Monday, October 4, 2010

cloth diapers and snookums

when we returned from florida, jori was 8 weeks old. i decided then that i would try cloth diapering again. (i tried when she was about 3 weeks and they just seemed to big and bulky so i waited til she filled out a little.) this time around they seem to fit her great. i found these ones on ebay (brand new) they are called sunbaby. they are a one size fits all (they size is adjustable with snaps) diaper with soaker pad you insert. i have been using them for 3 weeks now while we are in the house. if we go out anywhere i will put her in a disposable one. i have a love/hate relationship with them right now. i LOVE that i am not just throwing money away with disposable, and i love that i am not filling up with dump with more diapers that never go away, but one thing i have noticed is that i have to change her WAY more often or i have to change her entire outfit when i change her diaper. she is such a good baby she doesnt always let me know when she needs to be changed to i need to train myself to change her more often. also the process of rinsing it out after she has worn it takes a lot more time than just throwing something in the trash. so all in all, i am still getting the hang of it but really liking it too. if any of my cloth diapering readers are there.... send me your number one tip for cloth diapering. what made it easier for you? it seems that everyone who does it, really loves it.
ok, so enough about diapers and on the the beautiful blanket my sweet girl is laying on. it was made by my sweet friend brook who has her own etsy shop with her momma. these two ladies are super talented and do excellent work. check them out. thanks brook. jori and i love the blanket.


Ruth Poirier said...

Jori is filling out so beautifully, keep up the good work with the cloth diapers. That blanket is as soft as it is pretty. How nice for others to have an opportunity to check out who the talented women are behind it.

Tara said...

I love the blanket that Jori is on!!! Brooke is so talented!!!

emily s said...

I love the new look of the site! Great picture of all four kids! I can not believe how grown up B looks with her hair cut! OMG!!!! Jori is getting so big and is so stinking cute! Miss you friend!

Abby said...

Hey Bonnie,

I'm glad you're liking the cloth diapers, but sorry it seems like more work! I found that until Ellie started solids I didn't have to do a rinse step. When I wash I always do a cycle on cold, a cycle on hot, and then an extra rinse. But, maybe that's because it's a different brand? We use these:

That same website sells a diaper sprayer that attaches to the toilet that helps a lot once she did start solids. :)

Deirdre said...

They say that if baby is 100% breastfed that you don't have to prerinse the diapers in the potty ahead of their time in the washer. I finally got a diaper sprayer (costs about $40.) with the last baby. I also have a "diaper duck" (like a huge clothespin) so I can keep my hands cleaner. I do change my kids way more often when they have a cloth diaper on, but I don't feel as bad about it b/c I can reuse the diaper. I want to get all my $ out of the plastic diapers so I leave them on a long time (Yuck!). You could try to put more absorbancy inside the pocket diaper. HTH. - Deirdre