Baby’s first cloth diaper!

I got my first package of diapers just a few days ago… but I refrained from tearing open the package because I was waiting, with baited breath I assure you, to hear whether Rumparooz selected me for the video journaling — I was applying for the “new to disposables” position. But nope, however much I hoped and crossed my fingers, I didn’t get the position and a complete stash of 24 Rumparooz! …How do you make Rumparooz plural? Rumparoozs? Rumparoozes? Rumparooz? The last, I’m guessing. Anyhow… Congrats to the Video Journal Families… and the upside to not getting selected? I get to try all sorts of brands! Although I am eagerly awaiting my first Rumparooz (still not arrived, but I’m sure they’ve been busy as heck!). Anyhowz…

I have several brands on their way to me, and Katydids were the first to arrive! I got these from BabyHalfOff.com and was happy with how quickly they arrived.

I’d been waking up at 8am for a week just to check to see if the Katydids were up that day!! Which doesn’t seem that sacrificing until I tell you that my husband is a night owl (he works afternoon/evening/night, so us getting to sleep by 3am is a good thing. and yes, we sleep till noon) and my baby is teething (read: bad sleep). Ever since I saw the Katydids on someone’s blog (can’t remember whose… there are several who featured them), I’ve drooled over them. It looks sleek, well made, and the colors are AWESOME!

So… :drumroll: …. now for pictures! Presenting baby’s first cloth diaper by:

I liked the feel and look. Figuring out the snaps was easy, although I bumbled about for a bit figuring out stuffing (remember, I’ve never even seen a cloth diaper before… ever since I pinned prefolds on my little brothers years ago). The colors are gorgeous (I got Twilight [pictured] and Melon)… The blue one looks especially wonderful on my son because they bring out his amazing eyes (he didn’t have mommy’s eyes, like he was supposed to. Instead he has grandpa’s eyes, which are prettier anyway. 😛 ). I was disappointed to read on the box that they are made in China… but I understand several big name brands are.

Oh, he’s 4 months and 16 lb 4 oz.  So he’s on the medium setting. It seems right, but I won’t know! I played with the snaps and it looks like it will easily go from extremely tiny to a decent toddler size.

I showed him to his aunt, his primary babysitter (we live with in-laws until we can get a place) she liked the look, and remarked that she didn’t expect cloth to be that easy (she was envisioning pins). Here’s a picture that shows the fit around the (fat!) thigh:

After taking pictures (he burped after four shots, so that was the end of the photoshoot!), and showing his cute bum off to everyone, he got changed back to disposables… for now. Time for prep! The Katydid package didn’t give instructions for prep (although they did a wonderful job showing fit, snaps, inserts, and regular laundry care), so I’ll have to ask them. I can’t wait until I can actually try out cloth diapering, but I love it already. 🙂

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tiffany
    Mar 22, 2010 @ 13:50:28

    Keep sharing about your cloth adventures. I’m new to this cloth thing, too, and I have to say…so far it’s been a bumpy ride (put her in cloth 4 times, and 2 of those times we had leaks…)

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  2. Mummatutu
    Mar 27, 2010 @ 17:21:25

    I love my Katydid’s too but the snaps seem a little weird and mismatched on my daughter however, it could be her shape!
    and to Tiffany –
    did you make sure to prewash all the diapers a couple times before using? That was my first mistake. I only washed them once but the directions called for washing them 4 times with a dry cycle between each wash to make them absorbent.

    Patty

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  3. simplymerry
    Mar 28, 2010 @ 06:53:37

    Hello Patty, fellow-devoted-clothdiapergiveaway-enterer… 😀 I recognize your username. Yeah, I still have trouble with the Katydid’s snaps – they haven’t progressed to the daddy/aunty change stash. :-/

    And pockets only need to be washed once before use (unless they are organic cotton or hemp). Prefolds need 4-6 times, and so forth. My guess is the same problem I’ve been having. Fit. One-size snap is the hardest transition for a first-timer, I think. Prefold/cover might be more involved, but one-size snap is the one where fit matters the most as far as leaks.

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  4. AEardley
    Apr 06, 2010 @ 14:39:15

    I’ve got a few GroBaby, Bum Genius and Katy Did diaps and I must say, I’ve had the same problem with the snaps. My son is only 6 weeks old and 11+ lbs. The smallest rise is too short for him, so we’re on medium, and I find the snaps across the belly don’t completely work for him. When he was 2 weeks, the 2 smallest/centre snaps were perfect, but now I have to have one side off to the side, if that makes sense. It gapes too much if I put both tabs on the second set of snaps (from the middle) but too tight if I put both on the centre snaps…. Other then the rise seeming a bit short and my problem with the snaps, I really like the KatyDid diaps. They’re cute and VERY trim!! I have to put my little man into bigger clothes when he wears his GroBaby or BumG’s.

    If you’re looking for diapers that are daddy & daycare friendly, try GroBaby! I have 4 shells and 10 liners and it’s perfect for us. Although I plan to get more soon so I don’t have to do laundry everyday! You don’t wash the shell after each change, just load up a new shell and set the old shell aside to air dry (can be a tad damp) and reuse each shell 3-4 times. I sniff them and decide when it’s time to wash them! lol. Only on occassion do they actualy get soiled so then they need to be washed!

    GOOD LUCK with your coth diaps!! 🙂

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