Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Nighttime solutions Part deux

Thanks for the comments on my "BAD ASS" post. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I don't care if you breast feed, exclusively breastfeed, formula feed, feed your baby meat, or keep it vegan. I don't care if you breastfeed for 3 days, 3 months, or 3 years.
I don't care.
 I don't care. 
 I posted that picture because I was seeing so many NEGATIVE and MEAN comments under it and it was driving me crazy. We are supposed to support each other as women and as mommies.

WHO CARES! It's a freaking WOMAN who motor crosses and is breast feeding her kid on a MOTORCYCLE!

SERIOUSLY!

THAT IS AWESOME!

I'm currently trying to refrain from picking up a new motorcrossing hobby. LOL

So I posted our Nighttime solution part one HERE. I got a lot of good feedback. I'm glad you guys can learn from my SILLY mistakes.


So in the last post I talked about pockets as nighttime solutions.

We also use fitted diapers. I have now found a new love in fitteds.
 L.O.V.E.
 LOVE THEM!

They are so soft and squishy. :) Plus they are highly absorbent. What more do you need for a perfect nighttime diaper? Cute. Check. Comfortable. Check. Super soaker. CHECK.

We currently have SBISH (Sustainablebabyish) a Greenchild Creations, and a HootHootBaby. I love them all, but I only use two for night time use due to their absorbancy.

 I have the SBISH snap-less in squash and teal. I got the snap-less because I liked the idea of getting a PERFECT fit for over night use. With snaps you can be in between sizes. I didn't want to leave any room for error being my first purchased fitted. Currently I'm using the safety pin.

*GASP*

 I had said in the my post HERE that the safety pins were not my idea of a modern cloth diaper. Some people still use them, and I don't actually mind them. They do make me a little nervous. I just haven't purchased a snappi yet. I of course can't justify spending $3 on a snappi with shipping. . . when I could get a diaper also. :) I just don't know what to get next. Another fitted. Another pocket. Another cover.  Until then, we'll make do with the pins.  What is your FAVORITE diaper in your stash that I haven't reviewed yet?? Maybe I don't have it, and I 'NEED" to get it! HA

So the SBISH is an organic bamboo/cotton/terry  body. It is so incredibly soft and fluffy. 
I want them on my butt sometimes. 
Instead I'll continue to rub my cheek on THE CLEAN ones. :) 

The doublers are a 3 layer organic bamboo fleece. It comes with two. I've mentioned before how heavy of a wetter she is, so I use both. She soaks through both and the diaper. The difference is I pair it with the SBISH wool cover or my Blueberry Cover. Her pjs, blanket, and sheets are dry as the desert the next morning.

DRY.

When I change her diaper in the morning, the fitted is soaked, but since I re-prepped my wool we haven't had a leak.

YAY.

The cons about this diaper are few. With fitteds being so absorbent, they also take longer to dry. So if you're in a pinch for a nighttime solution and this is your only option, buy more than one or have another system. Also to some it can be a bit pricey. Most places I find it for $20.95. For 12 hours of dry happy sleeping baby, I totally think it's worth the money. So worth it, I bought two. However since it is a fitted it does require a cover. So that is an added cost as well. Again,it is worth it. I definitely suggest getting a snappi if you are uncomfortable with the thought of safety pins.


Kelly's Closet

My favorite thing about this diaper? It's not the amazingly soft fabric. It's not the fact that I get a little extra sleep because my sweet sass sleeps a dry peaceful sleep.
 Nope. 
It's the fact that SLOOMB plants a tree for every cloth diaper you purchase from them. I think that is so awesome. The tag that  comes on the diaper can also be planted and it grows fun little wild flowers. Mine is waiting for me to plant them in the spring. :)

The other fitted I really love is my HootHootBaby that I purchased from Ruby Moon. I actually won a $10 discount code to their website, so I purchased this on a whim. I'm so glad I did. The diaper itself is so unbelievably soft. I went with a gender neutral cutey patootie giraffe. I'm having a really strong urge to get the cute pink birds. I'll try to refrain.

Excuse the blur. My model and my iPhone don't go well together. Next time I'll pull out the big fancy camera.



The body itself is made of a layer of heavy organic bamboo fleece and organic cotton velour. The velour has to be what makes it so soft. It also comes with 2 soakers made of the same material but in 8 layers with both of the soakers put together. Again, I use both, and in the morning the diaper is soaked. However with my covers, we are DRY DRY DRY. 

Two inserts: Optional to use both. Just snap them together.
Like so.


Then snap those inserts into the diaper.

Like so.

This fitted does have snaps. It has an adjustable rise with two rows of snaps. It has so many snaps and sizing options, there isn't a problem finding a perfect fit. That can also be a con to this diaper.
 I wouldn't say it's first time user friendly/daddy friendly per say. However, I was a first time user and I LOVE IT. The first time I used it, it took me a few adjustments to get it just right because there are several snaps. With a crying, wiggly, sleepy bedtime sass, it was just a tad overwhelming. Still, I got it on her and we were leak free the next morning. Next time I won't try a brand  new diaper on a very tired babe. She does have a snapless option on her website. However, like I said, I had the $10 off from Ruby Moon who only carried the snaps. 


I will say, with all the snaps, they are covered with fabric. So wearing it all night long means those snaps won't rub on sweet baby bellies. That's my game changer. If it doesn't seem comfortable, it's not worth it. I want my sweet girl to be as happy and comfy as possible. 

Now, these again, aren't the cheapest. They also require a cover, so that's another added cost. However, if you have the money to spend and want to try them out, I totally recommend them.
I can't wait to get another one of these. I WILL have another. She's out of stock on her website, but Ruby Moon has a handful of adorable prints. I think she also takes custom orders. She does have a Facbook page as well. I should ask her when she'll restock on her website. I'm sure with the holidays she was SWAMPED. Again, with it being SO absorbent, it also takes longer to line dry. Have another solution on hand. 

So there you have it. I've professed my love for a couple of fitted diapers.  I'll do another post on the covers I use with them soon. I have used three different ones, and of those I love my wool cover and the Blueberry cover. Until then, keep up with the awesome feedback and questions. I'm also working on a Q&A post from all of you. Like I've said, I'm so new that some of the questions ARE SO GOOD I have to do a little research, but I love that! I love to learn something new about something I'm so passionate about. I can't believe I just posted I was passionate about DIAPERS. Just a few months ago  I was so scared of the unknown, and now I AM IN LOVE with the unknown. :)  Who else is addicted to this cloth diaper world? I'm still working on my first convert. I've had so many people ask about them, but I don't know if I've actually got anyone to actually try it yet. When I do, I'm going to be sooooooooo excited.




I hope you are all having a blessed week.
Lots of Love,
The Boffs




1 comment:

  1. So, this may be a silly question, but I am confused on the difference between fitted and pocket diapers? They look similar with snaps and such. I am trying to convince my friend to get on the wagon as well, so we will see if she does. I really want to get some of those cute leg warmers I always see Rowyn in--love that cute smile of hers!

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