~~**~~July 1st-14th 2012 Chat~~**~~ - Page 6
yeah, I love the origami fold and will do this with another flat folded up in the middle for more absorbancy and to make it bigger... I have some osocozy flats and a bunch of tie dyed ones from diaperswappers.
They are so easy to launder in a HE machine, too... and dry so quickly on the line or in the dryer. I'm loving them, too.
I am definitely going to try flats out. my mom used flats with me!
I'm glad they launder well in an HE machine... our top-loading washing machine (w/agitator) broke down this afternoon and we need to replace it :( likely with an HE machine. I hope they can get it installed asap, or else we're braving the laundromat. I hope the rest of the diapers do ok with an HE. the one I'm considering has an option to add extra water.
you could easily handwash and dry them. Winning!
Prefold, and fitteds and even pockets do okay in the HE machine, but they take more figuring out to do right, and do require more stripping since they don't quite rinse as well.
But for toddler times I am thinking of getting some more fitteds ... just not sure which ones. I can't find my favorites for fit for my little ones the Dream eze... might try the GMD workhorse.
I'm thinking of trying out some cloth diapers, because our little bug can't stand to be even a little wet and we're going through disposables at a horrifying rate. She's going to pee us out of house and home. I'm kind of overwhelmed by the options though. :/ What are some good resources for total noobs?
Went to the doctor this morning for her 2 month checkup, and she's up to 12 lbs! She's 70th percentile for weight and 90th for height, so we have a rather tall baby on our hands.
With DS I prioritized natural fibers and went with fitteds/wool. Not a cheap option. With DD, I'm all about easy, so we're mostly using (synthetic) pockets. Also not cheap.
Edited by Sky - 7/30/12 at 12:28am
I'm still not cloth diapering. Someday, I tell myself.... Any day now.
I'm having some really intense insomnia issues. I go to bed about 10 pm, and lay awake until usually close to 1 am. Then I sleep until around 5, about 10 min. before my husbands' alarm goes off for getting ready for work and I'm awake until the kids get up anywhere between 6-7. So I'm getting an average of 4 hours of sleep a night. It's getting pretty intense, my brain is doing some really screwed up things these days. It's been ongoing for about 2 weeks now. I've cut out coffee and alcohol (I was drinking a glass of wine in the evenings TRYING to make my brain shut off). Any idea if sleeping pills are safe? Any natural remedies? The whole house is asleep except me- and I'm tired, so flat tired I'm not really functioning any more, but I try to sleep and my brain hits overdrive.
This is us too. Another part of my hesitation. The few times we've had him in cloth, the second he pees he's SO cranky and we often don't figure it out all that quickly- my other two never seemed to care.
I hadn't thought about that, we're so reliant on that little yellow stripe to help diagnose what's ailing her...
My biggest concern is the garbage. We're producing a ton of diaper waste each week, many of which just have a tiny spot of pee on them. After that is the cost, she's going through 15+ diapers a day and it adds up fast!
I don't think I could cloth full time (and I know my husband wouldn't go for it) but since I'm already doing a load of "baby laundry" (i.e. spit-up covered clothes and blankets) every day, adding 2-3 cloth diapers to that doesn't seem like a big deal. Usually between when my daughter wakes up and when I go to work we'll go through 3 or 4 diapers.
We're also trying elimination communication, but without a lot of success. She's fussy most of the time, which makes it hard to tell when she's fussy because she has to go. It's only within the last week or so that she'll let me hold her on the potty without screaming bloody murder. I did manage to catch two pees this morning, so maybe now that she's getting calmer we can try more often.
My top recommendation is Rumparooz. They fit Ezri when she came home from the hospital at 8 lbs. They still fit Avery, he's almost 3 and 40 lbs. AND the nice thing about RaR is that they maintain value. You can resell them for a good price (more than 50% of retail). They also last, I have some that are on their 3rd kid and only a few of them are trashed (2 so far).
They are my fave dipe, but you can also show him it's no more difficult to put on. And with what you're spending on sposies, a single new RaR costs the same as about 2 packs of dipes, and they'll last until potty learning. They pay for themselves in a matter of weeks/months.
If you do decide to go with pockets, Sunbaby is a super cheap option. You can get them for around $5 each. We have those and Fuzzibunz, and the Sunbabies work just as well as the FB. We also have Goodmamas, but that's not an economical choice. I just buy those for the cuteness. :) Oh, and I saw a really nice AIO at an expo Sunday. They're called Sadie's Babies. They look just like pockets, but they're AIO and I'm fairly certain the inside is cotton velour instead of fleece. They're pricey, but they're WAHM-made.
Ps. I love these wahm covers--I don't have any but I need to pay attention when she updates next! http://hyenacart.com/stores/rockabyebooty/
yea, I have managed to purchase dream eze here and there from others but did know that they don't make them anymore.
With prefolds you can just keep baby in them without a cover and change her as soon as she pees... that is usually what I do with my guy even at night.
We we snappi users but I got some boingos and love them.
astria I hope you can get some sleep! Insomnia doesn't sound like fun at all.
Thanks for all the suggestions! After looking at about a million things, I ordered a 6-pack of osocozy prefolds and a Thirsties Duo cover. I use them until I either run out of clean prefolds or she makes a big enough mess that I want to wash the cover, and then switch to disposables and wash the diapers with the rest of the baby laundry at night. According to my math, they'll pay for themselves in about 3 weeks. Maybe even a little sooner, since we use a Diaper Genie which has special ($$) bags, so the fewer diapers we throw away the longer those bags last.
So far so good. She actually seems to tolerate a wet cloth diaper (slightly) better than a wet disposable. When we go out we use disposables, and my husband hasn't really figured out how to use the prefolds / cover, but the babysitter's on board. She cloth diapered her own kids because that's all that was available at the time. So compared to the pins and rubber pants of yesteryear, these are downright easy.