Monday, February 1, 2010

Cloth Diapering in Action!

We all know that I was very excited about cloth diapers when I was pregnant! We used disposables for the first 2 weeks until her umbilical cord stump fell off because I was afraid the cloth diapers would tear off the stump before it was ready. After 2 weeks (and $40) in disposable diapers, we were very excited about using cloth! It took a couple of days for us & Isis to get used to the cloth diapers, but now, we all are very happy!! It's definitely not for everybody. We are having to use our diaper sprayer to spray off the poo everytime, but we don't actually ever touch the poo. And once I'm putting the diapers into the washing machine, there isn't even any poo on them! So it's not any messier than the disposables were.

If you were on the fence about it, I highly recommend the cloth diapers! And our GroBaby diapers are the absolute best!! We love how they work - with the velcro rather than buttons & they fit great! Even when she was just like 7 1/2 pounds! We don't always have to change the outer shell, so that helps! And we'll have to change it even less once she's out of this stage where she poops after every feeding. The only thing I've really noticed that makes a big difference is her little butt is huge in the cloth diapers! She can wear 3 month clothes already just because her butt is big! Although it could also have something to do with the fact that she's gone from 6 lbs 12 oz when she was born to 11 lbs in 4 weeks!! Goodness my girl is eating!!

So there ya go, cloth diapers are working well for the Clarks! Yay for GroBaby!

Oh, P.S. I did try some regular fitted cloth diapers with a Thirsties diaper cover & I absolutely hated that! So I guess I like GroBaby diapers specifically, not just cloth diapers in general.


David said...

The best way to clean cloth diapers is to pre-rinse them off in the toilet using a Hand Bathroom Bidet Sprayer. So convenient and if you are trying to help the environment (and your pocket book) you can give it a double whammy by virtually eliminating toilet paper use at the same time as you benefit from using it on the diapers, by using it on yourself. I'm not sure how many people know this but that is what they were originally created for. I think Dr. Oz on Oprah said it best: "if you had pee or poop on your hand, you wouldn't wipe it off with paper, would you? You'd wash it off" Available at they come in an inexpensive kit and can be installed without a plumber. Now we're talking green and helping the environment without any pain.

Mama Smors said...

Isis is the CUTEST thing ever in the cloth diapers. I absolutely positively LOVE them!

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