To me, infants are the easiest stage in a child’s developmental years. They sleep a lot. They aren’t very mobile yet, so for the most part you can put them down and there they stay. And the best part for me is that they only want their mommy. I am Aiden’s comfort and his food supply. He knows me best and he always wants me. I love that!
One of my favorite things to do with Aiden is to change his diaper. I know. But it’s true! When I am changing his diaper, I am making him clean and comfortable, and that’s a good feeling for me. When I am changing his diaper, I am talking to him and singing to him, and he stares up at me with his big blue eyes. When I am changing his diaper, I make him giggle by grabbing his toes or blowing raspberries on his sweet little belly. I take this time to really interact with him. Changing my babies’ diapers has always been something that I’ve enjoyed, and the feeling hasn’t changed with this baby.
But you know what has changed? I’ve gone old school in regards to diapering this baby. I am no longer using disposable diapers, but instead I’m using cloth! That’s right: cloth diapers! Just like how our grandmothers did it, and for some of us even our own mothers. I’m dating myself now, but who cares. Yes, I was a cloth diapered baby!
Well, things have change. There are fitted cloth diapers and All In One’s and colorful covers and inserts that snap into the covers and I could just go on and on with all the choices you have these days. I ended up buying almost every kind of cloth diaper so that I could see which ones I like the best. Turns out I like the prefolds the best – and guess which kind those are? That’s right. I ended up liking the very kind my mom used on my little sister (and me). How crazy is that? With all the cute and modern stuff they have these days! Ah well. So I like the prefolds, and I like the fitted cloth diapers, which is just like a prefold except the diaper is cut to fit and it looks the shape of a disposable diaper. It also has elastic around the legs.
Here is one of my favorite covers on Aiden.