Friday, December 14, 2012

I Love Fluffy Bottoms


Yes, I love fluffy bottoms with leopard prints. I never, and I mean n e v e r, thought I would be that weird, crunchy, cloth diapering mom. I mean that’s just sick. Ya know! But here I am. Sitting back watching all those other moms with their babies in those old plain, white, noisy diapers with the exact same character on them as everyone else’s kid and thinking to myself, “my baby sure does look super cute in her awesome fluff that makes her bottom look twice as big.” You want to know what’s worse?!? Come a little closer and I’ll whisper it. Shhhhh! I make and use reusable baby wipes. There. I said it. I know what you’re thinking, cause I thought the same thing. Gross, right?!  Not even close.

Cloth diapering has opened up a whole new world to me. Anyone who cloth diapers or has looked into cloth diapering these days knows that there are about a jillion different options and levels of commitments. Seriously! It’s mind blowing. I began this adventure almost a year and a half ago and if you read my original post My New Adventure you’ll know that I made a commitment to CDing no matter what. Well, I stuck to it and it’s been almost too easy.

A jillion different options. You think I’m kidding!? Just do a search for cloth diapers and see how many different companies, types, fabrics, colors, shapes, sizes, etc. come up. The list goes on and on. I’ve used just about every type of CD that’s out there which is important since every baby is different and every momma’s needs and preferences are diverse. It’s good to find a friend or CD community that you can draw knowledge and experience from. I had a friend give me multiple types of diapers, so I was able to get a feel for what I liked best.

What am I using a year and a half later? Pretty much the cheapest pocket diaper out there. I started out using pre-folds and covers. I thought they were nice and easy until I ordered two KaWaii bamboo minky pocket diapers from theluvyourbaby website. Is it possible to fall in love with a diaper???I do believe it is :o) And it was love at first sight. Anyone who has gotten fluff mail can tell you how exciting it is to open up that package and pull out the coolest accessory a baby can wear. It was so soft and fluffy and bright and….well, I know... it’s just a diaper, but it felt like the Ferrari of diapers to me. These diapers cost me less than $11 each which is a great price considering the piece of junk Fuzzibunz brand diapers cost me $20 bucks a pop. Those things didn’t hold in vapor.

My KaWaii bamboo minkies are soft, absorbant, easy to use and care for, adorable to look at, and nowhere near as bulky as most CDers. I have about 20 of them and they’re just as beautiful and functional as when I first purchased them. They come with two inserts and I use them both. I have a toddler and a two y.o. who wear them at night with only a rare leak to speak of. That’s way less than when I used disposables. What’s even more amazing is in almost a year and a half I’ve only had one blow out of the back of the diaper and it happened just the other day. A.MAZE.ING. I’ve never had a disposable hold in messes like these do. The few times that I’ve used disposables since my journey in CD Land I've found myself grumbling under my breath about how I "hate stupid disposables." And I sure hate throwing money in the trash, too!

If you want to know all the mesmerizing details of my CD life (the how tos) you’ll have to check out my next post :o)



  1. Julie,
    Yes, the whole family is going to get to go this year. We're going to travel down the ALCAN, go to Family Week and then visit the Grandparents and friends. I'm looking forward to meeting you.