Saturday, February 21, 2009

Initiating the cloth diapers

Teresa's first cloth diaper (made by my mom). She promptly soiled it.

Teresa's second cloth diaper (not shown). She wet it while we were putting it on her.

Teresa's third cloth diaper. It didn't stay dry long, either.

Challenging though the transition to cloth diapers was (we had - and still have - lots to learn), I am very grateful that we didn't go through 3 disposable diapers in the space of 30 minutes. Yesterday continued to be a "high production" day and we had over 12 diapers to wash this morning. (David did a fabulous job with the washing in our apartment laundry center, by the way.)

More posts on this adventure to come!


Shannon said...

she's absolutely beautiful and you look like a natural in the post below, Frances! Love the diaper your mom made...
some day you'll have to give me tips!

Julie said...

Not saying anything about your decision to go the cloth diaper route, but just FYI: if she had been in a disposable diaper, you wouldn't have necessarily had to change it 3 times in 30 minutes! :o)
You look great and look like you're enjoying motherhood immensely! Love you and I'll call soon; just wanting to give you time to settle in. Love,

Katherine T. Lauer said...

Fun times! Yes, newborns go through so many diapers, don't they? I think you're very disciplined to be trying this endeavor even though you have to wash at the complex laundry room.