Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Cloth Diapers: The First 24 Hours

Well, we finally started cloth diapering! Max was born June 14th, but we waited until his belly button was healed before starting with the cloth. July 1st was our start date!

If you have read my previous post (here's the link if you haven't), you would know that I was really looking forward to this. One of the things I was excited about with our baby was cloth diapering! So this day was long in the making.

We are using gDiapers with cloth inserts right now. We may use disposable inserts once we get the hang of it, for when we are out and about.

Max, cuddling with mommy in his cool blue diaper

I must say, I was pleasantly surprised with how well they are doing! I expected to have a good experience, but I was thinking there would be leaks and a mess and all that jazz. We have all read mixed reviews about every product on the market, and gDiapers were not an exception.

The diapers have been AWESOME so far. I feel so much better, now that I'm not throwing disposable diapers in the trash. I feel all Suzy-homemaker about it for some reason too, which is fun. Max seems to like them just fine, and I love how cute they look! I was having fun coordinating onesies with the covers today, I'm a dork like that.

Max, in the Archer's pose

We did have one leaking issue. Mommy (me) wasn't thinking and didn't make sure that his pee-pee was inside of the liner, so he ended up peeing up his stomach. This wasn't the diaper's fault, it was user error.

All in all, I have been blown away so far. I did my first wash of cloth tonight, and everything rinsed out beautifully. They are hanging to dry now, and I have plenty left over to get us through the night. I just wanted to give an update, as promised when I first posted about the gDiapers.

Max, napping in his cute blue diaper

I will be posting more feedback, once I have more experience under my belt.

What kind of diapers do you use? Disposable or cloth, and why?

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