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 If I said I was back, would you believe me? Blogging is complicated, and there are so many "get rich quick" blogging schemes that make it look like you are a lost cause if you are not currently earning money blogging. And why are you even blogging if you don't have multiple streams of income and entertainment. If you don't have a brand? I do have this website, but I do not have Instagram, Twitter, TikTok (you don't want to see me dance), or whatever is next.  Heck, I haven't even updated this since before the pandemic. So why am I here, writing about being back and then, probably ghosting for another two years? Life has been rough. It's been painful and overwhelming. I am so thankful for you my readers, or what is left of you. I am so thankful you are reading this post. I am so thankful that you are still committed to making the world a more exciting and more sustainable place.  Keep up-cycling my friends, and you never know, I might be back again with an

The Great Cloth Diaper Debate

I have decided to do cloth diapers for my third child.

The thing is there are just so many amazing options. I am pretty much lost.

There are  FuzziBunz, Kissaluvs, Happy Heinys, grove, bumGenius, Thirsties, Econobum, and Flip. I don't even know where to begin to figure out what to start with. I breifly did G-diapers with my first until her daycare didn't allow us to use them (they also charged me $10 a day because I breastfed and my milk was a "biohazard), so I succumbed to the world of disposable. 

Cloth Diaper Me Mommy!
 

At first I thought I would simply go with a diaper service. I was told it would be hard to find one, but I did. They supply the diapers, you put them out to be washed every week and get a fresh supply. So simple.

Now I am thinking I might just do it all myself.  Which would be a big adventure because I hardly get the laundry done as it is. I am heading over to a friends house tomorrow morning to learn about six different diapering systems. Seriously, six. I got a great pattern for making your own from a friend of mine in California, and apparently there is this thing called a diaper sprayer I need to get for my toilet?

I know I am the worlds worst blogger, but this is one adventure I really want to keep everyone up to date on because it is so important. Writing about it will also keep me accountable and since every new momma has some slacker in her I need accountability.

Any questions? Advice? Tips? What not to use or what you love I desperately need input. 

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Comments

Unknown said…
You won't regret it! I don't have any great up to date advice since I cloth diapered my youngest two kids (tried it with my first but that was before all the cool new systems). I loved all of the options and used fuzzibunz hemparoos as inserts in my happy heinys all in ones. Pro rap covers were awesome too. And laundry was easy (don't rinse! I swear, no need!) and both of the cloth diapered kids potty trained before their first birthday! Yep, potty trained before 1. Well worth it for me!
Anonymous said…
I cloth diaper my twins, and wash my own diaper laundry (when the nanny doesn't get to it). We use Flips (made by the same folks as Bum Genius). I love the all in two style, that you can reuse the covers multiple times without needing to wash. Cheaper that way. I think daycares would prefer AIO. A friend used prefolds (with snappis) and found a laundry service to wash them.

I can't believe the daycare charged you to send in breastmilk! That's discrimination. If anything, breastmilk is LESS of a hazard since you can reheat it, leave it out longer, and, OH, all the health benefits. Hmmm...sounds like extortion to me.

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