Friday, April 5, 2013

Our Registry Essentials Part 1: Diapering

I see these "Registry Essentials" posts floating around blogland and Pinterest all the time. I thought it would be fun to start my own series on them. Feel free to Pin away. 

Matt and I have spent a ton of time researching everything on our registry. Some of the things are items I have used in the past with siblings or nannying. Some of the things are items I know that family, friends or dance moms use. And some, we just plain ole' researched...a lot! (Cloth diapers being one of them). 

I will be posting these every Friday morning for the next 8 weeks. Hopefully I can help some other moms-to-be.
So here is the first of my 8-part registry series...
Our Registry Essentials: Diapering 

We decided that we are going to use cloth diapers most of the time. Mostly when we are at home. We are not going to start cloth diapering from day one as I am positive they will be too big for our Lilly Belle. I also worry about her belly button and we want to make sure we take care of that the right way so she has a cute little innie. 

1. bumGenius Freetime All-in-One Hook & Loop Closure Cloth Diapers: We chose this specific style and brand for many reasons. Big one being that it is an all-in-one. That means that we can adjust the size (easily) as she grows and won't have to buy new diapers. We also decided on "hook & loop" which is the velcro closure because Matt refuses to mess around with snaps (I don't blame him). We chose the "Freetime" design from bumGenius because it has inserts already attached that fold into the diaper from each end. No having to mess around with inserts or touch them after they are all poopy and gross. I spend hours upon hours watching YouTube videos and reading blogs to decide on this specific brand and style as there are's a bit overwhelming. We got one in the mail already and love it.

2. Bummis Bio-Soft Liners: We are going to use these with our cloth diapers. The little liner is disposable and sits on top of the cloth liner just to catch some of the yuck so that all of the yuck isn't in our laundry or needing to be rinsed out. They flush. Easy.

3. gDiaper Cloth Inserts: We are going to have extra inserts on hand for when Lilly starts solids or if we find our bumGenius attached liners are just not enough. We are not getting many of these as her diaper already has 3 layers. And, I'm going to be making a bunch to save money (and be cuter).

4. Bum Bum Balm: We are using Bum Bum Balm for a few reasons. One being kind of silly and that is that I think it has the cutest name ever. My sister-in-law uses it for my nieces and nephew and I trust that it works as I know they've always used it. Papa swears rashes can go away over night from it. Good enough of a reason to get it for me.

5. Diaper Genie Elite: We are getting a Diaper Genie because growing up with my younger siblings my parents had one and I know that it kept the smell away (for the most part) and was pretty easy to use. We won't have very many disposable diapers so there shouldn't be too many stinky ones in there ever. Usually when we will be using disposables we will be out of our home. This will be good to have though just in case. I may even keep it in the bathroom. 

6. Diaper Genie Refills: ....reason needed is self explanatory.

7. Huggies Little Snugglers: We are going to be using these for the first month or two with Lilly. I love that newborn diapers now have the cutout for their umbilical cord. I remember just 8-9 years ago having to roll the diapers down with my siblings. We chose Huggies over Pampers for a super lame reason...look at the box. Any guesses?? If you guessed, "because Winnie the Pooh is on them?"'re right! When they get bigger it's Mickey. Pampers has Sesame Street. Remember...we won't be using these much so it doesn't matter to us much. We figure we'll need just one large box for every size she grows into. We'll be using cloth as much as we can. 

8. Huggies Natural Care Wipes: We chose the natural ones over regular. No other reason really. We will be needing lots of wipes as even with cloth diapers we will still be using disposable wipes. 


  1. I love this post. I can't wait for the next post in the series.

    I answered your question on my blog, but in case you didn't see it, this is what I said. "Yea, we have one size pockets to use after 12lbs that will last til potty training. I have a cloth diaper buying addiction. I buy through a co-op though so I only pay about $3.50 a diaper, instead of $20."

    1. Holy moly! $3.50/diaper?!! Please tell me about this!!! That's amazing!