So we’re gathering items to put in the hospital bag. One of those items is diapers. As you may know, we’re planning on cloth diapers – with some husband friendly options thrown in for good measure. One that has peaked my curiosity is the gro-baby system. It’s a one size cloth diaper system which uses snap in cloth liners.
Now originally these ones were not going into ‘the bag’ because there was no alternative for my ‘easing gently into cloth’ husband. Enter the Bio Soaker. These are biodegradable, disposable soaker pads that fit into the Gro Baby Shell. Check it out…
The best part is, I’m gonna get some for free, so I’ll try them out and tell you how they go.
If you’re interesting in checking them out, here in Canada, I ordered the rest of my Gro-Baby diapers from Caterpillar Baby or you can order from the link above.
I’m still on the hunt for some of the things on the packing list I have…where do you get maternity pads…?
and husband and I agreed we wouldn’t pack it until he was all done his business travel.
Not long now.
There are many decisions to be made while waiting for Baby and in our wait for Bubble there has been no exception.
Today’s googlefest? What detergent to use on cloth diapers? Uh – yeah. Because after you made the decision to go cloth – with some g-diapers thrown in for good measure – you need to prep the new diapers (from all 4 of the diaper systems you’re trying out) by washing them (or their inserts depending on the system) 6-10 (again, depending on the system) times.
Now from what I gather, the bamboo and cotton can be prepped together, but the hemp has to be done separately. And, according to the google, the wrong detergent can set you up for failure. Stinky, leaky failure.
Now of course, the one my local store recommends gets 5 stars on some sites and only one on others. huh. Now what the fuck am i supposed to do? go for it? Order a different one online?
And if I can’t seem to pick a detergent that’s in Bubble’s best interest, how the hell am I supposed to make the , I don’t know, million? decisions that will see him safely through to adulthood?
I have, on a brighter note, picked paint colours for his room. No second guessing those as the first coat is already done. Looks great so far. Washed the bedding too so I can see how it all looks together tomorrow night after it’s finished.
I used the afore mentioned detergent I had originally bought for the diapers.
What going so great. I was so excited. Feeling better. Stoked!
Then he started to grow. And grow. And he’s heavy. And he kicks pretty hard. Which kind of hurts. Which I didn’t expect. Oh – and peeing in the middle of the night? ug. What a drag!
And then right after I get over how my ligaments are pulling and my tummy is itching and my chest is e-normous I am overcome with the magic of it all – and how lucky I feel to have the chance to be here in my 3rd trimester. And how I’ll likely never be here again. And as much as I want him to come out pronto I also want to be here just a little longer.
It’s such a strange place to be.