Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Diapers


Last night we officially ran out of disposable diapers.  We'd been given so many I thought we we never ever make it through them all, but we did.   I was going to run to the grocery and buy more, but I remembered we have quite a few cloth diapers which I had vowed to use once Ezekiel was off oxygen (which he has been for well over a month now).  So wanting to be responsible, here we are trying them out for a day to see how they do.  So far he has peed through once and required a change of clothes... hmm... I guess you have to be quite diligent about changing frequently?  We normally only change his diaper every 3 or 4 hours (or if he poops, which, may I add, is just once a week!  Yes, just once a week!  Every Tuesday.  It's like clockwork.  This seems to be his "normal" so we aren't too concerned but if you have suggestions for helping him poop more I am looking for ideas.  He never seems constipated- it's always soft and runny so I don't think that's the problem.  And he's growing so I believe he's eating enough).  Anyhoo, my only complaint with these "g" diapers is that the liner is disposable, therefore you have to buy more.  I don't like that.  If I'm going to be using cloth diapers, the main point is to be saving money, therefore I don't want to buy liners (although they are supposed to be flushable/compostable but alas our compost pile is gone now).  I'm thinking about cutting pieces of towels or burp-rag-diapers to the right size and using those for liners.  Any suggestions?  We don't really have the money to go and buy a different kind of cloth diapers, so this is what we will be using for now.  

In other news, I've started exercising again.  I've deemed this year the "year of getting back into shape" (and unfortunately it will probably take all year!)  and the "year of getting ready to separate from the military and transition to our homesteading lifestyle".  I'm excited about all of it!!  I guess I should have been thinking about all this in January, you know, when the new year began, but here I am finally thinking about it in almost March.  That's ok.  I'm glad to have some very concrete goals to work towards this year.  Can you believe there is only one year and two months left of our 5 year military commitment?!!!   It feels like tomorrow we'll be done and back home in Kentucky.  Of course there are a lot of mixed feelings because we have so many dear friends who we will be leaving behind (unless of course you all come and homestead with us!!  Hint Hint!!!).  But we are getting really really excited about it.  Ok anyway Ezekiel is crying and Daniel will be home for lunch soon so I'd better go!

10 comments:

Steel City Knitter said...

I'm not a huge fan of the particular diaper I see on him in the pic (we have a couple of those too). The system I seem to like best is a prefold or fitted diaper with a vinyl cover over it. I don't like the stuff with inserts and I really don't like the all in ones. He pees out of everything but the fitted or prefold. With those, we can go about 3-4 hours between changings. And I've never seen a blow out of the diaper poop with a cloth diaper like we get with disposables. We do still use pampers at night, though. He's usually OK all night in a cloth system, but when he's not it's such a pain. It's worth the extra insurance.

Kristin said...

Yeah, I think we may still use disposables at night, and we're still planning to use them when we go out. I feel so confused about cloth diapers because there are so many different kinds. Thanks for the tips! Do you remember what brand the fitted-w/cover diapers were? Eventually he will outgrow the ones we have and we will need to get something else. :)

Nathan and Aimee said...

You really want him to poop more?! You dont know what you're asking for. Any way if you insist, more prunes and apples and less bananas. You wont be able to stop changing diapers.I am confused as to why google is now sponsoring Ezekiel now.

Hope the whole cloth diaper thing goes well. We may try it with the next one.

Nathan

saylor days said...

yes when he grows out of those i highly recommend bum genius diapers. i like cloth diapers that you can put in an insert i feel like those are the easiest and work the best. i also like all-in-ones to wear for a couple hours at a time. please call me if you have questions! i love cloth diapering i only ever had trouble with the best way to wash them, but i think i've worked that out.
also if you end up not using them thats ok too. i swore i would do 100 things that i changed my mind about after having him. in the long run jesus is more important than diaps.

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Melissa said...

Yeah, we are actually free this Saturday (Feb 28th, right?) around 3 so we would love to come.

Kristin said...

no, sorry, next saturday the seventh. :( Are you free next saturday?

jenny mae. said...

whoops. its actually under "plant finder"

J. Pike said...

So proud you're exercising (spelled that wrong, but don't have time to look it up!)! Have you exercised today? And how about knitting? My little bean is waking up, will talk to you soon!

Tiffany said...

I may be late, and it may be weird...but I went to school with Daniel (found your blog from Aimee's). Anyway, have you looked at bumgenious diapers? They're expensive, but they'll give you an idea of what you want in a cloth diaper. Then you can go on etsy, where they have tons of WAHM's that make and sell them for much less than commercial. Pocket diapers seem to me to be the way to go!