Saturday, June 26, 2010

My first week with cloth diapers

I have to be initial feelings on cloth diapers were "no way! Who would use those now?"

But I have completely changed my mind! Yesterday was my Day 5 Cloth Diaper celebration! I just love them! I know...crazy right?!

When I brought up using cloth diapers to my husband, he asked if it would just be more work for me. I thought about it and said "I do a ton of laundry anyway...what is one more load?" But after I said that, I thought....ONE MORE LOAD?! But is really no harder than using disposable diapers. One more step, sure, but not much more work.

I started my week with 2 Flip cloth diapers and 3 inserts. I also have 2 dozen Gerber Cloth diapers (used as burb bibs originally.) Now the Gerber diapers are not the best...I found I have to double up on those and they need to be changed more often than the Flip inserts. But they do work.

I had a difficult time figuring what to do with the soiled diapers, but I found this great website that helped BIG TIME! Every morning I fill up a big bowl with cold water and sprinkle in some Baking Soda. This serves as my Wet Bucket. Each soiled diapers goes in there to soak. Then at night, before bed, I fill our washing machine with cold water, mix in more Baking Soda and have the diapers soak in there over night. Then first thing in the morning I start the washer on the spin cycle. Then I use HOT water, a little detergent and do a small load. It really is so very simple! By the time they are done washing and drying, morning naps are over and it is diaper changing time.

I would say that my baby is a part time cloth diaper baby.  She gets put into a disposable diaper at night and for the first morning change. But after that, she is all cloth baby! I am surprised how much I love the fact that she is in cloth diapers! I never thought I would be proud to say, YEAH FOR CLOTH DIAPERS!

What about poopy diapers, you may be thinking. Yeah, I was concerned about those too. But thankfully, Katelyn is a noisy pooper! She pooped in her Flip diapers 3 times so far and all I did was grab it with a wipey and flush the poopy away! And the insert was not stained!

So at the end of week 1....... Will I be using cloth diapers still? You betcha! In fact, I have already decided which ones I am buying next!  Econobum Full Kit - One Size here I come!

I highly recommend Cloth Diapers to any mommy. I find myself saying the same thing other moms have said......"I wish I knew about these cloth dipaers with my oldest daughter!!!!"


  1. Hey it's Vanessa. It wont sign out of Ken's account for some reason lol! So glad they are working for you! They are so addicting aren't they? I am so proud of you for giving it a try. It's no where near as bad as people think they are.

  2. they are so easy and addicting!!! All I had to do was find my routine and that was all! I think that was the hardest part...... Thanks for opening my eyes!!!!!


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