Try Cloth Diapers - Rentals & Trial Programs

Still not sure if you're ready to commit to cloth diapers?  Then why not try cloth diapers before you buy them?  This article provides information on cloth diaper trial programs so you can try before you buy. 


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Why Trials and Rental Programs?

Buying cloth diapers can seem like a huge step - especially if you're just not sure if you're ready to commit!


Cloth diaper trial and rental programs are a great way to test-drive cloth diapers without a large financial commitment.If you decide you don't like them, you can return them for store credit or a full refund.  And if you do like them, you can purchase them, usually for a discount!


Below are some of the cloth diaper trial and rental programs available from popular US and Canadian cloth diaper retailers!


US Cloth Diaper Trial & Rental Programs

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Nicki's Diapers

15 Day Wash it, Love it, or Return It

Try any cloth diaper, training pants, or cover - except for sale and used items.

If you don't like it, you get a store credit for the FULL value of the product!  You're only responsible for the shipping costs both ways.

If you decide you don't like cloth diapering, your store credit can be used toward baby carriers, shoes, toys, and lots of other baby accessories.


Diaper Junction

Cloth Diaper Trial

No deposits, no pre-set packages - you choose what you want to try from popular brand names including:

  • Rumparooz Pocket Diaper
  • bumGenius 4.0 Pocket Diaper
  • FuzziBunz Elite One-Size Pocket
  • bumGenius Elemental One Size All In One Diaper
  • bumGenius Freetime One Size All In One Diaper
  • GroVia One Size Diapers

Buy them, try them, wash them - and return them within 30 days if you are not completely satisfied!  You only have to pay for the shipping.


Kissed by the Moon

Cloth Diaper Rental Program

You pick the style of diaper, how many you want, the rental length, and gender preferences.  All rental diapers are brand new!

You get your deposit back as a full refund on your credit card, but if you choose to take store credit instead, you'll get 10% more back!  Plus, save 10% on diapering accessories such as wet bags, detergent, rash creams and more at the time you rent your diapers.

Packages come with sample cloth diaper friendly rash cream and detergents.

Gro-Via

Gro-Via recently launched a trial offer which includes a diaper cover, one reusable insert, and 3 bio-soaker inserts - all for $20, with free shipping included!   


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If you're interested in trying out Gro-Via's popular hybrid diaper, now's the time!   This is a fantastic deal, since the package includes more than $25 worth of products, and it wouldn't normally ship for free either!  Check out this offer (and all of Gro-Via's diapers) here.



Canada Trial & Rental Programs

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Nature Bumz Co.

Newborn Cloth Diaper Rental Program

When newborns go through upwards of 12 diapers a day, disposables can put a large dent in your budget quickly. 

With Nature Bumz' newborn cloth diaper rental program, you can save money (less than disposables, plus you don't have to buy a set of newborn cloth diapers!) and try out different styles of diapers before you buy.

All diapers will be new or gently used newborn diapers that fit from 5 to 14 lbs.  Any used diapers will be sanitized, pre-washed and totally ready to use.  You can even ask them to prep new diapers for you, too!  Comes with sample detergent.  You're even forgiven for normal "newborn" staining, since that's expected!

The package includes pre-folds, fitteds, Rumparooz and Bummis covers, pockets, Lil Joeys AIOs, FuzziBunz pockets, and even some one-size diapers, plus snappies, a wet bag, and lots more!

You choose how long you need the diapers for.  Program cost is $39.97 per week rental fee, plus a deposit which is returned to you in full after the diapers are returned.  When you return the package, you'll get $25 in store credit for each week of the rental program.  That means, if you take the store credit, you're really only paying $14.97 per week - that's less than half the price of newborn disposable diapers!  Wow!


Lagoon Baby

Sampler Packs

If you don't want to rent, Lagoon Baby lets you custom-build sampler packs for Newborn, Pocket and All-in-One diapers.  Create your own from a large selection of brands, and save 5-10% off retail prices.


Please note: This isn't a rental program - diapers are non-returnable and non-refundable once they've been used.


Try Cloth Diapers - Trials and rental programs


Helpful Tips

Keep in mind with rental and trial programs that:

  1. You need to use cloth diaper-friendly detergents and diaper safe rash products
  2. The diapers must be returned clean and free of smoke, pet hair and other residues
  3. You should request a delivery confirmation and insure the returns - most programs list "lost shipments" as the responsibility of the buyer in their terms and conditions



More in Our Cloth Diapers: Ages and Stages Series

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  1. Newborn Cloth Diaper Rental Programs: Try Before You Buy
  2. Newborn Cloth Diapers
  3. Mom to Mom: Advice on Switching to Cloth Diapers
  4. Cloth Diapers and Formula Fed Babies
  5. Successful Cloth Diapering Overnight
  6. Using Cloth Diapers at Daycare
  7. Potty Training: Cloth Training Pants
  8. What To Do With Your Diapers When They Are No Longer Needed


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