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Diapering More Than One: Some Pointers

The two most valuable things I have learned about cloth diapering, whether its one child, or more than one, are that wet bags are invaluable, especially for eliminating plastic bags from your life, and also that One-Size diapers are a life saver. We are also experimenting with cloth wipes for additional cost savings and waste reduction. In case you hadn’t heard of them before, planet wise wetbags are these fantastic fabric, waterproof bags, that you can use to hold your diapers. Whether you are on the run, on vacation, or at home. They come in different adorable prints, and 3 convenient sizes. So far, I’ve ordered the small art deco and the bumble deco–which has a cute bright yellow lining inside. These bags are great for carrying two to three diapers from my toddler or newborn. We use only One-Size diapers, just in case I forget to bring a diaper for someone (a lesson I learned when my first two were in disposables, a baby can fit in a toddler diaper, but a toddler cannot fit in a baby sized diaper. This is assuming you remember to pack diapers at all, haha!) I ordered one size diapers for my toddler when she was 19 months old. I ordered one sized diapers in the hopes that we would be able to use them for the new baby once the toddler was …

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Second Time’s a Charm

My name is Erin and I live in sunny Florida with my hubby and two little lovelies: Leonard (nearly 3) and Isabela (20 months).  I am a SAHM and a full-time Elementary Education student as well.  I am also the author of a little blog called The Hesitant Domestic.  I blog about everything under the sun, but mostly crafting, faith, and healthy living. My first experience with cloth diapering was when I was pregnant with my son and I got it in my head that I really wanted to cloth diaper.  I wanted to find an affordable option so I purchased a prefold kit from Bummis.  Once my son finally got here, I kinda freaked out about using the cloth diapers.  He was a few weeks old when we started with them and I was completely unsure about the fit, how I put them on, would they work right, were they comfortable, etc.  They seemed so bulky on him and I just didn’t know what to do.  Being the only person in my group of friends who cloth diapered and with no one to ask for help, I sold them on Craigslist and continued on with sposies feeling pretty defeated. When I was pregnant with my daughter I was really fortunate to be a part of a really great mommy message board and it seemed as though many of the …

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How I Stash My Fluff-Part 1

It took me a few months (well, maybe six months) to figure out the “perfect” way to keep my cloth diapers organized.  I now have a great system that works for our family. I keep all of the fluff in Sam’s dresser.  When he was younger, and couldn’t roll like a baby alligator, this is where his changing pad rested.  When we picked out his furniture I was set on getting a changing table but a salesperson talked me into getting a dresser and placing a changing pad on top instead-I sure am glad I met that man!  This dresser has so much space for his fluff and is useful still once changing baby on a changing table isn’t feasible anymore, which was around six months of age for us. In the long, top drawer I keep (in photo order) FuzziBunz Hemp Inserts, extra micro inserts, micro doublers, Hemp Babies doublers, and Birdseye Cotton Flat Diapers (in natural). In the next two drawers I keep all of my pre stuffed pocket diapers (an assortment of FuzziBunz Perfect Size, Bum Genius 4.0, Kawaii, and Rumparooz). The bottom drawer houses my covers which include Flip and Bummis Super Lite.  (I use my flat diapers tri folded in these). On top of the dresser I have a Prince Lionheart wipe warmer and I keep their “Warmies” in it.  I keep my FuzziBunz wipes underneath that I spray with a bottle of water-these are amazingly soft and are great …

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PSA Tasty Purple Crayons Won’t Stain Your Diapers

My daughter had a little friend over playing – and I was trying to keep track of them and take care of my nine month old son.  I thought I was doing a fair job.  Then I looked down at my son – as I was carrying him down the stairs.  He had purple smeared all over his little baby face.  While I was holding him, he had been happily munching on one of his sister’s purple crayons – and I hadn’t even noticed.  Needless to say, I felt like Mom of the Year. Right away, I did a finger sweep and got any large pieces out of his mouth.  Then I cleaned up his face.  I didn’t really think he’d swallowed much – if any of the crayon.  But later, after I’d nearly forgotten about the incident, Miles filled a diaper for me.  As I was rinsing it, I noticed these pretty little purple patches.  Lots of purple crayon pieces intermixed with the poo.  I laughed.  Apparently he’d eaten more than I thought.  I tossed the diaper into the wash with all the other dirty diapers and it came out without a spot.  Bright white – like always.  The white T-shirt I had been wearing didn’t fare as well and I still have a purple stain on the front from his crayon drool.  That crayon was no match for …

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Cloth Diapering, Third Baby’s a Charm

I am an attorney, as is my husband. We currently live in Berkeley with our two daughters, and are expecting our son this May. With our first child, I shuddered at the thought of cloth diapering. I had decided it was not for me before really knowing anything about it. Then, one of my closest new mom friends started cloth diapering and learning and sharing more about it. I became somewhat interested, but my husband was adamantly against it, and being a law student married to a law student, we already struggled to keep up with adult sized laundry, let alone that of our new babe. Then, with our second child, things in our lives were even more hectic, my husband was taking the California Bar Exam just 4 days after our second baby was born. He maintained his reservations, and told me that he would not change a cloth diaper. Thus, due to circumstance, it just wasn’t an option for us. Then, however, when our first daughter was about 3 years old and finally potty trained during the day, and our then 19 month old was nowhere near being potty trained, I became frustrated and appalled at how much we were spending on diapers. (I am painfully aware of the waste treatment issues and the fact that it takes 500 years for a disposable diaper to decompose). I found …

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