Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Cloth Diapering Adventure ~ The Beginning

So, I have decided to give the whole cloth diapering thing a try.  I had always wanted to try it with my now 2 1/2 year old, but never did.  Now that I have a 5 week old at home I'm going to try.  Between trying to save a little money (ok, a LOT of money) and contribute less to the landfill, I'm really excited to try this. 

I have purchased some Gerber prefolds and some flatfold diapers to start with.  (Actually, I already had the flatfolds for craft projects.  I started making my own burp cloths and changing pads from flatfolds a few months ago and absolutely love them.  But more about those later!!)  I've been practicing folding them and letting her "try them out".  I like the origami fold for the flatfolds and think I've finally gotten the hang of it.  I tried a prefold on her, but it seemed WAY too big for right now.  Maybe to go in a cover or soaker it would be better, but not for folding and pinning just yet.  I don't have any covers yet, so I haven't been able to really start using them.  But, I think I'm going to like them!!

I am going to try to make my own covers.  I found a couple of free patterns online for wrap style covers that I'm going to make out of PUL.  And I've also found some patterns for knit & crochet soakers.  As soon as I pick the ones I am actually going to use, I will post links to the patterns. 

So, I guess it's time to get busy!!!  Keep checking back to see how my Cloth Diapering Adventure turns out!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I'm back

Ok.  I'm back!  Sorry about being MIA for a while.  I just went and had a baby!  My new little bundle of joy decided to come a few weeks early.  So, I've been spending time with her and my son.  But, things are starting to settle down a little finally so I'll try to start updating and posting more regularly.  Stay tuned....