2011 was a year filled (and I mean filled!) with blessings. It’s almost too much to fully take in.
We began the year on a high note. At 3:03 am on January 3rd Camden Elijah was born. Our 3rd son.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CAMDEN!!
Camden’s birth was what I prayed for- a normal homebirth. I had the failure complex lingering from Sterling‘s transfer birth.
Camden’s first cloth diaper was … I’ll give you hints: purple and red cotton velour. Snaps and the most gentle leg casings ever. A fitted. Oh, how I can’t wait to use those diapers again! Pure squishy goodness.
What’s your guess?
Other favorites during the newborn phase were Lil Joey’s and Mutts.
As Camden grew I transitioned him into one-size pocket diapers. I quickly discovered that he was sensitive to suedecloth so out went the BumGenius 4.0s that I loved with Sterling.
Our go to cloth diapers from about 3 months-10 months were Fuzzi Bunz one-size and Charlie Banana one-size. I stopped using them a couple of months ago because I was tired of stuffing diapers!
The other go-to diapers I used and still use are Rumparooz and Best Bottoms. These are my nighttime cloth diapers.
For the day I now prefer an all-in-one cloth diaper. I have 3 very lonely Ragababe AIOs (they desperately want siblings), several itti bitti tuttos, a Bum Genius Elemental, Mabu Baby and lots of Bum Genius Freetimes on the way!
I still use Fuzzi Bunz Perfect Fit and Tiny Tush Elite pockets during the day when I run out of AIOs.
Camden is a stout little guy weighing in at 23lbs and feeling more like 33. How does that work exactly?? My almost 3 year old feels lighter than him and he’s not!
If Camden could talk (well more than “poop” “Jake” and “Grandma” and the basics) he’d probably say that his favorite cloth diaper is the Fuzzi Bunz Perfect Fit. They fit him the best, leave no marks and are quick to put on which means he doesn’t have to lay there long.
That last bit would make itti bitti tuttos his least favorite.
After searching my computer for cloth diaper pics I realized I didn’t document his first year of cloth diapers very well. His face is just too cute so I focused the lens there ;)
Here are a few I found of him at 5 months, 7 months, 9 months and Christmas Eve.
Thirsties cover over Pooters hemp fitted (I think)
Sustainablebabyish interlock longies (I wish they still made these!!!)
Camden has been such a joy to mother throughout this first year. He nurses like an acrobat, sleeps sporadically and eats like a 4 year old but other than that he’s a doll!
I’m so glad I get to share his cloth diapering journey with you! I look forward to all that 2012 brings!!
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Autumn is a wife, mother, homeschool teacher, friend and most important a follower of Christ.