Monday, August 6, 2012

My First favorite diaper shop

As I mentioned in my previous post I am very excited to try a bunch of different diaper brands to see which I would prefer. Well, in all of my adventures of diaper learning I happened upon a store called Dearest Diapers. They have this package called a sampler. You decide which level of sampler you want to buy and then they will send you diaper products over the value of what you pay.

I decided I would try it out and order the lowest cost package. Within a couple days, at most 4, I recieved my package in the mail. I was so excited. It was like Christmas. I open the package and the first thing I see was an adorable little cloth diaper keychain. They had been having a givaway an anyone who spent more than $20 dollars on an order that week would be entered into the drawing. I won I was ecstatic. But even better than that was when I got into my package and saw all the great fluff. I ended up getting a really nice prefold, a Grovia all in one newborn size in the bicycle print, a set of Boingo diaper fasteners, a fuzzibunz perfect size extra small in a light green color, and a sample of laundry soap that made my entire package sniff worthy.

I was so totally thrilled with the package that at my first opportunity, aka next paycheck, I ordered another sampler. This time I got the next size up. I got my fluffy mail today. I am yet again so happy. I recieved3 all in one diapers and a cover. The wonderful proprietor of Dearest Diapers was thoughtful enough to send the cover because of the prefold I had received with my previous order. I am very pleased with my current experiences with this company and cant wait to make my next order from Dearest Diapers

I also ordered a package of Rockin' Green Hard Rock laundry soap in my most recent order. I plan to talk more about that in an upcoming post as I see how it works for myself and my sister as we combine our diaper laundry until my baby is born. In other words I am having her prep my diapers as she does her diaper laundry. So look for that in the future.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My First diapers

So being new to this whole cloth diapering thing I decided for my first diapers I would buy a couple pocket diapers. I decided to go for some pretty low cost ones because didn't know if I would like the style and I figured it would be worth it to just see if would like using pockets. Well the big day arrived and my cheap china pocket diapers arrived. I was so so so excited to get my hands on them. I get them open and try them on my potty training 2 year old and was pleased with the fit. so then I take it off and call my sister. She has been cloth diapering for 2 years now. and told her I got them and asked her if she would prep them when she did her next few loads of diapers. Well the day she washed them she calls me and says the covers completely delaminated in the first wash. Deep dark sadness ensued.

The Good News. Since this happened we found a local SAHM who makes cloth diapers. We were able to meet with her and see her diapers before buying. Now I am having her make me some custom diapers for my baby due in Dec.

Friday, July 6, 2012

A first step!

So my adventure into cloth diapering started about 3 years ago when I was expecting #3. My sister, who was due at the same time had made the decision to go cloth. I thought, "Are you crazy?" Then I started looking into them and thought wow maybe I could do this. So I talked to my husband, who incidentally does most of our laundry, said no. Now as I am preparing to have #4, I brought up the subject again, Gave him all the pros and committed to be the designated poopy remover. He finally agreed. So here we embark an a new experience. As I have been studying the process, I have been trying to figure out what style of diaper would suit my family. I had initially settled on the thought of fitted diapers with covers. I had mad that choice based mostly on the fact that I wanted to be able to reuse the cover all day as often as possible. I now am leaning toward pocket and All in 2s because of the flexibility for absorbancy and because it is easier to get a one size in these styles. I have ordered a set of pockets off of ebay and am waiting for them to arrive. I am so excited to get them and start my stash. They are a low cost option from china I chose to go with to see how I feel about the pocket style in person. I am drooling over a large number of American made brands and researching do find what will work best in the beginning. If anyone has any suggestions as to where to start for newborns I would be happy to hear them. Thank You for taking the time to read about my new adventure and for the advice if offered.