. It’s just like a disposable diaper but in 100% soft cotton flannel. Plus it’s the most budget friendly cloth diaper at around $10* each. You can diaper your baby until he/she is potty trained with 24-36 diapers or for a total of $240-$360. That’s less than the cost of 6 months of disposable diapers!
Now, just so you don’t think I’m favoring Kushies over other brands of washable diapers, there are some other quirks that bugged me about these cloth diapers.
You’ll need to spend a little more time when you launder these diapers to prevent wear and tear on the velcro and to make sure they’re completely dried.
Check out my eco-friendly (and wallet friendly) method of laundering cloth diapers.
Keep reading if you would rather do it the conventional way with a full sized washer and dryer.
The never-ending debate in the cloth diapering world – velcro or snaps. I think hook and loop (aka velcro) gets a bad reputation a lot of the times. For sure they are the easiest for newbies to use since they’re so similar to disposable diapers. The biggest complaint is that velcro gets fuzzy and loses it’s grip after many washes. Here’s a tip to extend the life of the velcro straps on your Kushies diapers.
Always fold the velcro straps back before you throw the diaper into the washer. This way they won’t cling and get caught on other fabrics in the load of laundry. You’re also reducing the area of the velcro strap that’s open and exposed. This keeps the strap from getting fuzzy so soon.
I recommend that you build up your stash of diapers if you’re just starting out. 12 diapers is enough if you do your laundry every day. 12 will give you a set to use while your diapers are washing/drying. Once you’re sure that you want to dive in all the way into cloth diapering you’ll probably want 24-36 diapers. This way you can cut the amount of laundry you do down to 2-3 times a week and take a breather!