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My Cloth Diaper Journey So Far

by Andrea Updyke

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We have decided to give cloth diapering a serious go with the wee one. I never thought I would be the “type” of person to cloth diaper. In fact, I never even gave it a thought. So when my friend Jessica told me she would be using cloth I was shocked! Cloth? Who uses cloth? Actually, many of my friends do, as I would come to find out. We had just never talked about it before. And from there I entered a new world. Well sort of. I haven’t actually USED it yet, but after weeks if not months of research, I decided to start building my stash. So for those of you who have yet to venture into the wild world of cloth, I’ll explain….beware, it’s far more addictive than one might think!

We will use pre-folds (the traditional cloth diapers you probably have in your mind) with covers to start, but I am trying to get a well rounded arsenal to try out and see what I (and the baby) like. Today was particularly exciting because I got not 1, but 2 packages in the mail containing diaper paraphernalia!

First up is a diaper cover that I purchased from diaperswappers.com. This will go over the absorbent diaper and prevent leakage. Points for super cute stripes and organic cotton!

Secondly are my favorite purchase thus far, Nana’s Bottoms. I got a great deal on these and they are from a work at home mom so I feel good about throwing some money her way. I have read rave reviews about her products and at first glance they are awesome! The 2 that are plain on the outside are all-in-ones, which basically means they act just like a disposable diaper. Except you wash them instead of throwing them away! The one with the airplanes is called a fitted diaper and does not have a waterproof outer layer so it will need a cover. I also thought I would try some fleece liners for the diapers (they can be used with any diaper) to keep Baby U’s tushy nice and dry. And to top it off she included the awesome pirate ducky wipe! Hooray!

I am really getting excited about using cloth, which I think is important when taking on a task like this. I mean, it’s definitely not convenient so there has to be something that keeps me going. And of course all the cute patterns don’t hurt!

Tomorrow we’ll be in double digits in the baby countdown! Of course that is all subjective, but seeing that 99 days icon is gonna be awesome! I also realized that I am in single digits in the work countdown. Only 9 weeks until I don’t have to go to the office anymore! Even better! There’s a lot for us to be thankful for right now, and I am really trying to be present in each day even though I can’t wait for the baby to come. Good good things.

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Grandma B.T. October 23, 2008 - 8:12 am

Good job on the diapers. Years ago Tori and Keri used them. When Kelley came along Don gave me a year of diaper service. I washed and hung the diapers outside on the clothes line. They always smelled wonderful. It also saved the landfills. It also made it easier for potty training. Aunt Brenda

Amy October 23, 2008 - 10:36 am

You can come over and test it any time you want on my kid. 😀

Will and Jennifer Farmer October 23, 2008 - 7:17 pm

Those are so cute! I love the patterns. Can I look at them when we come over on Sat? I need bigger sizes for Ona but the Fuzzi Bunz are rediculously expensive.

gunter fam October 24, 2008 - 12:05 am

that imse vimse organic cover rocks! we have two and they are great.

Andrea October 24, 2008 - 4:12 pm

Jennifer – but of course! Since she is a work at home grandmother, her prices seem much more reasonable to me. Plus all her online reviews are great.

Mommy Fitts October 25, 2008 - 9:44 pm

Hi- I am a friend of Gerald from CSC and we met 1 or 2 times before. I think that is wonderful that you are going the cloth diaper route. I wanted to send this your way. It is a giveaway for cloth diapers I stumbled upon and thought of you.


Good luck to you and Gerald!


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