Wednesday, July 13, 2011

i may be addicted: cloth diapers.

when i found out i was pregnant i was immediately drawn to the idea of cloth diapering. i did some [read: a ton] research and decided cloth diapering was definitely for me. i love everything about it. well almost everything...rinsing poo off diapers isn't on the top of my list of favorite things to do. [pretty sure this officially just became a 'mom blog' cause i'm talking about poopsies.] but i do love:
... the amazing colors of cloth diapers and color coordinating diapers with outfits.
... the cloth diaper bubble butt.
... that faba has never had a diaper rash.
... that i'm not filling landfills with hundreds of disposable diapers.
... that we will save at least $1,000 compared to using disposables [including laundering costs]. great chart
our little fabs was a bit of a pip squeak, so i found that fitted diapers worked best for us in the newborn stage [which lasted a couple months as she gained weight so slowly.] my favorites were kissaluvs size 0 and thirsties size xs. my favorite covers were thirsties and the fabulous aqua cover found on etsy.
for the last few months [once she reached about 9 lbs.] my go to diaper has been my charlie banana's. i love the colors, i like that the fleece lining keeps her nice and dry. i also have some bum genius dipes with velcro and i've found that i prefer the snaps. just a personal preference thing. although it is nice to have some velcro as they seem easier for others to use [babysitters, etc.] the pocket diapers have an insert that go inside the pocket. i recently purchased some hemp inserts as i read they are trim and very absorbent... the jury is still out on those.

i have a couple wet bags for soiled diapers. i have an xl, which holds about 14 diapers. the perfect size for a couple days worth of diapers. i found my wet bags at monkey foot designs, they are extremely well made and she has great fabrics to choose from. as a matter of fact, would someone get me this one. please and thanks.
i also have a medium bag, which holds about 3 small diapers. it's the perfect size to go in the diaper bag.
my amazing mooms found these swim diapers at salva's! i have yet to use them, so i should probably go buy a kiddie pool right this minute and put them to use. especially considering it is going to be so dang hot this week.
i purchased all my diapers on sale or gently used, which has kept the expense down considerably [all my charlie banana's were 40% off!]. here are some helpful sites i have used:

http://www.diaperpin.com

cloth diaper bubble butt...



see, adorable!

11 comments:

  1. This is so helpful! I'm in the process of trying to decide which kind of cloth diapers to get and it's nice to have this perspective.

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  2. she has the cutest little cloth diaper bootie.

    your picture are gorgeous marla!

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  3. So glad you went with cloth! I loved it too.

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  4. cutest little bubble butt. so glad you are a nerd about cloth diapering and did all the research so that i could cloth diaper. levi's bum thanks you.

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  5. Loved it all!! Great bum shots too :)

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  6. Very cute! Good for you - cloth diapers are not as scary as some think. I totally agree and have found the experience to be really fun! I love the bubble butt :)

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  7. What a cutie!!! I'm definitely thinking about cloth diapers for when we have kiddos!

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  8. cloth is wonderful. we started with prefolds because they were so crazy cheap, comparatively, but i do love fitteds with wool covers, too. and as for the hemp liners? i have some, and my jury's still out.

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