Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Cloth Diaper Prepping

I know I said I was going to wait until we get all our cloth diapers to do another post on them, but I can't help myself :). My main selling point for Ant was the fact that cloth diapering will save us a lot of money. Yes, it is more up front, but in the long run it has the potential to save us thousands! The savings increase with each child because you can reuse them with multiple children.

Since we don't have our own washer and dryer I decided to prep them by hand. We walked over to Ace Hardware this morning and bought a big bucket and plunger to create a makeshift washing "machine." We only have five diapers right now (seven more are on their way!), and it took me a little over a half hour to clean them. Because the diapers are brand new it took me less time than when I'll have to wash the soiled ones. Or so I'm guessing. I used a free sample of Rockin Green detergent I got for placing an order with Sweet Bottoms (PSA- I love that store! Super fast and free shipping. And my package was gift wrapped with a handwritten, personalized thank you note!). I followed this tutorial on how to hand launder them.

3 FuzziBunz, 2 Kawaii and 8 inserts

It's raining here today so I couldn't put them outside to dry. I will when I can, though. They should be dry by tonight and I'll put him in his first cloth diaper tomorrow. Gosh, I really hope these work for us!

4 comments:

  1. They're nice until they poop. :P I love how soft the FuzziBunz inserts are. I have bumGenius, FuzziBunz & Sunbaby and the FuzziBunz are the softest, by far!

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    1. I really want to try Sun Babys! You can't go wrong with their prices!

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  2. Very cool! I love the trimness of our fuzzibums and love everything about our Kawaii baby diapers. I hope it works out for you guys as well :)

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    1. So far the FBs are definitely my favorite!

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