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.
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!