Lockers in a baby’s room? We raised a few eyebrows with this decorating decision, and on the other end of the spectrum, also got a lot of oohs and aahs. So what do we keep inside of Lucy’s lockers anyway? In addition to the storage bins, stacks of receiving blankets, burp cloths, linens, baby puzzels, and wooden toddler toys we keep in locker two and three, we’ve turned the first locker into a diaper haven. When I found out I was pregnant, my cousin asked me if I was interested in buying her cloth diaper collection she used for her only child. Cloth diapers for a fraction of the cost? I would be crazy to say no, especially since we had just moved into a house with a washer and dryer (shazam!). But I was a little intimidated at the thought of all the care that goes into cloth diapering a baby. (And as you can see, started out with regular diapers that we were gifted at Lucy’s baby shower.)
Granted, I’ve only been a mom to a real, live, pooping baby for three weeks now. But I think I’m starting to get the hang of this cloth diapering gig, and it’s not as complicated as I thought! We do have to use special creams to maintain the diaper’s absorbancy, and I’m exploring organic cleaning options as well. I’m still new to this game, so if you have any tips, I’d love to hear them!
Here is a list of the care items that we use for Lucy.
- Earth’s Best Chlorine Free baby wipes
- The First Years Gumdrop baby pacifiers
- Bobby changing pad liners
- Chan Pie Gnon Pie soft teething toy (squeaks and distracts a fussy baby)
- Johnson’s Baby wipes container
- California Baby diaper rash cream (safe to use on cloth diapers)
- California Baby calendula cream (we use for rashes on belly)
- Bum Genius newborn diapers
- Eco Nuts laundry nuts (for washing diapers)
- Fuzzibunz one size diapers (for when she outgrows the newborns)
- A happy baby, of course!