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What’s in Your Pocket?

Spare change! Lunch receipt! Barbie shoe! Instead of pants pockets, let’s focus on diaper pockets. After all, this is a diaper blog. We are a pocket diaper family. Pockets offer the simplicity of an all-in-one without the lengthy dry time. The beauty of pockets is you can adjust absorbency by stuffing them with just about anything. With so many choices on the market, where do you start? I decided to compare 4 popular pocket stuffins; flour sack towel, Thirsties Hemp Prefold size 1, small Microfiber insert and small Minky insert. I rated each item on a scale of 1 (worst) to 4 (best) in 5 categories; Cost, Trimness, Absorbency, Cleanliness and “Stuffability”. All 4 stuffins were evaluated with a 2011 Fuzzibunz Elite (One Size). Cost Microfiber– Many pocket brands come with a microfiber insert so I have to give this a 4 for cost because it’s free. And you don’t get any cheaper than free. Flour Sack Towel (FST)- FSTs get a 3 for cost, as you can pick up FSTs at your local Walmart or Target for as cheap as $1/piece. Minky– Minky inserts came standard with the 2011 Fuzzibunz Elites. If you want to get your hands on them now, they come in a 3 pack for $11.95 or if you are lucky, you can find some used. Score: 2 Hemp Prefold– These stuffins are the most expensive …

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From The Cloth Diaper Whisperer Archives: Why Prefolds Are Easier Than You Think

From The Cloth Diaper Whisperer Archives! This is a favorite blog post about how prefolds can be so easy to use. Originally posted on Jan.20th, 2011. I found a new favorite cloth diaper. It is very absorbent and I never have leaks. It is affordable and easy to use. No, it’s not the latest pocket or all-in-one diaper. It’s not fancy. There’s not even a whole lot of science behind it. In fact, it’s a little bit old fashioned. What is it, you may ask? It’s the prefold. Scary, yes, I know. When I first started cloth diapering my newborn four months ago, I scoffed at prefolds. Why use those ancient things when there are so many awesome new diapers on the market? But then I found out their dirty little secret: they are cheap and effective, and not nearly as difficult as I imagined them to be. I decided to try prefolds one day because my rapidly-growing son had hit a point where I was struggling to get his diapers to fit him properly. He changed so much day to day and I was getting frustrated. I was also getting lots of leaks. And, with so many great, convenient diapers on the market, there just had to be a reason that some parents still prefered to use prefolds and flats. What did I have to lose? If I didn’t …

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The Sneetches, and the Art of a Pocket Diaper

I love Dr. Seuss and yo celebrate I’m adding to my stash. But wait, I can’t find any Dr. Seuss diapers anywhere, how do you do this? I solved this problem by making a hidden pul pocket diaper. Well, the best place to start is a template. Find a diaper you like (or two or three with different things you like about each one), a ruler, and a sharpie. Create something that looks like this: Then you need to lay out your material. Lay out: the lining material (I prefer flannel), the print, and the pul. Remember to put your lining and print right sides together. In this scenario the pul side should be face up. Then you cut out the material. I prefer a rotary cutter, but scissors would also do the job. After you have cut out your material you add the snaps for the rise (since this is a os diaper) and the snaps for the front, or the velcro. Whichever you like. I suggest laying out the male and female parts of the snaps in a rough design of what you want so all you have to do is grab as you are using the press or pliers. Put the snaps through the pul and print, but not the liner. Start with the snaps nearest the middle for best results. This gives you a double layer …

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I Pick Pockets

It was time. Tremblingly, I reached for the diaper. This was the moment of truth, when I discovered if our investment was worth it. With just four quick snaps, it was fastened on my little man’s itty-bitty bum. At 3 weeks old, his legs had chunked up enough to properly fit his one-size pockets, and I had to admit, he and his pretty – uh, I mean handsome – blue diaper looked seriously cute. By the end of the day, I had come to realize that these diapers were not only cute; they worked, too! Since that momentous day, we have not looked back, and nearly one whole year later (sniff!) I am still pretty pleased with the decision to go with bumGenius pocket diapers. Whilst price was definitely a deciding factor, we wanted to choose diapers which were easy enough that we would not shirk reaching for them during middle-of-the-night changing times. Changing a pocket diaper is literally as simple as “snap on and go” and are not only Daddy-proof, but also Granny-proof and even 8-year-old-big-sister-proof. An initial turn-off for me was the idea of needing to stuff the pockets every second day after laundry. In actual fact, this has turned out not to be a big deal at all. In the beginning, when I was still trying to escape the sleep-deprivation induced fog of newborn-dom (alright, who am …

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Fluff Friday 178

Fluff Friday 178 1 BabyKicks Basic Pocket and 1 Premium Pocket diapers /*{literal}{/literal}*/ a Rafflecopte r giveaway <a href=”http://rafl.es/enable-js”>You need javascript enabled to see this giveaway</a>.

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