Thursday, January 01, 2009
Tali is now a baby au natural. It only took me ten tries to get the cloth diaper thing going on even though the guilt related to dumping so many dirty diapers in the landfills has been getting me down since number 1. I'm not crazy about the cloth diapers but I am very glad I made the switch. They are still messy and yet another thing that needs to be washed but the pros far outweigh the cons. For the cost of about 3 months worth of disposable diapers, I picked the Bummi diapers and got myself a starter kit with 2 dozen pre-folded diapers, 4 Bummi Whisper Wrap diaper covers and a roll of disposable diaper liners. I have found, since I didn't start until well after the poop-a-minute stage of Tali's life was over, that I have more than enough diapers but could use an extra wrap or two. We've all had to get used to the fact that her body shape now resembles an un-ripe pear and if I want to dress her in pants it takes a whole team of baby changers to pull the suckers up over that broadened and padded bum. I also end up changing her more often since the disposables are better at wicking the wet right away from the skin. But I don't mind. Tali and I are quite happy with our new Bummis and hopefully this will be the way to go as successive babies come along.