Monday, August 30, 2010

Blowout survival - cloth diaper cover does its work

It's all about the gussets - the extra layer of elastic that tucks inside the leg holes of the diaper covers. At 6 weeks old, our little pooper finally did a business worthy of the extra tucks.

Thirsties Duo Wrap Snap, Blackbird, Size One (6-18 lbs)This is my second  child using cloth diapers. It's hard to convince moms that it's easy, but really it is, especially with the modern products available today. My stash:  half a dozen unbleached india prefolds; a few wool covers; and the highly circulated Thirsties Duo Wrap. These covers have gussets! I also occassionally use snappies to hold the cloth diapers in place, more with the wool covers.

I've come to like the snap design - velcro closures can lose their grip after many washings.

And the Duo Wraps fit great at the newborn stage - and look like they'll keep fitting as she grows.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Walking in Savannah

Dear Little One:
You fix on the tree tops and  sky with your far-off gaze, you're  swaddled close and tight: hot bodies walk under dark green leaves. You smash your nose against me.

My legs are getting stronger from all this walking. We circle blocks and allys. I flex my back muscles too as I hold the weight of you in swathes of stretchy pink jersey.

I wear athletic shoes, and while you napped I squatted a few times to stretch. Plump children need a strong mother.  


I've never worn the shoes that are supposed to recreate the muscle action of walking on sand. I'd like to find them cheaper than a cnote though. Or relocate to sand.

This is baby carrier/sling I use. Mostly in the "kangeroo" hold. It's a dreamy spot for a newborn.