Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cutie in Cloth

Before Peanut was born, I had full intentions on cloth diapering. It seemed so eco-friendly, not to mention cost effective. But then, I discovered the drugstore diaper deals, and I realized that I could get packs of diapers regularly for under $4 a pack! It's been wonderful to not have to spend too much money on disposables, but since I did purchase some basic prefolds, I figured I had better at least give them a try.

So below is Peanut modeling a basic pre-fold diaper fastened with a snappie. So cute! She is also wearing a nylon cover (this is very BASIC cloth diapering folks!). I know there are many other all-in-one cloth diapers out there, but at $10-20 a pop, these prefolds just fit our budget much better. I tried to time this first attempt after she already pooed, so we'll see how it goes!

UPDATE: Cloth diapering is much easier than I thought it would be! Peanut didn't seem to mind her new diaper at all! The cover, although very basic, didn't leak at all and I was surprised to see how wet the prefold had gotten in the 2 or so hours she wore it. It was really easy to just toss it all in the wetbag and put another one on her. I resued the cover since it was still dry. The only downside was that I think she wasn't used to feeling a little bit wet, and this might have cut the one nap she took while in it a bit short. Other than that, I loved it! It's a great feeling knowing you don't have to run out and get diapers at the last minute since you always have some on hand!


Anne said...

I wanted to hop on over and say thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I love meeting new blog friends.

Your little one is such a cutie.. I remember my Mom using cloth diapers on my sister and they would always be in the toilet after my sister pooped in them...that is my memory of cloth diapers....LOL.

Anne @

Emily said...

I LOVE cloth diapering. I'm not sure what it is that I love about it...maybe that puffy cloth diapered butts are so dang cute? We mostly use prefolds with covers (Thirsties are my favorite covers), but I do have a couple Bum Genius pocket diapers that I really love. If we had more money, I'd use those exclusively. :-)

Although I haven't used them since I had my gallbladder attack a few weeks ago...guess I should pull them back out again!