Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Start of Something Great

I thought I'd go ahead and start this blog since I didn't want my family blog to get completely bogged down with diaper posts! I recently started making cloth diapers, in anticipation of the birth of our third child, and am totally hooked. I've wanted to cloth diaper for a while, and tried for a while with both previous kids. But with apartment laundry rooms and very little knowledge of what on earth I was doing, I gave up pretty quickly both times. However, I've learned a lot about cloth diapering since then. And since we just bought a house and will have our own washer and dryer, and space for a clothes line, this is the perfect time to start cloth diapering. I'll be CD-ing the new baby girl, as well as my 2 year old boy.

So I printed out a few free cloth diaper patterns from online, bought a bunch of flannel sheets and fleece blankets from the thrift store (I'm nothing if not frugal), and got started sewing! Here's what I've got so far:

30 Rita's Rump Pockets (RRPs)

4 Rita's Rump Covers (RRCs), plus three more that are almost done

12 Shar's Newborn Fitted Nappies (I think these are my favorite, they're so tiny and cute!)

4 newborn-size Katrina's Soakers

2 small prefolds (just made these today)

All together now...

Not bad for a newbie, huh? And I only started three weeks ago!

I'm hoping to have a dozen prefolds and several more RRCs done before the baby is born in early December. I also have a few wipes made, but they're kind of ugly. I'm still working on that.

1 comment:

Amber said...

Dang!! You really went to town making diapers. LOL. How are they working out for you?

I only made about 15 newborn diapers and am now trying to find time to make more. But am happy that the ones I have made have been working so well. :)