Monday, July 12, 2010

Cloth Diapers

So maybe I'm a nerd but it felt a little like Christmas when the mail man knocked on my door and presented me with 2 packages. One contained 10 Bummis cloth wipes which I had won in a blog giveaway. The other was 3 LolliDoo diapers which I recently ordered. I had won a 50% off discount coupon a while back so I got a great deal on these diapers. They are made out of super soft fleece which happens to be made from recycled water bottles. A super cute and pretty cool product. I have actually been building up my diaper "stash" for several months with all types of different cloth diapers. I would like to try out the different types and see what works for us. Many people swear by prefolds and covers for newborns because they go so often but I am a little apprehensive. We are going to a cloth diapering workshop at the end of the month and hopefully they can help me build my confidence. I bought a couple of snappis and have been trying to practice with them by dishtowel diapering Tickle Me Elmo. So far I haven't really gotten the hang of it and Elmo continues to mock me as I fail. :)

I had my baby shower this past weekend (more on that later) and my sister and I thought it would be cute to decorate with the cloth diapers I have. A couple of my friends who didn't know that I had planned to cloth diaper (some of which are moms) asked me questions about it and seems pretty supportive and interested. My mother and MIL on the other hand were not. My mom took one look at the diapers (all of which were pockets or AIOs) and said "I give it a week". My mother in law, who actually cloth diapered 2 out of 4 of her babies was also strongly against it. When I first told her months ago that we planned to cloth diaper she tried to talk me out of it because it was so much work and mess. I tried to tell her that cloth diapering has changed a lot since she did it in the 80s. She didn't want to hear it. So at the shower when she kept calling my diapers "plastic pants" I tried to show them to her and how easy they were. She went on and on about how much laundry they would be, and how they wouldn't fit under any of his clothes. I showed her how easy the Aplix ones were and her only response was that he would figure out the velcro and pull them off. Last time I checked disposable diapers are just as easy to get off. She insisted that he would use disposables when he comes to visit her. I really hope both my mom and MIL will come around and realize that cloth diapers are easy and that we are making the right decision to CD our baby.


F.A.T.S Momma said...

I'll be the first to say, yes CD'ing is work, but so worth it! You will find that you have to buy bigger bottoms to accomadate the extra fluff, and baby will have a ghetto booty, but I seriously LOVE my cloth. I do have times where I hit CD burnout, washing, stuffing, folding, can become tiresome, so I have a stash of 'sposies that I turn to sometimes. This also enables me to be extremly picky in the "sposies I do buy, I really am a fan of Seventh Generation, OR I throw a gDiaper insert in a Thirsties cover. Either way, works great!