One Hand on My Pocket (Diapers)
I didn’t think this would happen to me with all my minimalist baby aspirations, but I LOOOOVVEEEE pocket diapers.
Did you hear me?
I LOOOOVVEEEE pocket diapers!
Every time I stop by one of our local natural baby stores I end up with at least one new pocket diaper.
I love that they come in a one-size option which means I can adjust the size as Baby E grows.
I love that the inserts absorb the moisture leaving the lining of the diaper relatively dry.
I love that they are just so freakin’ cute!
But dem diapers ain’t cheap – no siree bob! However, given the fact that I can get months of use out of them that means the cost is spread out over time.
Still, my pocket diaper stash is relatively small and I build it as we go along. I don’t know yet if I’m partial to one brand over others yet but I do know that I love snap fasteners over Velcro fasteners and hook fasteners. Why? The snaps won’t wear out from frequent washing like the Velcro might and the hooks make things a tad more complicated than they need to be. I mean, when you have a screaming baby, a wriggly baby or a baby who just loves to roll over while being changed ( I’m looking at you Baby E!) then hooks can make things take longer than you want them to. Although, the benefit of Velcro is that it’s so far been the quickest way to fasten the diaper.
However, no matter the type of fastener the diaper has, it still needs to stand up to the poop test. So far, the diapers have done a good job of containing poops big and small. And that, my friends, is all I need to know.