Wednesday, October 21, 2009

baby butts drive me nuts!!!

so i might sound crazy but taylor and I have made a big change in our lives (and poor joe too). we have decided to switch to cloth diapers!!! no she was not having an allergic reaction to disposable diapers, and no we are not crazy wacko tree huggers. i had thought about trying cloth back when i was pregnant with her, but then i got a zillion packs of diapers at my shower and didn't want them to go to waste. plus when they are newborns, they seriously poop every hour and its always nasty poop. so i decided id wait until she wasn't pooping so often and it wasnt so runny. she's now just over seven months, and to be honest i kinda forgot about the whole cloth diaper idea. but i saw someone selling some on craigslist the other day and it totally got me thinkin again. so here we are!!

for those of you who have never done any research on the matter, there are tons of options out there. and they are waaay better than back when we were babies. so far i don't like ones that secure about the baby with velcro, but totally like the snaps instead. i thought id like ones that were all one solid piece but quickly decided those were too bulky. so now i use these cute little oens that are known as pocket diapers. they are waterproof on the outside and with all the layers of snaps you dont have to continually buy bigger sizes. they are supposed to fit until the kid is potty trained! we will see about that one though :)
the diaper has a pocket throught the middle where you slide in something absorbent and there you go. for night time you can add an extra layer or whatever you need. so far we are loving them! yes cleaning off the poop is not the most glamorous thing in the world, but im fine with it and its soo nice not throwing away 10 diapers a day just wasting all that money!!! not to mention these are soo much cuter than pampers or huggies or whatever brand of disposable you can think of. much thanx to my great cousin marguerite for loaning me all her fuzzy bunz and for all her advice in the cloth diaper dept.

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