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My husband, Allen, and I are high school sweet hearts. We started dating Sep.99'- I kind of followed Allen home one day, and never did leave, is Allen's story. November 02' we were engaged, and on November 22,2003 - we were married. Having been married for 6 years in 2009, marked the 5th year we had been trying to start our family. With the referral of a Fertility Specialist from a friend, our IUI attempts ended up being a complete success despite my doubts. We welcomed our sweet little girl, Hayleigh into the world on June 30,2010 at 6:28am after 37wks and 1 day of gestation. She weighed 7lbs 14oz and was 20 in long. We found out that we were Baby #2 on April Fool's Day- a complete surprise! Reid Allen was born 11/13/12 3:24am 9lbs 8.2oz 21", after 38wks 5 days. Our 3rd baby, Eva Jane, was born on April 19, 2015 after suffering a pregnancy loss June of 2014. We are currently anxiously awaiting baby #4 due 2 days before Eva's birthday, so we are having Irish Twins! Our family is so blessed and happy to be growing!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

All about Bumm Bumms -Potty Training and Cloth Diapering

So, we are in the middle of day #3 of potty training here in our house, in the middle of moving to another house as well. Sigh... Of course, we did not know we would be moving this soon- our rental agreement was to go up in April, so I had plenty of time- so I thought to get Hayleigh potty trained before we moved. Now, the people we rent from are selling the house, and our contract got moved up to the end of this month. Well...now, we are moving everything into the new house a week from today, and here we sit in the living room, half naked Hayleigh running around and sitting on her potty in the middle of our living room. I should have potty trained her while I was still pregnant with Reid- but I was too tired, and did not have the energy or will to do it. Plus, Hayleigh still was not ready to make the big jump.

The best thing that has worked for us so far is just having Hayleigh running around with not pants on. She has not peed on the floor or anything without pants on...yet! Today has been a good day. So far, no accidents since 10 am today- it is now 2 pm.. Hayleigh has now peed on the potty 10 times, and has been sitting on it herself. I think we have finally found something to get this all going now- doing the whole 1/2 naked bit with her potty in the living room. HOPEFULLY the diapers we have left are the last ones we will buy her.

Now, onto Reid... I am really considering cloth diapering now. After talking this over with one of my friends that has a cloth diaper system, I think I'm sold on it. I will be ordering the trial kit very soon! It has 3 prefolds- (liners) in it, and 1 cover. Enough to try it out and decide if we/I love it or not. The trial kit only costs $11. If we love it, like I'm hoping we will, the whole kit costs $49 from walmart.com- amazon is $20 higher, and it is not a prime deal, so I will be ordering from walmart. I can also purchase them from a shop on Main St. here in Grand Junction as well, but I really do not feel the urge to take both kids out solo, especially when our highs have not been over 15 degrees this past week.  The brand we will be trying is called Econobums. They have really good reviews, not only from my friend, but online as well. They are a one size diaper- so no having to purchase the next size bigger. The $49 kit is a one day kit- it comes with 12 prefolds, and 3 covers. My friend has 2 days worth and says it is enough to get you going. So, for $100 I can diaper Reid until he is potty trained! I will probably get 3 days worth- it would be just under $150, if I love them.

It's funny how with Hayleigh we bought baby food, she ended up having to be formula fed, and we used disposable diapers- still are with her now. We can save a lot of money with doing cloth diapers, I'm breast feeding Reid, and making his baby food myself-starting next month.

Has anyone you know done the cloth diaper bit?? If so I would love to hear about it. Also, if you been through this potty training bit, what worked for you?

More info on Econobum:

Why econobum?
Econobum™ is the cloth diapering solution for every budget! Save money while making the environmentally friendly choice to cloth diaper little one's bum. The one-size cover and prefold adjusts to grow along with your little one.
Econobum Features
  • A waterproof shell, so no extra cover is needed.
  • Form fitting elastic to prevent leaks.
  • Easy to use snaps.
  • One-size prefold easily adjusts from small to large to grow with your baby.
  • No stuffing involved just lay prefold in cover and go!
  • Patent pending 3x3 adjustable snap system to fit most babies from birth to potty training.**
Econobum diagram Econobum diagram
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