Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Diaper Update

Well, it's been just over a month since I got more than 3 changes of cloth diapers. And the results are in: I think I love cloth diapers even more today than I did then.

I didn't think I would be a full-time cloth user, but I can't even remember the last time I used disposables! After I got my Gro-Baby diapers, I did need a few things to round out the diapering experience.

The Wet Bag!

I love this little bag, it just makes me happy every time I use it! I got the cute fabric from The Stash, a tiny little store that carries yarn and designer fabric. This fabric is Morning Call's Big Dot Olive. I used this great zipper tutorial and put some PUL (waterproof) fabric on the inside. It's so awesome, I can take cloth anywhere now!

The other necessity was night-time diapers. I got this set from Mother-Ease and I am in love! Since using these diapers, our middle-of-the night diaper/clothing/sheet changes are no more! No more tired, screaming, wiggly baby, no more exhausted, frustrated mama. Just dry jammies, a good nursing, and back to bed for everyone. I use the diaper with 2 inserts every night. I call them the humpty dumpty diapers as Baby D's bottom is about twice as big as his waist when he wears them.

(though the photo doesn't do it justice).

And I also sewed up some diapers! Special thanks to Jessica, who had them cut out and the soaker already sewed it them. All I did was basically put in elastic and sew on velcro. The pattern was the AIO Pattern from Very Baby. It was pretty slick and easy to use!

The cool thing is that David can still wear them! They are supposed to just fit up to 16 lbs, so I don't know for how long, but they've been tested :)

I had someone ask me what I like best about cloth diapers. My quick answer is "They work better!" And the second best thing? I smile all the way though Costco and Sam's Club knowing that I don't have to buy diapers!

1 comment:

Olivia said...

I think if I were to have another baby I would want to try cloth diapers. But since I'm not planning on it, I can live vicariously through you. Cloth might be more work because of laundry, but it sure beats throwing away all that money! Plus, I've heard that babies learn to potty train much faster when they wear cloth diapers. I'm glad you found ones that you love!