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.