Well, I said I would update on the whole cloth diaper scenario ... so here goes. I love it. Really. I must be crazy.
So far I have been tremendously pleased with the experience. The only ones I'm trying right now are Thirsties and Bum Genius. They are both all-in-ones ... no diapers and covers for me (at least not yet). The Bum Genius are one size, so they're pretty bulky on Addie. They definitely wouldn't work on a Mondragon newborn ... little peanuts. I've had a few kinks to work out -- like how to give my tummy sleeper more absorbency where she needs it. I haven't made the switch at nighttime yet, but we're working up to it. And I also am NOT taking them on our trip to Virginia Beach next week -- hello, I am not that crazy.
The new diapers definitely make the girls' clothing fit differently, so I do have to take that into consideration. (I don't have any cute pics yet of the diapers on, but the one above shows how it makes Juliana's pants fit) I will say, though, I love the colors! I actually matched Juliana's diaper Sunday night to her outfit ... yes, I am that pathetic. The other aspect I was concerned about was the laundry, but honestly it has not been too bad. It really hasn't added more work -- just a few extra minutes to put everything in and mash the buttons.
My motivation for this was simple -- save us some money! Juliana is showing signs that she's ready to potty train, but until then, buying diapers for two is expensive! I can appreciate the environmental benefit, but we're going green in another capacity ... more green in the bank!
Okay, so I couldn't resist adding these pictures of the girls -- they are too precious!