Friday, September 22, 2006

Back to all things baby related

I have finally jumped on the Fuzzi Bunz bandwagon. When I was still pregnant with Eloise I was trying to get some idea of what cloth diapering system I would need to set up that would be economical but also practical. I got my hands on four Fuzzi Bunz and so far they are, by far, my most favorite thing to use! Of course, Miss Eloise pees about a gallon an hour, so with only four Fuzzi Bunz, she's not in them for very long. I had grand illusions of folding recieving blankets in to dipes, like I did with Iris, but I just don't have the luxury of time to get in to it. I decided to buy a dozen Infant sized Indian Pre-folds (well, I ordered a dozen, they only sent me 11, grrrr). I really like them, actually. Last night I figured out that the stack of fitteds I have is just barely starting to fit Eloise, so I am using those, as well. I still haven't figured out the best way to keep her dry, though. I don't use cloth for night or for outings, yet, because I don't want to have to deal with changing her during those times (if I don't have to). Right now I could change her once an hour and it still wouldn't be enough! I think I need to think layers, with fleece next to her skin, but I can't imagine how many layers that would actually take. She also sleeps so long during the day, I just hate that she's stewing in pee the whole time . . . sigh. I guess it must not bother her, as she sleeps for up to four-five hours in the day, but it bothers ME!

So, I just ordered six more Fuzzi Bunz, but in the next size up since she won't be in smalls for too much longer. I think I might end up buying a bunch more, since they have such a high resale value, and sell everything else I've got. Diapering with Fuzzi Bunz is practically as easy as paper diapers, except for the laundry factor. Hopefully I purchased enough doublers to stuff them up nice and plump to absorb all the pee!

I should get a picture of Eloise and her gigantic cloth booty. For the short time Iris was in cloth Matt and I would joke that she had a "J. Lo. booty". She really did!

8 comments:

  1. Yay for cloth diapers! We are a cloth family too with lots of booty action! Imo is in prefolds exclusively, though I'm wishing I had access to fuzzibunz, everything I hear about them is so great! You must post some baby booty photos when you have a chance! The only downside to cloth diapering is that baby clothes are manufactured for disposable diapered babies, so sometimes the cloth can be a tight squeeze. Imogen needs clothing much larger than what she really is, just to fit in her monster ass!!!

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  2. Yeah, I just had to break out the 3-6 month pants (and onesies!) today, even though Eloise is only 5 weeks old. The cloth really is hard to fit! Especially when you have to pack alot of cloth on to a heavy wetter.

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  3. I so wanted to use cloth and ended up not. it's one of the things i totally regret.

    love your blog by the way - glad i found you.

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  4. Good for you! I so wanted to use cloth but just didn't know where to begin!

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  5. I get starry eyed hearing about cloth diapering- I would love to do it, and am just not there yet. It sounds so dreamy, though!

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  6. man. i love me some cloth. it's been a learning experience, i have to say. i mean, i started with prefolds, so it could only get easier from there, you know? but i'm on the bumGenius bandwagon, as you know. and i have to say, if you like the FBs, you'll LOVE the bumGenius! dipes. especially with the cotton babies inserts. so trim! so absorbent! i can use one insert, on my supersoaker 18 month old, so i'm sure you'd be good with your tiny supersoaker. the nice thing about the bGs, is that the outer fabric is silkier and thinner than the FB outer fabric, so putting pants (even jeans) on isn't the tugging war it is with say, a prefold and a bummis. peanut can totally wear her regular clothes over the bG, even when it's stuffed with 2 CB inserts and a CB doubler. they are seriously the trimmest friggin dipes ever made. the other thing you can do for trimness, is get a starter kit of the gdiapers, (gdiapers.com) and put a few CB inserts topped with a staydry doubler in the little snap in liner thing. assuming eloise doesn't have huge assplosion style poos, that should work for both dryness and trimness. cottonbabies.com is having a sale on seconds for doublers and staydry doublers with the square corners. i got 2 packs of each, plus 2 suedecloth insert socks for 20 bucks including shipping (so that's 6 doublers, 6 stay dry doublers, and the insert socks.) not a bad deal. and i swear i don't work for cottonbabies. lol. but also, for super cheap diapering options, check out diaperswappers.com it's awesome. you can get nearly new stuff for lower than retail, and it's an awesome way to try stuff out, without making a huge commitment, since you can mostly try things one or two at a time. (and there's a chick on there selling 18 yellow bG!s for 14 bucks a piece. with inserts! buy them before i do!) sorry this is so long. you don't have to approve it, lol.

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  7. I really admire women who use cloth. There is a part of me that thinks about it, but I don't know if I ever could.

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  8. LOL, thanks for the info Jaime! I would approve your comments any day ;)

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