Thursday, October 11, 2012

Been a long time coming

So sorry for the absence of posting these days.  I have some exciting news that makes all the anticipation (or lack thereof) worth it.  So here it goes.... We're pregnant!  

So a certain Crunchy Wife (soon to be a Crunchy Mom) has been busy making her home and life a little more crunchy in preparation for baby.  On the list of crunchiness:  cloth diapers.  Although Crunchy Husband is a little wary of this idea, I think between me and several people that he doesn't even know... we've convinced him to at least give it a shot.  So after doing tons of research, I decided I really liked the functionality of the BumGenius 4.0 diapers.  They are an all-in-one and one size diaper, so they should be fairly good at being useful during the entirety of the diaper years.  Luckily for me, Cotton Babies had a seconds sale last week, and I was able to snag 6 of these diapers for $11 a piece!  That's a crazy good deal, considering they're regularly about $18 each.

I didn't go cloth-crazy and buy the Cotton Babies checkout limit of 48 diapers because first of all, I wanted to see them in person.  Secondly, not all cloth diapers work well for all babies (aka.. we won't know until he or she gets here how well these are going to fit him or her).  Thirdly, I am also in the process of making my own cloth diapers.  Ooooohhhh Aaaaaahhh

So far, it has been quite disastrous.  My old Singer puts up a fight in response to the wicking material.  Also, it's been a while since I've done much sewing, so my skills are... shall we say... lacking something to be desired.  I did, however, find out that it is perfectly possible to stretch and sew fold over elastic with only two hands, and that although I can cut out the perfect curved edge from a pattern, it doesn't mean that the sewing machine will always sew in the direction I want it.  I will post a quite comical picture of my first attempt of sewing a cloth diaper.  Believe me.  If this thing fits on a baby, it probably won't serve it's purpose very well.  Although, if we have a girl, she will have a lovingly made diaper to put on her dollies.

So my curiosity reigns supreme.. has anyone else that reads this ever tried cloth diapering with no prior experience?  How did it turn out?  Even better, did you attempt making diapers or other baby items for you little ones?  If so, share some pictures!  I would love to see how it worked out for you!

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