What I can’t figure out is why?
1. It’s CHEAP!!!!!!
2. It’s super easy
3. It feels great being green
4. It’s better for her bum. and as we all know a happy baby is a happy mama!
5. Well they are just so much cuter than disposable diapers.
So I’ve decided to do a picture tutorial on how we cloth diaper if you have any questions feel free to ask! I would love to answer any questions you may have. Cloth diapering has been an interesting journey for us but my wallet and I are so glad I decided to try it again after the first failed attempt. Enjoy!
Our list of products:
20- Prefolds, we have an assortment. A few Green Mountain Diapers, Bummis and both kinds of Gerber.
7- Thirsties Duo Wraps
A Roll of Bummis’s large Bio-Soft Liners
3- Tote bags- 1 small, med, and lg. I use the small for day trips and I swap the large and medium between laundries.
1-Magic Stick, diaper protection (I liked it because it’s in stick form and it smells delicious)
Thirsties Pre-Soak and Superwash!
We even have a Bummis Cloth Swim Diaper =)
This list is simply what we have, they does not mean it’s exactly what you need. I feel our system works great for us, it took me a minute to get used to it but now I love it. So don’t read this list and think oh crap you need all that! You don’t. It is simply what I have found to work well for us.
This is my stash of covers drying and/or waiting to be used, with the wet bag holding all the dirties. The little purple on is my “outing bag” small enough yet large enough to hold a day’s worth of diapers.
These are hemp “boosters” just a little something you can throw in to make your diaper more absorbent. I got these on consignment. I use them during nap time or if I know we’re going to be out and about running errands.
The Bummis Bio-Liners, Snappies and Magic Stick. The Bio-liners are a godsend. Plain and simple these will save your diapers from major direct poop contact! (Ha ha poo, TAKE THAT!) You lift and flush, most of the time the entire mess is contained so then you good to go. The Snappies is a genius invention, an EASY to use fastener that offers a PRACTICAL and RELIABLE way to fasten a cloth diaper, replacing the diaper pin. It is T-shaped with 'teeth' on each end. These 'teeth' hook into the diaper fabric to ensure a snug-fitting diaper with enough natural movement for the baby. YAY! And lastly the MAGIC STICK…as you probably do not know, you are not suppose to use conventional diaper creams with CD generally this makes your diapers less absorbent. Magic stick is an all natural diapering ointment. Easy to use magic stick goes on smooth and keeps baby’s delicate area protected and comfortable. Magic stick's all natural, organic ingredients and petroleum-free formula is safe to use with cloth or disposable diapers. This is a link you can check out to see if your diaper cream is CD compatible http://www.pinstripesandpolkadots.com/diaperrashcreams.htm .
|Bummis Swimmi, well the picture says enough…it’s so cute! I got a little surfer girl top to go with it! <3|
|Flip disposable inserts. These are made by BumGenius and are great to keep on hand for those times when you just need a sposie. I like to use these at night time or for a really long car ride they are great! Just lay it in your cover and close it up.|
Pictured Below: The following is step-by-step photos of start to finish putting the diaper on.
You can also watch the following video tutiorial on youtube:
Just a few facts about why you should choose cloth diapers!
You can also find Thirsties here: http://www.thirstiesbaby.com/ http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/Thirsties
HAPPY BABY = HAPPY MAMA!