Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cloth diapers

I have a confession, to those of you who know I'd intended to cloth diaper our son.

I haven't.

I've been buying disposables, even though I hated it, for various reasons (which I'm not going to get into right now).

But because of various things, I finally have enough made/gifted that he can get through a whole day in cloth. So, today was our first full day with cloth diapering.

Before you think prefolds and pins and plastic pants, let me say that's NOT what cloth diapers are about anymore. I do use prefolds but just snap a cute cover over it.

Or velcro a diaper on that has the absorbent stuff inside it. I don't have a pic of those.

I didn't get the stash made before the baby came (a month early), and I just never did it. But we were gifted two dipes he can finally wear (from some online sewing friends), and I *did* stock up on prefolds and made some covers when those prefolds came in, so with the one pocket I made myself finish last night ... we had enough to get through the day.

I'd tried doing part days and half days and one here and there when we were out of sposies, but hubby sort of mocked them. "He looks like he's uncomfortable because that is a HUGE diaper!" Oy. Cloth isn't going to be as trim as disposables. Period. So, since it didn't slow down the baby's crawling any, I'm just going to tell him to stuff it if he brings it up again. lol

P.S. We had zero leaks and I'm really impressed with the stuff we do have ... looking forward to many more cloth diapering days ... and saving the money I'd've spent on sposies since I already have everything to make tons of dipes. lol. Plus, I like them better for knowing when he's wet; the cloth doesn't change character, but sposies do; the gel swells and looks horrible, and I can't imagine it feels very good either.


Kristina P. said...

The whole cloth diaper thing just squicks me out, I have to admit.

stewbert said...

lol. somehow, I knew that.