Monday, June 17, 2013

Much Ado About Poo: Results

A year ago I blogged about our decision to cloth diaper Baby Fix-It. (It's been a year?! Crazy town.) Our original plan was to use gDiapers by day and BumGenius overnight. We started with 6 small, 8 medium, and 8 large gDiapers and 6 BumGenius.



We first attempted gDiapering when Baby Fix-It was 4-5 weeks old

 I don't like this, Mommy!

It leaked. We tried again. It leaked. I googled. I loosened the velcro. I checked for fit. I asked gDiapering Mom friends for tips. It leaked. I waited until he got a little bigger. It leaked. I moved him up to mediums. They leaked. I quit.

I decided we'd attempt g's again after Christmas. Unfortunately, same issues. Every single time we put baby Fix-It in a g, a diaper change became a whole outfit change.

Then, we went to St. Thomas in January. I brought along 4 BumGenius diapers to double as swim diapers. I started to use them during the day, and guess what?! NO LEAKS! They're bulky, sure, but they worked. I was relieved. I wasn't destined to be a cloth diapering drop-out after all.

When we returned home, I decided that we were making a full switch to BumGenius. We would use cloth diapers 100% of the time, 100% BumGenius. (Previously I'd use one g, it would leak, I would switch to a disposable just so that we could leave the house without worries.) I sold our g's and bought 14 more BumGenius diapers to make our total stock 20.


Now we have a happy - and dry - cloth diapered baby!


36 comments:

  1. Do you find that baby's clothes don't fit well due to cloth diapers? I am on the fence about cloth diapering at the moment, and one thing I'm worried about (superficially, obviously) is funny-fitting clothing due to the bulky diaper. Thoughts?

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    1. It's a good question - and not superficial - because you need clothes to fit! We haven't had a problem with pants at all. Our little guy sits in the 38% percentile for weight, and 61% for height, so clothing sizes are usually accurate even with a cloth diaper on (i.e. 3 month clothes fit perfectly at 3 months). I would say, though, for girls clothes you might need to size up. They're definitely cut trimmer than boys!

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  2. What I want to know is... are your drawers still this clean and organized? (No pun intended)

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    1. Actually, yes. It's easier that way. And, well, I like organization.

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  3. I'm 15 weeks pregnant and we're definitely cloth diapering (1 disposable diaper can take up to 500 years to decomposes, crazy!). What kind of bumgenius diapers did you go with? When you reordered did you get more of the same? I've heard lots of good things about bumgenius, but there are so many kinds (all in one, inserts, etc.).

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    1. We use 4.0s. I did a bit of research and like that you can stuff based on need. For overnights we add a hemp insert. Plus, restuffing isn't bad! AND you can remove the insert to make a swim diaper.

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  4. Did you use gCloth inserts or gRefills? I found my gDiapers work best with either the disposable gRefill or a prefold. I have a bunch of gCloth inserts and with a mobile little boy I find the insert bunches and leaks in the front. We love our Bumgenius too. I use 3.0's that I got used from another local mom. I also bought a few Flip covers and use them with the prefolds as well.

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    1. We tried both. The gRefills didn't leak, but I wasn't thrilled with the cost. The other factor was the insert removal at diaper changes. The ick factor was worse than I thought. I find I prefer just removing the whole diaper!

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  5. Yay! I love our 4.0s, but admit we only cloth about 50% of the time at this point. We also use the freetimes and we've never had a leak. I've always used a disposable at bed time, and I see you use the hemp insert...good to know! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Oooo...I am eternally disappointed for you that the gDiapers didn't work out. We used them very effectively with both our kids and only our son ever had a small leakage problem while in the middle of sizes. But, every kid is different. I'm glad you found a solution that worked for youl...but yeah...so bummed about the g's

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    1. I REALLY wanted them to work too! I was totally invested! Oh well...they've since moved on to another bee family :)

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