All right all you cloth diaper advocates….as I indicated in my earlier post, I used to use cloth pretty much full time, and then I kinda fell off the wagon. I am *trying* to get back onto the wagon….I am also trying to toilet train my two and a half year old. So I have an almost-11-month old, and a two a half year old in diapers. I would like to have just one in diapers. I would like to believe that I can go back to full time cloth. Help convince me!! Comment below…anyone share this experience?
We had so many great comments on what makes cloth fun in the summertime that I decided to compile them all into one “best of summer” cloth list. The overwhelming majority of you said — IT’S JUST DARN CUTE!!
We’re almost at the weekend, everyone. Enjoy!
… …. seeing all those pretty colors and fun prints hanging from the clothesline!
Watching my son pull off his diaper and run bare butt around the yard. I guess he’s outsmarting the velcro on our BGs!
Cuteness aside, it is also a great season to be a cloth advocate. With all these opportunities to show-off the cloth, you will have lots of chances to talk to other mommies out and about town about why you choose to cloth diaper.
What makes cloth diapering fun in the summer is that my baby looks adorable in nothing but a diaper!
Cloth diapering is great in the summer because I can let my older ones be creative! They get to tye dye or regular dye all my plain prefolds and make them pretty.
Saving even more money by being able to hang my diapers outside to dry! 🙂
You can use one without an insert as a swim diaper!
Erica is a full time mommy working part time in R&D for a food company. She and her handsome hubby live in the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN with their gorgeous girl, Little L who is quickly on her way to being 15 months old!
What makes cloth fun in the summertime? ….. What doesn’t! 🙂 I think my favorite is when it is warm enough to let my beautiful babe run around in just her dipe! Too cute for words! Plus I love my swim dipes! Again…cute as can be! 🙂
Oh, did I mention they are super great for my babe and allow me to “be green” and save “green” all at the same time!
One more thing…cloth dipes drying on a clothes line in the summer sun always brings a smile to my face! (Much more than watching them dry in the dark basement!)
Ah yes! I love my cloth dipes and I LOVE the summer!
One of our great submissions from our first blog contest. Reprinted with permission. Tiffany is a stay at home mama of four from Cumming, GA. I am a Janeite, science nerd, child-wrangler, former middle school teacher, and compulsive blogger at http://tiffanyselephants.blogspot.com.
I cloth diaper. You’d think with all the laundry I do, I would check my sanity at the door for having signed up for this. I LOVE it!
I have tried several different systems. There are some that are cheap, there are some that are pretty. There are some for Mommies (fun prints) and some for Daddies (quick and easy).
I genuinely like laundry in general, which is good. If you have more than one kid, you know that laundry isn’t like addition, it is exponential. I like it because there is a concrete “done” factor. You start, you finish, clean clothes, magic. It smells nice, it is warm. It feels good and reminds me of being five. Kinda like home-made bread.
But I particularly like diapers. They are like baby socks. Tiny and limited to babies. I feel like I am handling Charlotte’s Babyhood. I was genuinely depressed when Amelia potty trained. Mind you I was thrilled that she got teeny tiny panties, (which I also enjoy folding, little girlhood) and we got a measure of independence…but it is exiting babyhood. It is a beginning, but it is an end. I love my kids at every stage, and look forward to each and every one. But I mourn every one, too. (With the exception of the sleeping-only-two-hours-at-a-time one.)
I started cloth diapers on Amelia when she was a little over 2. A friend tried them and they weren’t too bad…not like when I tried them on Gabriel with cheap dipes from Walmart…suffice it to say, it wasn’t great…BUT there are so many more options! Since starting cloth, I have had NO blow outs. I have also not had near the allergies or the rashes. They are cheap compared to disposibles. They also have the added bonus of the cute fluffy butt!
I love being a mommy. I like my job. I like the every day stuff. I like being there with my kids. I think my conclusion is:
Laundry Soap and Bread Cooking Smell = Security, I guess. Mommy’s there.
It’s been a gorgeous weekend and that has thoughts turning towards….summertime!!
So for our next blog contest, we have a new theme: “What Makes Cloth Fun in the Summertime!”
Get those creative juices flowing everyone! And e-mail your entries to email@example.com.