Monday, June 14, 2010

"Modern" Cloth Diapering

Okay, so you if you think Moms are nuts for using Cloth Diapers in an age where disposibles are the most popular, your 100% wrong! Today's Cloth Diapers are nothing like what you would imagin. No "burp cloths" wrapped in plastic pants, no pins needed, no leaks either! When I had my baby girl, Katelynn, the thought of using cloth diapers never crossed my mind, I had NO clue about the Modern Cloth Diaper. The Cloth Diaper of today is much more complex than "back in the day" and very easy to use. There are so many options you have when it comes to the Modern Cloth Diaper as well. I bought my first Modern Cloth Diapers when my baby girl was about 6-7 months old, but I wish that I had known about them and been using them since birth. I, like many moms today, went to the internet as a support system for input and info as a first time mom. I was suprised to learn just how many moms were using Cloth Diapers. The more I talked to these women, the more curious I got... I wanted to learn as much as I could about them. I took notes and visited the websites they suggested and even found other sites as well with TONS of infomation of the Modern Cloth Diaper. One of the ladies on my Mom's Group online was very helpful and suggested a brand called Haute Pockets as a starter diaper, especially since at that time they were on sale at Clothdiaperclearance.com. So my first investment in Cloth Diapering were 6 Haute Pocket One Size Diapers. Each diaper came with two inserts, a newborn and a doubler. Right now Katelynn is about to turn one and I use both inserts and she can usually last up to 2 hours in them. At that time I was using cloth during the day and disposibles at night. I want so badly to switch to full time cloth, but knew my Haute Pockets wouldn't stand up over night. I did further research and I decided to buy a couple Thirsties All In One Pockets in Medium from BabyEcoMart.com because they were on sale, which was awesome, I got them for a great deal! I bought a separate Large insert to go in them, made by FuzziBunz. So far to date we have not had any leaks at night! Later I learned about the bumGenius 3.0 and bought a couple of them... looking back now I wish I would have done my whole stash in bumGenius 3.0. I use them as a back up night time diaper because their inserts are AWESOME! I've not had any leaks from them at night either and they tend to be a little trimmer fitting than the Thirsties. I also have a FuzziBunz diaper, which is ok, works great, but nothing SUPER spectacular. I also have 3 Nubunz that Katelynn's auntie bought her, which enabled me to only have to wash every other day instead of every day usually at midnight every night. Total I have 18 cloth diapers. I would LOVE more (like maybe 50), but don't really NEED more for Katelynn at this time. I would like to be able to have enought to do two full day in cloth without having to wash, so that I could travel with them... I try to use cloth as much as I can, but because my stash is only 18 diapers sometimes I have to use disposibles if we go out of town.
If your interested in researching the Modern Cloth Diaper and are thinking about going cloth or making the switch, here are several helpful links:
http://www.diaperpin.com/
http://www.diaperjungle.com/
http://www.cottonbabies.com/
http://www.clothdiaperclearance.com/
http://www.kellyscloset.com/
http://www.nickisdiapers.com/
http://www.hyenacart.com/
http://www.theclothdiaperwhisperer.com/
http://www.thanksmama.com/
http://www.liloutlaws.net/
http://www.rockingreensoap.com/
 
Hope you have a wondeful day dear followers!
Kelsey

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