Also breaking news, we've run out of the disposable diapers so many friends and family generously gave us. They got us through the new-born phase and a month of size ones, and now we're faced with the prospect of buying our own diapers. So after a lot of research and conversations with people who know, I decided to do something radical and switch from disposables to cloth diapers. Ick, gross, I know. Haven't I heard that cloth diapers means I'll have to scrape poo into the toilet and deal with leaks all over and do laundry every three hours? Yes, I have heard those things, but it turns out they are actually wrong.
In reality, cloth diapers are a lot easier to use than you'd imagine, super cost effective, leak way less than disposable diapers, and (for the amount I ordered) only need to be laundered every third day. I'll be using something called a prefold, which is a flat, cushy piece of cloth that you just wrap around baby like a diaper and close using a snappi (a magical invention much like the thing that holds an ace bandage in place, but designed for diapers). Prefolds are not water proof though, so I'll also be using covers, which are a ton better than the rubber pants we used to wear as babies. Also a ton cuter. See?
So now I have prefolds, covers, snappis, as well as a special laundry bag for the diapers on order and should be receiving them either the end of this week or the beginning of next... which means I shouldn't have to buy disposables again until we're traveling somewhere where we don't have access to a washer and dryer. Bam. How is that for a productive weekend?
Oh andplusalso we went to church where my baby was the fairest of them all (I don't even care if I'm biased) and here's proof.