This entire post is about cloth diapering- a bit detailed, too. Lots of links and stuff so if you’re interested in cloth diapering, read on. If not- you might want to skip this one!
I’ve been cloth diapering Payson with the Fuzzibunz Pocket Diapers I used back when Sierra was two.
Most moms who use fuzzibunz like them well enough, but I don’t.
Before the negatives, here is the good stuff–
The fit was really good, they’re SUPER cute and pretty darn trim.
They retain odor really bad no matter what washing/drying method I use.
I started using regular old prefolds and white nylon covers (think of the setup your mom or grandma used- the pins and all- that’s what I’ve been using).
They are super easy to wash and don’t have any odor whatsoever!! Yay!
The only negative thing is that they are ridiculously bulky and they can bunch up at the top of Payson’s waist when he’s really active.
With this in mind I went in search of something I could use that would be slightly more easy and trim. I found out about fitted diapers (with snaps, sweet) and the huge selection of covers out there.
I did a bit more research and narrowed down my selection. It all just came in the mail today and just browsing through I think this setup is really going to work for me. I’ll give a review of how everything’s working out in a couple weeks. But my mini review on first glance is that those fitted diapers (#2 below) are the softest things ever and I want to wear one! lol
1. One Large Planet Wise Wet Bag (for storing/soaking diapers between washes)
2. Eight Kissaluvs Organic Cotton Hemp Fitted Diapers
3. One BumGenuis Diaper Sprayer (I used to use flushable liners to catch the bulk of poo, but I figured this way was easier)
4. Three (for now) Thirsties Diaper Covers
5. I bought tons of wipes (25) because I’m using them for the girls (pee) as well. I got a variety. These, these, and these.
And since we’re talking wipes, here is a great site with wipe solution “recipes”.
While I was meandering around cloth diaper sites I saw quite a few products for moms, too. These cloth pads caught my eye. They look so dang soft and comfortable and don’t have all those pesty chemicals that disposable pads do and I figured, what the heck, I might as well try them.
I admit I probably won’t do a review on them because I try to stay away from talking about anything menstrual related on my blog! Sorry- just a personal thing. lol (and I’m sure the few men that read my blog from time to time are thanking me for that!)