Cloth Diapering, Pregnancy & Parenting Discoveries

March 23, 2012
Silence is Golden Unless You Have A Toddler

Silence is Golden Unless You Have A Toddler

The story I’m about to share with you reminds me of that saying “Silence is Golden Unless You Have A Toddler.” When Jocelyn started crawling early this week, I could not have been happier. She had been trying to crawl for weeks and was often getting frustrated that she could not seem to move to things that she wanted. However, my celebration was somewhat short-lived when I realized the extent to which my house still needs to be baby proofed.  First-time mother […]
March 19, 2012
hemp inserts

An Overnight Update With My Hemp Inserts

In past posts, such as this one, I have mentioned that we struggle with containing overnight leaks. This is true whether we use cloth or disposable. It is very difficult for either to contain my heavy wetter’s 12- 13 hours of soiling. Consequently, my quest over the past few weeks has been trying to eliminate these overnight leaks. Pocket Diapers Although I could have given up on pockets and tried another system, my stubbornness wanted to keep trying to make my pocket diapers […]
March 12, 2012
well groomed baby

My Well Groomed Baby Only Had One Sock On! (Gasp)

I am truly a perfectionist at heart. So, every time I leave my house, I try to be sure that both Jocelyn and I are clean and well groomed. This usually means that I have been carefully planning for days what outfit she will wear when we are out on the town. This planning often includes special loads of laundry to be sure the perfect outfit is ready. Well, the other day my hold on perfection began to slip and I realized […]
March 9, 2012
overstuffing

Overstuffing Cloth Diapers?

As I have mentioned before, my dear Jocelyn is a heavy wetter. Thus, I have been accumulating extra inserts to help with this situation. I have a variety of inserts in hemp, minky, and microfiber. As I have be amassing these inserts I have been adding more and more into each pocket diaper and I have learned a lesson; overstuffing is just as much a leak risk as understuffing. My personality tells me that if 2 inserts are good, then 3 inserts are even […]
March 7, 2012
hybrid diapers

Hello Hybrid Diapers

A final type of diaper that I want to introduce to you is called a “hybrid”. Hybrid diapers are very nice because they provide a lot of options for someone who needs extra flexibility with cloth diapering. A hybrid diaper is a diaper cover system which can have a cloth insert or a disposable insert. If you choose to use a cloth insert than a hybrid diaper is basically no different than a regular diaper cover system. However, the benefit of a […]
March 5, 2012
fitted diaper

Make it Fit – Fitted Diaper

Although I have never gotten to try a fitted diaper on Jocelyn, I have heard great things about it. Fitted diapers are known for being an extremely absorbent and leak-free way to diaper, particularly when paired with a diaper cover. A fitted diaper is basically just one large absorbent layer which is fastened to the baby like other cloth diapers with snaps or hook and loop.  While a fitted can be used on its own, it is wise to pair it with […]
March 2, 2012
cloth diapers cheap

Cloth Diapers Cheap – Diaper Cover

Cloth Diapers Cheap I can tell you from my experience if you’re looking for cloth diapers cheap, a diaper cover with insert or prefold is probably the way to go. And, it is not a bad way to go either. I have tried a couple diaper covers with inserts and have had good luck avoiding leaks. A diaper cover is a waterproof layer which allows for a separate absorbent layer to be placed inside. The diaper cover is then fastened (with snaps […]
March 1, 2012
all-in-one diapers

It’s All-In-One Diapers

I recently had the opportunity to try out the new bumGenius all-in-one diaper and I have to say that I was quite pleased with it. All-in-one diapers seem to be the newest fad in cloth diapers as several companies have recently unveiled a new all-in-one diaper. I can certainly see why as they are very easy to use. All-in-one diapers are cloth diapers which have all of the elements of a diaper attached as one piece. This means that the absorbent layer […]
February 27, 2012
Pocket Diaper Tutorial

A Pocket Diaper Tutorial

A few days ago, I met with a friend to do my first meeting as a consultant for DiaperHQ. As I was explaining all the options for diapers, I realized how confusing it can all be. So, I thought that I would spend the next few post explaining the most popular cloth diaper options. Today, we will begin with one of my favorites–a pocket diaper. Pocket diapers are a very popular modern cloth diaper. Pocket diapers consist in a waterproof outer, a stay-dry […]