Friday, December 30, 2011

Why and how I decided to switch to cloth diapering

A lot of people at my church made the switch to cloth diapering about a year and a half ago.  At that time my 1st daughter A was just about done with diapers all together so I didn't see the point.  Then I got pregnant with my 2nd daughter K.  I never even thought of cloth diapering at that point.  I had forgotten all about it by then.

Over the summer my husband and I joined a small group at church with one of the assistant pastors and his wife.  She had been cloth diapering there 2nd child (I think since day one).  Her and another mommy in the group had started to talk about cloth diapering and some of the different types of cloth diapers.  I was a little intrigued but then put it out of my mind once again.  The next week the other mommy came in and she had started to cloth diaper her little girl E also.  That made me start thing about the whole thing.

That following week I started to research the different types of cloth diapers that are available.  I also went the a local cloth diapering store that was recommended, Abby's Lane.  They were super helpful and gave me a lot to think about.  They showed me all the different types of diapers there were and showed me the diapers I had researched and thought I might like.  They also suggested a couple of diapers that might work great for K and that they use themselves.  They told me about washing and accessories I might like to have and everything else you could ever think you might need to know.

Baby K in her 1st CD!!
I didn't feel comfortable at that moment making a purchase without A.) talking it over with my husband and B.) making sure I knew what I wanted to try, so I went home empty handed.  I then posted on Facebook to get recommendations from my cloth diapering friends of what brands and types they though I should try and what I was already looking at.  I got a few comments, but everyone recommended something different.  I guess I was looking for more than one person to recommend the same thing.

So I went to church that following Sunday and one of my cloth diapering friends had gone to Abby's Lane that week to buy more diapers for her daughter E.  While she was there she bought K and me our 1st cloth diaper.  We received a Tiny Tush Elite in light pink with Aplix.  I was so surprised that she would do that for us.  It was extremely kind of her and now less than 3 weeks later we are full time cloth diapering (but we will get to that later).

I had decided that night and the next day that if I was going to try this cloth diapering thing 1 diaper really wasn't going to tell me much.  So I found a cute little store that a lady runs out of her home that had some of the diapers I was looking at on sale.  So I went down there Monday morning and bought 2 FuzziBunz Perfect Size in Medium (Grape and Crushed Berries) and 1 Gro-Via All-in-One in Mod Flowers.

I went home and wash all 4 of my new diapers that day during nap.  When my husband got home he noticed that I had gone and bought 3 new diapers.  I'm not really sure what he thought at the moment.  He was not extremely thrilled that I decided to do it but at the same time didn't care.  So the next morning K had a new Tiny Tush on her little tushie and cloth diapering had started!!!

New to Blogging

So this is the 1st time that I have ever blogged before!!  I know exciting :)  But I wanted to create this blog for other Mamas to be able to follow along as I learn all about cloth diapering my little one.  I also want to eventually get some giveaways going for all the awesome ladies out there.  I want this to be a place where we can learn together and people can give their input to help others out also.  Please let me know if there is anything special that you would like to see and I will try my best to accommodate.