Monday, June 21, 2010

Leaking and Wicking

I seem to have run into a leaking, or possibly wicking, issue. Many of my diapers that were not leaking or wicking at all before are now creating wet spots around the inner thighs. I have made sure they are fitting well around the legs, I tuck in the fabric, I've checked sizing, and I'm changing around 2 hours, or even shorter. I'm wondering if there is something in my laundry routine that is causing a problem.

It is not one particular brand of diaper, so I know it is not that. I'm going to do investigate and do some more research to see if I can determine the problem. Any thoughts out there?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Swapping, Selling, and Buying calls for Stash Update

As you will see from this stash update, we've found we like AIOs the most, with AI2s coming in second.

Diapers and their inserts
8 bumGenius AIOs 3.0 - I would really love BG to come out with prints!
4 Bummis (Totsbots) Easy Fits
2 DryBees AIOs
2 GroBaby shells with 4 soaker pads and 2 boosters
2 FuzziBunz pockets with inserts
1 Soft Bums shell with 3 inserts
1 bumGenius OS pocket with insert and booster
1 bumGenious organic AIO
1 Knickernappies with 2 Loopy-Do inserts: 1 small, 1 large
1 Bottombumpers AIO with soaker
1 Bumessentials Bumbino shell with 1 bumpad

1 more large Loopy-Do insert
1 Bummis wetbag (small?)
1 generic brand wet bag
1 GroVia small wet bag
1 Tiny Tush large wet bag
1 Kissaluvs pain liner

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Overnight Diaper Success

I have been looking for a good solution for overnight diapering. (Aren't we all?) It's not that I've tried many kinds and they didn't work; it's that I was determined to find as trim a fit as possible without spending gads of money.

When I first started cloth diapering I tried a Goodmama good.nite with a Kushies cover. It worked really well - no leaks at all. But I didn't like how Little Man turned into a bowling pin when he wore it. I know many people are just looking for an overnight solution that works, so that wouldn't bother them, but for some reason I just couldn't put him in that every night. I also tried a Kawaii Goodnight Heavy Wetter. Again, it worked really well, but I didn't care for how bulky it was, and since he's a chubbo there were red marks on his thighs and back.

He's been wearing disposables at night, but in the meantime I've been trolling the web to find what other people are using at night. I had to narrow it down to what I wanted to try, keeping in mind cost (although all of it is cheaper than disposables), bulkiness, and what diapers I already owned that I could use. We had hit the end of our disposables pack and I didn't want to buy more, so I knew it was time to take action.

After making some lists and checking them twice, I decided to start with a BumGenius AIO 3.0 stuffed with a Knickernappies Loopy-Do insert. I already owned the BG (they're my favorite diaper so far) and I had just bought a Knickernappies to try, so I had the hemp insert. Success!

I placed a waterproof layer under him so that he would not soak our bed should it not work, but we had no leaks at all. Little Man was even kind enough to provide a small poop for the test round, and there was no wicking or leakage.

My first attempt after all that research and it worked! I am very happy with the results since BGs make up the bulk of my stash and I have a couple of Loopy-Do inserts already. I do wash every other day, so I don't even have to buy more inserts, although I may get a couple more so that I have a backup just in case. (I'll be ISO-ing on Diaperswappers soon!)

What do you use as a nighttime diaper?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

OT: Nurse-In this Saturday, 6/5/2010

Although this blog is for cloth diapering, this Nurse-In is an important event I wanted to share.

A local woman was at a mall in Frederick, MD recently, nursing her 3-month old son, when she was asked to go somewhere else or cover up, both by mall employees and another mother in the area. She clearly stated it is her lawful right to feed her child anywhere, yet they still urged her to leave.

She has organized a Nurse-In at Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick, MD for this Saturday, 6/5/2010, 11am-1pm. If you live anywhere near Frederick, join us to support Breastfeeding mothers and bring awareness to the law.

You don't have to be breastfeeding to join the Nurse-In! Anyone who supports breastfeeding is welcome, male or female, young or not-so-young.

To read the whole story and get more information, see the post on this forum: