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. ;)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Trying to stop... but failing! ;)

I keep telling myself to stop buying more diapers- I have MORE than enough diapers for 5 babies, and I only have 2 babies! ;) But it's an addiction... the searching for, buying, and receiving diapers and diapering things keeps me going sometimes. It's my crack!!! I don't drink coffee, I don't drink alcohol... I buy diapers!

And yes, even I realize how pitiful that is. And what a waste of money. And I know I should just stop and be happy with what I have... But what fun would that be? :D

Hi... my name is Bum Bumbler. I'm a cloth-diapering addict, and I've been clean for 1-1/2 hours. ;)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Rockin' Green Detergent

Well, far be it for me not to try the newest cloth diaper-safe, environmentally happy detergent! So I got a couple sample bags (okay, I have 19 of them...) to try. They smell GREAT. It's like air freshener for my stinky laundry room, just having the packages in there! And the make-up of the stuff is pretty cool- it's little flakes, almost, rather than granules.

How does it work? Well... the jury is still out. I thought it cleaned okay... better than my other "planet-safe" detergents. But after a week of using it, I noticed nighttime diaper stink... ammonia smell wafting out of the diapers, and little bums starting to break out. But then I realized both babies are teething, so the rashes could be a coincidence.

I went back to Tide (good ol' Tide) for a couple weeks so I could start over again, and I'm trying Rockin' Green again now. So far so good... the diapers appear clean, and smell clean out of the washer. The nighttime test begins!!!