When we started planning our nursery it didn’t take us long to land on a theme that we both loved. We wanted to keep the room gender neutral since we don’t know what we are having while at the same time creating a more modern yet still whimsical room for our baby to be. We decided to go with a theme of owls and woodland creatures which quickly turned into more of an owls and birds theme- we call it our Put A Bird On It Nursery.
We slowly found decorations for the room that fit our theme however our walls where still bare and since we can’t paint (not allowed in our lease) we decided to create canvas art to decorate the walls. After a few weeks of searching for inspiration I came across this idea on Pinterest. Birds. Owls. Canvas. DIY. Love at first site.
We made at least ten different ones, eight of which will end up on the walls of the nursery. It was really a fun project and for all ten we paid less than $60 and made a whole arts and crafts night out of it.
To make your own Bird & Owl Canvas Art head over to Daffodil Design for instructions and templates.
Our plans for diapers: Our initial plan was to start out using 7th Generation Newborn diapers for the first 10-14 days while we figured out the whole diapering process and got settled in at home. After that we had planned to cloth diaper almost exclusively with the exception of more than just day travel. Well Edith arrived and to our surprise we ended up with at 6lb 11oz baby instead of the 8+ pounder that we had anticipated (Neil and I were both big babies). This resulted in us having to rethink our diapering plans because all of the cloth diapers that we had were much too large for our little girl. We debated over just sticking with disposables until she was big enough to fit in the cloth diapers that we had or to order a small amount of newborn diapers.
After doing a little research we decided to order a 12 Cloth-eez® Workhorse™ Diapers and two Bummis Super Brite covers. We also received two Bum Genius all-in-one newborn diapers from my parents. The great thing about these diapers fit up until 10-12 pounds which means we will get a lot of use out them since Edith is only around 7 pounds. So for right now we are cloth diapering during the day and using disposables at night for convenience and because we only have 14 cloth diapers which means having to wash them daily otherwise.
Once Edith is big enough we will be using mostly Bummis Prefolds with Super Brite and Super Whisper Wraps, we also have a few different hybrid diapers and an all-in-one (AIO). Since we have so many prefolds and a good amount of hybrids/AIO we will be cloth diapering even at night once Edith is big enough. When we do any overnight travel or have a babysitter we will be using 7th Gen disposables again for convenience.
What kind of diapers we have and the total cost (so far):
- Bummis Organic Cotton Diaper Kit Infant Size (8-15lbs) $148 on Amazon
- Bummis BeautifulBASIC 2-Piece Cloth Diaper and Extra Cover – provided by Bummis at no cost for review
- Two Charlie Banana Hybrids- purchased on Ecobabybuys $32 for both with shipping
- Two Thirsties Duo Wraps and Six inserts –Gift
- 12 Cloth-eez® Workhorse™ Diapers and two Bummis Super Brite covers – $98 with shipping
- Two Bum Genius all-in-one newborn- Gift
- One Glow Bug Cloth Diaper- provided by Glow Bug at no cost for review
- One Dinkledooz Cloth Diaper- provided by Dinkledooz at no cost for review
- One Ones&Twos Cloth Diaper- provided by BusyBee Boutique at no cost for review
- One Omaiki Cloth Diaper- Gift
- One Applecheeks Cloth Diaper- Gift
Total Expense to Us: $278
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