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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

A day in the life...

At the moment the bulk of my stash is made up of Hipkiddo pocket diapers.  I have four Intelligently Hip diapers, 18 Classically Hip diapers, and two Naturally Hip.  I will post a review of these diapers soon.  

This is my diapering set up
For the first change in the morning (usually 5:30am/6:00am) I switch out my microfibre insert and replace it with a bamboo insert (soaks up 3x more). We were having leaking issues with this change before, we haven't had another since (I also use the bamboo inserts whenever I'm going to be out for a while).  Then baby goes back to sleep for a bit.

I tend to change her after every feed (approx every two hours). Until this week changing the diaper was just switching it out for another and covering her bum with powder (pure cornstarch kind). The powder just keeps her bum that much drier and helps prevent any redness from moisture.  We introduced solids about 2weeks ago and a few days ago her poop changed to real poop.  Breast milk poop is water soluble and can be rinsed off in the wash.  Anyways, now I place a flushable liner on top of the microfleece layer of the diaper, that way I can just peel off the liner and flush it....no extra rinsing needed.  

Diapers go straight into my Rubbermaid pail lined with a wetbag, there is no liquid in the pail. Right now I'm still using disposable wipes, but I'd like to eventually switch to cloth because I feel like I'm cheating by using them. It really wouldn't be much more work. On average we go through 8 diapers/day. 

If you have any questions about my daily routine, leave me a message.  If you like what you see, follow my blog and recommend it to your friends.  Watch for my next post....The "wash routine". 

2 comments:

  1. I didn't use cloth with my son and I'm kind of regretting it. It seemed like SOOOO much extra work and I was grossed out about the laundry going in the same machine as our stuff. now that I have successfully eaten an entire finger food meal with baby poop on my hand I'm not too concerned. How do you find the liners? The seemed weird to me. Also, what are bamboo inserts?

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  2. The liners are awesome, they save my diapers from getting any stains and I just throw tem in he toilet and flush. Much better than scraping the poop off and rinsing. Are you sure it was poop? If so, how did you check lol? The pocket diaper have an opening between a waterproof layer and a microfleece layer, you stuff an insert into the pocket to soak up the liquid. Most of the inserts are made of 3 layers of microfibre, the bamboo ones contain bamboo fibres which absorb more.

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