I remember the first time I put a cloth diaper on my son Jaylen!
I was so excited, I watched video after video on YouTube, and stalked DS posts about the fluff I had on the way. When my package got here, I ran to the local laundromat to prep my diapers and smiled knowing that my journey was well on its way. I put on his first pocket diaper and smiled as I admired his cute cloth buns. It wasn’t until we had to cover the fluff did I feel like cloth might not work with our lifestyle! Think about my doom as I tried to shove a onesize diaper into a size 6 month onesie that was a perfect fit the day before. I knew cloth diapers were called fluff but had no idea all that fluff, all that cuteness, would change the way that my son wore clothing. How on earth was this cost effective? But when you’re a cloth diapering mom, and have to have the fluff you find ways to ensure that your little ones stay that way!
Here were the 5 things that helped me fit the fluff, while cloth diapering:
- Onesie Extenders
I found the greatest invention ever when cloth diapering and wearing clothing. Onesie extenders kept my little one in his fluff and gave him room to grow as well. There are also companies that make “Grow with me Onesies” that have the onesie extender built into the onesie already, which is way more convenient than a separate purchase ! I never got enough of this option and it solved a big issue for our family!
- Leggings and Lap Tees
Several companies and WAHMs sell leg warmers for littles that come in many prints from football teams to hearts. Matching them wth fluff and lap tees or funny screen tees became a hobby of mine for a while. I remember going to botcon with a transformers cloth diaper, matching autobot leg warmers and a funny autobot screen tee and my son was a complete hit! It was one of the most fun events ever and there’s nothing like flaunting the fluff .
- Stretchy Pants
There are tons of them floating around the WAHM market now, and they are truly accommodating for the cloth diapering family. Forgiving knit fabrics that have tons of stretch are amazing for the fluffy buns, and equally forgiving for the chunky thighs or fitting for chicken legged littles as well.