Rebecca - posted on 12/09/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
Okay ladies, here's what I've got. I've got a 12 month old in cloth (Fuzzi Bunz one-size) which I love, but I only have 5 of them. I've got a 2 1/2 year old still in diapers (disposables), and we don't do cloth because I don't have enough. I've got 2 dozen Gerber prefolds, and 8 diaper pins...I bought the pins at Wal-Mart just to have for emergencies, and I've needed them! And I used to use the Gerbers in my gDiapers, which leaked all the time and both boys have outgrown.
Now, if I had my druthers, I'd just get more Fuzzi Bunz, but money is my big problem...problem being, I don't have any! Ha ha! So, I'm trying to be as economical as I can with what I've got. Here's the thing, I can knit. I'm thinking of making some wool soakers for both my kids. I thought they wouldn't have to be washed as often and it would be the cheapest way to add diapers to my stash without having to shell out more money for Fuzzi Bunz (I will eventually for my next kid, but I don't have the money right now).
So, my questions are: How do you use a wool soaker? I'm assuming a fastened prefold with the soaker over it, but I'm just double checking. Even though the Gerber prefolds aren't high quality, would they be okay to use in conjunction with the soakers, since the soakers will absorb the leaks? And, how in the world am I going to use pins on two squirmy kids who don't like their diapers being changed? If I do this, I may have to get a couple of snappis...but my husband would kill me if he saw ANOTHER charge on the bank card when we are scrimping and saving!!!
Any suggestions, ideas, or encouragement would be so appreciated! Thanks, ladies!