October 12, 2015

Cloth diapers

Since Paul's birth we've used no disposable diapers...100% cloth diapers.  I used all disposable diapers when the girls were babies, but there is SO many cloth alternatives available nowadays.  Most of the diapers were given to us, either used or new ones as gifts. 
I wanted to use cloth wipes, too, but we bought some. I have been using flannel cut into 6x6" squares as wipes with water and a bit of lavender essential oils, some of the time.  We are doing laundry at least every 48 hours, so that everything is fresh and clean. 

Hanging the diapers on the clothesline is supposed to help with is a beautiful sunshiny day.  I see lots of yellow on the diapers, but I know they are clean, so that's not big deal.
My mom came over and babysat Paul today.  I had to drive to the bureau of vital statistics to make sure everything was turned in and signed to get his birth certificate.  That's something you don't usually have to do when your baby is born in the hospital.  When you have a home birth, you have to mail it or turn it in within 10 days, since I was late, I had to have extra paper work filled out...  $24 is the final cost and his birth certificate will be mailed to us.
 A little friend came over for a visit.  He's just a month older.
I went for a walk around the neighborhood with him in the Moby wrap.  Hannah wore it one day this past week and asked "Is this how is feels to be pregnant?"  She said it was hot and heavy.  And after seeing me in labor, at home, she said "I don't think I ever want to be pregnant or have kids."  Honestly, I think she loves having a baby in the house, though.  It's a lot of work, keeping him fed and diapers changed and soothing him when he is fussy with gas pains, washing the cloth diapers, on top of every day things that need to be done in the house like cooking and cleaning.  I think it's worth the extra work, though.  ♥


elizabeth said...

no one would be born if everyone did not want the work of taking care of and bearing a child! :) It's not easy though, from all I know. Nice to read this update. Good to try to do things as naturally as possible. God give you strenght!!!

Michelle M. said...

How lovely! <3 I hope you are taking lots of time to rest and cuddle. I am sure your girls are such a big help.

Anonymous said...

I just came across your blog and it's beautiful!I have five kids (all practically grown now) and remember when I had three in diapers at the same time! All I did was wash and hang diapers..but I'd do it all again in a heartbeat!

Jennifer Bliss said...

Great photos! So Sweet!