Probably the first thing you think about when you think about a baby is the diapers. How many you'll need. How long you will need them. All the filling of the diapers and the changing of the diapers. I know those are some of the first thoughts that I have.
Now I know I've mentioned several times before that we decided to use cloth diapers with Stella, but I think it bears repeating. That and this is the "D" post.
When we found out Stella was a girl we immediately began to think about cloth diapers. It was something we'd thought about before, but Amy has very sensitive skin so we were trying to be proactive. So, we researched, and by "we" I mean mainly Amy. She researched and taught me. It also seemed to be a great way to save money and help out the environment. A win-win right?
So we decided to go with the gDiapers brand. We fell in love with them. They were wonderful and super easy to use. Now, I know you might be turning up your nose at the thought of cloth diapering, but honestly it's not that bad. It, in my humble opinion, is no worse than disposable diapers. Once you get into a routine of the washing and loading you're set.
As Stella grew, and boy did she, the gDiapers seemed to no longer be our best option. See, Stella's got some chunky little legs. The gDiapers were a little too tight on her rolls. So we began to look into other brands. We tried Fuzzibunz but they were a little too narrow for our roly-poly little girl and they leaked. We finally settled on bumGenius and are addicted to them. Honestly, I wish we had tried them prior to gDiapers because we likely would have used them from the get-go.
They're super easy to use and wash. They don't leak. And they come in adorable colors and patterns. Plus, the kind we use are adjustable and will grow with Stella until she is out of diapers. Score! I tell everyone I can about cloth diapering and I try to convince them. It is amazing and I highly recommend it. We do occasionally use disposable diapers. At night. When she has diaper rash (FYI, you can't use diaper cream with cloth diapers). When she has some intestinal distress (you know what I mean).
I only wish we would have tried it with the boys. But, we were young and naive. So trust the (slightly) older and wiser me if you are considering cloth diapers. You won't be sorry. If you are not in the market for diapers of any kind at all, then trust me anyway. You have no reason not to.
All is well, 4/26 down, in Drosche Land.