Monday, June 28, 2010

Ok so I did do my research when I bought the Thirsties Duo. . . and I didn't pay attention to people suggesting that they only fit to 35lbs instead of the 40 like they say. So Oliver is about 30. . . and they leak. I've tried asking several people including Karen from Green Mountain Diapers. I did all her suggestions, but they still leak. For a while they didn't. But now they are again. Sigh! So I'm selling the covers if anybody wants them. $9 each and I have 5 (so glad I didn't buy more) 3 Aplix. Two green and One Blue. 2 snaps one blue and one cools stripes. Oh and they are the size 2. Let me know if anybody wants them!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sorry for not writing lately. We had an emergency move. So things with the Thirsties Duo Wrap and Cloth-Eez prefolds are doing well. I had some mishaps with leaking, but I asked Karen at Green Mountain Diapers and she helped me figure out what was wrong. On the inside of the wrap there is a pocket type thing. I was told to put the cloth in the pocket. But Karen says not to. It's used to add extra protection to the diaper since the stitching around the aplix and snaps aren't waterproof. So today we have had no leaks. YAY!
But in the mean time O has decided to start doing the fish face. Here is my attempt to get it on film. Such a cute bugger.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A new blog I found!!!

So just putting along on my facebook and on the side here pops a cloth diaper like page!! I'm so there!! It led me to this blog and I'm super excited to find the time to read it! There also is a contest to win a wet bag which I really need.(hint hint) I haven't really been able to travel since all I have is a ziplock bag to put the icky diapers in. But if I don't win it, I'm still going to get the one it's giving away. It's a Planet Wise wet bag. They are sooo cute!! The real "title" Is a Swim/diaper bag.  Here is her telling about it. It fits 13 dry CD's and "For swim lessons I put in: a towel, a blanket for my son to sit on, water wings and toys and snacks.  There was tons of room left!" Here is the link to enter that if you so wish.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ok first of here is the site that talks about different commercial and "special order" (as in hae to order it online or search at different stores) laundry detergent that are safe for cloth.

Ok so a friend on is wondering about cloth diapers. I told her I'd explain the different kind of diapers that are out there. Yes, there are different kinds. It's great!

Currently I am using prefolds and a cover. This is the most inexpensive route to go. Baiscally it is a sheet of cloth folded into thirds with the middle section which is thicker and more layers (I'll add photo's later tomorrow when I can get to my camera.) The cover is a cover. Go figure. It's made of a special vinyl or plastic. I can't remeber. But don't ever use a vinyl. Has way to many chemicals, which is why we us PUL. Any who it's a cover that holds in the wettness.
Green Mountain Diapers Cloth-Eez on the left and the Gerber prefolds on left

 Folded prefolds

Placed nicely in cover
A pocket diaper is what I'm going to be purchasing next. The Air Biscuits are a pocket diaper. What it is, is a diaper cover with a liner of fleece. In the back it isn't sewn all the way. That is where you stuff the diaper with inserts. Which is basically a prefold, but it's not (also pics to follow). You then put the diaper on! It's great. I want some! I'm going to purchase some fuzzy bunz to see how they are.
 The two white things are the inserts for the Air Biscuits.

All in ones (AIO) are just like a disposable, but you wash and reuse. It has a PUL cover and the insets are attached. The advantages of this is that you just put it on the baby, but I hear that they take a while to dry :(

A fitted diaper is a prefold that already is in the shape of a diaper. You will need a PUL cover for these.

Ok I swear I will have pics up by tomorrow night. I just need sleep tonight. (Oliver hasn't been a good sleeper yet again. I thought he was doing so well. .. nope.)
 Oliver playing with his clean diapers. Fresh from the dryer.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cloth-ezz prefolds part 2

Ok so last night we tried the cloth-ezz. I liked them. I didn't have to change him all night. Well I'm not sure how just the folds were. Silly me put a doubler on it so I don't quite know how good they are. Tonight will be the ultimate test!
Ok so I don't like how bulky the prefold is. I hope the other sizes are different. Yet again, once payday/child support arrives I'll be buying the right size and hopefully they are bulk like the toddler size is. I do love how freaking soft they are! I'm a big fabric softener person so not using it is killing me. But I'm not needing it on these so far. I'm sure the are only going to get softer. 
Ok so I'm going to talk about my favorite way of washing my diapers so far. I'm still new so I'm sure I'll find something else. I rinse my diapers out really well when they are soiled with the really icky stuff. put them back in the pail, put a smidgen bit of baking soda (or powder. I can't ever remember which one. The one in the orange box) to help the smell not be so bad in between washes. On wash day I soak in hot water for about a half an hour with 1/2 the amount of detergent than a normal wash, then put it on HOT water for a long cycle. The pop them in the dryer. Now this only my first month of CDing so this more than likely will change.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Cloth-ezz prefolds.

Ok so I just bought Cloth-ezz prefolds from and so far I love them! They are nice and thick and SUPER absorbent with my water tests (after prewashing them 4-5 times, I check to see if all of the oils are gone and to see how absorbent they are by dropping a couple drops of water on them and see how fast they are absorbed). Currently they are on my sleeping son. I feel that a night time test is the best way to see how great they really are.
I messed up. I was thinking I needed to order the toddler sizes since he is a giant. No. They are HUGE!!!!!!!!  When I first opened the package I figured they would shrink to be a better fit. Well they did shrink, but not enough. So since I washed them, I couldn't return them so I went to my serger and serged to the right size. So tomorrow morning I can tell you just how great they are.
One thing I don't like about the toddler size (I am not sure about the other sizes) is that they are really bulky. I'm guessing it's because of the size of them. So I'm not sure if they will be his day diaper. Could be a good night diaper. Anywho, I'll tell you about them tomorrow.

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Three Diapers!

Ok here are the three different kind of diaper's I'm using. Huggies snug and fit, Thirsties duo with aplix (I just ordered some with snaps, since I was reading snaps do better for bigger babies) and Air Biscuits.

Huggies Snug and Fit size 4

Thirsties Duo with Aplix Size 2
I have ordered mine from

Air Biscuits pocket diaper 

Now that I have used my diapers well and are now getting nicely stained I'm reading up on lots of ways to "whiten" the prefolds and inserts. My favorite way that I've come across is sitting them out in the sun, and just before they are all the way dry, pop them into the dryer to lessen that crinkly feeling.
I'm also on payday going to by Bummis Bio-Soft Flushable Diaper Liners from green mountain diapers. I'm super excited about these. I'm one that once something gets dirty I need to clean it. And going out into public and cleaning a poopy diaper wont be well received by the public. So the liners, I'm sure, are a God sent! Oh payday! Why can't you be today??

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My son is large. . .

So this blog is going to be about raising a large baby.There aren't many tips or facts about raising a large baby. Just small or regular size. My son at 2 months was wearing 6 month clothing. Now he is 7 months, 27lbs, and 29 inches wearing 24 month-2T clothing. I am currently trying to cloth diaper him and am finding difficult to find large a wide variety of diapers that go to 40lbs. I am afraid of buying a bunch and Oliver outgrowing them soon. He hasn't shown any signs of slowing down with the weight. I know he will once he starts being mobile, but I am still afraid.
Currently the diapers that I amusing are Thirsties Duo with Aplix and Air Biscuits. I like them both. They have their ups and downs. Thirsties I'm sure just might make it to the 40lbs it says can go to. AB's are a pocket diaper and I love that fact. I always feel that I'm not putting the prefold right in the wrap. So with the pocket you can't go wrong. The insert is shaped like the cover so it's a no brainer on how to put them in. The fit however doesn't seem to work well with my baby. I only have one at the moment so I'm not sure how it consistently wraps around him since it's 2 or three day's between him wearing it.
The Thirsties, I'm not sure how the inserts are. I stupidly didn't buy anything but the wrap! One more reason why I am writing this. I hope to give a laments guide to picking and buying cloth diapers. I don't want people to buy just the wrap like me! Silly me. Anywho. Currently I am using Gerber prefolds. . . don't ever buy them except as a burp cloth. They suck! Let's just say they don't hold a whole lot. So as soon as I get paid/child support I am going to buy Cloth-Eez prefolds. I hear that they are really good and they have several sizes, organic, bleached vs not bleached prefolds. I'm excited for that. So anyway, back to the wraps. They have leaked. And I'm not sure if that's because it's to tight, loose, or what not. So I'm not really judging until I have better inserts or prefolds. Till next time! Here is an adorable picture of my boy in Thirsties Duo!