About the Program

Idaho Diaper Bank also offers Cloth Diapering Kits to families in need who have an interest in learning how to use and care for their babies using cloth diapers. While the IDB has always accepted donations of cloth diapers, this IDB Cloth Diaper Collection is a brand new, comprehensive program to proactively collect, stock and prepare cloth diapers to be distributed, as well as provide educational information to families interested in learning more about cloth diapering options. The IDB continues to be a proponent of offering as many choices as possible to families to help them meet their most basic needs. While cloth diapers are not practical for many families, we do know that for some families, cloth diapers-used exclusively, or in combination with disposables, can be a viable, cost-effective option.

Cloth diapers have come a long way in the last couple of decades, and most modern cloth diapers function very similarly to disposable diapers. However, up-front costs for cloth diapers are a big barrier for families as these costs can easily be $200-500 or more, making it difficult for low-income families to invest in them. Yet, once a family has the initial supply, cloth diapers can save money over the long term.

Not all families are easily able to cloth diaper their babies, including those without easy access to a washing machine. The IDB Cloth Diaper Collection Program is simply another choice for families to access as they strive to meet the basic needs of their families. This program does not, in anyway, affect the Idaho Diaper Banks' ongoing commitment to provide disposable diapers to families in need.

Requesting Kits

These cloth diaper kits are available by requesting information through a IDB Partnering Distribution Organization or through the link below. Kits are created with enough changes to meet a child’s basic needs and are in limited supply; thus, we encourage only those committed to this program to request cloth diapering kits.  Proof of need is required with the application which can be viewed at:  APPLICATION

How You Can Help the IDB Cloth Diaper Collection Effort

The IDB relies on the community to raise dollars for the IDB to purchase cloth diaper supplies. 

Cloth Diapering Resources

  • Diaper Types: Unfamiliar with modern cloth diapering options? Check out this short online video describing most types of cloth diapers that are available today. The types included in our kits vary but typically are one size pocket or by size pocket. Watch a video.
  • Care and Washing: Need help learning how to wash and care for your cloth diapers? fluffloveuniversity.com is a great resource to learn all about it.

 

Thank You to Our Program Sponsors!