Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mail Call

 Yesterday was a great mail day.  It was like Christmas.  I did have a pretty good Christmas this year with Jack coming along so it wasn't better than Christmas.  Pretty close though.

My mail day started out with two USPS packages!  One from Jillian's Drawers and the other from Cricut machine.  Now the one from cricut machine was addressed to Bobby, but I was expecting other cricut stuff, so it had to be for me.  Right? Bobby doesn't cricut.

My package from Jillian's Drawers was my CLOTH DIAPER TRIAL!!  Wahoo I am very excited, can't ya tell?  And it couldn't have come any sooner!  On Monday, I was reading some posts on The Bump, when I came across one warning people about Pampers new Dry Max cruiser diapers.  Of course I opened it, since those are the diapers I had Jack in.  The mom was explaining how her daughter got CHEMICAL BURNS from wearing them.  AHH!  WHAT?  So, to backtrack a teeny bit, for the past few days, Jack has been really cranky when we change his diaper.  Since his room is kinda dark, I didn't really notice anything going on in the bum department.  After reading this post I turned on all the lights and really got a good look down there.  And what do you know, Jack's poor lil bum is all red, shiny, and hot to the touch.  EXACTLY how the mom described her daughters bum!  Mom of the Year right here....  I called Bobby immediately to stop at the store on his way home and buy some Seventh Generation Diapers.  I was just looking at these in the store and almost bought some, but knew my cloth diapers were on their way.  These Seventh Generation diapers are chlorine free.  So other diapers have chlorine in them?  Great!

Back to the cloth diapers, they are wonderful.  Jack's bum is clearing up nicely, although he still gets upset when I go to change him.  Poor thing.  The prep work for these things is pretty intensive.  Some of the things require three washes before use.  And not like wash then wash then wash.  They mean wash, dry, wash, dry, wash, dry.  I thought these things were supposed to be eco-friendly? But so far, I ♥ them.  They are so cute on him.  Right now I like the all-in-ones.  They are easy and look so comfy.  I have a traditional prefold with a cover on him right now.  It looks pretty bulky on him, but it may just be the way I have it folded on him. (A bikini twist for all you cloth diaper aficionados)  I can't wait to buy more, you know when we figure out what we like.

On to the Cricut Machine package.  I'm looking at it like of course this is for me.  So, I open it.  Oops.  It was a cartridge I didn't order.  Hmm... call the hubby, and it's my mother's day present.  Oops again.  I was just so anxious to get cricutting I got carried away.  He got me a Stand and Salute cartridge.  He's so good to me.

Then later on in the afternoon, UPS came.  I love UPS.  Ever since we found out we were pregnant, UPS has us as a regular stop.  Between my internet shopping addiction and our families living far away so buying from our registry means shipping things, UPS makes weekly stops.  It's great!  Anyway, this UPS delivery was my CRICUT STUFF from Oh My Crafts!  I ♥ them too.  And they always send me coupons for like 20% off in my email.  Those sneaky crafters know how to make ya spend!  The cricut stuff I got:  Tear Drop cartridge, Home Decor cartridge, cartridge storage box, tool kit, rainbow cardstock paper, brown and white vinyl, and vinyl transfer tapeNow if only I could get Jack to nap in his crib for more than 20 minutes, I could cricut something...



The little girl I babysit wears cloth diapers. They're Bum genius ( I know their family has used them for both of their children and love them.

Yummy Mummy

So this question is going to show my complete ignorance of cloth diapers...

I went over to Jillian's Drawers to check things out. I never had any real interest in cloth diapers, but I also don't know much about them either. All the diaper descriptions talk about the fleece or cloth lining being absorbant and keeping baby's bum dry...what about pooping? How does the work? Do you keep poopy diapers and then put them in your washing machine? Washing pee diapers, I'd be cool with that, but putting poopy diapers in my washing machine and then doing a load of whites...I don't know. That's where I get squeamish about it all.

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