They have arrived!

I took some of Sophia’s Christmas money and after much debate on what kind of new cloth diapers to get, I chose these beauties.

Things I love about these cloth diapers~

~They are made in Canada.

~They are made with organic cotton.

~They don’t have any TAGS or Labels on them, pure home-made goodness.

~They are soft and sweet for my sweetie’s bottom.

~They look like the were made by a loving grandma on her kitchen table, simple, sturdy, and made to last through lots of babies.

~They are the same kind of diapers my 11 year old sister Finnerty used. I followed the lead of her mom Constanze who loved them, and I think I will too.

~The wool diaper covers are organic too!

~The wool diaper covers are machine washable!

I have only used them for two days thus far, so don’t take my word for it yet, but I think I love these diapers. I have been using disposables ever since Sophia outgrew her newborn cloth pre-folds…I have to admit disposables are tempting…but I feel strongly enough about cloth to go ahead and re-commit. Here I am, the mom who was sure she would be using Elimination Communication, seduced by disposable diapers!!

I am still using a disposable for the night time because they keep her so much drier, and it means no wet spot on the bed in the morning and no diaper changing in the middle of the night. Many moms report that their babies get diaper rash from disposables and not from cloth diapers…well, I have found the opposite to be true. The disposables wick all the moisture away from her skin, while the cloth just gets wet. Having wool diaper covers really helps, as they allow for breathing, but still I find her getting a little red and chaffed sometimes. Will have to look into natural diaper rash creams.

So, here we are, back in the land of big cloth diaper bum for Sophia, and more laundry for me, and yes, it is worth it! I love cloth diapers.

There are a lot of choices out there when it come to cloth diapers, and if you are just starting out, this might interest you. (Thanks for the link Linda!)

Diapers aside… beloved husband sailed off today to attend a workshop on the mainland. I left Sophia with my mom while I went into town BY MYSELF!! For the first time in I don’t know how long I was out all by myself and I felt light, free, like I might float off the ground, I felt light-headed and overwhelmed, I felt oddly skinny with no baby and no husband.

And what did I do with this exciting time to myself? I went grocery shopping.

I came home after about an hour to find Sophia and my mom both happy and content. Blessed.