Tuesday, July 28

Eat, Sleep, Poop

The three things babies are really good at are eating, sleeping and pooping. This post focuses on my favorite of the three, pooping.

Sol's savvy sister Lilias gave us a cloth diaper for Christmas and got us thinking about the possibility of not using disposable diapers. Finley has decided that he doesn't really like to poop, and saves it all up for a special deposit every few days. Since he rarely poops, we thought this would be a good time to start up with the cloth diapers. We've been using cloth diapers for about a week and a half and its going very well. Our main reason for switching is the crazy amount of money you save in the long run--while its pricey to start up cloth diapering, once you've bought everything you need, you really don't have to buy anything else. We also like it because it produces significantly less waste, I'm not nagging Sol to empty the Diaper Genie every other day, they are super cute, and they are apparently better for Finley's skin. It's kind of cool.

Here is what we are using:

It's the BumGenius 3.0 diaper... it fits babies from 7 to 35 lbs. Crazy, huh? They are just as easy to use as disposable diapers, no safety pins or leaky stuff, just throw them in the washing machine when you are ready to clean them. We're pretty impressed.

I never would have guessed that we would be cloth diaperers but it works well for us (so far). It's crazy how little I knew before Finley came along and how much I have learned! Google is my best friend--I feel like I am constant searching for what is best for my little guy. It's funny when I read web forums with mothers posting about their parenting. They always sign off with a list of how old their kids are and all the aspects of their mothering that they are proud of... "SAHM to Jack, 18 months, and Ruby, 3 years, and 3 furbabies, extended rear-facing, cloth-diapering, baby-wearing, co-sleeping..." except there are fancy acronyms for all of those things that took me a long time to figure out. It's funny how proud and protective mothers become of their way of doing things.

It's so interesting to read about different perspectives and I've enjoyed learning what works best for us and what is best for Mr. Finley. There is so much to learn, and even though I've learned a lot, I'm pretty sure there's even more that I haven't learned. I'm humbled by how little I still know, every day is a new adventure.

Join me next time as I pontificate on my second favorite baby thing, sleep, and why Finley and my sleeping schedule is so bonkers.


  1. Hi Rachel! We have used the BumGenius diapers on Caleb for over a year now and love them! Plus, they are still in great shape for our next baby, so it is extra savings!

    I still purchase disposable diapers (on mega-sale) for outings and when we go out of town just because it makes it easier, but when we are at home, we exclusively use the BumGenius. I have tried 2 other brands of cloth diapers and none of them are as great as these!!! :)

  2. Yay, you like the diapers!! I am so excited that you are using them. Kudos to Finley for not pooping a lot.

  3. Pontificate...good word choice!!!

    loooove you

  4. This post is too long. I got bored. Probably bc I also heard it in real life

  5. I like that you say cloth diapering "works well for us." The Finley poop on my hand, leg, and sock argues otherwise.


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