Then I realized some fit better than others. I looked it up online and turns out replacing the elastic is pretty easy. You just turn the diaper inside out and the elastic can be pulled up and replaced by the legs.
On the left is replaced elastic. On the right is the old worn out elastic. As you can see, once the elastic is replaced the diaper is much tighter.
I look forward to taking him on short trips to other stores too for new things to look at!
He slept perfectly fine in the outfit once his feet were loose. I think part of it is that he doesn't like when he pulls his leg up and can't get his foot back right in the feet of the pajama.
Anyway, now to use those little alligator feet for something else. Like a stuffed toy or something.
One issue with ripping the feet off is that you have a large flap of fabric loose at the ankle. In outfits with no feet there is a snap at the bottom of the leg at the ankle that keeps the fabric snug.
Now I have two little bear feet left over that I need to convert into something. I was thinking small stuffed animals.
My mother suggested putting socks on him and then putting him in the pajamas, so I'm going to try that next with his other outfit to see if that works. If it does, at least I got some sewing practice in with this project since I may have wasted my time otherwise.
Up until now, that hasn't been an issue. But today was so sunny that there was no way to keep the sun off of the baby's face because the two hoods wouldn't connect.
I ran out to Joanne Fabrics this morning to pick up some velcro and pinned a piece in place.
Now when the sun is beating down our infant wont fry to a crisp on our walks.
It's great that the weather is getting nicer. I'm really enjoying being able to get out of the house more.
I'm a little bummed we won't be able to see the Avengers movie in the theater in a few weeks. At least the wait for movies to hit DVD and cable isn't like what it used to be. Just a matter of months as opposed to years.
My friend Kati, who I've known since 7th grade, drove out to Grand Rapids today with her mother and two daughters. They got to meet Quinn, who was pretty chill a big chunk of the day.
crocheted him some awesome clothes!
Since they are used, not all of the elastic is tight in the legs, which means some of them fit better than others. He wore about 4 today and there were no leaks. Only one did he really scream and scream until I took it off and put a disposable one on him.
I did have him dressed in an over-sized onesie so that he could wear the diaper. It's considerably bulkier than a newborn diaper, But that's to be expected since the Bum Genius 4.0's are size range 8-35 pounds. I probably could have put him in a tighter fitting onesie, but once he was dressed I didn't want to change him.
The nice thing is cloth diapers have good resale, so any that are still in good condition I can turn around and resell. That's unlike baby clothes, which I get the impression there is so much floating out there people practically give it away (and is what my friend Lori did for us)
It worked great for pumping in the car. Sure it doesnt have the fancy side flap the Medela brand bags do for easy access to the pump, but I really dont want to spend $70+ for a bag that will have a silly hole in the side once I'm no longer pumping. All I needed were some pockets.
It's not perfect or even beautiful, but the pockets work fine. All that's missing is velcro across the long pocket at the top. Then I can stick my Kindle in it, or maybe extra cloths or wipes.Settlers of CATan bag (with cats playing the game on it), but I didn't want to risk destroying that bag since I'm not much of a seamstress. So now I just giggle when I look at the silly taco face.