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Friday, September 11, 2020

Cloth Diapering | 1 Year In

 


Well, we made it to a year. Honestly, it snuck up on me! Time has been so weird since quarantine started that I almost missed the anniversary entirely. I'm not sure if I'll do another post on cloth diapering after this since 1 year seems to be the most significant milestone to me. Maybe if I change our stash or something ha ha. 

Our current stash:

Pretty sure our stash is the same as the last time I posted at 6 months except for the addition of 4 more Grovia O.N.E. diapers. We got them to use on Greyson at night and used them for a good long while. However, Greyson has never consistently slept through the night. I'm pretty sure that for a long time he got most of his nursing done at night, and so we experienced a lot of leaks. It got to be so often that I finally decided to switch back to disposables at night. Instead, we used the extra ONE diapers on Everly for naps, since she was also frequently leaking out during that time. Since we switched, we haven't had as many issues with that for her. 


Washing:

We have switched our detergent since my last post to BioKleen. It works even better than All Free and Clear Powder. I like that it isn't powder (it always seems to get everywhere) and we haven't had any issues with smell since we switched. We decided to switch mainly because we had no choice. Our regular detergent wasn't available because of COVID-19 and we needed something. I'm SO glad we switched though. It's more expensive, but lasts so much longer. Even with washing every day (because we still have 2 in cloth), it lasts me about a month. 

Before we switched we had issues with Everly's overnight diapers. They had no odor when we put them on her, but the ammonia smell was pretty strong every morning. Since we switched we haven't had those same issues. 


Overall: 

Cloth seems so normal now. I was so glad that we switched before quarantine hit because I honestly didn't even know that people were having issues with finding disposable diapers for their babies. We still have had no real issues with diaper rash which is a huge blessing because Everly has had some really rough ones in the past that I worried would leave scars. We do put diaper cream on often, because they're often red, but it never progresses very far and is usually gone within a few hours.   

I honestly just want to tell everyone to try it. It is so much easier than you think it will be. Switching to cloth doesn't mean that you can never use a disposable again. We still use them for Greyson at night right now and that's ok. We will still probably use disposables when we travel, which is also ok. The thing to remember is that any time you cloth diaper, it's one less diaper in the landfill. That's how I think of it and don't punish myself for the times I do add diapers to the landfill. 


If you have any questions about cloth, please feel free to reach out to me in the comments or by email at  anchoredinlightblog@gmail.com I'm happy to answer any questions you have honestly and to help any way I can! 

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