Friday, December 9, 2011

Cloth Diapers: Week Five

I'm dreading Christmas for just one reason: we have to go back to disposables. Thankfully, my parents and in-laws have stocked up on disposables so we won't have to bring any big bulky diaper boxes in our already packed car.

Speaking of Christmas, we now have two Bum Cheeks diapers in our stash! Thanks so much to Courtney, Brad, and fellow diaper buddy to Joanna: Cullen! (Be sure to check out Courtney's blog here). Pictured below is Joanna's new red diaper, which festively coordinates with her new kelly green diaper.

I quickly learned that not all cloth diapers are created equal. This new brand took some getting used to on my part. She did leak when she first wore it for this shoot, but that was user error rather than the product not functioning. I didn't realize that the snaps could overlap for a smaller size!!

Right after this photo was taken on her side, Joanna's pee went up through the top of the diaper onto her side and onto the nice photo studio's blanket. In the words of Rick Perry, "Oops." After a quick change into a dry diaper, she was a happy camper. At least we got some adorable crying photos out of it!

We now overlap the snaps and haven't had an issue. These diapers also have a liner sewn into the cover, so we don't have to separate anything when we toss it into the pail! I think that's Jonathan's favorite feature.


And now we get to add another saved $24 to our numbers:

Cloth Diaper Investment: $100 
(Reminder: most of our diapers were gifted to us. The usual initial cloth diaper investment can be $300-$500)

Cloth Diaper Savings To Date : $60
Return on Investment: -$40

2 comments:

  1. She looks great, I am glad the diapers are working ok for you! I like how slim those ones are between the legs compared to some others I have tried. Cullen is getting a few diapers for Christmas, I can't wait to try them out.

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  2. She's able to fit back into some of her smaller clothes when we use the new diapers, too :)

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