Chronicles of a Completely Unperfect Mom

September 14, 2009

Diaper of the Week #1

Filed under: cloth diapers,Diaper of the Week — Mom @ 5:17 pm

Yes, I’ve fallen victim to cloth diapering!  It can be an incredibly economical way to diaper a child, but I see now that it can also be incredibly expensive!  When we started using cloth, I swore I would not be one of “those moms” who went insane over certain diapers or prints.  I was going to keep is incredibly simple.

I’m not going overboard, I still have some restraint within me.  There are certain diapers I don’t understand the hype over.  On the other hand, there are some diapers that may not get a ton of hype, but they should!

When we were looking at cloth options, fitted diapers seemed like a waste.  Why buy an adorable diaper if you have to cover it?  The first thing pointed out to me was that we buy cute undergarments for ourselves and cover them.  Okay, point taken.  But why buy them when you have to put a cover over them and then put clothes over that?  How about the fact that if you’re paying attention, you don’t necessarily HAVE to cover them when you’re at home!

Yes, I attempted to make my own fitted diapers, but to be honest, I could never compare with diapers like this one from Bugga Bugga Boutique.  It’s a one size, snappiable or pinnable diaper.  What does that mean?

Well, one size is pretty self explanatory.  By folding over the front of the diaper, it will fit a newborn and it will last through potty learning.  The nice thing about this diaper is there’s no guess work trying to figure out which set of snaps will achieve the necessary size.  That also means there are no snaps to come undone when you are trying to put it on a wiggly baby!

I wasn’t too keen on the thought of having to use a Snappi or pins to close a diaper, but decided to give it a try.  This is one of those things to file in the “shattered I’ll nevers” box.  I LOVE my Snappi!  Unlike snaps, I can always get the right fit.  Yes, Aplix (velcro) will give you the correct fit, but having to untangle a wad of stuck-together diapers is no fun!

As if all of that wasn’t enough, can you beat this print???  I’m not one to stalk prints, but I’ll admit any boyish Ooga Booga is a weakness of mine!  It seems like there are many more girly prints than boy prints and the monsters on this can’t be beat!

Besides being beyond adorable, my Ooga Booga Bugga Bugga (come one, it’s fun to say!) is well constructed, quick drying, and does its job holding everything in.  Sure, the whole thing gets wet if Bubba has a huge pee in his Bugga (okay, I may need to be stopped), but that’s what happens with fitteds.  The first time he wore this one, his little tummy was upset and everything stayed where it was supposed to.  The hubby was sure there was no way a cloth diaper would hold in a less than solid poo, so I was glad this dipe proved him wrong!

If you haven’t tried the Bugga Basics One Size Fitted, leave me a comment telling me why you’d like to try it!  Next Monday, I will announce the brand new owner of a BBOFS with cotton knit outer, bamboo interlock inner layers, and a lay-in soaker.  Please make sure to leave your email address so I can contact you for your address in the event you win!

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  1. We love fitteds! Especially in the winter when Parker can wear longies. We could even use our Snappi on it!

    Please enter us. Cause we love fitteds! And this is such a cute print!

    Comment by Tammy and Parker — September 14, 2009 @ 7:37 pm | Reply

  2. This is such a great thing for you to do! We love our fitteds here. I am so excited to try some longies this winter with them. I have never tried one from this WAHM but her dipes look great and I absolutely love this print. We would love to be entered in this!

    Comment by Katie — September 14, 2009 @ 10:57 pm | Reply

    • Just to clarify, it may not be this print. It will be something gender neutral and sure to be adorable! I have seen her fabrics and would be happy to have any of them in my stash! Well, the girly ones would just be silly for me, but the rest are awesome!

      Comment by Mada — September 14, 2009 @ 11:08 pm | Reply

  3. I would love to try the bugga basic because I have heard that the are a good fitteds. thanks!

    Comment by Murm — September 15, 2009 @ 6:26 am | Reply

  4. I would love to be entered in this! We love cloth diapers and we have not tried one of her’s yet. They look so fluffy and soft!!

    Comment by Tracy — September 15, 2009 @ 6:33 am | Reply

  5. I would love to enter this giveaway. What a wonderful opportunity! She’s such a nice WAHM and I’ve wanted to try her diapers. In addition, I REALLY want to try these snappiable one sizes. Snaps do make a true fit hard, and aplix is just, well, annoying. I love the idea of a pinnable/snappiable fitted with adorable prints!

    Comment by Heather — September 19, 2009 @ 5:28 pm | Reply

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