Monday, April 30, 2012

Cloth is Boss!

Ivy and I participated in The Great Cloth Diaper Change a week ago.  It was fun to see so many local cloth diaperers all in one place.  And hopefully we helped to break the world record for most cloth diapers changed at one time worldwide.
I didn’t bring a “real” camera, so all I have are a few cell phone pics.  Ivy before, during and after the change:

dc6ed  dc3ed  dv2ed

Her adorable knit wool longies (pants) were made by my amazing sister-in-law.  We got so many compliments on them!  Thank you, Robin!

The rules, as per Guinness, were that the diapers had to be commercially available.  So we went with GroVia diapers.  They are my current favorite diapers.  We use the All In Ones and the fit is amazing.  Really.  If you are looking for a trim, easy to use cloth diaper, I totally recommend GroVia!  AIOs (all in ones) have always given us leak and wicking issues, but these have been awesome.  I also like their covers over our fitteds.  No sponsorship or anything, I just am really impressed with these diapers.  But hey, GroVia, if you’re reading, I’m open to negotiations on the subject! Anyway, yeah, I like them a lot so that’s what we went with for The Change.
The shirt, I designed.cloth4
At the last minute, I decided Ivy needed a shirt for the occasion . So I put together this little ditty
*If you say it with a lisp, it’s even better*
And thought I’d share it with you all.  If you click HERE or on the picture above, it will take you to the image for you to download (free).  Use as you want, just please don’t sell it or pass it off as your own design.  Pattern is hosted on Craftsy, and the link is an affiliate link.  Craftsy is free, the graphic is free. 
I slapped it on a little white tee we had hanging around.  sew3I think it would be adorable on a romper made using THIS free pattern I found on All Free Sewing (love that sight!). 

I normally like to use homemade silk screening for this sort of thing.  But with my limited time, freezer paper and a stippling brush worked just fine.
Anyway, just thought I’d share the diaper love today.  
So, have you tried cloth yet?
Well, you totally should. Cloth is Boss!


Reno said...

That baby is ADORABLE!

Christie said...

Oh my gosh, I didn't know you designed the shirt and painted it! I thought you won it or something at the cloth diaper thing. It's great!

miamihoney said...

I love it! We participated in the challenge last year- this year he is out of diapers. A tear, a tear :( But what an adorable shirt. Hope you had fun!

Annisa said...

Love the shirt!! I definately needs to make a couple!!

Carlee said...

I love cloth too. I remember reading on your blog earlier that you use blue Dawn for washing and I'm curious about how much you add (I have a normal top loading machine if that makes any difference). I am about to run out of Charlie's Soap, and I don't want to buy anymore if I can find something else that will work.

Sabra said...

Carlee, I'd say I use about 2.5-3 TBS of blue Dawn. I just kind of squirt until it feels right :) I have a regular top loader, too. I also have mildly hard water with no water softner. Charlies gave my second son *horrible* bleeding blisters after about 9 months of use. It's then that we switched to Dawn for our diapers. It's been five years and we have had NO issues with our diapers or our machine. Good luck :)

Sabra said...

Oh, and I do a cold rinse, add the Dawn, hot extended wash, hot rinse. We have no stink, no build up, no rashes. In five years and three kids.

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