I started these legwarmies a while back when it rained and rained for days on end. I know it was a while ago because I knit the majority while Rylie sleepily nursed. Nowadays, I would not get away with knitting while nursing. She would definitely be grabbing my yarn and needles the whole time! I do remember looking down a few times to see her gently holding my yarn as I knit away and my heart would melt into a giant puddle of raindow kisses.
The legwarmies are from this pattern and I have lots of the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino that it recommends, which knits like a dream. They are so cute and so soft, I would love to knit Rylie a set of these in every color. And I just might do that considering they help keep her legs warm while she is scooting around the floor these days. I can easily pull them down from her knees so she can get the extra traction as she is learning to crawl.
Plus, they look darn cute with her cloth diapers. I have been asked a lot about how it is going with the diapers and here is an update:
We love cloth diapers. It has taken us a little trial and error to find the process that works best for us, but now we feel like seasoned pros. At first, it was a bit of an adjustment because the cloth diaper feels much more wet to Rylie than her disposable diapers. So we had to get used to changing her more often. Which I am all for. I would hate for her to sit in a wet diaper too long and get a rash. Because she is able to feel when she is wet there is a chance that she will be ready to use the potty earlier and leave those diapers behind altogether. That would be awesome! Nowadays, she wets way more than she used to in terms of volume. This is completely logical considering her bladder is now bigger than it used to be and can hold more. So if she wakes in the night, I will change her diaper. But just in case she doesn't wake, we have been putting two of the microfiber inserts into her diaper cover instead of one. This gives her extra back up absorbency. Rylie is not keen on being disturbed during the night.
And since she is growing so quickly these days, we have gone up one size on her diaper's adjustable snaps. This is precisely the reason that the one size adjustable diaper was so important to us. We did not want to have to buy a whole batch of new diapers every time Rylie outgrew the last one.
The most notable change in our regimen of late is the handling of number twos. Since Rylie began eating solids about a month ago, the number twos have changed - big time. We are no longer able to just throw those dirties into the laundry, now the poo needs to be removed from the diaper and flushed down the toilet. This whole process has become loads (hee hee) easier after we purchased this diaper sprayer which has proven to be a game changer. It is super simple to install and it allows us to easily rinse the diaper contents into the toilet. No mess—no worries, and I assure you, it is not as gross as it sounds.
Not quite up for the challenge of traveling with cloth diapers, we used Nature Babycare disposables and wipes when we went to Michigan this past January. They worked well and held up to Rylie's epic dirty diaper that she had on take off during our flight back to LA.