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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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TWINS: Double The [Cloth Diaper] Pleasure!

Many people think we’re crazy when they discover we use cloth diapers; especially with twins! However, we cannot imagine diapering our twins any other way. Cloth is easy, fun and just great. I. Am. In. Love. Yes, I am in love with cloth diapers (my children too, of course)!
Our current stash consists of enough diaper for approximate 35 diaper changes; allowing us to wash diapers every 2-3 days. With a few key accessories, a working laundry routine, a night-time diaper solution and a wonderful nanny who is totally on board with cloth diapering, we have built a stash we love and have never looked back. Our current mission is to educate and convert other loving moms and dads to cloth as well.

The Stash:
bumGenius 3.0 One-Size Pocket Diapers
Gro Baby Diaper System
bumGenius All-in-One Organic One-Size Diaper

Our Top 8 Reasons why Cloth works!

1. $$$$$$
We are not running out buying diapers at the store - which saves not only money - but precious time as well! Since the diapers are designed to fit most babies from roughly 7-35 pounds, we are good to go for a loooooong time...hopefully until potty-training!

2. Getting the Right Fit
Our twins have very different builds. Having diapers that work for our long, skinny boy and shorter, thicker lady - this makes a world of difference when it comes to diapering twins! Since investing in a few types of diapers that work for us, we have already begun to see the savings of using cloth in the first 8 months of our twins‘ lives! If we are blessed to have more children in the future, we are totally already set!

3. Accessories and Appliances
A diaper sprayer makes cleaning pool oh-so-easy and helps eliminate excessive stink in the diaper pail! Wet bags ensure cloth diapering on-the-go is easy-breezy!
The toilet, washer, and dryer do all the hard work for us! A little Charlie's Soap goes a long way in cleaning even the stinkiest of diapers.

4. It’s SO EASY
I'm not exaggerating. Using cloth is just as easy as using disposables. PROMISE. Great for daddies, grandparents, and nannies. We can attest to that!

5. Cloth is Healthy!
We’ve had very few instances of diaper rash. Honestly, I can count the occurrences on one hand, - total for both babies!

6. Contains Messes
We’ve never had blowouts up the back when using cloth, that's for sure! Imagine trying to change two babies after a blowout - in additional to all the laundry!

7. Green Babies
While the average diaper is estimated to take 500 years to decompose in a landfill, we decided to forego the mathematics and the visuals of the mountains of disposable diapers we would be throwing away.. Although unintentionally, our children are already reducing their “carbon footprint.”

8. Cute Bums!
I mean really, they are so adorable! Who could possibly resist?

-- By Jenny B.


The Jacobsen Family! said...

I love your Top 8 list... I'll have to remember these when people want to tell me all the reasons I shouldn't cloth diaper! AND I'll be sure to tell them you have TWINS too! =)

Upstatemomof3 said...

This is the most true statement - I'm not exaggerating. Using cloth is just as easy as using disposables. PROMISE. Great for daddies, grandparents, and nannies. We can attest to that! - I don't know why people think cloth is so hard.

Attila & Tamara said...

Oh my goodness! Twins in cloth! Too cute! Good for you!

rocketgurl said...

Ahhhh!! Just what I needed.. I'm expecting twins in April and really want to try cloth diapering...but feel a little overwhelmed by just the thought of it.. I love this blog because I get to 'see' a real mom, really working with real cloth diapers on real babies! It really makes it seem doable and....real! :-) Thanks for sharing this in such a timely manner for me!

J TiBBS said...

We have never cloth diapered twins. But we started cloth diapering our now 4 year old son. And just before he turned 2 we had our daughter, so there was two in diapers. And when our first daughter was 1 1/2 we had another daughter. So again, we had two in diapers. I agree that having the one size diapers is a great option for having multiples in diapers. Our 2 year old is very tall and skinny and our baby is short and chubby. So the one size works well for us as well.

kerry said...

It's so nice to read this as I await the birth of our twins in a few more weeks! I have 2 older kiddos, an we used dieposables, b/c I thought CD would be too difficult. But now I am so ready to use CD. I have done my research! Just about everyone around thinks I am CrAzY, but then I show them the diapers, and they are quickly converted. I know it will be a bit of a learning curve at first, as we adjust to life with twins, but I am confident we will be able to make the CD work for us!
I am going with Fuzzibuns, Smartipants, and the grow-Baby system. We also have a few Bum Genius 3.0's. I still need to get the diaper sprayer, but I've heard we could wait on that, as long as babies are breastfeeding.
Thanks for this great post!

mummasinJH said...

I love hearing about how moms of twins do things. I am currently expecting a set of twins 11/14/2010 and have a 16 month old son. I am encouraged that you still think cloth is easy. I keep telling people I think it will be too because I won't have to deal with blowouts!

Kealy said...

I love the 8th reason...I'm so guilty of that one. My daughter pretty much only wears dresses so I can show off her adorable little cloth diapered bottom!

Mama Campbell said...

Fantastic!! Go mama! I love my 1 baby in cloth...I can imagine the love of 2 babies in cloth! The cuteness!!

Jenney said...

Yeah for cloth diapers that fit many sizes of babies!

Anna said...

cloth diapers are the best :)

Owen's Mom said...

Love the list! I do have to add to #1, not only does it save money and time, but also saves frustration... there is nothing like being somewhere and not having diapers! Or being out in the middle of the night? I love having a stash of cloth. Now that we use it more regularly, we cut out the emergency trips to the store.

hosiewosie said...

oh I love twins!

Katie said...

those are the cutest twins i have ever seen in my life!!!! i AM pretty partial, though! :)

great post, Jenny! i am impressed and on board with the cloth diapers. i'm so proud of you!

fancygrlnancy said...

The two are so cute!! How wonderful that the nanny is on board with cloth. My sitter uses the cloth, but I think she would prefer the disposable.

Crissy said...

Look at those cuties!! I love our BG 3.0s and they are the only diaper hubs will use so they're perfect for our family. I love that I'm doing good for our Earth and our wallet and our baby!

ONCE upon a time.... said...

your twins are SO STINKIN CUTE!!! i just want to kiss their little cheeks! i am glad to hear that you stuck with CDing with twins--lots of moms i know are overwhelmed by the thought of diapering just one baby! sounds like you have really figured it out! my next hurdle is to decide whether to cloth diaper our next child as a newborn--i'm not expecting yet but we hope to be soon! thanks for the post!

the monkey's mama said...

My mom cloth diapered me and my twin and i try to tell my mom friends of twins that they can do it, too. From now on, i'll be sending them a link to this post to prove how "easy" it is :)

Joshua and Charissa said...

I love that you have got such a great group of people who are supportive of your decision!

Jenny Borders said...

hey everyone! thanks for the kind words! it's so nice to be part of a community who "gets" know?!? keep up the good work!

Beccalynn said...

I agree. I LOVE cloth diapering! It's amazing and addicting!

Lexi said...

it was the savings that turned me to cloth. and we didn't start until she was around 18 months. i made my little girl all her diapers, and the savings is still a blessing.