Tuesday, December 29, 2009

GADS AKA Green Acre Designs

My new favorite diaper! We have been using them for a few months now. I stuff it with a Loopy-do insert. C doen't get any marks on his 15.5 inch thighs with these diapers! Side Snapping so no velcro marks from them! He doesn't know how nor does he seem interested in removing them! Love the fit, love that he has no leaks and that they are trim! Fantastic diaper! http://www.greenacredesigns.com/store/Default.asp

Saturday, April 11, 2009


A fantastic trim diaper! My little man could probably easily fit into a medium. I ordered him a large and we have been using it in our diaper rotation for about a month now. It is an AIO with quick dry flaps made of cotton. I love the hide a tab for the aplix! No diaper chain of all the aplix (velcro) tabs sticking diaper to diaper!! I want the 5 pack now!! They dry so much faster than micro fiber AIOs!
My husband even likes these, so you know they are simple to use. I read so much about micro fiber diapers getting stink. We have not had that yet but my baby is exclusively breastfed right now so we'll find out soon enough. I am told you won't get stink with Sposoeasy because they are cotton diapers. http://www.bluepenguin.biz/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ISPOS
I'd like to try their other diapers too. http://www.bluepenguin.biz/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=aiotryh

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Science Experiment that was Done

Cloth diaper temperatures and a Disposable

4 days in a row the afternoon temp reach almost 90*, each day we tried different diapering combos. Here are his results:

After 15 minutes outside, temp inside the diaper:

Disposables 102.5*
Fuzzi Bunz 101.5*
Fleece pocket 100*
fitted with fleece shorts 98.5
pinned prefold with fleece shorts 97*
fitted with wool shorts 96*
pinned prefold with wool shorts 95.5*
just a fitted 95*
just a pinned prefold 94*

I think that if we are outside we will try to go without a cover in a fitted or contoured (like a prefold) as much as possible!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fuzzi Bunz

I want MORE of these!
It has snaps (my preference) and my hubby likes them too! Easy to figure out (DH's preference)
No cover needed (both of us) Trim fitting (me)
They are pocket diapers so you can hand the outer shell to dry and throw the inserts in the dryer or hang them. NO LEAKS!!! Adjustable thigh snap for my baby's BIG thighs.
My Hubby has decided BumGenius AIOs are his favorite now followed by Sposoeasy and Fuzzi Bunz
I like the color selection and soon they will come in polka dots! LOL!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Patooshie Pants

Great Diaper! It is like a mix between a Good Mama and a Muttaqin. Super absorbant diaper, I am very impressed. (It is a Toddler size diaper!)
My Mom in Law (I love her!) gifted us with some Fuzzi Bunz (and a HH) so we will be trying those soon!!!
If you click on the picture of him in the Patooshie Pants it will show you a full view.

Patooshie Pants

Patooshie Pants

Monday, February 23, 2009


We used Happy Heiny's Pocket diapers and Bum Genius sized diapers over the weekend. My Hubby's favorite were the HH's. I like not having to put a cover over the diaper. I don't like pulling out the stuffing on the HH's. The BG's had stuffing sewn in and a pocket to put more inserts in if needed. I didn't add an insert so that was nice.
HH's are softer against my baby's skin and is a little wider in the crotch. Cute prints! The BG's are a trimmer fit though.

Friday, February 20, 2009

GM, KC and HH

I used some fitted diapers yesterday.
Good Mamas((GM) and Kissaluvs Contours(KC) (secured with a snappi fastener) with Thirsties Covers. No leaks BUT the fitted was soaked after 90 minutes of use.
Happy Heiny (HH) pocket diaper was fantastic! He was dry and the outside of the diaper was dry.
I used Thirsties Cloth Wipes and Diaper Lotion Potion Spray by Kissaluvs to clean him when I changed his diaper.
He LOVES wearing his Baby Legs! He waves his arms and legs and just coos away when he wears them. He usually is cold and needs a blanket to be happy but not when he wears his Baby Legs!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Know Your Diaper

Most people think of a Prefold when they thin cloth diaper
There are Chinese Prefolds and Indian Prefolds, Hemp flats etc. There are also contours.
They typically come in 3 sizes. These are the rectangular cloth diapers that need to be properly folded and secured with a pin or snappi.
Be sure to get a diaper cover to avoid leaks!

Then there are fitted diapers (they also need covers unless they are AIO all in one)
Fitted diapers have a contour shape a have a gathered (elastic) edges around the legs. You can secure these with snaps, velcro, aplix or touch tape. These can range from $22-$40
Here are some fitteds http://www.thegoodmama.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=71_97

AIO all in ones
They are fitted diapers that have an outer waterproof layer. (PUL) Often they have fewer absorbent layers than their counterparts. These diapers tend to be used when you go out. They are not practical for daily use since frequent washing and drying reduces the effectiveness of the waterproof outer layer. Here are some AIO http://www.muttaqinbaby.com/catalog/zen-cart-v1.3.6-full-fileset-10272006/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2 AKA Mutts
Bum Genius AIO AKA BG AIO http://www.cottonbabies.com/product_info.php?cPath=28&products_id=1811

Pocket Diapers
Pocket Diapers Pocket diapers are two piece diapering system typically with a piece of fleece that makes up the inner portion of fabric and a waterproof layer that makes up the outermost portion. An absorbent material is stuffed inside of the two pieces making it an all in one. These are quick drying as they are washed and dried as separate pieces. If you have a heavy wetter you can add more stuffing. Happy Heiny's are pocket diapers http://www.onesizediaperstore.com/-Happy-Heinys-One-Size-Get-me-Started-Package_p_17.html These are also one size diapers, not all HH's are one size.

One Size Diapers
These are designed to fit a newborn until they learn to use the potty. The snaps are located just below the fasteners with tops and bottoms lined up vertically. This allows you to adjust the size of a diaper as the baby grows. This feature of fitted or pocket diapers allows you to purchase fewer sizes. You have seen some already in the Good Mama and Happy Heiny so I'll show you a Bum Genius One Size All In One http://www.onesizediaperstore.com/Bumgenius-One-Size-Organic-Cotton-All-in-One-Diaper_p_80.html

Diaper Cover
Just like the name says. It covers your diaper. It is the water proof barrier that protects the world from what is inside the diaper. http://www.cottonbabies.com/product_info.php?cPath=36&products_id=1610

Wool and Fleece are popular choices. Wool and polar fleece are water resistant, rather than waterproof. They do allow some wetness to wick through from the diaper but still manage to keep babies' clothes dry. The wool has a different way to be cared for rather than being thrown in the wash.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Jen's World

My name is Jen, I have been married for 10 years to my husband Max.
We have 3 beautiful sons. E is 7, J is 3 and C is 2 months old.
I am a stay at home, breast-feeding, cloth diapering mom.
I just started cloth diapering so my first few blogs will be comparing the different cloth diapers out there. It is an interesting and wildly different arena in the world of cloth diapering so you will get my perspective and hopefully pictures!