Thursday, January 31, 2013

Diapering Decisions

Ever since we started TTC, I've done a lot of research when it comes to what we want to do with our children. While there are still many things that we are considering, one thing has been pretty consistent.

We want to cloth diaper.

Cloth diapering has come a long way since we were kids and the styles and options out there are incredible. As a nanny, one of the children I watched was cloth diapered through a service and it really wasn't that bad. Of course, we'll be doing our own laundry, but I'm certain that it's something we definitely want to try out.

I have already started our stash and plan on expanding it more over time. I want to have a decent selection of diapers so we're looking to purchase some and make some.

So far, I've ordered three and made two. The two I've made are OS (one size) AI2 (all-in-two) so they can have the soaker pad snapped or laid directly against the babies skin. I also will be making some pockets and maybe a couple of AIO (all-in-ones) so that I have more variety and see what we like.

The first one I made is a gender-neutral green one. It has green PUL with adjustable snaps and white minky on the inside. This is set to the smallest setting and I accidentally added two extra snaps in the middle...oops!

And this is on the biggest setting!

The second one I made is a girl one (because my mother-in-law really thinks it's a girl and I have some super cute fabric). It has a hidden layer of PUL and a cotton exterior. This one is made with velcro and an adjustable rise.

Set on the smallest setting...isn't it so cute?!

So, that's what I've been up to lately. I have a craft show coming up in the spring and hope to make some to sell there as well!


Bridgett said...

I love that most of the blogs I follow are cloth diapering! It's nice to know I won't be alone.

Amber in South Carolina said...

Love that color green! I have so many friends who are doing cloth diapering after doing disposable when the baby was too small to fit in the cloth ones and they all say it's just as easy and they like it more. Hopefully you find that to be true too!! :)

Tristan said...

cloth diapered bums are just the cutest!

i babysat a little sweety that was cloth was mommy and daddy must not have cleaned them well, they smelled awful :( and they got upset with me for changing her so much..they said she could pee up to THREE times in one diaper before changing her?!?!?! whattttt!!! no were bonkers, poor baby, I finally had to tell them i could no longer watch her because it stessed me to the