Wednesday

taking it to the next level

cloth diapering is a process that takes a little getting used to. it involves a few extra steps, but it's not really that difficult or messy, the two obstacles that put me off when jim first broached the possibility of us using cloth diapers with dylan.

we have decided to try to be a little more consistent with our cloth diapering. we've switched to cloth wipes, which i really like. i ordered a "wet bag" to stick in my diaper bag so that we can stop using disposables away from home, and soon when dylan sizes out of the disposables we still have a stash of, we'll get her into cloth overnight. the only downside to this is that i want to invest in a few more fitted cloth diapers, the kind that are a little more reliable (especially for overnight and away from home.) they will last through potty training and hopefully our next child and will save money in the long run, not to mention the positive benefits for the planet. soon we will have weaned ourselves almost entirely off disposables.

5 comments:

Isabel said...

Good for you for doing your part!

debojo said...

Yay! Don't worry, once you get into a rhythm, it seriously doesn't even bother you! I remember being kinda stressed out about it at first (trying to figure out how long I could wait before I had to wash them, getting super close to running out, etc.) - BUT never fear! You can do it! What kind do you have now? I have a couple different kinds, so if you have questions, I maaay be able to answer them ;) And the lovely sunshine of spring makes them all white and beautiful!

debojo said...

Oh, and I think cloth wipes are make SO much sense, I mean if you're washing everything else, why not? You should check out this website: http://www.thediaperhyena.com/

suzannah said...

we use mostly prefolds from greenmountaindiapers.com and we have 6 one-size from mothersease.com
we've been really happy with both. what do you find to be most reliable when you are away from home?

Jen Giddens said...

Hey Suzannah! It's Jen(ny) Fox! I just came across your blog through facebook. About the cloth diaper thing, I've heard great things about Greenway Baby Wear (www.greenwaybabywear.etsy.com). Have you heard of Etsy? It's a wonderful and addictive place where people sell handmade goods. So, the diapers in the Greenway Baby Wear are handmade in NY. Anyway, thought I'd share that with you!

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