We gave Kamea a bath last week and she didn’t take too kindly to it. My sweet baby girl wasn’t excited (ummm… she’s pissed) – how sad is that picture!?!? I hope they get easier – after all… baths are so awesome, right?! Her belly button is still healing and after it’s good to go, I look forward to bathing with her in the tub together. That might be more fun for her. Although, that seems a bit scary, too! Do any of you bathe with your newborns? Any tips or tricks for it? Kamea is just a little over 3 weeks now.
I also decided to go ahead and try a cloth diaper on Sunday. She’s about 8 1/2 pounds now (she’s gaining weight like a champ!), but her legs are quite skinny. I tried a Kissaluv organic cloth diaper, fitted I think is what it was… supposed to be good for a baby 5-15 pounds. I figured it’d fit great. Well, it wasn’t long until she dirtied it and it was all wet and went through her clothes. It wasn’t a blow out per se, it was just soaked through and she didn’t even have it on that long. I washed it 3 times before using it to increase the absorbency, but maybe I need to wash it more? Or perhaps I need to use a cover over it? I was a tad disappointed and quickly reverted back to my 7th Generation disposables (at least for now). I have not had one problem with those, even when she poops all watery and messy. It keeps it contained. I think I’ll tackle cloth diapers in a couple more weeks… perhaps when she’s a little bigger and I’ve had more sleep.
I also am using organic BabyKicks cloth wipes. The challenge with that is using one hand to get it wet (preferably with warm water at the sink so it’s not cold on her girly bits – this takes time to get the water warm – or with a spray bottle, which requires more than one hand and isn’t warm either). I went ahead on the advice of a good friend and bought this cloth wipe warmer and boy are we LOVING it! It keeps the wipes nice and warm and wet. Ready to use. Many people said I wouldn’t need it, but I’m so glad we bought it and highly recommend it if you’re using cloth wipes (it comes with a few bamboo wipes, but I also use the organic BabyKicks cloth wipes linked above). It only takes a few minutes to get it set up each day.
We have our 1 month check up in about a week and I’m looking forward to that. I can’t wait to see how much more weight she’s gained drinking up her mama’s plant-powered breast milk. It’s been a crazy, long, fun, exciting, and exhausting 3 weeks so far. What an adventure!