hello, my name is liz and I am a cloth diapering addict

Oh yes... I am a proud cloth diapering mama-to-be! I had read that it was easy to get addicted to the world of cloth diapers... but I honestly didn't think it would happen before the baby was even here!

Well, lo and behold... I already have my newborn cloth diapering stash ready to go. With the exception of some accessories (wipes, diaper rash cream, etc) I am set to begin our cloth diapering adventure. Unfortunately, this also means that I should need to stop buying diapers. So sad. I have had a lot of fun shopping for good deals and unboxing the sweetest little diapers as they come in the mail!

So here is what I've got so far:

THE NEWBORN STASH 8 kissaluvs size 0 fitted diapers 12 swaddlebees organic cotton fitted diapers 6 organic caboose fitted diapers 12 GMD newborn prefolds 6 nappies newborn covers 2 kissa's wool lover diaper cover (soon to come)

AFTER NEWBORN STASH 12 kissaluvs size 1 fitted diapers 6 pooters bamboo one-size fitted diapers

I am leaving plenty of room to grow the after-newborn-stash until after the baby is here and I can buy some fun gender appropriate diapers. It's hard to know at this time what diapers will be my favorites (depending on how they fit the baby), but I can tell you right now that my favorites so far are the Swaddlebees. They are fluffy, and soft, and look super absorbent! And clearly I have a place in my heart for the fitted diapers... I just love that they look like disposables but we can reuse them and not toss our money in the trash day after day. Makes me feel good. :)

So there's a quick peek into our not-so-mainstream plans of parenting. (Although cloth diapering is gaining in popularity by leaps and bounds!) I plan on writing a little more in depth about cloth diapering once we get a routine going and I have actually started the experience. So stay tuned!

Liz Cook

Liz Cook is a wedding, birth, and motherhood photographer based in Central Virginia. Her intuition and creative perspective allow her to connect both professionally and personally with her subjects, and thus, her portfolio is saturated with authentic emotion. Whether she's sharing her story with fellow entrepreneurs or enjoying quality time with her husband and two daughters, Liz is both present and passionate about capturing and celebrating life. Her work has been featured by O "Oprah" Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Glitter Guide, Essence Magazine, domino, Rue Magazine, among others.