I am sure that you all know the story about my diapers. And, you can plainly see my support of gDiapers in the right hand column... Unfortunately, we have hit a snag. *GASP* yes, a snag in our tried and true gDiaper system. It seems that, although the cloth inserts I made were PERFECT for Harris when he was in smalls, now that he is in mediums, and has a bigger bladder, and more pee, and, because of aforementioned reason, required 1 extra layer of absorption in the form of a microfiber towel from Costco, they are not quite working out... At first, we thought that it was a leaking problem. Well, at first, it was a leaking problem. He was leaking through almost every gDiaper cloth combo we put him in. Then we realized that the leaking could be remedied by reassessing how we were putting the g's on him. Unfortunately, 1 problem remains the same. The BULK. These things are HUGE! I didn't think that that 1 extra layer would make a difference, but man, did it!
For some reason, I always thought that I would always just use g's. I never thought that I would need to look into any other solutions, because the g's were p.e.r.f.e.c.t for Harris, and I thought that they were absolutely adorable! I love the colors!! Then we hit this bump in the road, and all of a sudden, I find myself trying to slurp up info online like a sponge. I had done quite a bit of research before, but I had always resigned not to look too closely, because the diapering systems that I felt would work the best for us were the contoured/fitted/velcro kind most similar to disposables. I ruled that option out fairly early, however, because of the fact that the majority of these cute diapers ran about $17.00 a piece. I am super comfy with my 30 home made cloth inserts, and I wouldn't really want too many less than that. That would mean dishing out $510.00 for a really comfortable stash...
We broke down the other day and purchased 4 BumGenius 3.0 to try at night. Well, of course, once we put 1 on him, we couldn't help ourselves, and went through all 4 in a row... we were quietly debating over who got to change his next diaper... sick people... sick...
Apparently, we LIKE these new Bum Genius Diapers. There are a few things, however, that I do NOT like about the diapers...
1. The price
2. The HUGE Tag on the front
3. The colors *bleh*
I hate paying a ton of money for something that is not a cool color, and has a billboard sewn to the front to make sure you KNOW what brand of diapers your baby is wearing.
So, once again, I thought I would get crafty. I have never made a one size, pocket diaper before. I have never made a pattern from something in existence before. I have never applied snaps to anything before. I have never sewn velcro onto anything before. I have never sewn elastic into anything before.
I have never seen a more beautifully colored diaper and soaker, than the one I just made! BEHOLD!!!!
Teehee. I have no idea if it fits him. He is in bed for the night, and as much as I am just dying to put his cute little bum into his cute new diaper and cover, I am a good mom, and know better. Here are some comparison shots of the BumGenius and the home-made version. I can see, just by looking at this photo, that my version is bigger- that is scary...
I will try the diaper out tomorrow. I hope it fits, but I am not going to shoot myself if it does not. I will just go back to the drawing board.
*NOTE BumGenius diapers do not require diaper covers. I made a diaper cover for my version of the diaper because my version is made from a 100% cotton recycled T-shirt and fleece. It does not contain PUL, which is the waterproof material most commonly used in diapers that do not require covers. If it turns out that I decide to pursue the construction of oodles of diapers (again...) then I will make them out of PUL.
Talking about diapers gets me all excited- is that sad?