Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy Cheeks.

One of my absolute favorite one-size pocket diapers is made by Happy Cheeks.

I love this diaper. I reach for it first after washing the diapers. It's trim. It's well-made. It launders beautifully. I've never had a leak. I typically stuff it with a couple of thin hemp inserts and that does the trick for us and my heavy wetter.

The only two "cons" about this diaper are:

1. It says it's one size, but I don't think it would come anywhere close to fitting a thirty pound kid. I'll have to reevaluate this when/if L outgrows it, but it seems to be more like a "medium" than a small or a large.

2. The maker has decided to take a permanent internet/diaper making break. So you won't find this diaper for sale new anywhere. If you're interested, look for it in good or excellent used condition and go ahead and pick it up if you get the chance.

I paid $12 PPD for this diaper.


Lukas is three and a half months old and about sixteen pounds in this photo.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Prefolds, Snappis, and Covers.

So we found the prefold love. I don't know why I didn't start with prefolds. They are easier than you're led to believe. Snappis are easy to use. Covers can be re-used several times before washing. They're cheap. It's wonderful. They wash easily.


The only problem with prefolds is that moisture doesn't wick away from baby's skin. I'm told this is easily remedied by laying a scrap of fleece in-between the diaper and the skin.

Monkey Butt Soap Bits

I was the lucky winner of a sample package of Monkey Butt Soap Bits in a raffle on a journaling website I belong to. I'd been trying to navigate the world of cloth wipes and solutions at the time, and as luck would have it - I got to try this for free. (Well, almost. I paid shipping.)

First, these smell so good.

It took us a while to try these out. I have 13 yards of bamboo fleece to turn into wipes, among other things, and I haven't made a single thing. I finally gave up because using disposable wipes with cloth diapers doesn't work. I threw a dozen baby wash cloths into the wipes warmer and poured some solution over them.

My son's sensitive bum doesn't react to this solution. It does a good job and doesn't leave him feeling sticky (like throw-a-way wipes do). I'm happy that it's a natural product.

I would buy these in a heartbeat, and I plan to when I run out. :)