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So, Dan and I decided that as much as possible, we would try to buy and do things with Peter that would make hand-me-down material for any future kids, since we've always planned on having more than one. That's why we went with breast feeding, freezer trays, rather than expensive milk freezing bags, and why we chose gDiapers. With Peter, we're probably going to break even, maybe come out slightly ahead. Given his diapering rate, I'll say slightly ahead at this point--I underestimated the number of diapers we went through! Close to 200 in his first two weeks--about 12/day! And he does NOT like to stay wet. He will definitely let you know when he's ready to be changed.

The gDiapers were a little daunting in those first two weeks. I've decided that parenting is like juggling....add one thing at a time.  The first few weeks were full of learning how to be un-pregnant, breastfeeding, sleep-deprivation acclimation...time for the cloth diapers!

Well, we finally decided to make the jump this week. After a few days of testing, they seem to be working great. We had one leak when I didn't load the insert correctly, but other than that, they've worked like a charm. We did have cloth wipe issues, but I've changed my approach there and things seem to be working out better. Wipes are now completely moistened as opposed to spraying on them as needed and I changed my solution recipe some so they would slide better over his bum and be more soothing. Right now we're using some olive oil and Bert's Bees baby wash I had on hand along with my original concoction of water, witch hazel, and essential oils. Now to see how they wash up!!

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