I wanted to do laundry every three days because with a high needs little guy I needed to spread out my house duties as much as possible. But I had a hitch in my plan. We had only two nighttime diapers. I tried things like stuffing the pocket of our AIOs diapers with an extra liner, but our son’s diaper was so fat and hard that I knew it wasn’t a viable option all the time. In a pinch, good to know it works.
I turned to a Facebook fluff group for ideas about another brand of fitted diapers I could use for a heavy wetter. The name I received over and over again was Sloomb HLC. I had absolutely no idea what that meant, so I took to Google. Sustainablebabyish/Sloomb a super soft, super absorbent fitted diaper that is great for overnight. I found myself particularly drawn to this brand after I read about their company planting trees for every diaper purchased. They had me. I love give-back programs. I.E. I own more TOMS than I should. I support their shoes, sunglasses, and coffee. I own two FEED bags and a myriad of other items like this. You get the point though. Huge sucker for give-back programs!
I felt particularly lucky when I found out that one of our local San Antonio stores, Go Baby Go, carried Sloomb both with snaps and without. I knew exactly what I wanted when I walked in and I stuck to my guns and walked out with something else…yes, I went in wanting those snaps. We’re a snap family. I just don’t like the Velcro diapers because they irritate my son’s belly. But when I got in and heard that the Sloomb fitteds without snaps would work better as a one size diaper, I found myself being persuaded. After all, we were only on our first kid and we were actively building a CD stash for our future children. So Sloomb fitted minus snaps it was! I love how knowledgeable the staff at Go Baby Go are! I always feel confident I’ve made the right decision when I leave the store.
Now that I was purchasing a Sloomb diaper, I needed to find a way of securing it. I was directed to the Snappi. I had heard the name the very first time I was in Go Baby Go, but since we didn’t purchase nighttime diapers with that first batch, I hadn’t given it a second thought. I find this product to be intriguing. I took a two-pack home even though I only have one diaper that needs it. It seems a little ridiculous, I know, but the price was right. I couldn’t wait to try out this new product. Plus, I wanted to use our new CD. Since the very first use, I have found the Snappi to be pretty darn cool. On occasion, it makes me mad when my son is squirming like crazy and I’m having trouble digging the first side in, but for the most part, it works super well! I’m blown away by how well it holds and what an accurate fit I can get on my son using this little device. Alright, Snappi, you’ve won this round.
And finally, the sun–I have always and still do LOVE the sun. It gets me golden brown and helps hide stretch marks, but my newest reason for why I love it is the sun removes stains from cloth diapers like nothing I’ve ever seen before. My son’s poop stains like we took yellow mustard and smeared it all over. It is the devil to clean, but with a great wash cycle (thanks, Real Diaper Association and Yazhi for giving me the perfect washing instructions/dynamics!) and a few hours line drying, our CDs come out looking brand new! Thank you, Sun!
Thank you so much for sticking with me and supporting cloth diapering, natural parenting, and earth friendly practices! Today’s blog post has been brought to you by the letter ‘S’.
Till next time y’all!
Oh, and stay tuned for my blog posts about a new campaign from The Rebecca Foundation’s Cloth Diaper Closet.
Also, be sure to check out The Real Diaper Association for tips and information about what’s going on in the CD community.