Heck yeah. I spent tons of time, money, and frustration trying to find a nighttime CD solution for DD1. With DD2 I just decided to bite the bullet on the nighttime disposable and it has made things so so very much better.
Depends on the baby. I was totally able to get work done on maternity leave with my second who was very relaxed and a good napper (older DD was in full-day day care). I would never have been able to do that with a nutty non-sleeping baby like my first one was. Also absolutely not possible with an older child around - in your shoes I would definitely keep the older kid in daycare if you need to WAH.
I do a combination of WAH and WOH but eventually I had to hire a...
The heavier the baby, the closer they need to be to your own center of gravity for comfortable wearing. I'm not sure this is achievable with an SSC. Someone up above suggested a mei tai which I have no experience with but sounds like they might work. Personally I use wovens and they are great for this - the baby is wrapped right onto your body. A back wrap cross carry might work well for you, the baby sits relatively lower and the weight is distributed over you. ...
Sure, it's really thin and cool, super wide, very supportive (no sag), fairly moldable and holds a rebozo knot well. Wrapping qualities are really individual though - some people love thick bouncy wraps. Just not me. :)
On my second CD baby and have never used a diaper sprayer.
I did repurpose my peri bottle from the hospital to a mini-sprayer (thank you MDC mamas for the idea!) but I don't really like the whole spray thing, I inevitably feel like there are micronized poo droplets all over the toilet and it makes the diaper really wet and gross when you stick it in the bag.
The Biosoft liners have worked much better for us. Lift off liner, drop in toilet, flush. Diaper in...
Ok the epi needle does not go into your spinal cord (that would be a great way to lose sensation to the lower half of your body for good). The spinal cord ends about the middle of the back, the epi needle goes in well below that point and stays outside the covering of the cord, the dura (hence epi+dural). It's just adding some anesthetic to the fluid in the spinal canal, bathing the nerve roots as they enter/exit the cord space.
Heat up your biggest pot of water on the stove. Dump in the diapers (prefolds only - do not boil your synthetics!). Boil 20-30 minutes. Eyeball the water - if contains scuzz, repeat with a new pot of water until no scuzz. When done you can tip most of the water into the sink and dump the soaking diapers into your washer for a spin to get all the water out before you dry. HTH
Hm, if I could only have three carriers forever I'd take a size 5 woven for extended wear times, a size 2 woven for medium-length wearing outside the house, and a ringsling for quick ups and downs.
I did like the Boba/Sleepy wrap for the early weeks (like the Moby but stretchier) but it doesn't last very long. I see a lot of people find them a pain to get on/off - personally I just used to tie it on once in the morning and pop the baby in and out all day. I've...
1. how many wraps do you have?
Eight (two 5s and six 2s)
2. which brands?
Didymos, Storchenwiege, Natibaby, Diva Milano, Oscha
3. how many wraps do you actually use/need?
I could live with two (a 5 and a 2) but I have a whole bunch of shorties just cuz they're pretty. I do use them all.
4. which is your favorite?
the Diva for wrapping qualities and the Oschas for looks