Monday, November 18, 2013

Cloth Diaper Report- 18 Months!

     I have been a slacker I admit it. But, I wanted to update on our cloth diapering stats at 18 months! My current stash is a lot bigger than before about (30) shells and ( 28) pods (8 ) doublers (25) wipes (4) wetbags. Even though we have enough diapers to never have to reuse a shell more than once in a week, for this experiment I will be reusing the shells as much as I can to show those who are just starting out at this age how many the minimum could be. In fact a lot of times I reuse the same shell if it was just wet diaper, because every time you reuse it you are getting more use and saving more money. That is why I love AI2's!!

How many diapers (shells) a day used?  3

Changes per day? 8am, 9:30am, 11:15am, 1:30pm, 3:20pm, 5:45pm, 7pm

How many wipes? 1 in the morning, 3 if poopy, none for wet (average 7 a day)

What Brands were used? SoftBums, Rock-a-Bums, Mud Butts

What brand/ style fit best? SoftBums Omni & Rock-a-Bums

Were you able to reuse your AI2 shells during the same day? If so how many times? Yes about 2 times,

What fit problems did you have? None

What was the print/ color you grabbed the most? SoftBums Fluffy Saurus Rex Echo

Best on-the-go diaper? Rock a Bums  stuffed with a SoftBums Bamboo Superpod

What type of insert/ soakers worked the best? Really loving the large bamboo pods right now they are trim and absorb perfect amount for 2.5 hours.

The worst? Right now the large drytouch are only lasting an hour and half. which is fine for the first change before he poops bc that is usually an hour after he gets up, but otherwise I feel like its too short of time between changes. If I add a bamboo mini pod behind it its not bad & will last us about 2.5 hours.

Overnight? Bamboo Superpod  & 2 minis in OMNI shell

Did you have any blowouts? No

What was your washing schedule like?  We have a Top Loader Fisher & Pachel, I do a Cold quick wash, then a Hot wash heavy duty with 2 tbsp. detergent, then a Cold wash normal, I am washing 2x a week air drying shells, pods in dryer.

Detergent used? A Happy Green Life

Love it or hate it? Still totally in love with using cloth diapers! Everytime I have to use a disposable I hate the smell, the quality and the cost! All factors I never have to think about using cloth diapers & cloth wipes!

Things you learned? In a pinch a mini pod can be used as a emergency menstrual pad. (I will forever keep one in the diaper bag for this purpose!) lol

Fit pictures:

Connor picking out his clothes for the day- he only wants to wear vikings, football, or puppies. lol

Cant see his diaper but its too cute not to share, someone is attached to kitty & puppy.

Reading dads tab

decorating his tree