Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cloth diaper success!

It's probably not what you're thinking. We've been using cloth diapers for 8 months now and I've been very pleased. But, last night we used a cloth diaper at night and IT WORKED! Of course we didn't use our usual prefolds but we used Emerson's new Happy Heiny diaper. It's a pocket diaper and I put two of the inserts in it with a fleece liner. Her behind was sooo huge. That is not an exaggeration. We wondered how she could sleep with her butt so round but, she did. This is a picture of the diaper she has although I don't have velcro on mine. I had to put it one the smallest size possible. Really? Is Emerson still that small? I guess so.

This was our nighttime test run before I bought anymore. So we might get two more so we can cloth diaper every night and say goodbye to disposables. I'm thinking getting the bumgenius pocket or maybe another happy heiny. Since we can use these until she is potty trained we'll definitely save some money in the long run.

Next up we have to get a new size run of our prefolds. I'm kind of dreading prepping a whole thing of diapers all over again but, I'm very thankful we have used the other ones for going on 8 months. Far past what I ever expected. I'm thinking we will get 18 prefolds, 3 fitteds, and 4-5 covers. Maybe three bummis brites and one thirstie. I like the bummis brites because they have leg gussets, as do the thirsties. Thirsties don't fit Emerson as well as Bummis but hold up awesome. We could survive on 4 covers but 5 is definitely better. That should last until she is potty trained because I don't see my 14 pounder reaching 30 pounds anytime soon. Do you?
Since I am sure you would rather see Emerson than diapers I'll leave you with this picture. I didn't take it so I'm left to wonder what is going on just as much as you are.

1 comment:

Nichole said...

YAY!!! Glad it worked for you! I'd definitely go for a Bum Genius, I tend to like them better than Happy HEiny, and I prefer velcro (although now that someone can undo his velcro, they don't work quite as well). And fair warning - I used to use prefolds and covers and pockets at night, and that slowly switched, and now I use pockets 100% of the time. I couldn't tell you the last time I picked up a prefold. The convenience of pockets is addicting.