So when I found out I was pregnant in 2011, I was excited to cloth diaper our next child. Really excited, because you know what is cuter than cloth diapers? Teeny, tiny, newborn cloth diapers. I couldn't wait to put those little cuties on a tiny butt.
|My newborn stash|
They did actually fit and on the day we took him on from the hospital he had his first fluffy butt. He hasn't worn a disposable since.
|First Fluffy Butt|
The didn't fit for long though. After a month I was finding myself needing to move on from the bullet proof combo of the KL0 plus Thirsties (seriously not one blowout or leak with this combo). He was big enough for my one size pockets but guess what? Boys are different than girls!! All there pee is up front and they pee a lot! My easy peasy pockets weren't so invincible anymore.
Suddenly I found myself in love with the diapers that I had previously had no use for, prefolds. My previous attempts with prefolds were cumbersome and they were so bulky. Why would anyone use those when pockets and AIO's were available? I'll tell you why, they absorb like a MoFo. Also, with a cover they are blowout and leak proof. I haven't perfected my folds enough that I don't get poop on the inside of the covers but I'm getting there. One more great thing about prefolds, they can take the abuse of washing and drying frequently. This is crucial during the poop constantly phase.
My only problem with prefolds is that Landry will be starting daycare soon and they just aren't an option there. Luckily, I have found that Thirsties Duo All-In-Ones are also blowout and leak proof for us. With the velcro closure they are just like a disposable which makes life easy for my daycare provider.
What works for diapering one child doesn't always work for another. I thought I had cloth diapering figured out but my big boy taught me that there is always more to learn. I'm sure that 6 months from now, things will have changed again.
*I got my rental from Nell's Natural Baby.