“Does this diaper make my butt look big?” I imagine my daughter asking me that question every time I squeeze her tiny body into her adorable skinny jeans. “I totally know the feeling,” I nod and tell her while struggling to close the button.
I guess since I have never quite found the right fit on a pair of those scary things for myself, I really, really wanted to give my girl a chance to wear them. Since she will probably be blessed with my – ahem – shapely legs, I wonder if cloth diapers may have sabotaged her only chance to rock the skinny jean.
I am only half-serious about the sabotaging part – she is only five months and I think she’ll have plenty of time between potty-training and her hips developing to rock whatever she feels most comfortable in. I just have to say that when I gave birth to a girl, the world of baby fashion really opened up for me. Boys’ clothes are so ho-hum and when you refuse to include items with “Daddy’s Little All-Star” or “Mommy’s Helper” plastered across the front, your choices are much more limited. So when I was surprised on the delivery table with a precious girl, it didn’t take long for my mind to go to pretty bows and dresses as well as fashion-forward boots and jeans.
Cloth diapers have sort of changed all that. Not in a bad way, really. I am just more conscious about the clothing choices I make for my girl and whether her diaper will fit under it. I definitely size up at least one size in the stretchy cotton pants and I shy away from tight fabrics or ones without much give. One-piece numbers, especially those with feet, have been our staple all winter. But once summer finally comes, I think she will be in a dress (with no diaper cover!) almost every day because they look so cute over cloth diapers!
But I just couldn’t resist that first pair of skinny jeans even though I knew they might be a squeeze…So, “Yes, honey, it does make your butt look big. Big, fluffy and adorable and I wouldn’t change a single thing about it.”
What kinds of clothing do you look for when shopping for outfits for your fluffy-diapered babies?
Sarah is a mom of two and blogs about her adventures in motherhood, cloth diapering and everything in between. Catch her “Cloth Diapering Unwrapped” series on the FuzziBunz blog every Tuesday. Learn more about Sarah here.