One thing that I was both excited and nervous about trying with Peyton was cloth diapering. I had read so much about it before and during my pregnancy with her that I knew I at least had to give it a try.
Yes, this is definitely more environmentally friendly than disposable diapers, but I'd be lying if I said that was the main reason I chose this route. The financially friendly aspect is what caught my attention. Depending on which ones you buy, they are expensive up front, but it's a one time cost. I researched nearly every different type of cloth diaper before I chose what we are now using, Bum Genius. I went with these because the reviews were all excellent and they adjust so we'll never have to buy larger ones as she grows. They actually fit 8-35 pounds I believe. Her umbilical cord ended up falling off right around the 1 week mark and she's been wearing them ever since.
Nick was definitely more nervous about the prospect of the cloth than I was, but he's had no problems with them. Of course, I do all the rinsing, so it's really just like a regular diaper as far as he's concerned!
What I love about them:
*No more buying diapers!
*They are insanely cute
*I can't get over how absorbent they are. Even with the explosive breast milk dirties, there was never any seeping out. I also find that I use fewer wipes than I did with Bailey because they are so absorbent...saving even more money!
I honestly don't have any complaints about them. I was afraid the constant laundering would damper my spirits about them, but I honestly haven't minded. I do one load a day of diapers, and since I have to wash them, it's also made me keep up with the laundry in general, which is good for everyone!
|Snuggling with her daddy and showing off her cute little rolls.|
|See the poor yellow gunk in her eye? Her tear ducts were still closed when she was born and this was a constant look she sported.|