Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Newest Fluff on the Block
I purchased new diapers. Specifically, 4 one-size pocket style diapers so The Man would might not be so opposed to aiding changes. Not a moment too soon it seems, since we've been back from Texas there has been a terrible rash on Baby E's bum. Not a screaming rash, but definitely an itchy red issue that must be uncomfortable. I can only guess that it's yeast and I've taken steps to rid my pre-folds of it. With the somewhat begrudging use of stay-dry poly-fiber inserts, her bum is looking more normal.
I wanted to purchase diapers that would accommodate a prefold as an insert. I'd rather have purchased sans insert but the retailer wouldn't sell them separately and wouldn't work with me to trade the poly-fiber inserts for hemp. After some perusal online I had decided I needed to get hands on a Blueberry one size pocket. While I was in the store, I hit upon Rocky Mountain, locally made & owned. I got 2 of each label, and happily headed home.
Blueberry I had my eye on 'cause their Coverall wrap is so stellar (much better than Thirsties, in my opinion), I am pleased. The manufacture is strong, looks and feels like it will last, the fleece is soft, the print is cute, and the pocket easily fits a prefold (the generously cut dipe can be used as a wrap over a prefold, as well). The Rocky Mountain pocket diapers are a slightly different style, relying on an inner snap-adjustment to make them one-size with dual in-line snaps 'round the waistline, a lower rise to the fit than the Blueberry. So far, Blueberry has not leaked one bit. Rocky Mountain suffered an overload one afternoon when Baby E sipped her way through an entire bottle of water. I don't blame the diaper though, it was Big Sister that gave her the bike bottle. I think the Rocky Mountain diaper does better with a hemp insert than a poly fiber. The Blueberry it doesn't seem to matter much at all what that diaper is stuffed with.
I can highly recommend both.
*Incidentally, back in the pocket diaper posse, I noticed I still feel the same about these diapering systems. I really enjoy the ease of pockets, but dislike having to wash the whole diaper every time, the same with all-in-ones. Pre-folds + wrap make sense, as a wrap can be used over and over until it's pooped---seems smarter I think.