Friday, April 15, 2011

I love mail.


Stuffed to the brim, you see.


From left to right: Snappis are apparently the easiest way to fasten diapers anymore, so I got some of those. The green thing is a hanging diaper pail, which seemed like it'd be useful to stuff grody diapers in. The polka-dotted thingies are washable breast pads, which are by all accounts comfier and softer than the disposable kind, so we shall see. The mighty stack of beige is prefold diapers.


From top to bottom: The ones in plastic are Bummis diaper covers in a variety of colors and patterns. The four below that are Thirsties diaper covers. They go over the prefolds to keep them from leaking all over. The bottom two are Thirsties pocket diapers and are hopefully super-absorbent for overnight.

We decided to go for cloth for a variety of reasons. We both like that it'll be nicer against his skin than disposables, and we both generally prefer reusable things to disposable anything just on principle. Noah likes the fact that they're way cheaper (in the long run) than disposables, and I like them because they're freaking adorable (if a bit on the crunchy hippie side).


The cutest one. It has rocket ships. Babies love rocket ships.

We're planning on using disposables for the first couple of weeks just until we get the hang of having a baby around, and then we'll start using the extremely cute fluffy stuff.


Bonus: Bruce also loves mail.

8 comments:

Rosa said...

OMG! The covers are freaking adorable. I only had a few of those because they didn't have them around much when Noah was little and it was just plain plastic pants mainly. I did have a couple of super absorbent ones for overnight and they did work well. No pins? What a bonus, I stabbed my fingers more than once with those things and was always worried about getting the baby. I'm ecstatic that you're going all hippie style:).

Tarren said...

So great to see you cloth diapering! Totally awesome! We do too, but right now with some of my health problems, we are using disposibles on AJ at times. Camielle is potty trained with the exception of through the night. I have the tree and the stripped covers as well. I never tried the snappi's. You'll have to let me know how they work. A lot of people also like using fuzzibunz diapers and kissluvs. We got into the cloth diapering arena a bit late or I would have gone with more choices than just basic prefolds. It's always nice to have a few different kinds, because you are bound to have a certain favorite, even among a huge stash, and of course, you and hubby will not have the same favorite cloth diaper either, more than likely. Hoping the best for your cloth diapering adventure. Check out some of my pics on my facebook about when we started our adventure.

Tarren said...

PS the last one with the cat is so stinkin cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rhianna H said...

James is going to have the cutest bum in all of Hephzibah! Also, I looked up the brand because I was intrigued and found this great video series(which you may have already encountered). You probably know all this stuff already, but I thought it would be great for beginners and she does give some good tips.
http://www.youtube.com/user/JaimeeGleisner#p/u/0/gVo6SMebcX8

YoMama said...

Leah, you continually amaze me with your increasing domesticity! You started out life in cloth diapers, you know. I hope you realize what fun they are going to be to wring out, etc..., but I am proud of you and Noah for your frugality.

Emmaline said...

The diapers are adorable, and Bruce looks like a creature from the depths with his huge glowy eyes. Approve. :)

TeamOSM said...

Prefolds are nice, but you have to change them more often or he'll get a rash (and you can't use most diaper rash creams with cloth because they mess with the absorbency of the diapers). I went from prefolds to pockets pretty quickly...and then from pockets to a hybrid diaper! The hybrid has been my favorite by far. gDiapers!

TeamOSM said...

Also you can get gently used diapers at cutecaboose.com or re-diaper.com! sounds gross but washing those diapers to prep them is a lot of water and energy you could save!