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Monday, March 22, 2010

Fluff Mom Monday


Tell us about yourself! What is your name? How many little ones do you have?
My name is Jessica from The B Keeps Us Honest and I have an adorable 20 month old son whom we cloth diaper.

How long have you used cloth diapers?
I've been using cloth diapers for 19 months. We officially switched after my son was 1 month old.

What made you decide to use cloth diapers?
When I was pregnant I learned that many of my friends used cloth diapers. They introduced me to all the new designs and products available for cloth diapering. I choose to use cloth because of the environmental and financial benefits. Plus they are cute!

What was your first cloth diaper purchase?
I first bought a used diaper cover online. I think it was an Imse Vimse cover.

Tell us about your stash:
I have a great stash that ranges in size and style. We primarily use a prefold and cover but I do have a few AIO and Pocket Diapers. I won't list the entire lot from NB only my current. My current stash consists of...
24 Unbleached Indian Prefolds - Infant
12 Unbleached Indian Prefolds - Toddler (we're moving up in size.)
2 Bummis Covers
3 Imse Vimse Covers
1 GAD Cover
1 Kissaluvs Cover
4 Mommy's Touch AIO
1 WAHM Pocket Diaper
1 Kissaluvs Pocket Diaper
1 WAHM Swim Diaper

What is your favorite cloth diaper/diapering system? Why?
I prefer a prefold and cover. I feel it is less to wash. I mean to change a pee AIO that's so much material to wash when you can just change the diaper and reuse the cover. Although it does take longer to change and with an impatient toddler it's not always ideal.

Tell us about your wash routine
We wash our diapers every other day. Before bed my husband runs a cold water rinse/soak cycle with an oxy cleaner. In the morning I run a hot water regular wash cycle with Charlie's Soap. Then dryer to fluff and finish on the drying rack.

Have your friends and family been supportive of your decision to use cloth?
Very supportive. Many of my friends have started using cloth and often ask me about diapering options or tips. My husband is very supportive and a great diaper changer. Our families have learned our system too.

Any challenges you've run into with using cloth diapers? What did you do about it?
I haven't had too many issues with our cloth diaper experience. We had a build up issue and I stripped them according to an online tutorial. It was pretty simple.

Your best piece of advice for someone new to cloth diapering:
There are a lot of options. Try a few things before you buy a lot. Don't be freaked out about buying used. Borrow diapers from friends if possible. (if only to find you system)

Your favorite scripture, quote, or anything else that you'd like to add?
My favorite scripture is: Proverbs 3:3-4
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.

2 comments:

Autumn Beck | Cloth Diapers said...

Adorable son! Awesome scripture!

Your point about washing an aio after one pee is something i've been thinking about lately. I hate it when I put a BG Organic aio on Sterling at say 7pm (b/c i don't want to put the nighttime one on too soon). Then I put the nighttime one on at 8 and it's only a little wet. Really annoying that I have to wash a whole diaper for a teeny bit of wetness. If I was using a prefold or even just a Flip insert I wouldn't have that guilt.

Something for me to think about.

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