Adventures in cloth diapering Part 2.

At almost seven weeks Iggy has graduated from his newborn sized to infant sized reusable dipes.  It doesn’t really sound like a big deal, but I almost shed a tear as I packed away the little wraps and diapers, knowing that the little guy would never use them again.

Luckily for this sleep deprived Mom, the folks at Real Nappies have taken the guesswork out of the transition by providing everything that I need in my birth to potty pack.  I like to think of it as a “Cloth Diapers for Dummies” box since it gives me all the info I need to move on up in the reusable diaper world.

I can't live without this box.

I can't live without this box.

The first step is to wash the 24 diapers so they’re nice and soft:

Super soakability.

Super soakability in these babies. And boy, do we need it!

That's a lotta cotton!

That's a lotta cotton!

And here’s the difference after the diaper has been washed:

Newborn size on the left, and infant on the right.

Newborn size on the left, and infant on the right.

The infant sized wraps are slightly bigger than the infant to accommodate the diaper:

Newborn on the left and infant on the right.  Not too much of a difference, right?

Newborn on the left and infant on the right. Not too much of a difference, right?

And here’s a side by side comparison of the final stuffed product:

Newborn on the left and infant on the right.  Everything contained in a little blue package!

Newborn on the left and infant on the right. Everything contained in a little blue package!

For a big pee’er, the larger size is already making my life a lot easier!  We made the rookie mistake of leaving our diaper bag at home when visiting friends over the weekend and ended up having to use one of their daughter’s disposables.  We were so bummed when Iggy peed through the leg seams and wet his fancy stepping out pants.  He was not a happy baby, and I was not a happy Mom.

Luckily we’re back to happy baby now:

Ahhh, content in his cloth dipes.

Ahhh, content in his cloth dipes.

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