I'd eventually like to compile a list of tips that I've either gathered from other hip baby moms or learned on my own with Charlie, like I've seen other hip baby blogging moms do. But for now I'll just point out this one tip for spica casts. Having a diaper cover is FANTASTIC. My wonderful sister, Hannah, sent us this one and I'm loving it. When you're at the hospital, having just gotten the cast on your baby, the nurses might suggest, as a diapering tip, to shove one diaper in the cast as best you can and then put another diaper on over the cast to make sure the diaper doing the work, stays in place. However, if you're good at math, that means twice as many diapers. In my case, it's diapers for triplets. Yes, you can reuse that diaper that goes over the cast SOMETIMES, but a lot of the time, it gets soiled too. Here's where a diaper cover is super handy! It's vinyl and wipes clean and having two or three of these in your house will make things A LOT easier. Plus you can find a lot of cute diaper covers with patterns and colors. Pants are a hard thing to make work on a spica cast, so if it's warm enough, a cute diaper cover can go with a little dress better than any pair of bottoms!
These are also great if you're going the cloth diaper route (Carey) and the Thirsties brand (seen here) are really inexpensive. I believe my sister ordered this one from Target online. I haven't noticed any in their stores, however.
LOVE our diaper cover! Thank you sweet sister aunt lady!!!