Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monthly Report: Cloth Diapering at Three Months

Nolan turned three months old…10 days ago!  Where does the time go?  He is a drooly, noisy, smiling mess {in a good way}, and so different from the sleepy newborn that I brought home from the hospital!

On his three-month “birthday” we weighed Nolan at home and he measured 14 pounds 12 ounces.  His growth has slowed down a little, but many of his 3-6 month outfits are already quite snug!

Nolan is 3 months old!Nolan and Elaine on Nolan’s 3-month birthday.  Elaine insisted that Nolan wear his shoes!

Nolan recently sized up in both his Rumparooz and his FuzziBunz One Size diapers.  I can hardly believe that he wears the same size diaper as my almost-two-year old daughter.  But then again, there is a mere 8 pound difference between them!

Nolan in Rumparooz 3 Months

For night time Nolan still wears a Rumparooz diaper with a microfiber insert, but he uses both parts of the 6R soaker.  He sleeps around 8 hours {usually}.  If he does wake up to nurse in the early morning, I don’t change his diaper.  He is almost always in his overnight diaper for 8-10 hours, and we have not had any leaks.

Nolan wears some Perfect Size FuzziBunz (small size) that I had from Elaine.  I do think that they give a little bit better fit than the One Size diapers.  I think this is mostly because the elastic isn’t cinched so tight.  That said, if his runny EBF poo is going to leak, it finds a gap easier in the Perfect Fit than in the One Size.

I really need to test the bumGenius one size diapers on Nolan.  I just realized that he hasn’t worn one yet, though I’m sure they fit now.  I tried them at newborn and one month, and didn’t get a good fit around the legs.  I only own three bumGenius diapers, and I have been keeping them in Elaine’s stash.  The Flip One Size diaper cover fits Nolan well, though I am finding I prefer the double gussets of the Rumparooz One Size diaper cover.

I am supplementing my stash with some prefolds her and there so that I only wash every other day.  It was getting to be too much laundry!

Elaine holding NolanI would like to include a note about the fit of One Size diapers on Elaine.  I really like the FuzziBunz diapers on her right now because I feel that I can get a more exact fit.  She seems to be between the medium and large rise settings on the Rumparooz, and I have been struggling with quite a few leaks.  With the FuzziBunz the leg elastic can be adjusted very minimally to allow a little extra room without a gap.  The hip and waist snaps also help to get a more exact fit.  Elaine is a skinny little girl, but I am happy to report that she finally made it over 22 pounds!

Do you have a particularly large or small baby?  I have one of each.  I would love to know what diapers you have found to work the best!  Leave me a comment…

1 comment:

Becky said...

Andrea, I hope you know, when Kenny and i get around to having kids you've got ALOT of explaining to do! lol Loved seeing the pictures of the kids and I can't wait to, finally, meet Nolan in person. Super excited!

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