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Thursday, April 04, 2013

D = Diapers


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. 



  1. When I was little there were no such thing as disposable diapers, my mom thought i was nuts using disposables for my kids.

    1. I know what you mean! Even though Amy's Mom did cloth diapering with her brother, our family thinks we are insane for going to all the work. But I'm loving it!

  2. What I wonder is if there are cloth diapers for those at the other end of the age spectrum.

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  3. Gotta be honest...diapers aren't the first thing I think about for babies. That honor belongs to the large purchases I had to make--car seat(s), beds, dressers, etc. Now my wife on the other hand, she's much more thorough and practical, so diapers are never forgotten.

    Great post.

    1. Thanks! Maybe diapering comes to my mind first because I'm the one in charge of the laundry! Amy did bring up all of the car and carseat concerns though!

  4. Both cloth diapers and disposables have become so much better since my kids were babies. I tried cloth diapers when our first son was a baby, but he always soaked through everything, even with doubled diapers and plastic pants. We didn't have a clothes dryer at the time, and it just wasn't worth it to me to change all of his bedding several times every day. The disposables at the time, time, though not as good as they are now, worked much better.

    1. From our research, they've come a long way in recent years. It's one of the best decisions we made with Stella, in my opinion!