Saturday, September 5, 2009

Chew on This

Every time I got get Natalee out of her crib, she is standing up waiting for me. I started to wonder a while ago if she would chew on the rails but then thought: "Nah, not my angelic child." Then, I went in the other day and she had gnawed a good section of the crib and I decided it was time to do something. My "Blog friend" Nichole, told me about the crib rail covers that she got for her little boy and I was going to order some but they are pretty expensive... so I looked around and found some instructions and decided to make my own.

They turned out pretty good, they match the room and best of all, they were pretty inexpensive.


In other news, Sean took Natalee with him for the weekend to his parents while he goes fishing. I am enjoying my time alone, watching some DVDs that Sean doesn't like, sewing and sleeping in. I miss them a ton, but I really needed this little break. Today was the first Oregon State football game and Grandma Austin got her all dressed up in her cheer costume. I'll post pictures as soon as I get them.

3 comments:

Nichole said...

Glad that I was able to help in some way! hehe They look great! I don't own a sewing machine and I don't do well with a needle and thread, so my option was better for me! :o)

By the way - We have the elephant in Anderson's room too! Ours is blue though! :o)

Hope things are going well! :o) Thank you for the link and the comment!

Nichole said...

It is not too bad! I am keeping our neighbors children right now, so I will respond later tonight! :o) I had all the questions too, don't worry! :o) If you want, you can send your email and I can email you if you want. If not, then check here later tonight and I will try to answer your questions.

Nichole said...

Sorry that it took me so long to answer your questions! So, here you go!

Your questions -
How do they work? - Here is a great website that will answer questions better than I can. http://cavanjenleah.blogspot.com/2009/09/cloth-diapering-101.html

What do we do when we are out? - I have a wet/dry bag by PlanetWise. It is a bag that has a dry part for new diapers and a wet side with a nice tight zipper for wet/soiled diapers. I just change him like normal and throw the used diaper in the wet side and zip away the smell. The bag does a great job keeping in the smell. Then, when I get home, I flush the poop, remove the liner, and add to the diapers we have at home.

Cost - Yes, there is a big cost to start with. But, there are ways to cut costs. Many people start with a few, decide if it is for them, and then make the investment over time. There are also some websites that have a "trial run" where you pay an amount, they send a diaper of your choice and you use it for 2 weeks. Then you mail it back and either get another one or decide to stop. If you stop, they keep a portion of your money and refund the rest. www.jilliansdrawers.com They have that service.

How many? - We got 24. I ordered from www.cottonbabies.com. There you could order sets of twelve in colors of your choice, so I got two sets of 12, or 24 diapers. They also have a set of 20, but you have to choose boy or girl and they give you colors for boy/girl. This did not work for me, because I wanted to get mostly neutral colors in case our next baby is a girl.

I hope that this helps you. I tried to cover all the bases. Please feel free to email me with any other questions! N_Tarpley2004 at yahoo dot com