So even though I haven’t talked about it much in a while, we’re still cloth diapering. Things have gotten interesting now that Isla is 1) a lot bigger and 2) very mobile. Her size has caused issues with our prefolds because while her old, smaller prefolds barely stretch around her hips, the larger size absolutely dwarfs her. It’s not so much a diaper as it is a body suit. When you add to this that she’s gotten very wriggly, doing wild death rolls every time I try to get the Snappi in position, I’m not really doing prefolds with her anymore, at least for now. I’ll leave that to Kellen, who still occasionally wins the baby wrestling matches.
Instead, I’m relying a lot more heavily on our one-size pocket and all-in-one stash, which before was pretty much exclusively used by daycare. (Hence the lack of reviews on our cloth diapers. Up until recently, we only used prefolds at home.) The only problem now is that our pockets and AIOs mostly have snaps, because I preferred the snaps when I had a baby who couldn’t climb off the changing table and roll away from me when it was time to put a fresh diaper on. Oh, silly, short-sighted me. I’m regretting that now, and slowly trying to build a stash with more aplix closures.
Stash recommendations for new moms: prefolds and sized covers with snaps for your newborns, one size AIOS and pocket diapers with aplix closures for babies over the age of 5 months. Seriously. It’s the difference between a 15-minute diaper change with a screaming baby and a 2-minute diaper change with a screaming baby. There’s no way to avoid a screaming baby as best as I can tell.
Now that we’re using our other diapers, though, I’m going to start doing more reviews. I also want to talk about our changing experience with daycare. Moving from a center to an in-home provider has definitely changed my perspective on cloth diapering at daycare.