Sunday, December 6, 2009

My "real" diaper obsession

I must first give a big thank you to Katrina, for her pattern that she has provided for FREE! You can find it at Most of these were made from her patterns. Thank you Katrina for providing not only your pattern, but also detailed instructions!

I have found a new obsession, it's called cloth diapers. Not only cloth diapers (cd), but making my own cd. These are pictures of cd covers. Wool covers made from "recycled" wool sweaters. I bought these from goodwill, and chopped them up, or massacred, some may say! Who cares, I'm having fun! Who thought diapering could be fun??? These to the left in red and orange were my first ones made.

These two brown-ish ones came from the same sweater, the one above is made from the sleeves, and the one to the left is made from a pattern I printed off the internet. What a great tool, the internet!

These grey ones, right below, are from an "ichy" sweater my mom couldn't wear. By the time I lanolized it, it wasn't "ichy" anymore.

The shorties, are probably my favorite shortie soaker. the "cuffs" are actually the cuffs off of a cashmere sweater.
I like to find wool sweaters made of merino wool. They are soft and not ichy.
I use old fashioned prefold (pf) diapers, then put these covers over the pf. Yes, my husband thinks I'm nuts, but it is very rewarding for me. He doesn't change diapers anyway! Washing them is easy, right now anyway, Reese is only eating breast milk! I have not used a disposable diaper (sposie) in over 2 months. I did use them when he was little, I actually used a combination of cd, sposies and g-diapers. I still use g-diapers too. I use cloth wipes too, that's how this whole thing got started. My mom and I were shopping at Babies R Us when I was prego and I was in need of a wipe warmer. I ran across a brand of cloth wipes that are made of bamboo. Very soft, but they do have a tendency to unravel! I picked up a pack of 8. I also discovered the g-diapers on that shopping trip. I now use a rotation of 16 bamboo wipes, and about 15 washcloths for wipes. I fold them so they pop up just like disposable wipes and put them in my warmer. So cool! I make my own wipe solution and everything. I'm so thrifty! Not only do I save money, but it's better for my baby, and that's what really counts!

1 comment:

  1. I think it's great you found something to do that you love! Just think of the many other things you can come up with? lol Fabulous Jess!!