Saturday, February 16, 2008

Baby Shower!


What a fun day! There are six of us at work who are all expecting right now. Three of us are due within a few weeks of each other and today we all got together for a shower. It was so great! I got a beautiful quilt from April (love ya honey!), tons of cute organic clothes, and Tracey went to the ends of the earth to get me a cloth diaper starter kit. Yeah! So now I have five different kinds of cloth diapers to choose from: Bummis, Fuzzi Buns, two other generic plastic wraps and lots of unbleached prefolds. Andy is skeptical but likes the looks of the Bummis best. I think the Fuzzi Buns will keep things in better and absorb more, but I think we'll just have to experiment before we order a whole bunch. Everyone was amazed I was willing to try cloth diapers and was curiously inspecting them. We'll see how it goes. My mom did it for three kids without any fuss and she is my hero so I have to try.

2 comments:

ABW said...

it was so good to see you. i wish you luck with the delivery. make sure to call me ok. love your guts.
gundy

Phyllis said...

If you want to be even more earth friendly, you can purchase "used" cloth diapers that someone purchased and then decided they were too much trouble. Or, even better, you can sew your own cloth diapers and wipes out of old T-shirts, flannel, sweatshirts, etc. There are tons of websites with information and lots of yahoo groups you could join to talk to other mothers that are sewing their own diapers. No need to purchase new. Also, no real need to make fitted diapers, they take longer to dry and probably don't get as clean in the was as a flat diaper or a prefold diaper. I easy and successfully cloth diapered all my children back in the 70's with just old-fashioned
21" X 40" flats, I think they were Curity. You know they are clean when you've finished washing them and they dry quickly on the clothes line outside. There is an indoor clothes line for those living in colder regions of the country. I have a ton of links I will share if you want them. You can google: cloth diaper tutorials.

http://www.diapersewing.com/prefold.htm

http://diaperfabric.com/sewing-prefolds-and-flats/

http://thefamilyhomestead.com/clothdiapers.htm

http://sewingclothnappies.com/?page_id=6

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Do-It-Yourself/1981-03-01/An-Indoor-Clothes-Dryer.aspx