Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What My Hubby said.......cloth diaper......WOAH! :)

I love my husband! As I hear about other husbands, or remember the ex *cringe* I realize that he really is a one of a kind! Now, if I told you he never got on my nerves or made me want to shake him want to go for a nice long walk, I'd be lying.  But I will say we have this relationship: I'm right and he knows it! We agree to disagree! I'm sure I drive him crazy because I get on these 'kicks' and it's like oh oh oh I want I want I want or let's reorganize the whole house in an hour starting five minutes ago.

I will get back to one of my kicks in a moment.

The other day Hubby was on the phone with a very good GUY friend.  They are about to have a baby boy, awww.  I asked him to ask if they were going to cloth diaper or use disposables as we want to get the baby a gift, but I also don't want to throw my cloth diaper at them for them to tuck away.  I want them to fluff it, smell it. wash it, use it, love it just like I do.  Okay so back to the convo.  Dear friend says, "Cloth diaper? Are you kidding me?" So then it starts, he starts to tell him how easy it is, WOAH! I love him.  He tells him how you just put it on, rinse it, store it, wash it, repeat and save loads of money.  Because so many people are afraid to try it, I'm going to do several reviews of products and my 'take' on things. The next thing he asked was how it was for a Mama who was at home.  I am at home yes, but I also work.  I don't wash and clean, I tame wild lions   educate children and teach them skills :) However, as with anything, what works with one, may or may not work with another, but that's the loving thing about cloth diapers now. Use with or without a cover, pocket, all in one.  I could go on and on, but the first one I'm going to describe is a pocket: The Fuzzibunz all in one.

Here's one of the kicks: cloth diapers!
The fuzzibunz:
1.  It comes with two microfiber inserts: one for newborn and one longer.  So when you are out of the newborn stage, just use it as a doubler! SUPER!
2.  You can stuff it with one or with two or with three inserts depending on how long you need it.
3.  It is adjustable at the LEGS and WAIST! It has buttons on the elastic just like adjustable pants for kiddos!
4.  It has snaps so it's easy to get the fit you need!
5.  It's not bulky at all!
6.  Colorful solid colors, Sometimes I wish they had a print.
7.  It adjusts to fit babies 7-36 pounds.  Raileigh is 29 pounds and still has loads of room to go.

So how do you wash/use/etc?
We use them mostly for nap/nighttime/gymnastics time (there's just something about her making a puddle on the floor there..she's always dry, but I don't want to chance it).  So the legs are adjusted for her and so we just stuff them, snap them and go.  We either stuff them with a microterry insert for nap or a microterry and hemp combo at night or bamboo inserts.  You literally lay them on top of each other and place in the pocket.  So let's say Raileigh poops in it.  No big deal.  Unsnap it, shake it in the toilet, spray the fleece with the diaper sprayer that is attached to my toilet so that it's all off, (I rinse in warm water afterwards) place in bin and wait for washtime.  I don't want to touch the poop is probably what you are thinking.  First of all, I didn't touch it and second of all if you read the fine print, it says to flush the poop in the toilet before you dispose of the diaper anyways!  They sell wet bags, but I keep those in her diaper bag and I only use a dollar bucket at home from the dollar store. We actually have two buckets, one for microfleece liners and one for diapers.  The microfleece liners are liners I cut up using microfleece to use when she has a diaper rash.  I use CJs BUTTer cream which is safe, but I use a liner anyways and I wash it separately.  When she's in a pullup or diaper that's disposable, she constantly has a rash.  Now's she rash free!

It's wash time: Cold pre rinse.  HOT wash with one tablespoon of Lulus or whatever safe cloth diaper detergent you use.  (I have used Allens, Rocking Green, Charlie's Soap, and Lulus and my favorite is Lulu's in the Fluff) and additional rinse.  I hang them to dry or throw them in the dryer occasionally.  I normally do this while I'm cooking dinner so it's not like I have to find the time to do it.  I get dinner started, wash the diapers and trainers, and keep on going.

It's just that simple.  We are saving loads of money and we don't have to worry about horrid chemicals near her bum! To us, it's pure bliss or maybe it's just me and the hubby goes along.  He wasn't always on board, but I said I'd just change them all if he hated it and he has realized it's really not a big deal.  We've been on a twenty hour drive to SC from TX and cloth diapered the whole way.  She did poop in one and I just dumped it in the toilet, stored it in the wetbag and kept going.  Our car did not smell like pee or poop nor do the diapers if you rinse them before you store them.  The bag seals shut anyways so it contains a smell if you can't get it rinsed.  I have also used these at football games, it's really no big deal! To all the parents, try it, you might just fall in love and use the money you save to go on a cruise! If you would like to see a picture, look on the lefthand side of the page and click the link, that will take you to a fuzzibunz!

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