Friday, June 21, 2013

Cloth Diapering Update

It has been almost two weeks since my first post so we have had plenty of time to adjust to the cloth diapering world! Let me just tell you, I love it more each day!
Our little K is now out of newborn sizes and into smalls, which is great since he is 5 weeks old! As I said in the last post, we are very fortunate to have a wonderful friend who is willing to let us borrow some of her diapering tools.
She let us use a few dozen of her newborn pre folds, a few snappi fasteners and a few of her PUL covers.
As I said previously, Gdiapering just wasn't for us but I know a few people who have had great success and love using the Gdiaper system so I feel like if you are unsure about the cloth diapering adventure Gdiapers would be the place to start.
That being said, I am so glad that we chose to make an attempt at going full cloth.
Not only are we cloth diapering full time now, I recently took on the adventure to make my own cloth wipes. I AM IN LOVE! I only recently had my mom around to teach me to use the sewing machine that has been collecting dust for over a year now and I am so thrilled! My first adventure into sewing was to make my own wetbags. They weren't the best thing ever but up until they fell apart they served their purpose.
Cute right?
For my second project I decided to make cloth wipes. These turned out so cute and I love using them!
I took two receiving blankets, cut them into squares and then sewed them together. It was quick and easy!
I also tried out cutting a t shirt into wipes, I do not like that option as much as I like the wipes I made. The t shirt wipes were very thin and a little flimsy where as the ones that I made, are much thicker and sturdier.

 As far as wipe solutions go, we have yet to make one that we absolutely love. The first one that I tried had:
1 tablespoon baby oil
1 tablespoon baby soap
1 tablespoon baby lotion
1 cup water
So far that concoction is our favorite and it looked like this.
The one that we most recently tried out was
1/2 Cup baby oil
1/2 Cup baby wash
2 Cup water.
This one seemed to have too much wash and too much oil in it for our liking. The one that I am dying to try is a coconut oil solution which has
1 Cup water
1 Tablespoon Coconut oil
1 Tablespoon Dr. Bronners liquid castile soap
The reason that I haven't yet is that I couldn't find the castile soap at my grocery store. I will be looking for it at Walmart and another grocery store very soon though. I am really not liking the baby oil solutions. I will be sure to post an update once I use that solution. Below is the link to some other baby wipe solutions:
If you have one that you tried and liked comment below to let me know!
I will try to have a new update here in a few days and definitely won't let it get to almost two weeks away!
Thank you for reading and taking this journey with me!

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