Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Might as well face it....

...... I'm addicted to prefolds!!!! It's the thing I never thought I'd say, but am happy to say it now!

See that on the left? It's a toddler size Green Mountain prefold with a preemie prefold inside it as a doubler. Pinning them is super easy, and it's actually easy to get a tight fit- but it doesn't really matter if you can't, because you can just use the cover to hold it on anyway.

And see this on the right? That's a Thirsties one-size cover over the prefold... there is NO BULK! Look how trim it is! Even under normal-type pants, you can hardly tell the baby is wearing cloth.

After almost 2 years of diapers, and saying, "I've tried everything but prefolds," I have finally found the love... and it's GOOD lovin'!!! ;) A cheap, wholesome-feeling way to use cloth diapers... and I can truly say I'm kickin' it old school!!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Free Diapers!

Even though I'm not a big believer in advertising... I just had to share this. I have gotten 6 free diapers from Kelly's Closet! They have "spend $20 (or $25) and get a one-size diaper for FREE" coupons right now... there are 5 of them, and I've used them all. And I've gotten 3 free FuzziBunz, which I actually really like now! Also, every purchase earns you "Diaper Dollars", which can then be used to get more free diapers. Yeah... it's a good thing for a cloth diaper addict!!! :D

Kelly's Closet

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Aaaaaaand We've Come Full Circle!

It's been a long time since I've posted anything (try 6 months, no?) and for good reason! I have been having diaper overhauls!

Got tired of washing wool... and my little guy was reacting badly to it (eczema on the back of his legs). So I stopped using fitteds, because I don't have other options for covering them.

So then I started using BumGenius Organics all the time... and I liked those quite well (although they stain like crazy and are hard to rinse out).

Now... I'm back to POCKETS! POCKETS! And I love them! :) No rashes because there's fleece against the body to prevent wetness just sitting there. I don't mind stuffing at ALL. Never thought I'd go back to pockets, but I'm really glad I did, and kind of wish I had never bought the 120 fitteds I now have sitting in a bin in the garage! ;)

I have more... but after such a long vacation from posting, I figured no one would be reading at this point anyway! If you are- hey, thanks for caring!!! :D

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Might as well face it, I'm addicted to interlock...

Pants, skirts, soakers... Anything wool interlock. I love it! It's the best fitted diaper cover out there.

At night, we stick on a big ol' night diaper, and pull an interlock soaker over it, and the combo is unbeatable.

During the day, a nice trim fitted with interlock pants, shorts, or a skirty over it, and they're cute and easy!

Now, I really must stop BUYING interlock... I don't even want to count how much I have. ;)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Aaaaaaaand Rashes. :(

Both babies. Contact dermatitis. Flaming rashes on their bums. Horrible.

I am questioning whether it's Rockin' Green giving them the rashes... it's the only new thing I've tried. So I'm cutting that out.

And cringing at every diaper change.... *sob*

Friday, January 8, 2010

Detergent Experiment

I've come up with a new wash routine... and so far, my diapers have never looked better!

I start with a cold wash- the "quick wash" on my front-loading machine. I put some Tide HE powder in this wash.

Then I run a hot water, heavy soil load with Rockin' Green detergent.

My diapers are smelling good and looking great. I don't trust Rockin' Green on it's own, and I don't like thinking any Tide might be left behind. So far, this seems to be a great solution! ;)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

LOVING Wool...

I'm still loving my fitted diapers, after almost a solid year of using primarily fitted diapers. And now they're made even better- with WOOL!!!

My babies are wearing wool skirts (on the girl, obviously), wool shorts, wool pants, wool soakers... They have interlock wool, knit wool, and recycled wool (pants/soakers made out of old sweaters and re-purposed into new clothes!) I pick out a cute fitted, pick out a cute wool piece to put over it, and they're good-to-go! I'm absolutely in LOVE with this combo. It's working so well for both babies, that neither of them wears "normal" clothing anymore!

Now they look like a couple of proper hippy babies. ;)