So we have been continuing along our journey with cloth diapering.
I had been continuing part time with the diapers, trying to use mostly the cloth ones. We went on an outing for the afternoon and I did not want to risk any leaks out and about. So, I put X back in disposables. Well, that didn’t work out so well because right after that, his same rash returned again around his legs and waist. Ugh. Luckily, we had plenty of our $68 prescription left over and another couple doses knocked it right out.
So, somewhat reluctantly, I decided to go all in with cloth diapering, and ordered some more to try out. While leaks are annoying, it was better than dealing with the rash which made X so upset.
I am trying out some new diapers with more luck this time. I ordered a BumGenius elemental, some Nicki’s bamboo all-in-ones, and a goodnight Kawaii diaper from Nicki’s diapers. So far things are going much better. All of these seem be good quality and functional. I haven’t been peed on yet so that is a good sign. We even had our first successful cloth diapering outing, with wet bag and extra dipes in tow. It worked out so far. Admittedly, I would have probably left X in a disposable a little longer and skipped a change until we got back home, but we took a few minutes to change there and it was no big deal.
Now I have to decide on purchasing a few more unless I want to wash everyday. Washing everyday is ok for now, but I don’t think it is long term solution. I don’t want to be tied to the washing machine if I need to run errands or take a night off. It is hard when I hope X might potty train soon, but that doesn’t look like it will happen THAT soon. The positives are that we could reuse for another baby or they surprisingly have a decent resale value. And, I am sure less expensive than the Dr. visits and prescriptions we were having.
The great thing is that there are a lot of resources for cloth diapering. There are many forums and blogs out there, and people are very helpful with questions. It all seems a little crazy at first, because these things are all about diapering, but strangely it is almost fun. So, a big shout out to those people out there helping others to cloth diaper!