Friday, June 22, 2012

Jonesing for Another

Sometimes I wonder if there is something seriously wrong with me... My baby is not even a year old and I am wishing I was pregnant again already. What?!! Maybe it's the serious lack of sleep between the teething baby (N now has 7 teeth and more ready to erupt any day) and the 4 year old who has figured out that if he crawls into my bed in the middle of the night, we're too tired to kick him out. (G claims he's had a bad dream - Every. Single. Night.) Or maybe it wasn't all just talk that I have ALWAYS wanted to be a mom (a stay-at-home-mom, at that). Either way, I've found myself doing some serious scouring of newborn cloth diaper rental packages. With N, I didn't start using cloth until she was about 3 or 4 weeks old. Next time (if I can talk DH into a next time), I want to use cloth from the very beginning.

1. Cloth diapering is way easier than I had anticipated. I know what I'm doing, I have a routine for dealing with dirty cloth diapers, and diaper laundry.

2. I love how much less garbage comes out from the nursery. Seriously, for those first few weeks, it seemed like we were emptying the garbage/diaper pail EVERY DAY.

3. Think of how many diapers and wipes it takes to fill up a garbage pail every day, and I'm thinking of the $$$ I'll be keeping in my pocket thank-you-very-much.

4. Cloth diapers are so cute and little-bitty cloth diapers are even more cute!

I could go on...

image source: Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique
More and more cloth diaper shops are offering great rental programs for newborns. I have a hard time deciding if I would go with Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique, which offers the cutest organic fitteds - gentle on baby's bottom and great for keeping messy newborn poo in. The other leading contender is Kissed by the Moon. They actually offer a pretty big selection of newborn diapers to choose from. You can get a full stash of any of the following: Swaddlebees Newborn Simplex, Tots Bots Tini Fit, Lil Joey Newborn AIO, bumGenius Newborn, Fuzzibunz Newborn, or Grovia Newborn AIO. OOOOOOOOR... you can try ALL of them in a bundle. And they are all brand new, just for you.

Both stores offer a refund or store credit (worth MORE than the refund) for the deposit, which is usually about half the cost of the package and what you might expect to pay to diaper your new bundle of joy for a whole week (maybe an exaggeration, but only slightly). Both stores also offer free shipping, which is fantastic and one of the first things I check for when shopping online.

But seriously, how could you not want another little blessing of a baby when you look at pictures of cute fluffy bottomed littles all day? Maybe that's the problem... I need my husband to start looking at cute baby pictures all day too...

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