Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Camping with Cloth

I warned many of you on Facebook and Twitter that we were planning on camping in cloth this last weekend, and I'm sure many of you were wondering how my experience went.....

So, here are the facts:
  • Our campground had no running water (other than the river).
  • I packed 10 covers and 40 inserts (we use our RAB mainly as an All-in-Two).  We used 8 covers and 28 inserts
  • I packed 4 wet bags, but we ended up only using 2!
  • I packed my full wipes warmer and used about 40 wipes, because we used them to clean her tush and her little body

And here is the outcome:
My motto for the weekend was "let it be" (no, not the whole Beatles song, just the line) ;).  We were camping in DIRT, and I have a 15 month old TODDLER, who thinks dirt is quite amusing.  She rolled in it, played in it, and even ATE it, yes, I did say she ingested some of it, and you know what, she survived.  We bathed her in the river, fed her at a picnic table, and changed her outside, and she enjoyed every minute of it! 

Never looking at the camera!
Now, I know you're all wondering if I survived...well....I will tell you that I had to repeat my weekend motto many times in my head, but we made it through, even in our cloth diapers.  There were times (where she was sitting in mashed up blackberries) that I thought, "man, disposables would be easier," but I'm actually really glad we did it!  I didn't have to buy a single disposable diaper for our entire trip AND I didn't have to add to the MOUNDS of garbage already accumulating at the campground.  Overall, I think it was quite successful and we I had the opportunity to show off our rockin' style and I even converted a few along the way (even some non-preggers ladies)!  At the beginning of the trip, they thought I was crazy for camping in cloth,  (I kinda did too) but by the end I had them all changing diapers for me (see what I did there) ;).  It was surprisingly easier than I thought it was going to be, which is a major bonus!
Crusin in her Rock-a-Bums

My only tip: have a plan of action for poop! We just plopped them into a Ziplock bag, and then threw it away at the end~

*In case your wondering, the blackberries came out of the diaper with ease! Hmm.....getting stains out of covers....I'm sensing another blog post......

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Why we ROCK

We aren't biased or anything....well....ok, maybe a little...but we think our diapers ROCK! One main reason we think that, is because of the versatility! Want a pocket diaper? DONE.  Want a hybrid diaper? DONE. Want something quick and easy like a cover over a disposable to prevent blowouts? DONE! Want an all-in-one or all-in-two? DONE and DONE!  You can change how you use your Rock-a-Bums as often as your mood changes, (yes, this even includes those of you with pregnancy hormones)!  We can't even begin to explain to you how awesome this diaper's see it strut it's stuff in a video!

*disclaimer - our diaper does not actually walk, but trust me, if we could have done it, we would have ;)

So, rockstars, what's it going to be? All-in-one, all-in-two, Pocket, hybrid, or cover?  Well, good thing you can rotate between all of them in a day, I know I certainly do! 

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Diaper Ditchers

You hear a faint ripping come around the corner and expect your child to have a piece of paper or something similar in their mouth...but what you come upon is much different.  In the .00000005 seconds it took you to round the corner, your child has ditched their diaper, taken a few steps, squatted and peed all over your carpet (true story)....sighhhhhhhhh.......that's what we call Diaper ranks pretty high on the list of fears of diapering moms.  At least mine anyway. 

So, when my sweet daughter first started ripping at her diapers, I kept thinking, I just need to distract her, and then she won't remember she's wearing Velcro.  That didn't work.

Then I thought, oh, I'll just keep her in pants all the time.  Well, it's 90 degrees here, so, that didn't work. 

At this point, I was noticing that only our snap diapers would stay on I thought I could sneak the Velcro in during nap time.  She woke up from one nap drenched in her pee with no diaper on, and SCREAMING, so that didn't work.

Apparently my sweet little one just loved the sound the Velcro made WAY too, we are now a 100% snap family :) No more Velcro for this little girl! We will tuck them away for the next one!  LUCKILY, we love the Rock-a-Bum snaps and they are strong enough to ward off her little 15 month old mischievous ways :)

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This is my little girl attempting to take off the Rock-A-Bums, thank goodness the snaps are strong!


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