Thank you so much for all of your comments and questions on my last post – I have answered by posting another comment at the bottom of that post. We are continuing on with our smoothies throughout the day and upon finding more recipes, we are having great success!
I have had questions about the cloth diapers and how they worked since J was born. When I was changing him this morning, I tried to take a bunch of photos and thought when he naps this afternoon that I would put together a quick ‘results’ post.
In talking to people and looking online, I decided to make the pocket diapers offered in the Babyville Boutique pattern book that require an absorbent insert which I had bought in the USA at Fred Meyer. The idea with pocket diapers is that you use a liner between baby and the flannel diaper that basically catches poop and this is thrown into the toilet (or a separate laundry bag if you buy reusable ones such as the ones I’ve linked), the rest is pulled apart and thrown in the laundry. Simple. (see the photo below)
Before I get into the diapers themselves, I’ll talk about the insert first. The inserts that I bought in the USA were cheap but it meant we were able to get tons. They were cheap for a reason: They didn’t absorb enough. I ended up connecting with Yvonne King of Nic and Elli. I bought 100% bamboo inserts ($4CAD each) after changing him multiple times throughout the day. I bought 20, which is recommended for fulltime cloth diapering as this provides those few extras that you need at night to double up.
The other problem was the lack of adjustability with the Velcro option.
What did we end up doing instead? you ask.