Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Adventure Begins!

I made the decision a few weeks ago to start using cloth diapers during the day with Jayce. After lots of research and reading I made the plunge! I ordered some diaper covers, got my 5 gallon bucket ready and mentally prepared myself for the challenge. Once the diaper covers arrived I was so excited to get started. So far we have been using the cloth diapers during just Jayce's awake time and it has been great. He has been very nice to me though. Every time he poops it is right after a nap (right before I change him into a cloth diaper) in his regular disposable diaper. I am sure that the first time he poops in the cloth diaper I am probably going to be asking myself "Why did I think this would be a good idea????" but we will burn that bridge when we get to it. We have not had any messes or disasters yet so I am still excited and motivated. We typically change any where from 10 to 12 disposable diapers a day. With the cloth diapers in full swing we are down to only using 4 or 5 disposables a day. Not only is it saving us money, it is making less waste! Your welcome Earth! It really is a win-win situation! All the little things we do, to save the environment and money, really add up to BIG things!

Just a few FYI things about cloth diapers for anyone thinking about trying them out....
  • They are very bulky and don't fit well under outfits
  • They are a big cost upfront (more then just disposables)
  • You have to change them more frequently because they don't hold what a disposable will
  • You have to touch lots of bodily fluids
  • You have to wash diapers every day
Give them a try! When I think about all the little things we do around our house to save money and the environment I feel good about making decision like this one. If we all do the little things we can really make a difference! Check out the little man!

This is the diaper cover. It is really neat! No more rubber pants or pins! You put the cloth diaper inside of this and then put it on baby just like a disposable! It makes it soooooo easy!

Jayce hanging out in his cloth diaper!


deepintheheartoftexas2 said...

Cloth diapers are supposed to be great. I would consider them too!

HeatherOz said...

I wish I had known more about cloth diapers with my kids. My youngest is almost ready to be potty trained. I saw some really cool diapers on a discount baby items blog. It is called They offer one really cheap item every day. Check it out 9am mountain time. they had the cutest cloth diaper covers the other day!

rachel... said...

Oh, he's adorable!

I actually gave a lot of consideration to doing cloth diapers with my fourth baby, but after doing TONS of math, I figured it really wasn't a worthwhile investment since I buy pretty cheap disposables and she was *supposed* to be my last baby. Had I known we'd have this fifth little surpise, I may have given it a shot, but there's no way I'd be able to keep up with the laundry. I can barely handle just the regular everyday laundry I have!

rachel... said...

Also, I wanted to email you regarding the blog comment you left me today, but I can't find an address for you!

I have the same trouble that you do. I'm 5' tall and formerly a size 0, too! At one point between babies, I did get to the exact weight I'd been before any of the kids, but my body still didn't fit into my old clothes. It was so weird. I've given up hope of getting back to a 0, I just don't want to jiggle around so much!

deepintheheartoftexas2 said...

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