October 14, 2010

AppleCheeks & Thirsties Giveaway

Well, I'm trying to win a free AppleCheeks cloth diaper by entering a giveaway at Baby Dickey's Giveaways.  I get two extra entries for blogging about the giveaway.


Did I mention that Tedd & I want to cloth diaper?    

Mainly for the following two reasons:
1.  Will save us a butt-load of money (pun intended)
2.  I don't consider myself super "green" or "eco-friendly," but Tedd & I both like to recycle when we can, and it makes me sad to think of up to a dozen diapers a day going into the landfill, per baby.
3. (and, okay, I admit...they're adorable!)
But, let's be realistic, I mean, I have no idea what it's like to be up all night with a baby and changing diapers 100 times a week, so with that in mind, I'm not like hardcore about this cloth diapering thing.  I'll probably use a lot of disposables while I get used to being a momma.  It's also likely that we'll turn to handy dandy disposables when we're traveling, when baby goes to grandparents' house, and when I'm behind on laundry, for example.  Don't get me wrong...I'm not totally anti-disposable.  I'd just like to limit how often I use them, if I can get the hang of cloth diapering, that is...

Oh, by the way, have you seen the adorable cloth diapers that are out there?!
...but finding the right one for our needs has been a headache; there are waaaaay too many options and contradicting reviews.  Ideally, we'd like to get a collection going with a few different brands and figure out which ones work best for us.  That's why I've entered the giveaway for an AppleCheeks diaper!  I hope I hope I hope I win!

P.S. There's another giveaway going on at Baby Dickey's Giveaways for a Thirsties cloth diaper, if you'd like to enter that giveaway as well!

Do you "cloth diaper"?
Which brand/s would you recommend?  (help)

4 comments:

  1. We are going to adventure down the path of CDing as well. DH was allergic to every brand of disposable diapers as a baby. Even though that was nearly 30 years ago, I don't want to risk it.
    Do I have an advice? No. LOL I have no idea what to expect as well. We are purchasing a wide variety of brands and a lot of used products for our newborn stash. Best of luck!

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  2. Cloth diapering is awesome! We used the one size fits all Bum Genius and absolutely LOVED them. They are super cute and you can use up to the point of potty training or use them for potty training for that matter ;)

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  3. Dear Em: It is so nice to meet you. I suppose diapering has gone "almost" the full circle. I'm 52 years old and used cloth diapers on one of my children because that's just what you did. You couldn't have purchased a disposable diaper, if you had wanted to. Using cloth diapers was a tremendous amount of work and funk! Lots of laundry, lots of smelly "before" laundry. Shoot, when disposable diapers became the thing, it was wonderful. The other problem with cloth is diaper rash. The minute a baby either pees or poops, you need to change that cloth diaper instantly. There is simply no waiting. So how many diapers a day? Are you ready? Minimum of 20 diaper changes a day. Those babies just go and go and go. Of course I used the cloth diapers they had at the time. The kind you had to pin with diapers pins. Oh boy -- I see that things have changed with cloth diapers, as well. Following you will be a learning experience for me!

    My hardiest congratulations on your upcoming baby boy. WHEN DO I GET TO BE A GRANDMA?????

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  4. Hi! I have a 3 1/2 month old and have been cloth diapering since we came home from the hospital. I just use pre-folds (through a diaper service) and thirsties covers. I've been really happy with the thirsts duo wraps - We also have 1 Wonder Wrap which was HUGE on our newborn, but is great now. I LOVE my CDs, don't be scared away or discouraged! I don't know if you are perhaps having twins, but 20 changes a day is a lot! I change my baby girl about 8-10 times a day, sometimes less. We do use disposables for traveling, but just for running errands or visiting people, I still use the CDs and carry a wet bag.

    Diaper rashes have only turned up when she had thrush or if she wears disposables for more than a day. So, cloth doesn't necessarily cause diaper rash, it could be the chemicals/lack of breathable cotton in sposies.

    Congratulations!!

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