Friday, September 10, 2010

BumGenius rave

I've been thinking about mentioning this for a while. I have tried so many different brands of diapers (and styles) and after about 2 years of cloth diapering, at least 75% of my stash is BumGenius diapers. (BG one-size 3.0 pockets, and the Flip system) I don't know what it is about these, but they just perform better! Not to mention I like the solid, pretty colors, so I can coordinate them with my kiddos' clothes. I try to change often, but I am a busy mommy, and I often forget to do it soon enough. Time after time after time, BG's surprise me with how leak-resistant they are. Sure, we still have leaks, but only when the inner is completely soaked. They really do exceptionally well. The leak-proofness of their new(ish) Flip cover is what convinced me to finally try night-time diapering on Jaina (which I had been afraid of for a year and a half) and I haven't had a single night leak. There was a time between 12 months and 18 months when I thought my kids had outgrown the BG OS fit, but when I picked up CD'ing again (after a 6 month break) Jaina fit pretty well in them, and that's almost all she wears. They have expanded the fit in their new 4.0 diaper (I have one and love it!) and I don't think that will be a problem with Katy. I am so excited to see what new colors they come out with soon. You can be sure I'll be checking my e-mail and cottonbabies website to find out!
These are actually little XS All-in-Ones,
which I loved when Katy was tiny!

P.S. If you look at all the pictures below, Katy is always in either a BG or a Thirsties wrap over prefolds. :) They make up the other 25% of my stash...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

So you want pictures of our little fluff-bottom?

1 week - BumGenius AIO x-tra small
I didn't use cloth quite as much as I thought I would the first 2-3 weeks, (mostly because her cord didn't fall off until that point, and those Huggies Pure & Naturals had the sweetest little cord dip...) but after that we have used cloth on her about 75% of the time. She wears a disposable at night (because why change her and wake her up when the little sweetie almost NEVER poops at night?) and 3-4 during the week if we're going to be out for several hours sometimes. (usually to avoid changing her in some random public bathroom unecessarily). Otherwise she wears a combination of prefolds and covers, pockets, and AIO's, and we change every hour to two hours. She's a cute one!
Thirsties Duo Wrap with snaps (sz 1) over a preemie prefold. 2 weeks.

That is one fluffy bottom...

5 weeks? - BumGenius AIO small

BumGenius One Size pocket
Thirsties Duo Wrap (sz 1) over a prefold

GMD small unbleached pf, snappied

Flip cover over a stay-dry Flip insert
WAHM pocket, babylegs
GMD Chinese prefold (red-edge), snappied
and the same Thirsties Duo Wrap over that. (unsnapped to its largest size)