Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Which cloth diaper should I choose for baby #2?
It should come as no surprise to those who know me that I'm planning to use cloth diapers on baby #2 when he makes his appearance this summer. Sammy's been in cloth since the day he came home from the hospital and the experience has been great. However, it's a bit of a double-edged sword; I know so much more about cloth now than I did two years ago, which means a whole new world of options is spread out before me. Don't get me wrong--I really like our Fuzzi Bunz and couldn't be happier with how they've worked out for us, but I want to try something different this time around...you know, shake things up a bit. Right now I'm toying around with the idea of using fitteds and covers, with me making some of the covers and possibly trying my hand at converting some prefolds into fitteds (known as "prefitteds") to cut down on costs a bit. I figure by doing this I can keep both the baby's and Sammy's bum in cloth, with the majority of the Fuzzi Bunz being set aside for Sammy's use. Then, once the baby has gotten a bit bigger and started to outgrow the fitteds, I can transition him into Sammy's diapers because hopefully Sammy will be using less of them and (fingers crossed) be on his way to potty training. So my question for all of you cloth-diapering mamas out there is does this sound like a feasible plan? Are there any other options I should consider? Do you have a favorite kind of fitted diaper? I'm all ears!