Ryder Amelia

the new adventure

Well, folks, we’ve started a new adventure around here.

Cloth diapering.

Now, before you get all weirded out with me and stop reading, let me explain!

I decided to do this for two reasons:

1) to save money. Ryder’s formula is really expensive and there is just nothing I can do about that. But there is something I can do to knock off expenses elsewhere, which is changing to cloth.

2) Ryder’s skin is so sensitive. Its so bad that, if I’m touching her bare skin with my bare skin, she breaks out into hives. So, she has a permanent redness/rash where the diaper touches her. And since changing to cloth three days ago, the rash is GONE. Amazing!

So far I am really, really liking it. Its not nearly as hard as I expected and I have stocked up enough diapers, thanks to my friend, Amber,who gave me an awesome deal on hers and buying some on sale, that I don’t have to wash constantly. I’ve had one “bad” diaper and it was the first time Ryder has EVER had a big one in her life and even that wasn’t so bad. (That’s a true testament to how motherhood changes you completely.)

The biggest plus? Ryder looks ADORABLE in them!

I mean, could that booty be any cuter?!

Also, how did we end up with a child with fair skin, bright blue eyes, and blonde/strawberry blonde hair??? (Andy calls her his litle albino child, ha!)

I love it.

So stay tuned! I will be writing more about this as I learn all the tricks to making it easier! And a big thanks to my friends Erin and Rachel for giving me a ton of advice to help ease me into this new adventure!

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8 thoughts on “the new adventure

  1. She favors our Bradie Kate! Expect curly hair around age 3! And can I just say that I love the fact that her little belly pooches out over the diaper just a little!

  2. Congratulations on taking the plunge! I always wanted to, but couldn’t quite get up the nerve. And, just FYI, my redhead has extremely sensitive skin too, and per a trusted pediatrician, that’s quite normal. Apparently redheads are “defective” in that department (said lovingly). So, it’s great you’ve found a way to help care for her that’s also easier on your wallet. Best of luck!

  3. Adorable!!!!!! I had to use cloth diapers on Patrick and Nathan but they didn’t look like that, too cute! She is a Davis kid! Or I should say Latham She looks sooooooooooooo much like mother and I love it~~~~

  4. I’ll just pass on what my ped doc told me. Margo had bad diaper rash when she was teething a nd he said to wash her diapers in mild detergent and put 1/2 cup white vinegar in the second rinse. It really works to the cut the acid and they are so soft and smell so good.

  5. That’s so funny, we just started cloth diapering 2 days ago for the same reasons 🙂 that formula for our heart babies, killing us! 🙂 Anyways, she is so so so adorable – looking forward to reading your tips!

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