Friday, May 29, 2009

Colors of the Rainbow















I need more! Olivia's cloth diapers are drying, so she's in disposables. I only have enough cloth to diaper her for a little over a day. Well, her disposable just leaked onto her clothes and the carpet. Irritating. (and why we are using cloth to begin with!) Cloth diapering is addictive. It's much like babywearing. I own 3 mei tais, a wrap, and a sling...but I want more. There are so many cool carriers. Well, in cloth diapering, there are a ton of awesome brands and styles out there! The only drawback is the initial cost. I try to buy the one size type so that I can use the same diaper regardless of her size-but $17-25 for a diaper is tough when you're watching your budget. So I just keep watching for sales and coupon codes and little by little I'll build up a stash. Hopefully I can phase the disposables out.

2 comments:

Jeff9 said...

The best way to clean cloth diapers is to pre-rinse them off in the toilet using a Hand Bathroom Bidet Sprayer. So convenient and if you are trying to help the environment (and your pocket book) you can give it a double whammy by virtually eliminating toilet paper use at the same time as you benefit from using it on the diapers, by using it on yourself. I think Dr. Oz on Oprah said it best: "if you had pee or poop on your hand, you wouldn't wipe it off with paper, would you? You'd wash it off" Available at http://www.bathroomsprayers.com they come in an inexpensive kit and can be installed without a plumber. And after using one of these you won't know how you lasted all those years with wadded up handfuls of toilet paper. Now we're talking green and helping the environment without any pain. One review: http://jonathanandandrea.blogspot.com/2009/04/spray-it-or-scrub-it.html

Jen to da fer said...

Please let me know more about this when the time comes when I'm pregnant. Ry and I would like to use cloth diapers so it's better on the environment, and are very interested in doing so.