The Great Cloth Experiment, Day 1 & 2

We learned an important lesson today… 6 diapers is not enough. I knew that in the back of my mind, but we had to start somewhere.

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(cloth diaper in action)

I also learned that while the Fab Fitted diapers are really easy since they go on like a disposable, they add a TON of extra bulk. I’m pretty sure Spencer hated it. He whined every time I put those diapers on him.

So, after some research and math, I decided to tryThirsties Duo Diaper and their Stay Dry Duo Inserts to bring the bulk down.

So today, we went back to the Green Bambino (which is really close to your house, Amanda. If you want to look around, I’ll be happy to go with you. Although the shop owner is WAY better to talk to than I am). I left there today with 2 Duo Diapers, 1 extra Stay Dry Insert (since I can use them in the wraps I bought the first time too) and 5 pre-fold diapers.

I am up to 14 diapers now. I’m actually almost there to having all the diapers I would need (about 24), and I don’t have a TON of money invested either. We are going to stick with the 14 for the next couple of weeks and see what happens.

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So far, I really do like it. Believe it or not, even though I am changing diapers more frequently, I actually enjoy it more. I guess there is something to be said about having a more active role in choosing colors and types of lining.

EDIT AFTER WASHING:  Spencer had a big messy poo today, and I tested the dump what you can and the rest will come out in the wash.  Well, most of the stuff came out, but there is still a stain (which doesn’t bother me).  I was impressed until, we smelled it and it still smelled like poo.  So, after scrubbing it a little bit, I am washing that one diaper again.  The rest are fine and ready for Day 3

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2 thoughts on “The Great Cloth Experiment, Day 1 & 2”

  1. Good to know you like them! I’ll have to go stop by the store at some point. What I want to know though… what is cleanup like? I know cloth diapers have improved from the dunk-in-the-toilet days, but now what do you have to do? Give me a call if that is TMI for the blog. 🙂

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  2. It has been SUPER easy. What I was told, is that you just dump the solids and flush. The rest will come out in the wash. We had our first REALLY big poo today. I actually had to work a little bit to get the more solid stuff off, but not a ton. I tell you how the laundry comes out. 🙂

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