Since my last post, we’ve really gotten down to business building our cloth diaper stash. Fortunately for us, family got us a lot of cloth diapers for Christmas to help us out. So what do we have stockpiled?
- 7 FuzziBunz OS pocket diapers
- 4 bumGenius OS pocket diapers
- 1 bumGenius OS AIO (one of the new elementals–REALLY love the design on it!)
- 1 Happy Heinys OS pocket diaper
- 1 Thirsties Duo Wrap cover
- More inserts than you can shake a stick at
- 36 flannel wipes (thanks, Rachael!)
- 1 travel wet bag
Granted, none of the OS dipes will work for a newborn. But Rachael, the same friend who made the wipes for us, has told us that she’s planning on getting our newborn stash for us: 24 unbleached Chinese cotton infant prefolds, 4 more Thirsties covers and Snappis. (Have I mentioned how awesome it is having another mom friend CD’ing a baby who’s just a few weeks ahead of my own? All of the experiments I was planning on performing on us, she’s performing on her family instead, and I reap the benefits of her trial and error! Accidentally getting pregnant shortly after a friend was GENIUS. I strongly recommend it.)
Apart from diapers, we still have a few more items we need to get: an extra travel wet bag, 2 diaper pails (one for home and one for daycare) and 4 pail liners, a spray bottle, cloth-friendly rash cream, baby powder, cloth-friendly detergent, a diaper bag and a wipes warmer. It’s still a lot to get, but it no longer seems daunting, the way it did a couple of months ago.
Plus, it seems like everything will fit in our Baby Diego Bathinette. While we’re still completely missing our newborn stash and only have about half the big girl diaper stash that I want, I’m pretty sure everything is going to continue to fit. That’s a major relief, because I was very worried about where we were supposed to put everything until we got moved into a bigger place.
In all, I’m really pleased with how everything is working out. Cloth diapering can seem completely overwhelming when you’re first getting into it, but with a little research and planning–and consulting with moms who’ve done it and survived–it really does seem to become pretty doable. I know the real test is still to come, actually cloth diapering a baby, but I’m not feeling any anxiety about it right now, which I think (hope?) is a good thing.