Saturday, August 06, 2005

We had a big day today! We started off by going to Mother Nature's to get some cloth diapers for Samuel. We also stopped by Children's Exchange to get Samuel a few new outfits. However, I bought them too small! He is growing faster than I can keep up! After this, we headed to Mike & Susan's so I could work on Tracy's birthday present. We stayed there while I worked on the glass for a couple of hours. Landon even got Samuel to sleep on his own! That was nice, because I was able to keep working. I got everything done except for the soldering. At 3pm, we went to Keary & Francesca's baby shower at Matty & Jody's house. We stayed for about an hour and a half, then had to leave for Joel & Andrea's wedding, which was all the way out in Beavercreek. It was about a 40 minute drive, but we got there in plenty of time. Landon played during the ceremony, and did a great job! Everyone loved the music. The ceremony was about 10 minutes long, then there was food & music. We stayed until about 8:30pm, then left and came home very tired after a long day!

Here is an e-mail that I sent to the moms today with the info that I gathered on cloth diapers:

I tried cloth diapers on Samuel yesterday for the first time, and I really like them a lot! We got them at Mother Nature's on 23rd and SE Clinton St. First of all, we got the Kissaluvs brand for the cloth diaper. http://www.kissaluvs.com/ These work great for babies that have large thighs. We also got the hemp lining for added absorbancy. For the covers, we got the Imse Vimse brand. http://www.imsevimse.se We only got 3 diapers and 2 covers and 3 hemp liners to start out with, but Samuel went 9 hours last night (during the night) without a diaper change, and it didn't leak through. By that time, a disposable always would leak through. Now, I'm not advocating going for 9 hours w/out changing your baby's diaper, but sometimes during the night, we do that, because even though Samuel is waking up, he isn't fully awake, and if I changed his diaper, he would become fully awake, then we'd have to start over at getting him to sleep again. But, the point is that these diapers are really well-made, more absorbent than the disposables, made from completely organic materials, super comfortable, easy to wash/clean/hang-dry, better for the environment, and will make your baby look like he or she has a very abnormally large butt!
I would like to try some of the plain old square cloth diapers that you fold into thirds. They are so cheap that I think I might try some of those, and then some of the Bummi Whispers brand, which are a little cheaper, and also come highly recommended.
From what I understand, it is an initial 250.00 investment if you get the really nice ones brand new, but then you end up saving a lot over time. The brand we got goes from 20 to 40 pounds. We have size 2 in the Kissaluvs brand. So, theoretically, Samuel might be in this size for at least a year or more. That is definitely worth the money you invest, especially if you can save them for baby #2 and are doing the laundry yourself. I think they recommend you have about 10-15 diapers and 6-8 covers. Quite expensive, as I was saying, in the beginning to buy that many brand-new, but the long-term savings is quite a lot if you compare what you will be spending in disposables.
Karli

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