December 10, 2012

Confession: I'm a Cloth Diaper Snob, are you?

I swear the longer I use cloth diapers the more convicted I am that I am turning into a Fluff Snob

Definition: The Fluff Snob is known by her impeccable taste in cloth diapers. She finds herself drawn towards diapers that she feels are better than average. She may be drawn to a particular brand of diaper, style or even the kind of fibers that are used. Her loyalty to that diaper is steadfast and she will not bend or waver to enticing offers to use anything else. 

My particular area of weakness is the fitted diaper. You know the kind that is usually made with fabric, and sometimes they’re hybrid like a cute Toyota Prius, and include a hidden layer within the diaper to add absorbency. They require a cover but if the diaper is made well and you live in a warmer climate it can be worn coverless to show off that cute tushy!

It never fails, I see a blog offering a fitted diaper giveaway or even an all-in-one (AIO) giveaway and I find myself compelled to enter. If I come across a pocket diaper giveaway, I turn my nose up at it and won’t enter. The crazy thing about this is that the majority of the diapers that I own are pocket diapers! In fact up until the birth of my second child the only experience I had with cloth diapers were pockets. Now, I’d rather use a prefold and cover than have to stuff a pocket diaper. 

So that’s my Fluff Snobbery confession. What’s yours?

Elizabeth (aka Bert) is a stay-at-home-mom and contributing writer for She Thinks Media. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, Ben, her son Buggie, and daughter Lady Bug.  When she's not trying to convince Buggie to expand his interests beyond Thomas the Train or put his pants back on she's writing about her experiences as a mom on her blog, First Time Mom (FTM). After all, Bert maintains there's a first time for everything, even if you  have more than one child! 


I have found the pockets to be too bulky on my "little", 12 lb, 2 month old! So, I use them as covers over prefolds and flats. It keeps the bulk down...