Are you new to cloth diapers? Have a cloth diaper question? Mondays around here are Mailbox Mondays, where I answer a user question, and ask other cloth diapering families to help too.
Questions don’t have to be cloth diaper related, just email maria at change-diapers.com with “Mailbox Mondays” in the subject, or fill out my contact form for readers, which you will always be able to find on my Contact Page.
Not really a MM question, but a question from my BFF!
Do you use onsies or just shirts? Do you use shorts or pants over the big diaper?
This was a question posed by my friend, who has disposable diapered two children, and is getting used to the fluffy butts cloth gives her twin babies!
It did seem weird at first to me too, but before I knew it, I was used to cloth. In fact, about 4-6 weeks in, we put a disposable diaper on my son when we had to take him to the emergency room, and I thought it was the weirdest thing ever to feel his tush through that paper diaper!
My kids are eeny teeny, but my BFF has kids at the other end of the growth charts. Super healthy, but nearer to the top of the height/weight %. That extra bit of fluff really just helps my kids fit in their clothing better, and I’ve never had to “size up.”
That said, my kids do tend to outgrow more snug clothing like onesies and jeans quicker with cloth, but I’ve always just rolled pants up if I need a bigger size to fit their booty. You can get extenders for onesies too if you need them. When you’re at home, a t-shirt, diaper and some babylegs are just fine!
It was kind of nice then when my older son potty trained; he hadn’t outgrown the length of his pants/shorts, so we were able to get several months out of them once he was in undies instead of diapers!
How about you? How do you deal with the extra bulk of cloth?