As many of you know we are using cloth diapers with Tinsley. We have been using them since she was 3 weeks old and so we are about at 6 months with them. I LOVE them. We use bumGenius brand which is an All-in-One pocket diaper. It is also one size and you adjust it to fit your growing baby. We occasionally use the traditional pre-fold diapers when we are washing, but I do not like those so I avoid that as much as possible. We have been very fortunate to have been given many of these diapers as gifts. While expensive, an initial invest of between $300-$400 can save you boat loads of money depending on how many kids you have. But most importantly we are helping out our planet.
I tell lots of people about these diapers, but I have a great friend who is really interested in them, so I decided it would be easiest to explain how we do things with some videos. Then I thought others might be interested, hence the sharing here.
Bill and I are not film makers so these are pretty rough but you get the idea. In the two videos we are demonstrating basic use and cleaning of daily poop. I will post again tomorrow about how we wash them.
I can't believe Tinsley is 6 mo. old, the time is flying by. Her check-up today went well. She weighs 14lb. 13.5oz, 25 in. long, and her head is 16.25 in. I am not sure where that stacks up in the percentiles because we had to bring sick big sister Meredith along with us, so things were a little rushed. We have decided to only feed Tinsley from a bottle now because she seems to be wanting more than I can produce. Luckily we have a good supply of frozen milk to help us make her bottles. She loves to smile, as you can see from all her pictures. But she also likes to give you the "what the hell is wrong with you" look. Most often that look goes to Meredith.
The girls are interacting more and Tinsley is interested in Meredith more and more each day. Meredith tries to get her to laugh and smile, which is sweet. Tinsley can roll over both ways and will very happily roll her way across a room. She is trying to sit up and is doing better at that.
We have been feeding her solids and she is very interested in them and seems to like them, but she still hasn't quite figured out her tongue yet, so it is a messay affair.
We think she is teething too, but Bill and I aren't quite sure we can feel them yet. She is a little fussier than Meredith was when it comes to teething.
Unfortunately we had to take Meredith along to the doctor with us because she got sent home with a fever, but no other symptoms. It was 102.6 at school and at the doctor's office it was 102.2. She was diagnosed with an ear infection, which I was kind of thinking it might be because she has never complained about her ears hurting when she has had infections in the past. Poor little thing, her fever went to almost 104 before bed and she struggled early on in the night to sleep, but settle down. Hopefully she will recover fast.
Bill and I are the proud parents of two girls. Meredith is our first and Tinsley was born in September. I work as the Coordinator of Student Life at Gainesville State College-Oconee Campus and Bill is currently Mr. Mom as his position at his job was eliminated. I am growing to love where we live more and more as we make our house more "ours" (Bill owned it before we married). We will have to move eventually as the family expands but it doesn't seem quite as necessary as it used to.