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Cloth Diaper Story: Elizabeth R.


2 boys - Stephen,  15 years, & Mason, 3 months!

About Elizabeth
Work for a baby gym/music program part-time, like to sew & crochet,  exclusively breastfeeding, enjoy recycling, upcycling, & crafting ... overall a little bit more 'hippie' than the hubby would prefer, but he's coming around!

How long have you been cloth diapering?
2.5 months - would have started earlier but LO too small for my Duo Wraps at first.  Actually wanted to CD my 15 year old, but all I knew about were prefolds & plastic pants ... so that didn't last long but I now use my prefold stash from before, but with my modern covers, as well as flats & fleece liners at night.

Why did you choose to cloth diaper?
I have to use Mama cloth because of skin allergies, so I knew the health benefits already. Also, price was a big factor. Since I already had the prefolds, I only spent about $70 for my Thirsties covers (w/ registry completion discount on, then I found a couple someone had returned there & got them WAY marked down since it's an online-only item.) And other than Tide & Baking Soda that's all I've spent! 

What diapers are in your stash?
5 dozen (+/-) prefolds, 1 dozen flats, 1 dozen Flour Sack Towels (FST), 9 Thirsties Duo Wraps, 2 Thirsties hemp inserts, 12 DIY fleece liners.

Favorite diaper in your stash?
Thirsties Duo Wrap in Blue, with origami folded flat or FST

Biggest cloth diapering challenge?
Tie between finding best fold & travelling with cloth.

Favorite thing about cloth diapering?
No diaper rash!

Least favorite thing about cloth diapering?
Takes up a lot of space in the diaper bag ... now have an extra little tote with just back-up dipes for when we're out all day.

Favorite piece of parenting or cloth diaper advice?
Don't concern yourself with what people say you should/shouldn't be doing. Do what's best for you & your baby.

Anything extra you'd like to share?
Cloth Diapers &/or accessories I really want to try: AIO's, wetbags (using the heavy duty ziplocs the baby wipes refills come in for now), cloth wipes, and the new GroVia hanging diaper pail - it looks awesome!

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