Getting Your Daycare to Say "Yes" to Cloth Diapers
Posted by Courtney Moser on June 11, 2014.
Are you nervous about asking your daycare if they will let you bring cloth diapers? Don't be!
We've read through more daycare licensing requirements than anyone ever should, and here's what we discovered: only two states and the District of Columbia place restrictions on the use of cloth diapers in daycare facilities.
Some practical advice when broaching the topic of cloth diapers:
- Make sure that you show a diaper before asking the question.
- Ask “Can we try this and see how it goes?"
- Once they say yes, make it as easy as possible on your child's caregivers. Bring the same type of diaper every time, preferably hook & loop. If you're using pockets or AI2s, make sure the inserts are pre-stuffed or pre-snapped. (For daycare, we highly recommend the Thirsties one-size pocket diaper in hook & loop or the GroVia all-in-two in hook & loop.)
Sources: Daycare Regulations by State
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire:
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia