Fluffy Mama of the Week- Lauren

Meet our Fluffy Mama of the Week, Lauren!

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Hi! I’m Lauren, wife to Brad for almost 6 years and SAHM to Libby (4), Emma Jane (2), and John (3 months.) In my spare time (hahaha) I love cooking, scrapbooking, reading and blogging. You can visit my family at www.snellingsstories.blogspot.com.

How long have you been cloth diapering? I have been cloth diapering for about 8 months.

What made you decide to start? I started cloth diapering because Emma Jane was suffering from severe diaper rash. She regularly would develop blisters on her bottom and even prescription diaper cream didn’t solve the problem!

John in a Smartipants
John in a Smartipants

What was your first purchase and why? The first diapers that I purchased were a fuzzi bunz and a wonderoos one-size diaper. I wanted to try both a sized diaper and a one size to compare the fit and I had heard good things about both of those brands. I wasn’t completely satisfied with either of those diapers so I ended up ordering a trial kit from an online diaper shop that included 8-10 different diapers.

How much do you think you have spent on your diapers total? I currently have two children in diapers. For the both of them I have probably spent around $500-600.

Lauren's Stash
Lauren's Stash

Have your family/ friends been supportive? For the most part. When I first announced that I was switching to cloth, there were definitely a few raised eyebrows but since then I have actually converted a couple of my friends!

What has been the most rewarding aspect of cding? I started cloth diapering for health reasons but I have found the environmental benefits of cding are just as important to me. And I LOVE how cute cloth diapers are on my babies bums!

John in a MonkeySnuggles Diaper
John in a MonkeySnuggles Diaper

What is your favorite diaper to use? For Emma Jane I love Bumgenius 3.0 diapers. I stuff them with two inserts and they hold all night! For my newborn, I prefer prefolds or kissaluvs fitteds with covers. Those things are bullet proof! I have never had a blowout diaper with cloth!

EJ in a Smartipants
EJ in a Smartipants

What has been the biggest challenge to your success at cding?  In the beginning, finding the right fit for my daughter was a challenge but once we settled on a diaper that worked we really haven’t had any issues. Restraining myself from continually buying new diapers that I don’t need simply because they are cute is probably my biggest challenge!

Anything else you want to discuss? Diaper laundry is not as difficult or time consuming as I thought it would be.

Thanks Lauren for being a Fluffy Mama and sharing your fluffy story!

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