Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Big Switch

I've done it.

I've been converted.

I'm making the big switch.

Yup. You read that correctly. We (that is to say, I) are now cloth diapering Little Bear. And Jasper when he gets here.

I got Bear's first 4 cloth diapers in the mail on Friday. I ordered them from GoGreen Diapers. I decided to go with the fuzzy cloth pocket diapers because 1: they are cheap ($10 for 1!) and 2: I have heard that they work just as well (Thanks, Amanda!!) as the more expensive ones.
Bear modeling his giraffe print cloth diaper.
Bear's been in his cloth diapers all day today, and they are working wonderfully so far. I'm a little iffy on keeping him in them when he goes down for the night, so he's going to still be using disposables every now and then.

I also decided that, since I'm making the effort, I may as well make some cloth wipes as well.

Doing that is super simple. I was going through Bear's old receiving blankets and found 4 or 5 that were covered in spit up stains. I took those, cut them down to fit into the wipe case, then made the solution.

I used about 1/4 cup each of baby oil and Burt's Bees Baby Wash and gently mixed that with 1 1/4 cups of warm water. I poured it over the wipes and voila! Washable baby wipes.

I'm super excited (and super late) to be joining the cloth diapering community. But I figured with bringing a new baby into our family, saving some money would be awesome, and it's great for the environment. :]


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