Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I Heart My Cloth Diapers

That is a sentence I honestly never thought I would ever say. It is true! I really do! I am so glad I chose the ones I did. I hear people say how they are disappointed with their first ones and have to try a few others until they find the ones they really like. I tested them out for a couple of days before I committed to it. Today I prepped the rest of them.
I can't say enough about Gro Via AIO and Thirsties Fitted. I use the Gro Via all day and the Thirsties for naps and bedtime. I love how trim and absorbant the Gro Via. It really isn't too much bulkier than a disposable diaper. Which is awesome!!! The Thirsties keep him D. R. Y. all night long. When I say dry I mean not an ounce of wet on him. It is too bad that they aren't trimmer otherwise I would use then during the day too. They really are to bulky for little walkers. It made Ethan walk funny ( hehehe).
I am glad I decided to give cloth diapering a try. It really is pretty easy. It comes down to an extra load or two of laundry a week. That being said... 2hr wash cycle EEEK!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

First Night Trial & The 1st Poop!

Last night I finished prepping the cloth diapers. I was able to try out both the Thirsties and Gro Via diapers. I was pleasantly surprised! It seems that the Gro Via's will do well for anywhere between 2 and 3 hrs. When it came to the Thirsties after 8 hrs they were wet, but he was not wet :) There were no leaks at all!
This morning we continued on with the cloth diapers. I was really curious how it would go with a poopie diaper. I soon found out. It wasn't too bad. I made a few errors that when corrected should make it much better.
1. I will need stuffers for the Thirsties to make them even more absorbent.
2. DO NOT FOLD BIO LINERS! The poop will get on the diaper. It's not pretty. LOL
3. I will want a diaper sprayer.
4. I will want cloth / fabric liners to pair with the bio liners to protect the diapers from stains.
5. I will need to change Ethan every 2 to 3 hrs during the day.
6. I need to get little trash bags or something to store the used disposable wipes when he has a poopie diaper. Any suggestions welcomed :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cloth Diapers & A Doula?

Cloth diapers?? Doulas?? Water Births?? Home Births?? These are the things I have been looking into lately. We went to a maternity tour at the hospital I was thinking about delivering at, and was surprised to see tons of vendors there for different baby related companies. That is how I came to meet Gina and Jessica.
I was interested in these things with baby #5 but the situation I was in at the time did not permit any of these things. I know I may sound crazy to some, but it is what the hubs and I are really considering right now.
This is the cloth diaper I am thinking about... Super cute.

Cloth Diapers sure have changed over the years! There are so many different options out there it is overwhelming to figure it out on your own. Luckily for me there is a company here that does a cloth diapering class and they also do individual consults to help you decide what is best for you, and if it is something you even want to do.
Go, Baby, Go!
Modern Cloth Diapers, Cloth Baby Carriers and Natural Baby Care Products
210-313-4239 | |
I can't wait for our class with Gina on Saturday! This is a link to her sight :

Then there is this really nice Doula/ Midwife that I met at the hospital maternity tour. Her name is Jessica and we get to meet with her on Friday. She is going to answer our questions and tell us about the services that she offers.

Here is a link to her website.

You can find both of these lovely ladies on Facebook. If you have never given these things a thought I encourage you to look into them.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sunshine Kids Car Seats Sale!!

I have this seat already for one of my children. It is by far the best seat I have ever invested in. They are super safe and very comfortable. The only down side is that they are heavy and a little complicated to get set up initially. After that you won't regret it! I will be getting another 2 of these seats just in different colors. One for our soon to be Sophia and for Isaiah. It lasts your child from birth to 53 inches! How great is that? I got so tired of having to buy a rear facing car seat. To replace that with a forward facing car seat. Then having to replace that with a booster seat. Now it's a one time investment that is so worth them being comfortable and safe! So if you have little ones in car seats DON"T MISS THIS SALE!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Just A Little Crazy

Just as you may have guessed... Life right now is just a little crazy! It seems that just when it starts to calm down everything gets turned upside down once again. Right now I am dealing with being preggo, adjusting to moving once again, and having the kids mostly by myself ( hubby visits every other week until Aug. Then it will be one week a month.).
This is going to be an interesting year to say the least. The goal is to get completely debt free! As excited as I am about this it is a very big adjustment for everyone. In the house it is myself, our soon to be 6 children, my mother in law, my 2 sister in laws, and my niece ( and every other week my hubby ). That is a grand total of  12 people on any given day!
So I ask that you please bear with me as I try to go through the garage and unpack and get settled. I hope that I can get back to blogging soon. I do miss it. In the mean time please check out some of the great bloggers on My Places.