We have thought about baby names, about nursery wall colours, about crib choices and about carseats. We have considered all the options in baby bedding fabrics, nursery dressers and rocking chairs. We thought we had planned for everything, and we were wrong. We forgot about diapers.
Luckily, Shannon Doan of WildFlower Diapers has us covered. WildFlower is an online store committed to supporting parents who choose cloth diapering, and offers a large selection of easy to use options.
The pocket diapers are wonderful. FuzziBuns (shown left), one of the brands of pocket diapers offered by WildFlower Diapers, are made in two layers - a waterproof outer layer to contain wetness, and a 100% polyester microfleece interior layer that sits next to baby's skin, wicking moisture away from your baby and into a removable insert that sits in a pocket between the two layers.
It is amazing how much easier it is to diaper a baby when all you have to do is slide out the old, wet insert, and slide in a fresh dry one. The adjustable snaps mean that these diapers fit while your baby grows, and FuzziBuns come in 21 different colours, ranging from soothing sage green to neon orange.
Another of the pocket diapers offered is the BumGenius (shown right), a fitted diaper made of bamboo terry. Bamboo is a naturally fast growing fiber, completely biodegradeable, and very soft. BumGenius diapers are one size fits all, with stretchy tabs that resemble disposable diapers, and fit 8-35 lb babies. Wildflower Diapers offers a money-back guarantee on this one - buy one diaper, and try it, and if you aren't satisfied, return it within 14 days for a full refund.
But what if you don't know what kind of diaper will work best for you? WildFlower has you covered, with a 5 diaper sampler-pack consisting of one of each: a Fuzzi Bunz, a Happy Heiny, a Swaddlebee, a BumGenius, and a Drybees, all for $85.95.
WildFlower Diapers carries all of the accessories you need to sucessfully cloth diaper your baby, from waterproof diaper holders (for on-the-fly diaper changes) to waterproof hanging diaper bags, which can be hung over a doorknob in your baby's nursery.
Babies can go through between 8 and 12 disposable diapers a day. With cloth diapers, many of those changes require only the lining be changed, not the whole diaper, meaning that a starter kit of cloth diapers is only about 3 dozen diapers in total. And according to Wildflower Diapers, this only adds about 2 extra washloads a week. Choosing your diapering method is personal to you and to your baby's needs, but if you are thinking about cloth diapering, Wildflower Diapers is a well-stocked and informative place to start, with an informative FAQ, and convenient gift registry. And just like a bricks-and-mortar store, WildFlower Diapers even offers a layaway plan.