I was a proud co-sleeper. It meant I was a hip, all-natural, self-sacrificing mom… I thought. Then I read that being male, an African-American baby and having a short time between pregnancies are all factors that put your baby at a … Continue reading
Well… I thought I had the hang of cloth diapering. I went from using them when I got the chance to being a full time cloth diaperer and even enthusiastically suggesting them to others. I was so on my cloth diaper high that I thought I would start cloth diapering my daughter right away. I stocked up on BumGenius one size, put them in the hospital bag and actually asked my husband if he thought there’d be college scholarships for students who never touched a disposable diaper (haha, those pregnancy hormones). Well, that humongous, oversized, monster of a baby I was supposed to carrying, was actually just a 7 pound 5 ounce little girl…with scrawny legs! There was a huge gap at her belly and a teeny one around her legs. Here’s what she looked like in a BumGenius one size at 3 days old:
My son weighed 9 pounds 2 ounces at birth and skyrocketed to almost 15 pounds by 2 months old so I only have one size fits all and medium sized diapers (no smalls). When we got home I tried pre-folds. An even bigger disaster! The rubber pants were literally gaping at her thighs and I had to fold the pre-fold so many times that it looked as if her diaper weighed more than she. I tried BumGenius again when she was a few weeks old but got leaks in the leg area despite using the troubleshooting tips. Now my little girl is 11 pounds and has a bit more meat on those cute little legs. I think I will try them again tomorrow (er…today)!!
>Thanks for keeping up with my blog despite my absence! The aches, pains and fatigue that hit towards the end of 3rd trimester have definitely gotten me and having a very active and curious little boy makes it nearly impossible for me to rest. As soon as he falls asleep, I fall asleep and blogging during the day when he’s awake…Thanks for the laugh!