Before I get into today's topic, lemme announce the winner of the personalized stationary from Duck Duck Goose Designs...drum roll...Clueless Mama from Guessing All The Way!
I'll have my people call your people to work it out:).
Now, on to today's topic: cloth diapering.
I've decided to give it a go with #3.
Despite the fact that he recently celebrated his 18 month day, I still feel that he is about a year shy of being fully potty trained (give it a rest Mimi, it ain't happening).
And, since he has a number of issues (discussed in detail here) regarding bodily functions and the havoc they reek on his person, I've decided that cloth (at least while we're at home) is the way to go.
I can't say that I am a 100% cloth diapering mom. I'm just not about carrying around diarrhea stank bundles of evil when we are on the run.
But, we have (and by we I mean me b/c Dumb Dad has essentially refused to be involved in cloth diapering, he just doesn't know how to handle a feces stained rag that can't be thrown away) decided to use cloth when we are home during the day and at night when we are centrally located around a toilet, a sink, and a diaper pail (necessities for the cloth diaperer).
I have to say that I'm finding them quite pleasurable (as much as possible considering the subject).
They are saving us money.
They are equally as absorbent as disposable ones.
And, best part, he hasn't had diaper rash since we began this whole journey.
Not to mention they are cute as heck!
My only complaint is that using this method of baby poop collection does require a larger time and effort commitment from me, which I am generally wholeheartedly against (anything that increases my workload is usually vetoed), but since there are so many other benefits to this that outweigh my loathing of doing laundry, I've decided to stick it out for the time being.
So here is part one of my cloth diaper review for any of you that are thinking about going this route. I had the pleasure of trying numerous different brands of cloth diapers (Bum Genius, Fuzzi Bunz, G-Diapers), including one from an very sweet and talented Etsy seller whose product will be reviewed in the next segment.
The first diaper we tried was the Fuzzi Bunz, One Size Diaper.
It is cute, functional, absorbent, and easy to use.
See? Cute, right?
It has a snap on outer, water proof cover, an inner fleece liner, and an absorbent insert slipped between the two to soak up extra wetness and ick.
You'd be amazed at how well these things work when it comes to soaking up the pee and keeping it away from baby's skin.
The first time #3 wore it I (Dumb Mom that I am) left it on him for like 6 hours because I kept sneaking my finger in to check if it was wet and I didn't feel anything.
I thought, hmmm, this is odd, baby seems dehydrated or something, it's been hours since he's taken a pee.
Little did I know that Fuzzi Bunz was working over time to keep him comfy.
Finally figured it out when he removed it himself and brought it to me. Nice.
They worked perfectly during the night as well; no leaking, seeping, oozing, or losing.
My only beef is that you have to wash the entire thing every time he does the nasty in it which I'm totally opposed to (me being lazy and all).
Plus, it's kinda bulky. Bulky in a cute, badooka-booty-baby sorta way, which I happen to like. Works fine during the summer (we like to rock them sans pants since their thickness makes me hot just looking at them), but a little concerned about how it will fit when he has to get all dolled up for the winter.
Check them out here.
And, you can see what a more informed and committed cloth diapering momma has to say about it here.
Happy diapering peeps!
*Please note, the crap catchers being reviewed were all provided to PBD free of charge in order for me to conduct my reviews (except the G-Diapers, I won those!). I did not receive any additional monetary support from the suppliers and they didn't tell me what to say. This is all me, baby!
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