11 June 2010

The Beginnings of a (Diaper) Stash

Today I bought cloth diapers. I wanted to use cloth diapers with Asher, but for a few reasons (um, we moved 5 times last year) it just never happened. Now that we are settled in and back in Asia, the land of no diaper coupons, I decided to take the plunge. And by taking the plunge I mean that I said, "I would love to use cloth diapers, but I'm not doing it unless somebody gives them to me, gives me money to buy them or I find used ones here in Bangkok." Well, so far nobody has read my mind and mysteriously sent me diapers, but I did find some for sale last week.

I did some research and found out that used cloth diapers are a good option. The lady I contacted was from England and so most of the diapers she was selling were British brands. They all had good reviews online, so this morning Asher and I went out to her house to see what she was offering and get a quick lesson on how to use cloth diapers.

Sidenote: She lived really far away. And we went during rush hour.

She didn't have any diapers for a baby Asher's age, she was just selling some of the diapers she used when her children were younger. While I would love to go ahead and start using cloth diapers with Asher I figure that this way I will at least have cloth diapers for Baby #2.

I'm still learning all of this cloth diaper lingo, but I think that today I bought 3 pocket diapers (size small), 5 cloth diapers (the kind that have to have a cover over them) and 4 diaper covers. Of course she was British so I bought nappies and wrappers with poppers.

Here's the stash.

She had a lot more, but they were all for little boys and at this point there's a 50/50 chance that we will be having a girl. I told her I would get back to her once I found out what we were having. I did go ahead and get one blue diaper because it was cute and even if we have a girl this could be the diaper she wears for UK games.

I put one of the diapers on Asher tonight and it just barely fit him. If our next child is the same size as Asher these diapers should easily fit him or her until they are close to 18 months old.

And by the way, I paid about $40 for all of these diapers. I calculated later that if I had bought them new I would have spent about $175. I am not good at being thrifty, but I love it when I am!

And for those of you that are wondering the pocket diapers are Fuzzi Bunz and Happy Heinys and the other ones are Sandys with Motherease Wraps (they are British brands I think).


Anonymous said...

Cloth diapering is so easy! :) I've been cloth diapering my son for almost a year now and my daughter since the day she was born 9 months ago!

Fuzzi Bunz (one of the ones you have in your picture) are really good and those don't require a cover. :)

Mark and Beth said...

motherease is a canadian brand. this is what my sister used and i used for a bit with jake. if you go to their website (motherease.com) and click on the forum tab they have a buy and sell forum where people list used diapers they want to sell or they put a comment up saying what they are looking for. hope this helps. enjoy your visit with family!

Anthony and Sharon said...

Welcome new "CDing" mom. :) The brands you got are good ones (with wiggly babies, I've chosen to do all velcro). The biggest thing is to wash them correctly and they'll work great!
We use mainly bumgenius one-size diapers that work from when the child is a few weeks old to when they potty train (there are snaps on them that adjust). For the newborn weeks we used some similar to what you have and had velcro covers ("thirsties" brand covers, lots of cute colors!). I was SOOOO pleased with the newborn cloth diapers keeping all the runny breastfed poop from going all the way up our boys' backs... disposables are "easy" but I argue it's not "easy" to clean poo out of a newborn's hair!!! (or out of the carseat they pooed in!)

Hope you and the fam are having fun and that the red-shirts didn't mess up every place you might wanna take folks to.

Also... lets see that baby bump!