Saturday, July 26, 2008

I am a hippie mom

I never thought I would be. Really, I didn't. But it is official. I meet those hippie mom standards. I co-sleep, breastfeed, I wear my babies, and soon I will be cloth diapering. Yup, that about sums it up! Ok, so I never really wanted to co-sleep (see previous posts), and I am working on getting Kaiden out of our bed.

I always wanted to breastfeed, but I had supply issues with Makaylee and we started solids at 4 months, and I was hanging onto breastfeeding by a thread when she turned 6 months, and about a week later I was done. But here I am, Kaiden has breastfed for 6 months, and still going strong. Or should I say still refusing a bottle. He has started solids though. Rice cereal is love, grean beans, not so all.

I wear my babies. I wore Makaylee in a hotsling. She loved it, and I loved it. Kaiden is an even bigger "hold me" type of baby. Basically if you are not holding him, he is not happy. He enjoyed the hotsling as an infant, but not so much anymore. I have been using my snuggli, but after a couple hours my back is killing me. I have been lusting over an ergo baby carrier It can carry a baby up to 45lbs on your front or back. When Mikes Mom was visiting we went to a baby boutique and they had them there and she got one for me! Thanks Penny, I love it! I put Makaylee on my back and Kaiden and carried them around for awhile and my back doesn't bother me at all. Kaiden really seems to like it. We are even working on nursing when he is in the front, and so far it works really well.

I plan on cloth diapering soon. I have been going back and forth for months. If you do not know my diaper frustration, then I must not complain enough. ;) Kaiden has managed to pee or poop out of every single diaper I have tried. Pampers, huggies, (different types of both), generic, etc. So after pushing from my sister, and research, I decided to jump into the world of cloth. I ordered a cheap cloth off of ebay and hated it. Kaiden pee'd once, and peed right out of the diaper. Then I found a little baby boutique around here that had different types of cloth diapers and I checked them out. When Penny came up here to visit I showed her the cloth diapers, and she decided that she could make them. One try that was way to bulky a visit to the baby boutique and the purchase of one thirstie diaper later she was in business. So Penny is making some cloth diapers for me. Then I saw someone on craigslist who has 7 large fuzzi bunz diapers for $70 and i am going to get those tomorrow.

So, there you go, I guess I can display this here:


1 comment:

kari said...

Even though I'm years away from it, I definitely want to use cloth diapers. I've heard such great things about them!