We women are notorious for opening our closets and peering inside only to exclaim, “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!” I’m guilty! I’m sure you are too, right? Thankfully, I don’t have the same problem when it comes to cloth… Ok, well, if truth be told, I do. Oftentimes I insist that my little man’s diapers match his clothes… even his pajamas match his nighttime diapers (as do my girls’ nighttime cloth too). Obsessive? Yes, I know!
With the overwhelming amount of diapers I do have available I worked out a little routine which helps me rotate through my stash and ensure all the diapers in our stash get some lovin’!
For nighttime we used to use all bumGenius One Size 3.0 pocket diapers. However, I’ve grown weary from stuffing diapers and trainers for all three of my kids for night purposes therefore I’ve converted both Ilyas and my younger daughter Halimah over to the bumGenius Organic All-in-One One Size diapers for night-time. While these diapers aren’t typically suited for night-time, I’ve found if I add a Thirsties Hemp Insert to the diaper by simply laying it on top then these diapers work great for both my son and daughter for overnight. My oldest daughter is thankfully showing signs of being night trained soon! However, in the meantime, she wears the Happy Heinys pocket trainers stuffed with a premium prefold (these truly save me from the inevitable backache that comes from having to virtually dismantle the top bunk of her bed in order to change the sheets should she wet during the night)!
In the morning I change Ilyas into either a FuzziBunz diaper (sized or One Size), or a cute print from either Happy Heinys or Bumwear. Since he typically goes poo in the morning I prefer to use the pocket diapers because the fleece lining is very easy to blast clean with the diaper sprayer! Although, lately he’s been an unexpected marathon poo-er – so my best laid plans have oftentimes been thwarted.
On days when it feels like I’m living inside an oven I put him in a Kiwi Pie fitted and nothing else – we decide to go sans diaper cover unless we leave the house (and even then I’ve gone coverless a couple times – I just add a hemp fleece doubler beneath the bamboo soakers for added protection)!
Kiwi Pie fitted diapers are incredibly soft and absorbent yet completely breathable; perfect for hot days! Surprisingly, out of all the diapers I’ve tried the Kiwi Pie’s are the ONLY diaper my hubster has approved of thus. Therefore, on the weekends my little guy is wearing solely Kiwi Pie’s; otherwise hubby complains and takes off the diaper to allow him to crawl around the house “marking his territory” like a cat. Ummmm… no!
For naps, outdoor activities, trips, or visits to family and friends then we’re back in the bumGenius Organic All-in-One One Size diapers as well as the SoftBums and Gro Baby diapers. On laundry days I especially like to use the SoftBums and Gro Baby diapers since those inserts can typically withstand being in the diaper pail for a couple days without causing excessive odors and they don’t take up much space at all (they’re also great to travel with)!
We all have our own little quirks when selecting a diaper; what’s yours?