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.