Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Day in Diapers

On any given day this is how diapers, and outfits, morph as the hours tick by.

Morning means daddy does the first diaper change and so, because she sleeps in sposies (her bum is ultra sensitive to wetness and no other diaper can seem to keep it comfy dry through the night) and we have them around, her first couple of changes are into sposies. Sad face. I'm trying to wean us down to only one at night and cloth for every other change, even in the morning, but for now this is how it is. I just took one picture for 2 diapers because they are ugly. True story. Also note one missing sockie. She likes to pull them off in the night. Mornings are for jammies or nakedies.
Un-bleached prefold with snappi. Honestly, if I wasn't taking pictures it would have been this all day because we didn't leave the house. I'm in love with prefolds and don't know how I made it through the first year without them.
Film Noir Goodmama on the bum. One of my all time favs. Cushy cuteness. It should have a cover but I don't bother with them at home.
Carnival Goodmama ONE. We lost socks and shoes, the headband, and the skirt. Too.many.clothes.
End of the day pre-fold in a Thirsties cover, light purple. And Mad being adorably naughty trying to reach our cork bowl on the table. Babies standing on tip toes is the I'm amazed that the leggings lasted until pj time. That never happens.

The point of this? I love cloth. A lot. It makes my day way more interesting when I can actually look forward to a diaper change. Sometimes it's getting the perfect fit with a folded diaper. Sometimes it's seeing if I can make an outfit match every diaper change throughout the day. And basically her cuteness is magnified with a fluffy bottom. Regardless of the specific reasons Mads and I both love a cloth bum and if any of my friends or readers wants to make the switch or needs help please ask! It won't be long until you are wondering why you ever diapered with sposies (I still feel guilty about my night diaper confession)!

This was Mads as a newborn in her cloth. She looked so teeny tiny!


PJH said...

I was just thinking about this topic this morning...hmmm, my babe is almost 10 months, wonder if it's too late to make the change?

Mel said...

It is NOT too late! Plus if you have another baby you can use the same diapers for them too! I always tell new cloth mamas that the easiest starting point is prefolds with covers and/or wool and pockets. Pinstripes and Polkadots is a site that gives lots of info on types of dialed and how to care for them. Check it out! You can get started for just a couple hundred dollars. That's only aonto months worth of sposies!

Anonymous said...

Hey Mel! I just stoped in to let you know that I am following you! The comment that you posted on my page was all to inspirering! Thank you for the wonderful advice!

Jess said...

Funny that you post this now... we have used Seventh Generation diapers from the get-go... I love them. The best disposables! However, I did buy a few used Fuzzi Bunz awhile back. I use them every once and awhile. Then, yesterday, I bought a few more! I plan on using them more often now. I admit, I do NOT plan on using them 100% of the time, but I will make an effort to use them more often. :)

Anonymous said...

Too cute!!! I love her little babylegs, too. :)

PJH said...

Thank you for the can be overwhelming so your blog is a great resource! And thank you for commenting on my blog about Clara and Sophie!! Spread the word!


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