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post #21 of 141
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Ally fusses while I wrap her but only because she's so tired when I do it. We then nurse side-lying and she passes out within just a minute or 2.

Our Bradley reunion was Saturday night. We hosted it and had all 6 couples here plus babies and our instructor. We had a great time and got to share our birth stories which was fun! I am so blessed that I had such a great birth experience that I love to relive it and share that joy.

So, I'm thinking I'd like to start CD'ing. One of the mama's that was over on Sat night uses BG's and they really look SOOO easy! I was shocked. How did I not take the time to really research this before now? I'm ashamed of myself as a naturally-minded mama. *tisk tisk* on me. Any advice? I'm thinking pockets look the best for me as they resemble sposies and clean up isn't much more complicated than sposies. I need a crash course in CD'ing. I've visted that forum but didn't really find the specifics I need. Are one-size's really one-size fits all? Ally's only 11lbs so she could wear the small size for quite a while I think. But, convincing DH to let me buy CD's now and then again when she's bigger could be difficult even though the long term savings is substancial with CD's. HELP experienced mamas!!!
B wears the mediums. I'd say go with mediums or the pocket one size diapers. We don't love the pockets so we use the sized all in one bg!
post #22 of 141
I will say- thought I don't have to stuff because we use AIO's, they're kinda a pita to wash and get CLEAN CLEAN because they're sooo dense. They're absorbent as heck though. I have a friend who diapered 3 kids with a motherease starter kit and they still looked good. They're a great investment.
post #23 of 141
Em- Lost my multiquote for you somehow... : healing vibes for your friend's LO

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I am having a happy day. I had my OB visit to check my wound at now 12 weeks post. It is considered as healed: and no more dressings or bandages. This means I can go back to exercise, take baths and have teh sexay time!
I was so happy I almost started crying.
: I'm so happy for you. That's awesome. Have fun DTD and going to yoga (not necessarily in that order)

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Originally Posted by TaraRae82 View Post
So, I'm thinking I'd like to start CD'ing. One of the mama's that was over on Sat night uses BG's and they really look SOOO easy! I was shocked. How did I not take the time to really research this before now? I'm ashamed of myself as a naturally-minded mama. *tisk tisk* on me. Any advice? I'm thinking pockets look the best for me as they resemble sposies and clean up isn't much more complicated than sposies. I need a crash course in CD'ing. I've visted that forum but didn't really find the specifics I need. Are one-size's really one-size fits all? Ally's only 11lbs so she could wear the small size for quite a while I think. But, convincing DH to let me buy CD's now and then again when she's bigger could be difficult even though the long term savings is substancial with CD's. HELP experienced mamas!!!
I felt the same way at my Bradley reunion with my first Tara. It hopefully didn't come off as gloating, but I really did love my first birth and it was great to share such a positive experience.

: regarding you wanting to cloth diaper Tara. Good for you!!!

My cloth diaper story....

The token lesbian couple in my Bradley class mentioned they were so excited because their cloth diapers had been delivered, meaning it was close to the birth of their daughter. My jaw dropped and I said "You mean people still do that?" They informed me that it was good for the environment and I should try it out. They were doing a service, so I asked for 3 months of it for my shower and I got it.

I bought covers and waited for my dipes to come. I kept the service for 5 months. After paying for it for 2 months, I was like "Why the hell am I paying someone to wash my diapers when I could very well be doing it?" So I went out and bought 2 dozen prefolds. I already had the covers from the service. It was so easy to do!!!

After awhile I got more comfortable and expanded my horizons to fitteds, wool, pockets, and all in ones. My current cloth diaper "stash" is a plethora of different stuff. Hazel just grew out of her Kissaluvs size 0 fitted dipes, but still barely fits into her size small pocket diapers. She will be moving into her "medium" stash that includes 2 size 1 Kissaluv fitteds, the same prefolds I used with Olivia, 6 Bummis Brites or Whisper Wraps covers, 6 hand knit soakers/longies, 12 Happy Heiny pocket diapers, 6 Fuzzy Bunz pockets, and 2 Knickernappies pockets.

The one size diapers are great and Ally would definitely fit in them now at 11 pounds. She'd probably be able to wear them all the way until she potty learns. If they're still in decent condition when she's done you can use them with your next or they have excellent resale value.

Is your head swimming? I'd just go into a shop in your area and figure it out. Does Rae cd? Maybe she could hold your hand...
post #24 of 141
Thank you Jenn for the love on my healing!:
Matt read some books to Jasper while I took a fabulous soak in the tub tonight. I am a serious bubble bath girl so for me to go 3 months w/o a bath is nuts!
I went to Lush the other day to stock up in wishful hoping and it paid off.
I used marziban bubbles with a strawberry/vanilla cream bath bomb and some spicy bath oil and just got my relax on with a face mask and some candles. I feel so much more back to myself now. Just one bath did that for me. I can't wait to go to Mommy and Me yoga tomorrow with Jasper too. That will be the next step.

Tara: I have to express shock that you are not already cd-ing! I thought for sure you would be a CD-er. Believe me, if you can do attachment parenting, using no bottles and no pacifiers, diapers are a walk in the park!

I am similar to Sarah in tastes...wool, wool, wool: for my covers. I love it. Its natural, no synthetic layers and doesn't hold stinky smells and is very easy to care for.
My favorites I have used are:
Loveybums, Little Beetle and Swaddlebees. I am going to be trying LanaCare and Disana shortly in addition to those as Jasper is moving up a size.
For diapers, I like Jenn did, am using a diaper service for prefolds. We got the first 3 months paid for as baby gifts and I think by month 5 or so, I will also start doing it for myself.
I have also used Kissaluvs as back up for the prefolds when we are out and about and those are nice. Plus I had a few LIOs (which is an AIO made by LoveyBums) as well.
I just ordered some yummy Goodmamas organic bamboo velour dipes which are expensive but well rated/one size fit and plan to get some more diapers to alternate with the prefolds.

CDs are not hard at all to work with and the one time we had to use disposables in a pinch, both Matt and I did not like them.
They are crinkly, don't feel nice, aren't breathable and smell weird to me.
The plus of making the investment of CDs is, aside from the environmental factor, is that babies in CDs generally potty train way earlier than babies in disposables. You can tell your DH that plus they are healthier. Jasper has never once had a diaper rash. The money you spend once is all that you will spend. Disposables are an on-going expenditure.
Oh yeah, I use pull-ons and snaps...no velcro. I have heard the things about the velcro not holding up and also some babies wise up to it and when older, undo their own diapers.
I will warn you...CD-ing is addictive and habit-forming!

Gotta catch some zzzz's now with my little man.
ps- thanks for all the FB photo comment luv y'all! I really love sharing and also looking at all of your pictures of your beautiful babies too. FB is helping me to get to know you all better and I love it.:
post #25 of 141
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Orchid- Congrats on the bubble bath and feeling like yourself again. Which reminds me... I should shower today...

Em- What a shock to have that little baby in such distress after birth. Good vibes coming north for her!

Tara- I like my bumgenius 3.0's very much. They do smell a bit (a bit more at mil's house) but nothing like the smell I notice when ds pees in a sposie. And, after the number of ruined outfits and extra diapers we went through with dd, we've had a single leak with cloth in the past 11 weeks.
I do laundry more, but haven't found it to be a big problem. I have 12 bg and that's it. He's been in them since 1 week old, and as much as I thought I'd put him in them when the newborn poops subsided, it hasn't been a problem. It's so different than sposies and I'm so happy I went with cloth this time. I can't find disposables that fit him to my satisfaction. Since we only use them while traveling, it's not much of a problem.
The one thing I can't figure out is how long these'll last. Bryson is tall (long at this age?), and the dipes are already unsnapped all the way. The velcro still almost meets in the middle, so he has some room there, but I am having doubts about these dipes taking him through potty learning. Still, I think they've already paid for themselves as far as the price of disposables, as I would definitely have used more of those by now. There are some great deals online right now too!
On rashes- B has only had 1 rash in them, and his skin gets much more irritated in 1 afternoon in sposies. Good luck!

AAM: Thanks for the hugs, mamas. I am fully recovered from Sunday's adventures. DS was wonderful yesterday, and only got reallly angry/crying for a couple of minutes at a time instead of hours. Much better.

Yesterday was a brilliant spring like day (too soon, I know, but wow, did it feel good) and we were able to fling open the windows all day and into the evening. I feel so rejuvinated, and my Christmas stuff is all out in the garage finally. It was packed away, but said packaging was an obstacle course for me. Dd will be at daycare today so I can get more done around the house. And, boy do I need to clean! We'll be out of town Friday afternoon and Saturday, and then are hosting my IL's Sunday, as well as my folks' best friends for dinner, and then Monday the IL's will leave. Why every three day weekend needs to be one where they visit I'll never know-- they're retired! I want my 3 day weekends w/ dh to myself, since I never see him when FIL is here, and I'm inundated w/ MIL's incessant chatter. Oh well, at least I get to revel in the inauguration on my own before our next round of company comes Tues. night.

I can't believe it. This weekend DH is cleaning/clearing out the house so we can paint the floors and drywall! We're getting closer to being able to move in! Now I want to make sure I can also get my compost bin built in the garden before we get too much farther, but it feels like it's coming closer to what we want! DH is planning on getting chickens this spring, but I put my foot down that I will not be the one responsible for them, so he knows that he has to take them into consideration a bit more than he does with the cats. I hope my permission for chickens doesn't come back to bite me in the butt!
post #26 of 141
Tara Re: cding... Just my personal preference, so for you it could definitely be different, but since our girls are basically the same size and weight I thought I'd share... I find one size dipes to be ridiculously bulky on her. I had some left over from ds and I just ended up putting them away - they fit him best in the 15-25 lb range so that's when I'll take them out again. I use a little bit of everything! Elina's newborn stash consisted mostly of prowrap covers and preemie sized prefolds, with around 6 or 7 AIOs for when we were out of the house. (I : AIOs, again, just my preference, they are slimmer and ds's bubble bum used to drive me crazy when trying to dress him with pocket dipes on - but tons of people swear by their pockets!) Now we're into our smalls. I have a bunch of Kissaluvs contours that I use with a cover or with wool longies, and the rest are AIOs, a little bit of everything. So far I'm loving my BG 2.0 AIOs that I just got last week. Anything with aplix makes me happy because right now the dipes with snaps don't end up fitting her right, I either have to make one side too loose or too tight, while with the aplix obiviously I can fit it to her exactly. Completely random thought, but my two fav brands of dipes are my FCB AIOs and my Valor Kids AIOs. By far the trimmest and cutest (for me!) in 2 years of diapering ds and now with Elina.

And, because this dipe is part of the newborn stash and fits up to 12 lbs, so she'll be outgrowing it soon, this is my fav so I had to share pics - One and two Took that the other night because I'm sad that in about a "pound or so" she'll outgrow it for good.... I'm such a dork.
post #27 of 141
Congrats Orchidez!!!!! That's wonderful news!


See- I think around the half year mark is when it'd be GREAT to have a diaper service for most people. I start solids much later... regardless it'd be nice to not have to deal with diapers after the poo changes. Diaper service definitely has it's place and I'd do it in a heartbeat if one of my closest friends didn't own one of the largest cloth diaper stores in the country. She'd kill me.
post #28 of 141
I hope I'm not forgetting anything...

Welcome to peacemama!
rchideZ: Congrats on being all healed up!:

Em: : for the little one. Poor child.

audsma: I remember being terrified of going into the hen house to gather eggs when I was a little girl! I wouldn't want to take care of the chickens, either!

mommysaurus: Calla is three months and two days and about the same size as your little guy! 17.4 pounds and around 25 inches. I love it! But gosh she is HEAVY!!! We went for a long walk and she started to feel heavy in the Moby! It was a very long walk though (over an hour). I'm looking into SSCs now...

Speaking of SSCs: I posted about this on the babywearing forum, but any suggestions for a good carrier for a small mom and big baby? I'm hearing Angel Pack is good for small moms, but not sure if it will accommodate a large baby as well.

One mama who is petite with a big baby said she likes her Ten Toes Click.

I'm happy to see all the CD chat here. My mother promised to buy Calla some after she got through the poop all the time stage (which she is sorta still in - she never poops less than 4x a day), but I'm supposed to tell her what I want and I have no idea!!! I feel very overwhelmed by all the different options.

My mom offered to buy the dipes because Bill doesn't really want us to get any. He is less than thrilled about the idea of poopy diapers going into our washing machine (as if something poopy doesn't make its way in there at least a few times a week from diaper blowouts). I can tell him it's cheaper overall, but that doesn't help much to sway his opinion. Also his parents keep telling us how lucky we are that there are sposies nowadays and how terrible it was to use cloth diapers in the 60s for his sister.

As for the environment... well, yesterday I noticed he had put all the recyclables I had been sorting all week into the trash bin when he took everything down to the curb!!! I know he doesn't always do that, so he must have been running late or something... Anyway, I don't think it's his number one priority!

But I've read that CDs make more sense when you're ECing than sposies, too. EC is what we really want to get to, but we're putting a lot of energy into figuring out naps right now. I always can find an excuse it seems to avoid starting ECing.

Well, I don't think I have anything going on around here really. Calla starts her baby yoga on Saturday. Bill and I were going to take turns taking her there, but I'm tempted to let that just be his time with Calla (and my time alone) each week. I definitely want Bill to take her for the first class anyway.
post #29 of 141
I've got a lot of responses to everyone so bear with me!

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Oh! Can the little baby girl whose birth I attended get some healing thoughts/prayers?
Lots of prayers going out to this little baby. What a hard thing to deal with!

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Originally Posted by TaraRae82 View Post
Our Bradley reunion was Saturday night. We hosted it and had all 6 couples here plus babies and our instructor. We had a great time and got to share our birth stories which was fun! I am so blessed that I had such a great birth experience that I love to relive it and share that joy.
That sounds like such a great time! I love sharing my birth story with anyone who would listen. Would you recommend Bradley for the 2nd time around? Hypnobabies didn't work for me.

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We started out using prefolds and thirsties covers. That was good, but L.O. wet through those too quickly.
That was what I started with and I agree that LO wet through them soooo quickly. Honestly, I kinda gave up CD'ing b/c of that reason.

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Originally Posted by OrchideZ View Post
I went to Lush the other day to stock up in wishful hoping and it paid off.
I used marziban bubbles with a strawberry/vanilla cream bath bomb and some spicy bath oil and just got my relax on with a face mask and some candles. I feel so much more back to myself now. Just one bath did that for me. I can't wait to go to Mommy and Me yoga tomorrow with Jasper too. That will be the next step.
That bath sounds divine and I'm so happy you FINALLY got to take it! I love the idea of Mommy and Me Yoga - you have to share how it goes! Sounds like so much fun! Plus meeting other mamas has its own appeal, too.

AAM - So...all this CD talk has me really wanting to put Nora back in cloth in the evenings. I have some cloth/hemp Cricketts with doublers that I never even used! They were kind of tight on her and I couldn't fit her pants over them, so I just kinda said, "screw it," and that was that. MIL won't do cloth - she never said she woudn't but since she's watching her and I'm not even committed to CD'ing, and I can't very well make her do it.

Tara - I say get some prefolds and some nice covers, maybe try the Thirsties b/c they're pretty cute, and start from there. Ally is still small, but I'd still get the infant prefolds, not the nb. I think the nb only really fit up to 12 lbs. A snappi is a must if you're going to get the pfs! I wouldn't deal with pins. Plus having 1 or 2 snappi's made it easy to keep track of them.

I tried a BG one size something or other, and maybe I did it wrong (I don't know how I could have) but she wet through it so hardcore that I will never use that stupid thing again. I'm thinking she's just a heavy wetter or something.

Oh - the other thing is if you're washing them yourself, make sure you get a detergent that's compatible with CD's. We used Purex free and clear, the concentrated one. That one worked the BEST and got the funky smell out the best, too.

GL!
post #30 of 141
I'd just ask for diaper service then. That way you're not putting poo in the washer. He may be more apt to help if he's not totally grossed out.
post #31 of 141
You girls have sure been talkative all of a sudden (I love it) !

Orchidez I'm so glad you are finally healed ((((((hugs)))))) and YEA on the bath !! Let us know how the exercise class goes .

Amber
keep us up to date on that sweet little one who's birth you attended!!

Tara I've been cloth diapering for just over 2 yrs now I think, so yeah definitely we can talk . PLUS there are a fair amount of mamas in our LLL who CD full time or part time even, so it'd be a great thing to talk about at the meeting. I'm a prefold mama all the way, have tried a few other things but nothing has worked as well as our prefolds so that's what I use. I mostly like motherease air flow covers, but have some 'diaper wraps' that are okay and just recently got some WAHM (http://wallypop.net) fleece covers that I LOVE!!! They are sooo soft and yet seem to hold a lot of liquid back (have used them over night even).

AAM We are doing well here, I can't quite figure out why but I am really happy this past week (and today too), even if things are absolutely crazy!! I hope this means I have come out of my PPD funk and will stay outta it!! But I know these sort of things tend to ebb and flow.. so I'm trying not to have my hopes to high on that as yet.

We saw my old family doctor yesterday, the only one who truly knows how to take care of me (I'm a bit complicated, and tend to be a-typical too). So he ordered lab work to see how I'm doing, and is going to try and help me sort out my health again. He's encouraging me to 'spread out' my kids more, hehe I'd love to.. we'll see if I can make it past 12-14m without getting PG this time though LOL! *Tara* fyi I'm referring to Ally Rae's doc . I also got fitted for a diaphragm again yesterday, so once I get that hopefully we'll be able to spread the kids out lol.

whoops babe's waking again...
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Yeah, maybe so. When I was pregnant I asked one of my CD-ing friends about a diaper service and was told there wasn't one here, but I just found one when I Googled it...
post #33 of 141
Orchidez I'm a bath kind of gal myself...and I'm drooling over your choice of bubbles and bombs! Yum! Enjoy every minute! I'm so glad to hear your incision has healed well.:

Em Sorry to hear about your friend's babe. I wish her a successful detox and speedy return to her mama's arms.

Tara I kind of had a feeling all along you'd move to CD'ing! I've kind of run the gammet in my CD'ing years. With ds1 we used gerber prefolds, pins (yes, pins) and vinyl covers. Once I started searching the internet for other options (not much at that point) I ran across a board where there were mamas making their own dipes. ds2 reaped the benefit of my research as he got snazzi new fuzibunz, motherease, and kushies aios. With ds3 I really became a CD fanatic and probably spent waaay more than I should have on buying cute dipes. By the time dd was born I had kind of had it with CD and almost exclusively used 7th Gen spoies on her. I did CD her occasionally but dh really pushed hard to not use cloth that time. With Iris, I'm back to CD'ing (she's been in a 7th Gen maybe 3x since she has been born) but have decided to keep it simple. We're doing prefolds and bummis wraps. I've knitted a few pairs of longies and soakers that we use, too. I just got a BG 3.0 to try and I really don't like it. I've also got a bunch of Kissaluvs that she soaks right through. Iris is still in the nb prefolds, but just barely. I'd definatley go with the infant size with a snappi. IMO aios aren't all they're cracked up to be. I really wanted to like them after using nothing but prefolds on ds1 but they just never worked for us.

Overwhelmed yet? Welcome to the wide, exciting world of CD!! Just be careful...it can become an addiction!

AAM I'm totally procrastinating a case study I have to write. Dh and Iris are headed to Whole Foods to get some groceries and I'm sitting here thinking about cloth dipes, lol! I feel kind of blah today...I'm hoping a soak in the tub will help me shake it.
post #34 of 141
Hi all. I'm trying to get a word in . . . but I don't have the time to reply to everyone. It has been stressful around here for a few days. My 3yo has been really sick. 102.8 temp, vomiting, diarrhea, and miserable. (Here's hoping it doesn't go through my whole house)

And to make things more stressful I think Hale is going through a nursing strike I have no idea what to do. I had to go buy a pump because I am scared I will lose my supply if he isn't nursing enough. I have never experienced this with any of my other babies. He will go for like 6 hrs refusing to nurse. He is having wet/poopy diapers and seems pretty happy (except when I try to get him to nurse) and he is nursing at night. I am not sure when to worry (I mean beside the worry I already have) Anyone have any experience with this?
post #35 of 141
Yes, I'm totally overwhelmed now everyone. Rae, we'll definitely have to talk. I'm really leaning towards AIO's or pockets because they resemble sposies so much and seem the most convenient. I won't get any help with this so it's whatever I can do myself. I think I just need someone to show me the options. I'm going to go to a diapering class at a local natural baby store. I'm also joining Holistic Mom's Network which I think I can get tons of info at. They're offering discounted memberships for those that join in Jan and 2 of the mamas in my Bradley class are joining with me so I'll have someone to go to meetings with.

Carrie, yes, I'd recommend Bradley for a 2nd timer. I can't say a learned a whole lot but it was still really good to be around others doing the same thing. And, I think Ryan really needed it. We're going to do it more aggressively the next time around (we'll take the class again)....I couldn't get him to practice the relaxation stuff with me last time so I didn't get the benefit of using really any of the Bradley techniques. If my labor would've been longer, I think I really could've benefitted from them.
post #36 of 141
Tara to be honest I am also one who hasn't like AIO's and I never have had a pocket diaper that didn't leak I really wanted to like them.. but it didn't work for us (though I know some love them). The only other thing I've liked but am not 'Crazy' about (hey wait.. you'd be welcome to try these) are some fitted diapers I bought at a LLL auction. Fitted are really simple all you do is either snap or velcro/aplix them on and put a cover over top. My DH is all for cloth diapering and we've saved tons of money this way, my DH has been helping CD the boys since we started (I did have to teach him, but he was willing), and at the end of my last pregnancy he even learned how to wash them.. and since then helps to wash them if needed too !
post #37 of 141
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Also his parents keep telling us how lucky we are that there are sposies nowadays and how terrible it was to use cloth diapers in the 60s for his sister.
You have to tell Bill that back in the 60's cloth diapering was WAY different. Heck, my Mom who cloth diped in the 80's was totally shocked by how much easier, more efficient, and cooler cloth diapering is today. She had one size of prefolds, huge ones, and wool covers that weren't lanolized which meant it was just another layer to get soaked. She used a wet pail that was soooo heavy and stank and got poopy gross water everywhere b/c it was so heavy and awkward to manage.

Now, there's me, using a variety of sized prefolds and fitteds, a dry pail that doesn't stink AT ALL and is not awkward or heavy, and lanolized wool that unless she's left in a wet dipe for a long time totally keeps her clothes dry. VERY different.

So, my cloth choices to overwhelm Tara even more... : We started out using nb prefolds and kissaluv size 0's with handknitted wool covers. I prefered the fitted dipes (kissaluvs) to prefolds just b/c I think the snaps are quicker and easier. I've never used a PUL cover (the plastic ones) but the wool works really well if it's properly lanolized, looks totally cute, and is the most breathable option (read: no diaper rash).

Addie grew out of them all last month and now we've got a lot of big (not sure what size) prefolds and some random fitteds here and there, still using wool covers. We've also had her in and out of 7th gen sposies b/c Dh likes to use them when she's out and about with him and we've also been using them at night here and there for some reason. Her bum gets red every time we use them though and she does start to smell weird. We're also doing part-time EC; I offer the potty when she wakes and after most nursig sessions and she goes there.

Honestly, the cloth isn't that much harder than the sposies at the time of diaper change - especially if you're using something with aplix or snaps (even the prefold with snappi isn't that hard). It's just some extra laundry and it hasn't really seemed like an impact to me. If we get some $ soon here, I think I'm going to buy some more fitteds b/c I like them the best. The Growing Green Onesize fit her pretty well and are trim (what I dislike the most about the ones we have now are her diaper butt is enormous), but they're expensive.

ETA: Dh is totally into the cloth. He isn't a huge fan of the prefolds, but thinks nothing of the fitteds. He wasn't all that sure about it to begin with, but trusted my judgment and now is totally on board. He only likes the sposies when he's out with her b/c he doesn't have to worry about changing her or it soaking thru her clothes, but I think if we had some PUL covers for that it'd be ok. You have to change wool more frequently b/c if it's compressed against a wet dipe it will soak thru.
post #38 of 141
I partially use disposables and partially CD using Bumbles - they're a UK brand I don't think they're sold in the US. They're a birth to potty one-size nappy plus there's a pocket to stuff more pads into for more absorbancy if needed. I use the motherease airflow wraps on top. We use disposables at night - I haven't even tried CDing at night because I don't think it could hold all the wet for 12 hours like a disposable can and I'm really not keen on changing nappies in the middle of the night - I like my routine now of feeding in bed and staying in bed until morning . Maybe I should try it to see if it works but the thought of Emily (and no doubt me) getting soaked isn't appealing. But one problem I find that means I don't CD more of the time is I hate putting in a partial wash load, so I mostly wash every 2 days which means I then have to use disposables on day 3 while the bumbles are drying. Also, I want to EC so I think I end up changing the nappies more often than I might need to because I don't want dd to get used to getting wet, so I get through them really quickly - not sure if I've got the wrong end of the stick here though?? Haven't had any success yet really though with ECing but that's for another post.
post #39 of 141
Tons of different preferences on cding... guess that's why wahms came up with all these different options. We've been ECing as well, I'm still actually surprised at how easy it was for her to associate the "psss" noise with going potty. I can hold her over the potty and she won't go until I make the noise. At home she never really gets too wet because I'm on top of it, but forget it when out and about, I haven't even attempted it - which is where the cute cds come into play.

You know, I don't even mind pinning. I was going to order some snappis for the contours but I never got around to it and now I just pin them when putting longies on her (no need if I just use a cover). I actually think they look really cute pinned.
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Love all the CDing talk, gives me more ideas of what to try. Mady is still in KL0's and BSWW NBs. I never was able to get the hang of prefolds on her. If I could get the waist to fit, it was terribly loose around her legs. I gave up after about the third or fourth blowout. Not fun.

My favorite dipes right now are AI2's, esp. Daisy Doodles. I tried to love the pockets, I really did (I got some super-soft Blueberry Minkee pockets), but I don't like stuffing and un-stuffing. Especially when they're sent to daycare - the caregivers don't unstuff them, so I have to do it when I get home. Blech.

AAM: Mady finally hit 9 pounds! She's growing in length like a weed, but gains about 3-4 ounces a week. Just a little peanut, a very happy, squealing peanut. She also finally outgrew her NB clothes, so I was able to pull out the 0-3M. If it weren't for CDing though, her pants would fall right off!

I need to get a bunch more dipes, but I just couldn't justify $15-20 a diaper when I'm a perfectly able seamstress. So I just ordered a ton of supplies, and I'm going to make my own diapers. Even including the snap press, I'll be coming out way ahead. I've started practicing with some fugly flannel I had sitting around, and I'm really amazed how easy it is! Of course, I love, love, LOVE to sew, so maybe I'm just strange like that.

*SIGH* I hate working. I mean, I really like my job and the company and I get really great benefits (flexible schedule to pump and to BF Mady while she's at the DC on-site!), but I really, REALLY wish I could just stay home. But staying home just isn't an option financially. It stinks. At least once the free daycare runs out, she'll be home with DH. So that's a positive. If only someone would drop a pile of money on our front porch. Pay off the bills and I'd be happy as a clam!
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