Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cloth Diapers (with Twins?!?)

Well, I'm 29 weeks now--really feeling it! I'm pretty sure I am the size I was when my other children were born, and I've still got a LONG way to go--yikes!

But I thought I'd write today about cloth diapers. I used disposables with my other 2, and really hated to do it. But I knew no one who used CD, except for one cousin,
and she is the *crunchiest* person I know. I mean, she lived in Niger, working for the peace corps for 2 years, in a grass hut. Could I ever do that--no way! So I figured cloth diapers were just too crunchy for me too.

But this time around, with the twins, I feel sick to my stomach thinking of all the disposable diapers we will go through, not to mention the costs, right?
And I've come to find a few friends who also use CD, and love them. So, a few months back, I started doing my research, and let me just say, I've been blown away! By the options, the ease, the people who use them...it seems like a new addiction--but a good one :)

There are soooo many otpiotn to choose from, it is actually a bit overwhelming. But I think I've
narrowed it down to just a few I want to try. And I'm going to try not to get too caught up in trying lots of new kinds--after all, I do want to save some money in the end :) I think I will go with one sized diapers, which means they are adjustable in size, and can be used for babies 8 pounds to around 25-30 pounds. I've also decided to try pocket diapers, specifically "Smartipants" so that I don't have to pull the insert out of the dirty diaper, but it will agitate itself right out in the wash. I'm also planning to try some gro-babies and maybe Bum Genius, too.

I'm going to buy a few different ones, once the babies are born, and try them to se which I like best. So, for the first few weeks, I'll be using diaposables, and I'm sure I'll keep some on hand to use for traveling (or days when the laundry is not done yet...) but for the most part, we're going to be giving our babies those cute little (BIG) fluffy booties that come from CD's.

I can't wait!!!

Here's a cute little video that a mom in New Zealand made about using Cloth "Nappies" and the message is pretty clear!
An Inconvenient Poop (just click on this title for the link)
Enjoy :)


  1. I am glad you found my review of Smartipants so helpful!! Cloth diapering is fun and easy, and I'm SO glad I made the switch! Smartipants are both mine and my husband's favorite of our stash (which include bumGenius 3.0 one sizes, Happy Heiney's one size snaps, Happy Heiney's velcro, and Fuzzi Bunz perfect size). I don't think you'll be disappointed! You can email me at lmiddle@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns. Also, if you buy from Kelly's Closet, you can click on my affiliate button on my blog...I'll get 5% if you order! You can use the coupon code "postsept5" to save 5% at KC until 10/15! Good luck, and let me know if you have any questions!

  2. Cloth diapers are totally doable with twins! I have triplet and I use them! I started though, when the kids were 6 months old, and honestly I am not sure if I could have dealt with the laundry in the very beginning with 3 newborns and sleep deprivation.. BUT that is just me! I use Bum Genius, they have been great. There another type that I wish I had looked into, Gdiapers.. they have a biodegradeable, flushable liner, which would be amazing because the only thing I don't like about CDing, is dealing with the poo.. especially once they start solids:)
    There is also a site called simplewondersdiapers.com, that gives a multiples discount, and does free shipping on all packages. Good luck!

  3. I'm going to do cloth once all the gifted disposables (almost all newborn) run out. I agree with Lani to wait until the sleep deprivation is lessening. Good luck!

  4. Thanks Lani and Team OSM! And Melissa, I totally agree that sleep deprivation and overall newness will make CDing harder in the beginning, so we will be using sposies until they are a little bit bigger. I guess we'll see how it goes....

  5. You can definitely do cloth with twins! I've done it with mine from birth-through 6 kids, 2 sets of twins, and even with 5 in diapers at once. I love Thirsties and Happy Heinys but we've tried just about every diaper out there. You just have to experiment and see what works for your babies before you stock up on something that may not be the best fit. Good luck!

  6. I'm so glad you are deciding to go cloth. I was chicken with my twins, but have since learned it is a lot easier than I thought it was.

    Congratulations! I found you on Multiples and More!