How to tell the husband?

Ok. So everyone knows this Mama is highly addicted to cloth. I live, breathe, and CRY cloth diapers. Lately however, they haven’t been getting much love. I don’t really have enough diapers for daycare w/out washing everyday. Her daycare is Snap-Stupid, by the way, so I can’t send all of our 20.00 a pop diapers! Why, oh Lord, why, do I have these sweet masses of cloth heaven if I can barely use them? Because they’re pretty. And that’s fine, for a mama with money. I, however, am not that mama.

We’ve been reviewing a cloth diaper called Kawaii off of EBay over at Diaper Swappers. It’s basically a BumGenius knock-off, but it has super great reviews. Better yet, I can get 10 diapers w/ 20 inserts for a mere 50.00. I can get 2 of my fluff heaven diapers for 50.00 and that’s not including shipping. So tonight I’m going to try to convice the husband to let me revamp our stash for the *hopefully* last time.

I will always keep and few goodmamas and prefolds, though!

Luck again!

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Not So Groovy!

Ok. Pull on fleece covers…just aren’t for us.

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Does NOT = a dry baby.

Not for us. The fact that I have to figure out how to get the LoopyDo to lie flat in the fleece while pulling up the pants doesn’t help matters, either.

It also doesn’t help that Buggie takes them off at night!

So alas, we’ve found our night solution. Now for daycare…

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So Happy I could Dance!

     So last night we tried a Piddle Poddles Fitted, with all 3 snap-in inserts.

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With a LoopyDo Micro/Hemp combo insert on the OUTSIDE of the diaper

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All stuffed inside a size Medium Thirsties Cover in Aqua

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It definately made for a bubble bum, but we awoke with dry sheets! Our first night. And Buggie’s bum was all nice and rash free! Dance with me!

We are trying fleece tonight

*Fingers crossed again*

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Trying Something New

       I never, and I do mean never wanted to use diapers that required a cover. I wanted to use Pockets or AIOs/AI2s. Pockets you just stuff with an insert through an opening in the back. AIOs are all built in together, and AI2s have the inserts that snap in, to decrease the time they spend in the dryer.

        We all know, however, you don’t always get what you want. Buggie’s bum is just so sensitive to materials that don’t “breathe” and the only AIOs that I can find to contain my little hydrant are BumGenius Organics, which cost an astounding 24.95. EACH. I cannot afford 36 of those. So alas, I came to the conclusion that I would just have to suck it up, and deal with having more steps in our diapering routine. My trusty, much more experienced mamas, over at DiaperSwappers.com recommended Piddle Poddle Fitteds, or Goodmama Fitteds. Fitteds look just like most other cloth diapers (but come in wallet busting prints, I just cannot resist) but they aren’t waterproof, so they require a cover. We are experimenting with our favorite covers, but a this point a size Medium Thirsties are the only ones she hasn’t leaked from. Swaddlebees work great for daytime, though. I really want some wool, which lets her really breathe, but I can’t afford it right now. Maybe I’ll buy her some for my birthday! =x

 

         We have been having another problem, lately, though. These fitteds, while keeping her bum clear, just don’t contain her Niagara Falls tendencies all night long. So I was off again. To find another solution for my precious girl, and once again turned to the wonderful mamas that make up the “Diaper Chatter Q&A” forum over at Diaper Swappers. I was told to use a Goodmama or Piddle Poddle, but to place a Microfiber/Hemp combo between the diaper and the cover. I didn’t even think about putting some micro between the cover and diaper! (For those that don’t know, micro against baby’s bottom will cause you a nasty rash, it just isn’t bottom friendly) So we’re trying it tonight. I finally ran out of sposies and I will be darned it I am buying more. Nope, no more yucky paper diapers for us!

*I’ll let everyone know how it goes, tomorrow!* I’m keeping my fingers crossed we wake with dry sheets.

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Cloth Diapering Does Not = Prefolds and Rubber Pants

When we first started on this journey, it wasn’t because we wanted to. It wasn’t because of the “green” factor (although that appealed, too!). And it definately wasn’t because we knew what we were doing. It was because Buggie kept a horrid, blistery, bleeding rash on her bum and no amount of Zinc Oxide, Essential Oils, or Rx’s could help. So alas, we decided to brave the cloth world, and took a leap of faith. It was almost like climbing to the top of the roller coaster, when you’re terrified. Then the drop came, and it was exhilirating. We were addicted. We loved it. We went back for more. More than anything, Buggie and her little booty loved it, too. At first we couldn’t afford the amount of cloth diapers needed to do it full time. So she stayed in disposables (Sposies, to us CDing mamas) while in daycare and was in cloth at home. Soon enough, we had enough. We had a sit-down w/ Bug’s daycare director, and she agreed wholeheartedly to accept our idea, that no doubt, most think is very old fashioned.  Buggie wore BumGenius 3.0 Pocket Diapers.

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We would soon figure out, Buggie was also allergic to “Suedecloth” the Stay-Dry inner material in these diapers. Back came the rash. Now we’re on a mission to find something to keep her bum clear and smooth. Hence, the name of our blog, “Our Journey To A Fluffy Bum.”

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