Sunday, June 3, 2012

New Beginnings!

It has been TOO long since I have visited blog world! So much has happened within the last two weeks that I can hardly believe it was just a little over a week ago that I was finishing up my last day at Walker.

I'm having an uber hard time finding a word that would describe this last week. Surreal maybe? I have FINALLY been able to catch up on housework and laundry, and catch up almost completely on editing.  I also spent an amazing amount of time on the floor playing with sweet baby C,  and met some completely awesome moms at a new play group... and TONS more! My to-do list is actually shrinking.


Since school has ended, we have also decided to cloth diaper! We have ordered the first of our cute little stash from Rainshine Designs. Can I say LOVE? They are seriously adorable, and so so well made. Megan is a WAHM with an impeccable skill. Serious talent going on there.


Right now we have a combination of AIOs, AI2s, and pockets and are going to try to decide which ones we like best. Would love love to hear what you all have had success with!! I'm also in search of some good inserts/boosters for the pockets and a detergent/cleaning system that has worked for you all as well. I have currently ordered Nellie's from Amazon, but am interested in Rockin Green, as well. My hang up on Rockin Green is that I have read so many reviews about it being to harsh on the skin!

Right now we're doing a cold pre-rinse, hot wash, 2 cold rinses, warm (not hot) dry. With a dry pail system in the bathroom...Considering bac-out possibly, and of course a possible once a month stripping with Dawn.

Question though: instead of using dryer sheets in your dryer, what kind of anti-cling measures have you had success with? I'm dying to know! I would hate to damage or cause my diapers to not work because I have a soft laundry addiction....



So... with that, tell me what you think!!

6 comments:

Reba said...

I can offer no help in the diaper area. :) But I am sure others out there can. Sounds like your summer is off to a good start!

Kalyn Cavalier said...

Thanks, Reba!! It has been such a productive week! I have loved reading up on your family. It sounds like you all have stayed super busy but had lots of fun. :)

Cathy M said...

My daughter in law has used cloth diapers since E was born 2 years ago. She uses an organic laundry detergent but I don't know brand. If you want I can find out. For the dryer, she has 4 yarn balls. I think wool. Last year when we kept E for a week, I thought they belonged to the cats and gave it to them. Boy was I wrong. I didn't do that last week--kept them in the dryer-and they work well on all clothes.

Amber Brooke said...

I use Charlie's Soap as detergent and I got it from Terra-tots. It has lasted me a year and it's cheaper to get a refill when you run out than the original purchase is. I don't do anything to make the diapers soft. I don't use dryer sheets on them. I do feel like Emerson gets more diaper rashes with disposable diapers than with cloth, though. It sounds like you take better care of your diapers than I do! Lol..

Kalyn Cavalier said...

Thanks, Amber! Hah I don't have any idea what I'm doing, so I'm just going solely on what I have read on diaperpin, etc. Do you use dryer sheets on your regular laundry? Do you have very many leaks?

Thanks girl!

Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun said...

Glad you are enjoying your time! We used cloth diapers very temporarily. K could not wear disposables with out her bottom breaking out. Jason was really NOT on board with cloth diapers b/c he was keeping her at the time. So we found that The Natual Huggies finally worked. So not much I can help you with.. :(