As I was researching cloth diapering I learned that the run of the mill "conventional" diaper creams were no good as they leave residue which effects the absorbency of all cloth diapers and leaves icky stains. In response to that information I found what I think is the BEST product EVER, CJ's BUTTer. CJ's BUTTer has worked fabulously not only as a diaper cream, but also as a moisturizer for Miss H and myself. I love the different sizes that CJ's is available in as well as the awesome assortment of scents. Who would have thought "Monkey Farts" smelled so tropical!?
Thank goodness someone had the ingenuity to create my next "go to" necessity, Snappi's In an attempt to save a few dollars I'm using some prefold diapers that were gifted to me and I am so thankful that diaper pins are no longer required! The amazing Snappi simply holds the diaper on using three plastic "hooks". Simply genius!
On the wet wipe front I decided to go with cloth and forgo the cost, chemicals, and waste of traditional wipes. In researching "homemade wet wipes" I came upon SO many different ideas: using baby washcloths (too small in my experience), buying ready made cloth wipes, cut up receiving blankets (didn't have any), making your own, and cutting up papertowels-for a disposable option. I chose to make our own and have been absolutley thrilled with the outcome. I found this video from Adventures in Fluff and followed her method of making wipes. I used discounted flannel from the fabric stores for both sides and ended up paying $10.00 for 48 wipes that will last a good long time.
So now I have a pile of dry wipes on hand to clean up after all of Miss H's messes. What do I do to wet them? I tried keeping them in a box, dampened with water, but I wasn't happy with that method. I found Baby's Butt Foaming Wash Solution and have been THRILLED with it. I simply squirt a pump or less onto her bottom and using a damp wipe, clean her right up nice and easy. I have even cleaned her without wetting the wipe, but it doesn't seem to do as good of a job.
I purchased a "fuzzibunz" wetbag to keep all our wet, soiled, diapers, covers, and wipes in until it was time to wash. I also have a zippered vinyl pillow case that I keep on our second floor to keep any wets and soils in up there as well at night. There are multiple ways to store soiled diapers, either "dry" or soaking in a bucket with a solution. I haven't tried the solution method yet, but am tempted to. But the dry method has been working quite well for us.
|Miss H's stash of diapers and covers.|