Many of you may be familiar with the 5 W's of information gathering. I'm going to use that format for the duration of Undercover Month, although you may have to use your imagination in some spots!.
I wanted to kick this Undercover Week spotlighting "fitteds" off with a post on a little bit about my "why" for trying fitteds and the process.
When I decided to participate in this event a few months ago - has it been that long! - I didn't even know what a fitted was. Let's be honest - I wasn't using fitteds, prefolds, or covers. I was using a hybrid system with microfiber cloth that I really was starting to hate. I was searching for another option that worked for us, but didn't cost a fortune. I'd already spent money on our first set of diapers. I would never be able to convince the Hubs that we needed to re-buy our entire stash without a compelling and affordable argument. Incidentally, it's much easier to convince the Hubs that I need to buy new diapers if I say it's for research. I asked around, looked online, perused some of my go-to blogs for cloth, including Cloth Diaper Addiction and discovered that a fitted looked remarkably like an AIO or a pocket from the outside. Well, that means it's got to be easy - at least as far as putting the thing on a wiggly bum. In my research, I also discovered that fitteds are meant to be used WITH A COVER! Just because they resemble their diapering cousins, does not mean that they work the same way. Fortunately, I learned this through research and not through practice.
But it did pose a question. What do I put over a fitted? Well, yes a cover. I figured that out. But did I need a special one? A bigger one? One that closed a particular way? No idea. So onto more research - which meant more diaper purchases! No biggie, since I'd just finished selling off my original diapering choice which just did not work for us at all. I was in the market for new diapers and QUICK! I purchased an assortment of covers and 2 fitteds - all of which will be named later in the reviews.
So that's the beginning of my story. What would it take for you to try something new in CD-ing? What would it be? How would you go about deciding what to try?
Stick with me this week. We'll end with a giveaway!