Preparing for a newborn is the fun balance to all the nausea, frequent peeing and braxton hicks that go with pregnancy. No matter how uncomfortable I am it seems I can always move a piece of furniture if it has to do with the baby. And fold laundry?! No fun in that unless it’s itty bitty baby items.
My preparation for cloth diapering our sweet baby #5 began early. But, buying cloth diapers isn’t the only part of the equation.
This weekend while my mom was in town I went and bought storage for baby diapering items and I had my baby shower!
I wasn’t sure what I wanted for storage. I knew I didn’t want to buy another plastic storage system! I found a great black bookshelf for $16 at Walmart and added a few cloth bins to it. It was cheap and it looks great. I just hope it functions well :)
On Sunday after church my dear friend and fellow cloth diaper mama, Grateful for Grace, (she likes her anonymity) hosted a beautiful baby shower for me! What a blessing it was. My mom commented that it was by far the best she’d been to and she’s had plenty of practice–this is grandbaby #10 for her.
Totally a tangent, when I put this dress on for church I thought “Wow! This dress makes me look like I’m not even pregnant!” I’m very serious. It wasn’t until I looked at this picture that I realized how a) my mirror is very distorted or b) my self-image is very distorted. Probably both.
Cloth diapers were present at the shower and pretty much stole the show. It was great to introduce the older women to modern cloth diapers and for the younger moms-to-be to see how simple they are.
Also included in the gifts was a gorgeous Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag in Green Meadow. This print is amazing!! Way better in real life than the picture.
Yesterday, in the mail I received my much long awaited Muggabug newborn interlock wool soaker! It is SO TINY! All this buying, receiving and rearranging really has me anxious for this baby. I’ve done a great job of staying busy (really not that hard to do with 4 children and homeschool) but now my mind has slipped off into all-baby-all-day.
I’m almost finished receiving the last of the cloth diapers for the baby. I have 6 small Nana’s Bottoms on the way then I *think* I’m set. If only I could stop reading about how wonderful the xs Bum Genius aios are…
Oh, and I also got my very first diaper bag at the shower! Crazy that I’ve never had one before. It’s a gorgeous black damask JJ Cole Diaper Bag. Can’t wait to see how everything fits.
In September I wrote about cloth diapers at a baby shower. In it I link to many sites that have registries. In my experience though, unless the buyer is very familiar with online shopping then Amazon, Target and Babies R Us are your best bets. Believe it or not, by registering for cloth diapers and having a subtle hint on the invitation I only received 3 small packages of disposable diapers. That’s a success!
At 6 weeks out, I think I’m fully prepared to cloth diaper a newborn. I have plenty of cloth diapers ( I recommend a *minimum* of 24 and that’s if you do laundry every other day.) and all the accessories that go with.
The picture below does not include any of the one-sized diapers I have (Softbums, Pooters, Bum Genius..)