Cloth diapers & Ju-Ju-Be...oh, my!


My love for Ju-Ju-Be and cloth diapers is at a record high right now. I've been quiet for a little while because our a/c was on the fritz and in any area where the temp is in triple digits that is never a good thing. So, we stayed with my parents for two weeks while it was fixed. During that time I revisited the idea of cloth diapering.

During my pregnancy with Sophia I joined various Facebook groups to learn a little bit and even bought a few diapers, but after buying a book and trying to read more it became so overwhelming that I just tossed the idea and gave away my diapers. However, she is growing so, so fast - 6-months-old and already in a size 4 disposable diaper, pushing to a 5, and with her little chunky legs they cause a lot of redness and I just can't imagine that it's very comfortable for her. Sooooooooo, I just dove in this time. I looked at a few name brands - GroVia, gDiapers, Rumperooz, and BumGenius - and, after reading descriptions on their various styles, I decided that the BumGenius Freetimes would be the first that we would try. It was a success after I purchased my first two off the BG b/s/t group. I've begun to feel more comfortable with a few other brands, as long as they are OS AIOs (One Size All-in-One) or OS hybrids I'm ok. At the moment I have 5 beauties: 1 Robin Diapers, 1 Lucky Stars, and 3 BumGenius.

Top row: Robin Diapers OS Hybrid with girly skull, Dr. Who Lucky Stars OS Hybrid Bottom row: BG FTs in Albert, Dazzle and Patch

Top row: Robin Diapers OS Hybrid with girly skull, Dr. Who Lucky Stars OS Hybrid
Bottom row: BG FTs in Albert, Dazzle and Patch

It's not a HUGE stash, but it's modest and growing. I have 5 more diapers and a wet bag on their way: 1 New BumGenius Elemental in Spence, 2 BumGenius Freetimes (Marie and Harper), 2 Sassybumz OS Hybrids (Knight and Heisenberg), and a BumGenius wet bag in Alicia. All I need is to get some Viva paper towels and we will be in business. I thought about getting some 200ct. GroVia BioLiners off Amazon, but my awesome sister-in-law said she read that the paper towels will work too. It's worth giving it a chance since Sophia is not breastfed.

Anyway, all this talk about cloth diapers and working on getting a starter stash got me thinking about my diaper bag situation. At the time I had downgraded to a JJB HoboBe, I quickly realized that just would not do, so I asked the lovely PLs what bags would be best for cloth diapering. I got three responses: Super Be, BRB, and Be Prepared. I love the Super Be for several things, but not for a diaper bag because I need structure. The BRB is very roomy, but I don't like the way it sits on my back when it is fully packed. So, the last choice was to try the Be Prepared, which I had never owned. I took to the bst, sold a few things and bought one. Let me tell you, I was NOT disappointed when it came in yesterday. It was love at first sight. 

JJB Be Prepared in Bubble Trouble

JJB Be Prepared in Bubble Trouble

This bag is so roomy, roomier than the BRB and I can wear it crossbody.

Look at all that room...I just want to sleep in it.

So, I tried packing it with all 5 diapers (which I will never need, unless we are on a long trip) first using 1 large piece (lotion, evian water spray, small wash towel, etc.), 2 quicks (one for extra clothes for Sophia and one for Zoey's diapers), and 2 fuel cells.

One fuel cell would be for bottles and the other for the Robin & Lucky Stars diapers.

I put the BG diapers in the front pockets inside the large compartment, wipes in the back mesh pocket, the two FCs in the middle with the large set piece, then the two quicks on top.

Then zip her on up! Surprisingly it wasn't too bulky, but I also didn't have anything in the mommy pocket up front.

Ok, so THEN I tried taking out the Robin & Lucky Stars diapers completely and replacing them with the 3 BGs inside the FC. I also removed Zoey's quick, so all that is packed is for Sophia only.

I really liked this set-up more.

Anyway, Zoey doesn't need a whole lot - she's got her matching King's Court quick and light for her weekend visits to Grandma and Grandpa's house ;)

I hope this helped anyone that has been debating on buying a Be Prepared. I know I was pleasantly surprised.

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