I love finding these old throwback posts, back when cloth diapering was still shiny and new. Before Norton was even born I was quite certain that cloth diapering was what I wanted. My husband was less certain, but he did come around.
I now officially have every single thing that I need for cloth diapering Norton. I just got my last order of cloth diapering supplies in. One thing that I love about ordering from a local distributor: she delivers it to your house free of charge while she’s out and about running errands. Plus, supporting local businesses over big box stores is always cool.
I am now the proud owner of a total of nineteen FuzziBunz one size diapers. However, I am also a smart owner, so I will only wash one diaper as a test run before Norton comes home. We’ll use it and see how we like it. If I absolutely hate cloth diapering and figure out that it’s not going to work for me, I can return the unwashed and still packaged cloth diapering supplies to my distributor for a refund. I have a pack of size one disposables just to be on the safe side.
I’ve got two rolls of Bummis diaper liners, so I can neatly dispose of Norton poo without scraping or spraying. Ick. And because I’m not terribly crunchy by nature, I got a massive box of baby wipes when they were on sale. I have the diaper pail. I have the drawstring liner for the diaper pail so that I have a convenient way of stashing Norton’s diapers until they are washed. And I have a wet bag to stash in the diaper bag for diaper changes on the go. And I have the extra liners to stuff in his diapers at night to prevent floods.
I have the diaper cream (which shouldn’t affect the absorption of the cloth diapers since I’ll have that barrier of the flushable diaper liner between Norton’s skin and the diaper itself in the event of diaper rash), and the baby powder. I have baby lotion. I have baby oil. And I have all of these things in a convenient little travel size bottle to fit in his diaper bag. I’ve got a little travel size wipes container, too.
Whee! I’m so excited. It’s rather lame, I think, that I’m so excited about cloth diapering, but such is. Norton will be here any time between the next thirty-two to fifty-three days. Oh, I’m so ready. But just to be on the safe side, am I missing anything regarding Norton’s bum?
Originally written on January 19, 2010.
I’m amazed at how much things have changed in three and a half years. Could I have gotten by with the majority of what I started cloth diapering with? Oh, yes, but it wouldn’t have been anywhere near as fun.
I loved those Bummis liners, but I’ve moved beyond them to a diaper sprayer. I’ve stopped using disposable wipes at home in favor of cloth ones. I ditched the diaper pail for storing dirty diapers in favor of a hanging wet bag. I sold that liner for the diaper pail since it just didn’t fit nicely in that pail, anyway.
Overnight diapers? Ha. With Eudora, that was an easy thing. With Norton, it took a lot of trial and error. The little AppleCheeks booster I bought was more for daytime use to give a little extra protection. It was not, in any way, shape or form, appropriate for overnights. I have still been known to use Boudreaux’s Butt Paste, but that wasn’t the non-cloth diaper safe cream I started with. If I have to use it, I use a microfleece liner in between. Baby powder is awesome. I switched brands of baby lotion, but it’s not used much, and I never used baby oil.
Oh, yeah, and those 19 FuzziBunz one size diapers that I started with? I still have some in my rotation. I’ve never thrown one out. I still do the majority of my cloth diaper shopping at Cozy Bums. I still get amazing service from them. I still prefer supporting local businesses whenever possible and feasible.
How have your cloth diapering habits changed since you first took the plunge?