Cloth diapers have been around for a long time (ha ha).
I didn't use them with Pierce.
And about 2 days after I had the twins Paul suggested we try cloth diapers.
And I, in my sleep deprived, flabby, sit-on-the-couch-breastfeeding-all-day and COMPLETELY overwhelmed state said,
"If you ever bring up cloth diapers again we're getting divorced".
Luckily, he knew I was joking...about the divorced part at least.
So a few of months ago things got to a good place with the kids. Suddenly, everyone was sleeping well and the twins were eating more solids and life just got simpler.
That's when it occured to me - I could try this cloth diaper thing.
An experiment of sorts.
If nothing else, they would be useful for times of diaper rash.
And it wouldn't have to be all-or-nothing.
That's when I started asking around for recommendations and suggestions. Thanks to my fellow blogger moms and my cousin-in-law for some awesome information over the past few months.
Armed with all this feedback, I decided the route that made sense for us was a one-size pocket diaper.
And I received so much feedback on brands. It seems that there are many, many excellent brands (and I hope we get the chance to try several of them).
But the one that seemed tried and true, that I heard about over and over again were the Fuzzibunz.
So for their first birthday, the twins are getting a few Fuzzibunz.
They came in the mail yesterday.
I have to say, I had absolutely no idea how soft they would be.
Soft enough to sleep on - or um, in.
So last night the twins slept in cloth diapers for the first time.
I just knew they would wake up crying and soaked in the middle of the night.
Well guess what?
We didn't have a single leak. Yes, the inserts were soaked but the diapers contained the moisture 100%.
And hello, they look cute too!
And so begins our journey into the cloth diaper world.
I can't promise to be 100%.
I think for us, it makes more sense to return to disposable diapers for travel and all-day outings.
But for home, my boys will have the softest bottoms I've ever experienced.
I had no idea - no clue - how cushy a Fuzzibunz could be :-)
Not to mention - equally important - we get to significantly reduce our carbon footprint.
What's not to like? :-)