"Things I Do That Are Weird"
Part 1: Cloth Diapers
When Isaac was a baby I was totally intriged by cloth diapers. They were so cool, so cute, and so good for the baby. But Isaac came early and I just flat out didnt have time to figure it all out. Well then I had three years then James was born. Still early, but I had more time to think about it. And a friend offered to get me started. I was hooked right away. Must.buy.more.poop.holders!
I was surprised to find that it was not nearly as much work as I thought it would be. Not nearly as gross as i thought it would be. And it was even cuter than I thought it would be.
So here is my set up, what I have, what I do, what I like and do not like. Now please, keep in mind I am NO expert on this, I am ever asking questions, most are probably dumb, of my online cloth diaper geniuses. If you have real questions that I dont know, please let me know I'll refer you right along!
I have a wide mixture of stuff because when my friend got me started she gave me enough stuff to learn what I liked and disliked. Then I could buy more..and more...and more. Seriosuly...all the cuteness...Huggies can just move over!
Here is all the fun stuff!
I have been asked stuff like...What do you do when they poop? Um...dump it in the toilet, rinse if needed and put in dirty bag. Not that complicated. I don't touch poop anymore than I would with disposables. Its not that big of a deal I used to think..Oh the LAUNDRY! I only have to wash about once a week. And its easy..dump in washer, run a cold rinse, run a heavy hot wash/cold rinse load with diaper detergent (needs to be stuff without softeners and such...I use a free and clear I buy at Walmart), then I run an extra rinse that I sometimes add vinegar to. Then I hang dry my covers on a $6 drying rack from Walmart and throw the rest in the dryer, high heat, 90minutes. That's it. Not too big of a deal.