They Weren’t Lying, These ARE Waterproof– Cloth Diaper Experiment Day 5

I must admit, one thing that definitely has cloth diapers ranking over disposables in my book is the fact that we have not had one blow out since the switch.

We’ve had a couple of close calls. See, before, with disposables every morning following her morning feed fest she poops a TON. She doesn’t poop while she sleeps, so I guess it gets all stockpiled up for her morning dump. We’re usually downstairs watching Say Yes to the Dress before my evening news shift. I’ll start to hear the thunder from down under and next thing I know, my thighs are all wet and the poop came from her diaper. Either out through her legs or up her back or stomach. It’s gross. And if I may have been worried about cloth diapers being gross before, but, really–this isn’t much different.

Every morning with my Sprout Change diapers we’ve gone through the same morning routine. Go downstairs, I make my oatmeal, we watch Say Yes to the Dress, (and you think by now I’d take her to the toilet since I’m know what’s next) but today–and the rest of the week for that matter–when I’ve heard the squirts and farts nothing comes out!

We have close calls at times, with it going up the font of her diaper or the back of her diaper but it always stays inside the diaper. *knock on wood*

Sometimes a little poop gets on the shell but that’s it. It’s doesn’t escape. So just for fun (I know, I’m a little weird) I decided to see if these Sprout Change covers really were waterproof. So I did an experiment. I was so impressed with the results I didn’t think anyone would believe me if I just told you so I decided to reenact it for you via video!
Today Little J has been in a MUCH better mood. She was so happy this morning even after I put her cloth diaper on and my husband says she was happy all day. We think she’s finally getting used to them (or maybe she was just missing me after we had a weekend together, I’m still not sure which theory is true). I also left out the FuzziBunz all in one pocket diaper Gina aka The Feminist Breeder gave me at BlogHer for my husband to try during her nap today and guess what?… He said it worked GREAT! She hasn’t been able to sleep long in her diapers because the wetness keeps waking her up. My husband said she napped for two hours today! That’s the first long nap she’s had since being in cloth diapers.

He said the diaper weighed a ton when she woke up from the nap but it didn’t feel wet. So he threw it in the pail and we’ll wash it tomorrow with the rest of our Sprout Change diapers. So, now I’m thinking I should buy one or two more FuzziBunz diapers to use during nap time so we can wash them every 2-3 days. He asked how much they cost and when I told him $20+ shipping he said “No way!” It is hard buying one diaper for the cost of an entire bag but we just have to remember that we can wash and reuse, over and over and over for years… And hopefully two (or three?) kids! You can’t do that with a pack of diapers.

So I’m trying to decide if I want to buy a brand new pink one, or get a used one from someone. I know… It sounds gross. But you can strip them so they’re all clean, and some people only use them a time or two. It may sound yucky but if I really want to try to be more green I should consider this. I mean really, what’s better for the environment? I can save one more cloth diaper from being bought brand new and eventually ending up in a landfill.

Now I just have to find someone who isn’t charging $15 for a used diaper. I mean come on people, just it looks clean doesn’t mean you can charge $17 for something you paid $20 for. Not fair! I have to be REALLY trusting if I’m buying a diaper your kid crapped in. Plus, whose saying you didn’t clean your toilets with it… Just saying. Give me a deal people!

More on my recycling cloth diapers experiment later!

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  1. Several places have Fuzzibunz sized diapers on sale for $14.95 right now! Lil J would probably fit in the small. My son is 16 months, 18.5 lbs and 30″ (tiny) and he is barely fitting in the mediums.

  2. Hey–even better, let me make you some microfleece wicking inserts for FREE! I’ll cut them out so they lay right on top of your soaker pad. You can place them on top for naps or nighttime. Anyway, email me if you want some…I have a nice big piece of microfleece and it would be no trouble to cut you several rectangles.

    I just got a Sprout Change diaper to review for my blog, by the way. It’s on my son tonight. I put 2 soakers in, plus a piece of microfleece on top to keep him feeling dry. I think I’ll have some of my cloth diapering friends try the diaper out as well and give me their opinions.

  3. Good on you for giving it a go and being so open minded about them! We used (and loved!) our cloth nappies (am Australian and that is what we call diapers here) for our son until he grew out of them at about 2 years. We used Baby Beehinds (an Australian brand) and IF I have another one I am hanging out to use them again. Like you, we used disposables at night just so that any night wakings weren’t due to a wet nappy 🙂

  4. There are several online websites that sell cloth diapers with free shipping!!
    A few that I’ve used and really had great customer service are:
    Abby’s Lane has perfect size Fuzzibunz on sale for 14.95 right now…a great deal! We have some one size FB, too and love them also. Even though they are $20 they are worth the money for sure!
    Maybe try a bumGenius, too…they are super great and have the “stay dry” feel also!! is the maker of bumGenius and they also have excellent customer service!

  5. Jenn go to this website:

    They have an amazing selection of cloth diapers, including the fuzzibunz and they have amazing deals on cloth diapers. If you spend $49 or more you get free shipping always. I always get my orders super fast. Right now they have several different codes you can use to get money off, FREE shipping, or FREE One-Size diapers (unfortunately you can’t pick the FREE diaper but hey it’s FREE!)
    OCTFIVE -$5 off $25 or more order
    FREE23DIAPER -Get a FREE diaper worth $23.50 or more when you spend $99 (it’s probably a Rumparooz since that’s how much they cost)
    OCTTEN -$10 off order of $90 or more\
    FSHIPOCT -FREE shipping on an order of $25 or more

    They are always adding new coupons and have a great selection of anything you would need to cloth diaper a baby including wet bags, pail liners, diaper sprayers, cloth wipes, laundry detergent, etc. I have ordered all my stuff from them and I’m really happy with their service. They even messed up my order once and gave me $10 gift card for the trouble. Plus for every dollar you spend you get a point and you can use those points to get a gift certificate to their store.

  6. Thanks so much for your detailed postings on your CD adventures! I am planning to purchase some Sprout Change dipes soon! I’ve been using Best Bottom diapers and really like that they are one size, but these seem better because you can adjust using the elastics instead of the snaps on the outside.

    Can you tell me what the dimensions are for the one size inserts in the Small, Medium, and Large folds?

  7. I am SO glad you are having a great experience with this. It makes me feel like we will too! I know everyone is different but I’ll be the first in my family and around my friends to cloth diaper. I think my mom tried it when she was younger with me or my older sister but that of course was 27 years or more ago. Just a couple weeks til my little one gets here so I can post what works best for me!

  8. Just letting you know that the FB that I’ve seen on sale are NOT the ones you have – the sale ones are the “Perfect Size” and I gave you a “One Size.” The difference being that the “Perfect Size” are size-specific, which means that you’d need to buy more when she gets bigger. Some people like that – I prefer the one size because of the cost savings. So yeah, they’re $20, but it will literally last you for years and years.

  9. I am one of those that bought some and used them twice. Now I have 3 cloth diapers that I have never used. Email me if you’re interested. I won’t charge you $15 each (how about $10?) They are the GroBaby adjustable ones. Email if interested!

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