LOOK what came in the mail yesterday...
BumGenius Elemental AIO organic diaper. They are FANCY.
Oh, and here's the best part. Never diapered a child before? The packaging had super helpful instructions:
Anywho... I had to try them out, but have no test child. So Martin (who was our lovely carseat guinea pig/model) volunteered his bum.
I know that... Martin is only a stuffed bear, but I liked that the diapers fit snugly around even his tiny shape. The leg openings were a bit big, but this well-loved bear's legs are barely holding on by a thread anyhow, so I think it will make a difference when there is an ACTUAL CHILD in them.
Okay, enough with the bear, I know I'm a dork. And WAY more excited than I should be about diapers. But I have high hopes and good expectations for our cloth diapering experience. I've got the husband on board now, and he seemed impressed with the diapers when he checked things out last night. The worst thing about these specific diapers is the price tag... which is why I really wanted to see them before investing in a full set. But I am impressed with the quality (and softness!), and I feel confident about the decision to go this route.
We put all our cloth diapering needs on our Amazon.com Baby Registry and we are crossing our fingers and toes that our friends and family see that on there and might help us put a dent in that necessary expense (even thought diapers seem like a less 'fun' gift to give someone.)
Just a few more months and we will give these things a spin for real... Woo-hoo!