I started to build my CD stash last June and last month, I was already ready to exclusively use cloth diapers with Coco, day time, night time and when we’re out.
I started with 1 babyleaf CD that my mom gave me when I was half way through my pregnancy and another 1 Luvable Friends CD that I just bought during the Grand Baby Fair. And then my Alva Baby grew from 1 to 29 pieces. I thought I was done with my stash, when my mommy friends talked me to buy Sun Baby as well, so I got 4.
Days before my target start, I prepared for some necessities that I will be needing. I got extra inserts – Awesome Inserts, Hemp, Pure Bamboo, Bamboo+Microfiber and Microfiber. I also got some Wet&Dry Bags for when we go out this is where I will place soiled nappies. I also got disposable liners, using this when I need to put some bum cream in Coco’s butt. I got Tough Love Powder Detergent by Human Heart Nature for nappy laundry and a trash bin for our diaper bin. Then, I prepared the nappies – pictures taken when they are already hang up to dry.
I do nappy laundry every 2 days. I hand wash at least 15 nappies at a time. All I ca say is that it is very tiring and exhausting, but what I am doing is a labor of love.
When we go out, he just wear what he wear during ordinary days. I just change his nappy every 2-3 hours so that it won’t leak. I place them in the Wet&Dry bag. At first I was worried with the soiled nappy, that it would smell. But it didn’t.
At night time, since I normally sleep past midnight and Coco is asleep by 9PM. He would just wear his normal nappy until I sleep. When I am about to sleep, I will just change his nappy to the one with bamboo/hemp boosters or the Alva Awesome. It would last until 7-8AM.
So, yeah, we are able to save money and we are able to save the environment. hooray! I hope we’d last using these cutesie CDs for a long time as coco’s patas gets bigger. g-r-r-r-r!