So, after our first cloth diapering experience, the hubs and I have been avoiding them like a plague. In fact, I called our diaper service on Monday and asked them to put our service on hold.
With that in mind, Mark and I decided it was time to give them a try… Before we put our service on hold… And never took it off of hold. Anyway, our second run at cloth diapering has been way more successful!
In fact, we used them all evening yesterday (until bedtime when we switched to disposable) and I’ve been using them all day today. Honestly, I don’t mind them. I mean, I don’t like diapering in general… Because really, who does? But the cloth are no more difficult than the disposable.
The main difference I’ve noticed thus far is our sweet girl’s reaction to a dirty diaper. She’s never seemed to really notice or mind a dirty diaper. With cloth, that does not seem to be the case. Today she woke up from her nap in instant hysterics. Poor lovey. But, definitely makes sense why cloth diapered babies are potty trained sooner than disposable diapered babes.
On a somewhat relevant note, Charlotte tried her best to shoot me with poo today. I was tossing a wipe into the trash when I heard a noise and felt a breeze on my arm. It took me a quarter of a second before realizing that her pre-poop fart was a courtesy warning. I instantly grabbed a cloth diaper and tossed it over her tush. Thankfully, my body was protected, but the changing table cover wasn’t as lucky.
Here are some pics of the sweet pea all clothes up…
what a little doll!! glad the diapers worked out round 2! so i have a stupid yet serious question… how do you dispose of the poop on the cloth diapers? and are you washing them in the regular laundry? i am disgusted easily and would be afraid of my laundry machine getting dirtier with poopy diapers .. lol
For now, we have a diaper service, so we just throw the entire diaper – poop and all – in a bag and it’s picked up weekly. Also, because she’s exclusively breast fed, her poop is pure liquid. In the future, when we are done with the service (at 6 months old), we will wash the diapers here. To prepare for that, we’ve installed a diaper sprayer to our toilet and will spray the poop into the toilet, then wash the diapers. This is the one we bought: https://m.buybuybaby.com/m/product/bumgenius-cotton-babies-diaper-sprayer/1040681405?mcid=PS_googlepla_nonbrand__&adpos=1o7&creative=48836507580&device=m&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CjwKEAjw68ufBRDt0Zmrn4W_8AwSJADcjp1cBVY8kDweLqUPsGQk-IY8bSQt0G4abpsB7JyMqboL-BoC6obw_wcB
Oh wow okay, thanks for the info. I was always wondering how that works. 🙂