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Major (Bum)mer

February 7, 2010

Originally published September 7, 2009 on Onward and Upward

I’m a huge cloth diaper fanatic. They’re adorable, hold leaks better than disposables, and are a much cheaper option in the long term. When Maddie was born, I eagerly checked out all my options, purchased the cute little diapers, and happily went on my merry cloth-diapering way. We did switch to disposables when she was in day care, out of courtesy to the workers there.

Once we moved and I stayed at home with Maddie, I used them full time. We’ve saved so much on our grocery and toiletries budget by not having to buy diapers.

I originally purchased 18 Baby Kangas, a pocket cloth diaper, which I figured suited me the best. It is a style of diaper with a soft absorbent layer next to baby’s skin, and an outer waterproof layer to prevent leaks. In the middle of these two layers goes an insert, which holds all the wetness. As well as the diapers, I purchased 18 inserts, wipes, 1 wetbag for the diaperbag, and 2 big wetbags for holding the diapers while they were waiting for the wash. I must say, that I love them. I had planned on ordering 12 more of the ever so cute Baby Kangas once we had another child. I was going to get some in Robin’s Egg and Daisy, 2 colors I have not added to my collection.

I received a coupon this morning from Kelly’s Closet, the website in which I purchased my lovely diapers. They were running an end-of-summer clearance, so I thought I’d check it out, just for fun.

They are discontinuing the Baby Kangas at their store.

I know I can probably find them elsewhere, but I never found any comparable price in any other online retailer. Baby Kangas are a bit pricey, and they don’t even come with inserts when purchased alone. Once we’re expecting the next baby, I’ll have to decide whether to try to find a decent price on them, or (banish the thought) switch to something else.

I did see another pocket diaper that closely resembled the Baby Kanga, but it had no zipper. It’s called the Smartipants, and it’s really pretty cute as well–and they’re cheaper than the Baby Kangas are. They even come with an insert! So yeah, major deciding to do someday.

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