April 11, 2009
Experimenting with cloth diapers

Our first big shopping expedition today to Loblaws to restock our extremely bare cupboards and replenish our diaper supply.

 

Elizabeth is well over eight pounds, so we've been experimenting with the cloth diapers.  It's been less successful than we hoped.  As you can see from the picture, they are still huge when compared to the disposables.  The smallest diaper on the right is the newborn size.  It's apparently good up to 10 pounds, but was starting to look a bit tight on Elizabeth.  They also cost $14 for 36. The next size up (featured in the middle) cost $15 for 84, and are good between 8 and 14 pounds. 

 

We decided to get the cheaper disposables.  Frustratingly, the amazing wetness sensor is only a feature of the "Sensitive" Pampers line of diapers and the larger size was not available.  Not that we learned this from any of the packages - I had to look it up on their website.  Diaper websites are rather bizarre actually.  Both Pampers and Huggies would like their visitors to become members to their "network".  I have no idea who wants to join a diaper brand network online, but I declined.  I did take Huggies up on their offer for a free sample of their latest and greatest.  No mention of a moisture sensor so I rather doubt we'll buy them regularly. The sample should arrive in 4-6 weeks, by which time I'm really hoping the cloth diapers are working out!

 

 


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On April 20, 2009 at 08:58 pm
Vera Kan said:
Hi Mary and Brendan,

Yeah, the cloth diapers are too big on Astra until she was at least 6 weeks old -- and that was for the prefolds.





I have motherease one-size diapers, and those were superbulky until she was 3 months old, and I could stop flipping down the top. Now, they fit perfectly and since Astra had diarrhea this past week, I can only imagine how many diapers we would have gone through if they were disposables. (normally we wash once every 3 days. This past week, almost daily).

Vera


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