I've officially decided, after finishing this month out, that I really like 13 months old. All the development and pure joy that bursts out of this kid is infectious! At the same time, she still is just an easy kiddo to take care of. She takes two long naps during the day, and listens to me when I ask her to put toys away. I realize that the time is coming very, very soon when my baby is going to be a true toddler with the tantrums and disobedience and unstoppable energy. As much as I'm sure I will still find joy in my child, there is something about this age that I treasure, and I will be sad to see it go.
Adelle - 13 Months
# of Children: 1
Size: 19 lbs, 28 in
Average # of Diapers a day: 9
Laundry Schedule: Every three days.
Routine: 2 pre-folds used during awake times, all-in-ones during naps, all-in-ones with extra insert at night
Diaper Size: One size diapers - middle settings, Thirsties covers - size 2, second smallest setting, Disposables - size 3
Leaking?: Only twice this month - whichever parent it was at the time forgot which insert to put in the overnight diaper. Oops :)
How's the Poo?: Same old, same old. Stinky, messy, but always contained.
Did you Use Disposables?: Only once, because we ran out of cloth diapers while out in public and had to use the secret disposable stash in the diaper bag.
Any Changes: Our child! She's getting heavier - one morning I weighed her in at 20 lbs. I can tell that she's chunking out some because the fittings on all her diapers are getting tighter. She also started walking last week. Her favorite activity now is to walk from one point to the next, tag it, and move on :)
Any Issues: Nope.
Favorite Brand: I realized this month how well Grovia covers fit this kid. All of our other covers have really wide bottoms [you can tell in the above picture how the pink one is really wide at the bottom], and so they look parachute-like when she wears them from all the extra fabric. The Grovia covers are skinnier, making for a trimmer fit [which is pretty nice considering we use them with the bulky prefolds].
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Still Like Cloth?: Yep :)
You know what might be the most ridiculous thing in the whole world? A cloth diapered rear in skinny jeans. The picture about just doesn't do justice to how disproportionate Dellie looks while wearing them. I love love love this outfit [she's so hipster] but I don't know that the designers had cloth diapers in mind when they went forward with 12 month size skinnies.
Do you have a favorite age with children? What do you like best about the age your kiddo is right now?